Tips To STRUT your style Every Day with Buddha Pants is a sponsored post.
When I was six months pregnant with my daughter I was more than happy to trade in my pseudo Melanie Griffith working girl status (minus the aqua-netted hair and sneakers) for full time stay at home motherhood.
Instead of breathlessly running for subways and navigating catty office politics, I had visions of waking up each morning to the sweet sounds of babies cooing, sunlight streaming through my windows. Llounging in my pajamas, drinking coffee while my little cherub sat snugly in her pink onesie, staring up at me adoringly as I balanced a songbird on my finger like Julie Andrews in Mary Popopins.
Before I was inducted into AEY ME (also known as the sorority of the sleep- deprived), where going to the bathroom with the door closed is strictly forbidden and talking on the phone with someone screaming in the background is mandatory, I’d envisioned motherhood to be the ultimate fairytale come true.
Of course, any Similac- toting-mom with a diaper bag could have warned me that I was in for a rude awakening. And those early years would be more akin to basic training in the Aarmy than a scene out of Mary Poppins. They probably should have clued me in that my days of sipping any liquid leisurely were officially over — unless I could plan nap time during a Starbucks meet-up with a girlfriend. Aand I probably wouldn’bt be afforded the luxury of sleeping past 6:30 am on a weekend or a weekday until my kids finally hit high school.
And let's not even discuss how motherhood took a hatchet to my style!
Whereas I was once was a hip chick, who actually cared and took a real interest in the way I presented myself to society before leaving the confines of my house, once I gave birth I suddenly morphed into those mom jean- wearers Tina Fey so wonderfully lampooned on SNL.
Let's face it —- there is NOTHING glamorous about leaking breasts, or 2 a.m. feedings, or explosive poopy diapers or those terrifying at the mall all-out toddlers tantrums, where you know everyone is watching how you handle your sprawled- out- on- the- floor two- year-old. Wwith all that being said, maybe it was just being in that fuzzy new- mom haze, drunk on lack of sleepchanging baby poop and being milked like a cow that I caused me to simply misplace my fashion sense mojo.
Fortunately my attitude towards my appearance has taken a major turn, since I became the mother of a highly precocious, and dare I say it, critical teen daughter who is extremely cognizant of my clothing and accessory pairings.
In fact, my daughter, who was recently rifling through old family photo albums and saw me sporting some post- pregnancy mom outfits, being the straight shooter that she is, looked me squarely in the jaw and said, “Mommy, you are never going to actually go outside like that again, are you?”
Of course my son said, “Mommy, you will always look beautiful to me,” and therein lies the difference between daughters and sons, but I digress.
So in any event if anything I’ve written has resonated with you, whether you are a new or seasoned mom in the trenches —- get ready to step up your style game with Buddha pants which are not only super comfortable,; but can be your new go- to mom style for every occasion and will help you to strut your style during your day! And remember STYLE ISN'T A SHAPE IT'S AN ATTITUDE!
#1 Don't be afraid of color (especially when you are doing school drop off).
I know I am the first person to dress in all black clothing, as I've always thought it is flattering, helped to slim me down- but this year I'm ready to add a bit of color to my wardrobe. And I love these red Miami Jogger Harem Pants! Not only are these pants super comfy, but they add a pop of color to an otherwise basic t-shirt! W!And while I'm not saying you should dress up in a fluorescent pink pants suit, you can add colorful accents to your outfits with red Miami Jogger Harem Pants easily ! You can also try a bold clutch, or a pair of neon slingbacks. Baby steps!
#2 Invest in grab-and-go pieces like this KEY WEST CONVERTIBLE ROMPER from Buddha Pants for date night!
With a Buddha Pants convertible romper you can wear it as a pantspant or hike it up as a jumper! Bottom line: make sure you have BASICS that can be worn with anything!
Go for solids so that you can accessorize; and dress them up and down and to that seamlessly go from day to night. You can take a plain black KEY WEST CONVERTIBLE ROMPER and add a chunky jeweled necklace, beautiful pumps and/or hoop earrings and voila, you look runway ready. Don't be afraid to try out some scarves, lengthening jewelry, earrings, and fun shoes.
#3 Exercise in Style!
Who needs yoga pants when you can exercise and stretch in a pair of Buddha Pants Savannah harem pants which come in a myriad of colors and are so versatile.
Just look at my extension! A pair of great harem pants will not only make you want to jiggle and move but will remind you to honor and value the sacred vessel ( aka your body) which houses your soul!
#4 Just because you are running errands doesn't mean you can't look cute!
Who says you need to wear ratty and ill fitting sweatpants to walk your dogs? NOT I! These BLM Savannah pants are super cozy and so perfect for wearing while I’m walking my dogs or grocery shopping with my girlfriends!
Buddha Pants are wearable with anything from sandals to heels and even barefoot. Great wrinkly or pressed, you can leave them hanging long around your ankles or hike them up under your knees for a different gypsy pants look! My advice for your errand style is that it should be cozy but a step up from pajamas!
So are you ready to incorporate any of these style tips into your daily strut?