If you know me, you get that I am a total creature of habit, not really open to change. When I see something that I like, that fits perfectly, and can be worn with anything, I need to have it in every color. This behavior started when I was 18, in college (FIT, natch), obsessed with fashion, and working my first retail job. I recall store shipments coming in, and I would fall in love with a sweater or great pant. I would buy each of the items in every single color. Thinking back, I probably gave my entire paycheck back to the store.
Fast forward to being a mom- I simply don’t find the time to shop for myself as much anymore. I’m not sure what happened, but now, I walk into a store, and immediately gravitate towards the children’s section. It’s like I channeled all passion for fashion into my kids’ wardrobe. From when Ryder was born, and I sold my showroom, I had accumulated a pretty good inventory of clothing, but about a year ago, I realized I needed to start replenishing my wardrobe. I do attend quite a few blogging events these days, and want to look professional, especially representing my brand.
A brand that I had always turned to when I needed something special is Free People. And since having to replenish my wardrobe have turned to them again. Recently, I was introduced to the Styling Manager and Social Media Specialist from the Fifth Avenue store, here in NYC. We thought it would be fun to feature a “mom”, styled in their clothes on their Instagram account because moms can be stylish too. The photos attached are just a few from our fun shoot.
In the weeks since the shoot, I have been taking more risks with my wardrobe. I haven’t been afraid to layer items that would normally be worn alone, or embracing the simplicity of a total statement necklace to enhance the outfit. Jean, the Styling Manager is now my go to person when having to shop. She has been wonderful with notifying me of sales, new items, and advice on what to wear. This New Year, I am making it a resolution to go back to my roots, and to take more pride in the way I dress and look. I love that I can depend on the kind staff at Free People to help this busy mama out. But moms aside, I feel that Free People has something that’s right for every woman.
So friends, I’m psyched to tell you I have teamed up with Free People, and we are offering a $100 gift certificate to shop Free People stores or online!