TGIF you guys!
You know how sometimes you feel like everything around you is just mounting while you're trying to keep your head above water? Maybe the sleep deprivation is getting the best of you. Maybe your hormones are making you feel not like yourself. Maybe too many small creatures and people just need too much from you today and you haven't even had time yet to give anything to yourself. It happens.
When this is all happening to me and I haven't even had a chance to shower (yeah - this happens too) - I like to give myself an instant boost with a faux leather jacket I've had for 2 years now. I can be wearing jeans and a t-shirt and smell like something the cat dragged in but if I have to run out the door and I just need something that yells, "Wow - she looks put together!" (even when I'm not) - my leather jacket does the trick.
One of my favorite Styling Tips is to pair any of our Soft Collection classics with a leather jacket for instant street cred that's breastfeeding friendly too. If you already have said jacket, it's time to pull it out of the back of the closet and try it on again. You don't have to button it up and now that you're not pregnant, it will look different on your body. And if you don't? Here's my Top 5 round-up of pretty affordable leather jackets to give your wardrobe a little extra boost so that you don't have to look like the frazzled Mom (even if you are):
So there's my Top 5. Do you have a leather jacket? Have you ever thought a leather jacket was in your style vibe? I will admit I didn't even get my leather jacket until I was pregnant with my second child - in full disclosure, it was (and still is) ASOS Maternity. But for the longest time I thought, "That's for rocker Moms. That's for the edgy people. That's not for me." Then, somehow, I had babies and I felt edgy. That's the funny thing about becoming a Mom - you have this idea of who you are and where you're going and then you come to realize - maybe it's not exactly as you thought or planned - both in fashion and in life!
Until I write again, I hope y'all have a fabulous weekend! And stay tuned for our online store - CARMEN - launching on September 30th! We're adding extended sizes to the breastfeeding fashion world - there will be limited inventory but the current stock is modern and beautiful and the newer styles will be even more versatile and soft.
My name is Elena aka The Breastfeeding Stylist and the creator of Mama's MilkBox and Carmen.
We have one mission here at Mama's MilkBox: help Moms find their "old" fabulous selves in their new normal.