#NYFW: Pearls, Pastels and White & My Thoughts About Being a Fashionista Mom

NYFW Outfit

This is my last outfit post from NYFW.  It was quite warm the second day so the crop top with the pencil skirt was perfect for the weather.  I’ll be wearing this outfit now with a cropped jacket or a shorter sweater on top.  The month of August and now into September has been a crazy one and I’m glad to be back home for a little while.  It was hard being away from the kids so much.  My little one is growing so fast that I feel like it’s happening too fast.  I’ll be sharing some pics of the two boys and my family on Friday.

I get asked quite frequently a question  . . . 

Chanel & t+j Designs

Chanel and t+j Designs accessories

Elizabeth and James Crop Top (50% off on sale)

Nicholas Skirt

Christian Louboutin Booties (budget ones I love)

Vintage sunglasses

Chanel necklace borrowed from Janet

Pearl and Gold Swirl Necklace

Double Pearl Modern Ring    |      Heartbeat Ring     |

(I get asked quite frequently) how I manage to dress up and also take care of the kids or how I manage to stay motivated to put myself together.  A couple of things that keep me motivated:  I LOVE getting dressed up and I make it a priority.  If my husband isn’t around to help watch the kids  I’ll put my youngest in a safe area by me and I’ll do my makeup.  Getting dressed and made up makes me feel good so I make it a priority.  And my husband likes that I am still the same woman he met years ago.   I don’t fault woman who wear yoga pants everyday and a tee shirt but that’s not my style and it will never be.  But there is a reason why they are called yoga pants :).   In addition, my husband is my other half in taking care of the kids.  He knows that before events I need time to get ready or he knows when I need to take a break.  We do it for each other.  Having a shared partnership in parenting definitely helps with my motivation to get dressed up.  

Feeling like a woman after kids is something different for everyone, but it is up to you to decide what works.  I wanted to be the same fashionista loving woman after kids and I did.  I  definitely have days that I wear comfy clothes at home and have spit up on my shoulder but that’s at home.  What you see on the blog and on my instagram feed is selected posts that I want to share.  Staying true to who you are is important.  And don’t necessarily judge others for being a different type of “looking” mom.  We are all great moms no matter what we look like.  

*Tip: If you do want to get dressed up every so often have that go to outfit or date night dress that makes you feel good and just change up your accessories or shoes and bags.  Invest in 2-3 outfits that looks great on you and try to mix it up.  



  1. Snapshots of My Closet
    September 17, 2014 / 2:46 pm

    I LOVE this look! It was lovely to meet you during NYFW. I've also got my eye on a few t&j goodies 🙂

  2. Fashion Blawger
    September 18, 2014 / 4:36 am

    I love these big choker pearls! As to mostly staying true to your style after kids, I applaud you. I only have a puppy and since I work from home I often find myself throwing on workout gear. I pair it with the excuse that I will workout some time that day… even if it is just squatting to pick up his food bowl 😀

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