Welcome!! My first ever blog post. Scary! I have always said I am not witty enough or funny enough, or really, let’s face it, even smart enough to be a “blogger.” Ha! But, I am at a crossroads in my life. After six wonderful years of being a full-time stay-at-home mom to my fabulous twin girls, I am faced with finding “my life” again. They are in school all day this year and it has been a really rough adjustment period for me. I miss my babies!
However, to look at things with a glass-half-full mentality, what an opportunity! I can become whoever I want to be in my “second” life. While we are not rich by any means, my husband works very hard for us. I could go back to my old life of being in an office, but that was always just a job. I never had a career. A career. I don’t even know what that means! Plus, I still need some flexibility with the girls. Dance, basketball, gymnastics, play dates, not to mention homework every night. And in the summertime, we have to be at the pool every day! Oh yea, and trying to be a wife too! Phew! I don’t know how working moms do it all!! Kudos to you all!
How did I decide on fashion? A stay-at-home mom in the suburbs? What???? I know! But like I said, glass-half-full and I can do whatever I want! Who says I can’t? A few years ago, my New Year’s Resolution was to start accessorizing. Baby steps, people, baby steps. Earrings, necklaces, bracelets, scarves, shoes, boots. The possibilities were endless! I began to discover that maybe I actually do have some style. Maybe I can actually put a few outfits together and look pretty good. From that resolution, grew my new-found love of fashion, especially jewelry. Oh, and add in the fact that my ten-years younger sister called my look “soccer mom” one day, and I was motivated.
Enter Stella & Dot into my life! OMG! Have you seen it? I was hooked. Then my friend who sold it asked why I wasn’t just selling the jewelry considering I was buying so much of it. A light bulb moment for me! My fashion career (yep, I said it!) was born. I began to notice that at jewelry shows, customers would ask what they would wear a certain piece with. I was putting together entire looks for them, inspired by just one piece. I started noticing what women were wearing. I started paying more attention to my own clothing. I started to realize that I was so much more than just a mom or a wife. I was a fashionista! You heard me! A fashionista.
Who can be a fashionista? You! Create your own style! Create your own swagger (oops, a little of my Eminem love coming in there!). Be who you are or find who you want to be in your fashion. I hope to offer some tips and ideas with this blog. I want to inspire women to wear what they want and be bold in doing so! Check back often. I am embarking on my new career and I could use some cheerleading!