For the past seven years, I’ve worked in an office. Suits and shift dresses and finally, nice jeans with a blouse on casual Friday. I was in sales for six years and then an administrative assistant for a high-powered vice president, so much of my wardrobe was selected with the notion that I was the “face” of the company. I needed to be clean, professional, modest, and pretty. I wore slacks and tights in winter and kept my shoulders covered. I kept my hair modest and my makeup subtle and my tattoo covered.
So when I became a stay-at-home momma and then quickly turned into a work-from-home momma, my style took an EPIC nose-dive. Here’s the thing – I don’t have “casual” clothes. I have office clothes and I have grunge clothes for cleaning house and running around a park. I had one pair of jeans to my name when I came home for good back in January and my casual shoes are a pair of well-worn New Balance sneakers.
I felt out-of-place on the playground, either looking overdressed or homeless. Everything I owned felt too stuffy for playing trains on the floor, but I didn’t want to live in yoga pants and old sorority tshirts, either. So I decided to consign a few of my office clothes (goodbye, silk tops! goodbye, wool skirts!) and purchase some more laid-back clothes.
I’m not a “fashionista,” but these clothes are very comfy and very much my style as a busy momma.
How would you describe your momma style?