It's almost that time. My baby boy's first birthday is just around the corner. My first baby and time went by so quickly! It's so much fun to look back on this crazy year and all of Dylan's 'first times'. But for I AM Mode I'm looking back on how being a fashion mommy has affected my fashion, style and beauty sense.
After giving birth, it felt like nothing in my closet suited me anymore. Some of my fashion items I either wore too often or wore them off as I didn't by special matturnity clothes during my pregnancy. Fortunately I have a classic style so I can work with some pieces, but I feel like I'm in desperate need of a renewal. And even though I didn't gain much weight, I felt like a whale and had to get used to not having that big round belly. The first time I slipped in my skinny jeans, was such a relief!Also, I try to go for comfort more often. Especially with shoes. I've always been a high heels freak, and that's not gonna change anytime soon. BUT pre momma I really couldn't care less if my toes went numb; everything for my fabulous shoes. But now, as soon as a shoe hurts, it's gotta go!
Beauty & Skincare
Actually, I wanted a whole different hairdo after having the baby(blonde), but my hairdresser Dany Diop, adviced otherwise. Thank God I listened to him; the first months after the baby I was one hormone bomb. And that was also noticable trough my hair and skin. I always had a smooth skin, but in the first 3 months I had red and dry spots in my face. I didn't change anything in my skincare routine then; my skin had to recover from this hormone attack. After this time, my skin calmed down and I could see what my current skintype is. Now I pamper my skin every week with a facial mask.
My best friend right now? My concealer!Those sleepless nights don't make the bags underneath your eyes any lighter or smaller. Concealer and red lipstick are true life savers when I have to attend events. Or just leave the house.
I don't know if it's because I breastfed Dylan, but it fellt like there was a lot to do about the subject this year. And especially about doing it in public.Beautiful campaigns in the Glamour US with Olivia Wilde or Doutzen Kroes in the Dutch Vogue were published. But also Instagram is a place where celebs share their breastfeeding pictures. I'm happy and proud to say that I'm part of a group of celebs that couldn't care less what people think about breastfeeding in public. Overall...
I've never recieved so much(unwanted) advice as when I became a mother. I know ereybody means well, but sometimes it just drives me crazy. It's like fashion; in the end you know what's best for you (and your child)!