Hello, my friends! It is Mother’s Day this Sunday, are you going to celebrate? Grew up in China, we didn’t have Mother’s Day back then, it is part of the western culture I merged into after I became a mother myself. For today’s post, I am going to show you an outfit that is inspired by a recent insight of me of motherhood.
It happened when I was practicing taking shoefie one evening (yes, they don’t come natural for me and take lots of practices to get them right), my little one was playing around while waiting for me to brush his teeth before bedtime. I was so vested in my practice that eventually, he fell alseep with his head on my lap. I felt guilty that his needs came after my needs this time, which was very un-motherly (any mama out there would know what I am talking about). I also felt blessed that my child was patient and understanding, he let me got away for not brushing his teeth that night.
As a blogger mom, my struggle with resources (mainly time) is just the same as all working moms, between work and kids, who comes first?
This outfit I am wearing, is an embodiment of my philosophy as a working mom. The vest coat is feminine but also structured, with it the whole look is more polished. Just like my blogger career, I am more complete with it but it also come off first when I am home.
My top underneath is fun and whimsical with the ruffled sleeves, my pants are denim with raw hem, kind of rugged and carefree, that is how I want to be as a mother and a partner, creative, fun and a bit of undone.
…and the shoes and bag are accessories, things you want to go big if you can afford but can also live without.
When everything comes off, we are at our natural being, with all the goods and flaws we are born with. This is our core as a human being. Without a good being, nothing will look great no matter how fancy they are. So as they often say a woman has to take care of herself first before she can take care of others. I am a strong advocate of that. It is not about we should always satisfy our own needs before others, but more like while most of our time and energy will be devoted to family and work priorities, there should a small portion carved out just for keep our being look good.
Thank you so much for reading! I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and would love to hear your thoughts about motherhood and being a woman in general. See you in my next post!
Dior vest coat;
Ellery ruffled sleeve top <budget version>;
3×1 Denim jeans <also here>;
Dolce & Gabbana pumps <similar>;
Fendi micro bag <also here & here>;
Charlotte Chesnais earrings;