i think we are finally on the mend. after a week of hibernation, we ventured out to do some errands before heading up to park city for the weekend.
the girls from small fry blog are hosting a mama style link up with 8 different bloggers. some of the bloggers are on my daily read list, and some are new finds that i’m pretty excited about. i loved reading each of their unique views on style as moms; the items they love and what changed after having kids.
my style has evolved from wearing something based strictly on how it looked (oh, the days when being uncomfortable was worth it), to needing something functional, as well as cute. it has to be something that can take me from story time to the grocery store to seeing friends or out at night…and it has to be easy to move in. i need pants that stay up around my waist as i’m bending over for the thousandth time…i’m a big fan of patterned jeans and i love that i can find them in every price range. i need something loose enough on top to allow me to carry babies for extended periods of time and perform acrobatics in the car reaching for dropped toys. i’m in love with any sort of graphic top- sweater, t shirt or sweatshirt. shoes that don’t roll my ankle while i’m dashing after a runaway are high on my list, comfortable boots are a bonus during the winter. lastly, a funky patterned scarf that adds color and my favorite leather jacket, something to keep me warm from the car to indoors, but small enough that i can put in my purse.
i have not found it difficult to find clothes that fit this “mom criteria”…sometimes it’s easier to turn to sweats when we’re hanging out at home, or my only fashion critics are my toddlers. but i notice a big difference when we get dressed for the day, in myself, and in how much i get done and how much i want to do, and that makes the extra effort worth it.