As a mom, we have so many things to do in our day, most of which involves our family: feedings, diaper changes, laundry, cleaning, cooking meals - lets not forget about work! With all these obligations it can be easy to forget about our pre-baby fashionista persona. With 3 hours of sleep under your belt and a baby constantly throwing up or spitting all over you, one can hardly justify donning a couture outfit around the neighborhood. While most days will not be a fashion hit, I have made this solemn pledge to myself:
I will not leave the house in sweats, unless it involves working out.
Maybe it sounds silly, but it's been proven that part of feeling good is looking good, and just because I'm a mom, doesn't mean I'm still not ME. Of course, I have put my couture items on hiatus (do I really want spit-up on my Gucci dress), and have opted for trendy and cheap finds from stores like H&M and Forever 21. The great thing about these stores is that you don't feel guilty for ruining a $20 sweater.
These are my go-to peices that are just as easy to throw on and lounge around in as sweats and sneakers, but that look MUCH cuter:
Booties: Love these! Flat booties are super comfortable, versatile, and easy to slip on. And most importantly: they look hot! I can wear them to the grocery store, to the park, or for date night. Nine West has some really adorable ones at great prices:
Button Down Tunics/Long Shirts: Flowy, long, button down blouses are really comfy, allow easy access for breast feeding, and are perfect at hiding any post-baby bulge. And they're totally in fashion right now. H&M has some super cute ones for under $20:
Leggings: They're stretchy, soft, and can be worn by any body type, need I say more...You can find cute leggings almost anywhere, but Forever 21 has dozens of different styles and colors for under $10
Hats: Sometimes I get sick of seeing myself in the mommy ponytail, but I don't necessarily have time to do my hair, so I throw on a fedora. Again, it's just as easy as a ponytail, but a million times cuter. Forever 21 also has adorable and wallet friendly hats: