I have sat down to write this essay a handful of times now, but it’s been hard to think about how becoming a mother has influenced my style without thinking about how it has affected every other aspect of my life. Maybe that’s me over thinking this simple essay, but it’s hard not to when I think of the impact motherhood has had on me.
I knew I always wanted a family, but I never considered being a stay at home mom as a life goal. I couldn’t see myself as a mom, let alone refer to myself as “a woman”. In my eyes I was still a girl. When I was pregnant, my mind battled with this idea of what a mom had to be. What does a mom wear? How does a mom act? Did I have to change who I was to fit in to this role?
It seems so silly now. Rowan came, and in an instant, I become a mom. There are ups and downs for sure, but each day that passes I am left a stronger, more confident, more compassionate woman. I am proud of who I am and what it took to grow and give birth to her. My heart is full.
This new understanding of myself has left me loving fashion even more. I know what I like and I know what makes me feel good. I am more confident in taking fun risks here and there. When my days are super busy, it is a quick and easy way to feel creative. There is definitely less time to take for myself these days, but that aspect has made fashion more fun. I can’t over think it. Rowan has brought out the best in me and I am having more fun than ever. She makes me glow even when I’m simply wearing a t-shirt and jeans.
Split Placket Tank in Cantaloupe: c/o Lilla P
The Happy Bunch Skirt: c/o Modcloth
Platform Wedges: c/o Lulu’s
Bullet Cat Necklace: gift
Bracelets: Forever 21
3/4 Sleeve Cropped Peacoat: c/o Lilla P
Simple Linen Baby Sling in Plum: c/o Sakura Bloom