I am by no means “a cool mom” but I do aspire to be one, just like the women before me. My grandmother wore a sequin dress to the hospital to deliver my mom (she went into labor at a cocktail party). In the 30 years I’ve known my mom I could probably count on one hand the amount of time she was out without heels on.
For example, this is my grandmother – who let me also say is 95 and recovering from an emergency surgery done at 1 AM on a Saturday night, waking the surgeon out of bed. Her style has never faded. She catches up on trends and believes that age is just a number – something I admire her for, and try to live by. She and I and my mom all shop in the same stores. To me, she’s a rock star.
Having being raised by these two strong, beautiful women, hanging out at Bergdors and having Patty LaBelle change my diaper, playing in shoe department of Barneys, dreaming of being old enough to buy the high-heeled pumps my mom was trying on – I was destined to love and appreciate fashion and also shopping.
The moment I found out I was pregnant with Harper was by far the best of my life up until the point (later being the moment I met her) I knew one thing wouldn’t change about me, my style.
Fashion is such a huge part of who I am, it is a way to express myself, a way that I channel my creative energy on a daily basis. My life is completely different as a mom. I don’t socialize often, our crazy traveling days are few and far between, but you can bet on me being the mom that shows up to the first day of kindergarten in 3 inch booties covered in stars.
I’ve recently revamped my wardrobe. My “party” clothes have been given away or sold. Gone are the tiny crop tops, heels covered in spikes, and crazy short bodycon dresses I wore in my twenties. Being a mom has given me so much confidence, in the best way possible. I’ve transformed my wardrobe into being one that a woman would wear but still having my creativity show through, and I feel so great about myself.
I’ve picked up a uniform, a way to go about dressing, while still knowing that I’ll be carrying Harper. Time is an issue when in the morning I’m rushing to work and a poop explosion happens, clothes and diapers need to be changed, causing me to lose major time. I’ve learned to plan ahead. Plan my outfits out for the week depending on the weather each day.
It’s not always easy, but I’ve found great ways to mom in cute clothes, and I’m sharing them with you. Every Monday I’ll have a “Cool Mom Style” post that shows you ideas that I have found useful to be a mom with style. From diaper bags, to hairstyles (when your littles are constantly pulling your locks when they’re down), to being able to wear lipstick and not getting it all over you baby (because lipstick gives me all the confidence). I’ll be sharing something new every week.
See you back here, same day same time next week 💕