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This Mommy Does it Easy and Gets it Right! Borrow the Black and Blue Look and Make it Your Own.
If marriage was my license to look plain, then motherhood sealed my free entry into a world of self-neglect and zero grooming. Not that I have always been the most stylish or trendy, or even the one to spend a whole lot of time and money on looking pretty and puckered. But I have always managed to look decent enough to get a few compliments. That, however, has ceased to be the case for the past three years, ever since I had a child.
Ah! I can almost see those eyes brighten up in agreement. But hey, before you go all, “See it happens to everybody!” stop right there. Becoming a mother is no excuse to let yourself go. It is not a valid reason to stop those manicures and pedicures and stop tying that classic chignon you know looks oh-so-beautiful on you.
Motherhood is beautiful and you should enjoy every bit of it. However, in this stage of your life when you are too busy being the nappy-changer, good-habit maker, and the cook behind those amazing cup-cakes, finding time to also be a gorgeous dresser and an occasional stunner is important, too. And thankfully, not difficult to pull off either.
So today we do just that. We transform from drab and dreary mommies into delicious divas. Let the fun and the mommy make-over begin!
Your Mommy Attire Can Take You to Clubs and Dates Too!
Being a mother is not an easy job. You have to be always available, equipped for emergencies, and therefore you need to dress for comfort and convenience.
So what do you do?
You say goodbye to high heels and bandage dresses. Intricate hairdos are stuff of legends now. Looking good is obviously not at the top of your list. But with little tips and tricks you can change that, even when you are wearing mommy uniform.
First of all include a lot of shirts in your wardrobe. They are easy to don and can make you look like a million bucks. Whether you team them up with a nice pair of shorts or denims, they look way more fashionable than those loose t-shirts you always opt for.
Well-fitted shirts also give you a natural frame and edge. In the day you can team them up with jeans when you are picking up or dropping the kids. Match them with a nice long flowy skirt and look all dainty and dreamy for a cosy lunch with friends. To really rock this look, pair a nicely ironed shirt with a pencil skirt in leather or ripped denims. Add a metallic belt and sling bag and watch heads turn.
Moving from shirt to shirtdresses. Now here is an outfit that I think all moms should have in their closet. Comfortable, chic and flattering for all body types, shirtdresses spell instant glam. Whether you are headed to work or for a date with family, shirtdresses are the real deal. Accessorize with ornate handcuffs, anklets, and a nice pair of wedges, which are another must-have for moms. Wedges are comfortable and hot stuff. They lend you height and make you look slimmer and sexier.
For me, another word for fabulous is monochromes. Whatever attire you are opting for, go for lots of monochromes: they are slimming, glamorous, and you simply cannot go wrong with them. But to really be a fashionista, use this simple trick. Pair up your monochromes with one bright-colored/bold accessory. It could be your footwear, big girl earrings, or a simple broad belt accentuating your figure.
The Skin is the Code to Being Sexy
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A shirtdress, some skin and sunglasses: Swap the sunglass with a bold necklace to go from day-pretty to night-glam
Revealing a tad bit of skin can be super chic and sexy. If you only have about fifteen minutes a day and would want to use them to make yourself look and feel better, invest in skin pampering. Tea-tree oil and olive oil are among the best skin softeners and polishers.
Rub some on your face and neck, hands and feet, and wash after ten minutes. If the oil does not bother you, you can leave it on for longer. When you do this ritual daily, you will acquire gleaming and youthful skin. And great skin is the best accessory.
If you have oily skin, you can always opt for aloe vera, lemon juice or rose water mixed with the oils. It makes for an easy and rejuvenating mask. A hint of makeup can notch up your look. During the day go for pinks, light cocoas, and neutral lip colors to accentuate that pretty face. Kohl-lined eyes look great on all skin types and are instant prep-ups.
As said earlier, a little skin is sexy. If you are wearing a button-down shirt, keep the first two or three buttons open to reveal a slight hint of collar bone and cleavage.
Denims and leggings that end at the ankle reveal just a bit of skin and add an instant touch of femininity. Tastefully done slits on long skirts that subtly give a glimpse of the pins is a great evening wear option over boring, ill-fitted trousers and frilly dresses. The trick is to show the bit that you know is the most fabulous. So if you know you have a muffin-top or very visible love-handles, crop-tops are a big NO for you, no matter how much they are trending. You can instead opt for flowy, chiffon, sleeveless dresses that end at the knee or above the ankle. Your bare arms, toned shins, and slender ankles will be the focus of attention.
Being a Budget Beauty
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The right makeup can really help you up your game
I know for a fact that one of the side-effects of being a mother is reduced shopping for our own selves. But don’t let the budget take over beauty. There are many ways to get around the problem of financial pinch. For one, there are a lot of freebie hunting guides online that will help you get those coveted but expensive creams and cosmetics you have been wanting forever. Make a habit to check out a reliable source regularly. Chances are you will find some great household and baby stuff freebies as well. With the money saved, reward yourself with a fashionable buy. Budget beauties know these truths all too well. Smart buys should be made during the sale season. Street shopping and grandma’s closet contain timeless treasures. So you need to check them out regularly for great fashion options.
Being Fun and Fearlessly Fashionable
Finally, to all you lovely moms out there, the best makeover or get-gorgeous tip I can ever give is: be yourself. Don’t lose your identity post motherhood; be all that you used to be. Drape that scarf, go for those girly shopping binges, wear that sexy dress. Don’t be scared to experiment. Be fun, be fearless, love yourself and always, always, add a touch of you to whatever you do or wear. No one can stop you from being a Glam Mom!
Author Bio :
Korie Cantor has been working as a freelance writer for a long time. She has a diverse background in fashion and beauty products. She loves sharing her opinions on the latest issues affecting women and also recommends to use health product samples.