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How Dressing Up Empowers Stay-at-Home Moms Like Me

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When we hear the words “power dressing“, what normally come to mind are suits, heels, and structured outfits. But as for me, a dedicated stay at home mom, it simply means taking off my mommy jammies and putting on clothes that will help me get through my busy days.

Juggling several tasks each morning is never an easy feat, that’s why sometimes I can’t help but feel exhausted and losyang na by lunchtime. So in between chores I really need to drink coffee or tea and change into fresh clothes to perk me up.

I’ve also come to accept the changes motherhood and parenting did to my body. Honestly, as a mommy of two, I have a lot of reasons to be insecure about. But thank heavens for pretty clothes, makeup, and skin care products I am able to live with my insecurities and slowly learn to love them day by day.

When you take care of yourself, you’re a better person for others. When you feel good about yourself, you treat others better. -Solange Knowles

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My hair may sometimes look disheveled and my clothes unappealing, but once I step outside, it’s always a different story. I morph into a powerful queen, minus the dragons. πŸ™‚ I dress up, I show up, and with the help of Electrolux Fashion Care, my favorite clothes look newer for longer.

Power Dressing & Individuality

I happen to love dressing up but I’m not a fashionista. I don’t follow trends and I don’t spend a lot of my money on clothes. But I guess you don’t need a million bucks and a truckload of shirts, skirts, pants, and dresses to look attractive. It will all come out naturally when you know how to mix and match and if you are confident about what you wear.

My personal style is eclectic — sometimes by choice, but most of the time it’s because 90% of what’s inside my closet are gifts from loved ones and friends. Luckily enough I could get away with anything, even weird-looking outfits. So don’t get surprised when one day you see me put on a goth-like attire then the next day I’m all about unicorns and cotton candy. LOL.

Whenever I’m running errands, you’d see me wear simple clothing pieces that are comfortable and functional — plain tees, shorts or jeans, cardigans, and slip-on shoes. These uncomplicated outfits are my ultimate go-to staples. Ang hirap yata maghabol ng bata at magbuhat ng groceries when you’re in fitted dresses and heels! πŸ™‚

Moving on from casual to formal wear, this photo was taken when I was pregnant with our second child. Although I felt a bit insecure during that time when my tummy was poking out and I didn’t generally feel good about myself (blame the hormones!), I still made an effort to doll up for our Lolo and Lola’s wedding.

Clothes really have this mysterious power of turning a bad day around and making you feel more prepared to take on the challenges ahead. πŸ™‚

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Power Dressing & Inspiring Other Moms

During my eldest son’s recognition ceremony early this year I told my mom that I wasn’t in the mood to prepare an outfit. That was so not like me because I normally plan ahead for special occasions.

It was my mom who reminded me that momentous life events call for special clothes, and even if you don’t feel like dressing up, you should at least make an effort to look good.

Just like me, my mom is also a housewife and I admire her for being such a strong and stylish woman. πŸ™‚

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I also get inspired by my mommy friends who strut their outfits and share their stories on social media. Parang maiisip mo na lang na, these moms are working hard day and night and yet they still have time to glam up and pamper themselves! If they can do it, I can make a better version of myself, too! πŸ™‚

I always believed that one woman’s success can only help another woman’s success. -Gloria Vanderbilt

Power Dressing & #FashionCare

Dressing up and making sure that your clothes are well taken cared of actually go hand in hand. Let’s say you bought a really expensive dress, then after a few washes faded na agad! You wasted your hard-earned money on a dress that isn’t going to last and isn’t going to make you feel proud of yourself.

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My mom and I are clothing hoarders; we shop (nothing expensive) then we keep our clothes for decades. Yes, decades. She still keeps my gowns from way back high school and college. So for our clothes to stand the test of time, we really give special care and attention. πŸ™‚

Black clothes should stay black and colored clothes should not appear faded – unless they’re originally washed out. Funny ’cause I get mini heart attacks whenever I see holes and frays.. and STAINS. Laundry dilemma at its worst!

My family’s clothes get the same special care. Outfits for little boys are expensive (compared to little girls’ clothes) so I make sure that their clothes are always in mint condition.

I may not know how to take those perfect OOTD shots but when it comes to #FashionCare, I’m certainly a pro. And pros choose Electrolux.

Clothes Look Newer for Longer

Electrolux has been giving superb washing experiences throughout the years and just recently, they have introduced the Electrolux Fashion Care. It is a special line of washing machines that care for your clothes and help keep them looking new.

Designed to fit perfectly into your laundry and lifestyle, here’s why you should consider Electrolux Fashion Care to be your next laundry buddy for the years to come. πŸ™‚

How Electrolux Cares for your Clothes

  • Its Unique Electrolux UltraMixβ„’ Technology delivers an exceptional deep clean and 31% less color fading after 52 washes, keeping your clothes vibrant and newer for longer.
  • With Electrolux Vapour Refresh program, you will get wrinkle-free clothes with less ironing hassle. It also refreshes your clothes, leaving them smelling fresh and looking like new.
  • Electrolux Load Sensorβ„’ automatically senses load weight, determines optimal washing time, water and detergent while guaranteeing maximum energy efficiency.
  • Electrolux EcoInverter reduces energy consumption by 75% (when compared to previous Electrolux model EWF12932) while guaranteeing long-lasting performance and silent operation.
  • Electrolux Vapour Carereduces allergens by up to 99.9% even at 40Β°C while taking care of your family’s well-being.
  • Electrolux washing machine cares for every precious piece. The Woolmark Apparel Care certifies the gentlest treatment and care of hand-wash only woolens.

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I personally love all the features — less color fading (diba, old clothes will look new pa rin), wrinkle-free and fresh-smelling clothes (less ironing time on my part), efficient laundry loads, less energy consumption (more budget-friendly!), less allergens (I need this because I get seasonal allergic rhinitis and sinusitis), and added care for delicate pieces.

This is totally every mom’s and every fashionista’s dream washing machine! πŸ™‚

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Take it from Rajo Laurel, the new Electrolux Fashion Care ambassador. He mentioned that his passion for clothes extends to how he takes care of them, and all you need is the right washing machine.

To learn more about Electrolux Fashion Care, visit the Electrolux Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/electroluxphilippines/

But of course, I’m leaving you with a Boomerang video that’s close to my heart. Here’s N helping me with our laundry using our Electrolux Hydrosonic Washing Machine. I hope we can get one from the Electrolux #FashionCare line! πŸ™‚

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Disclaimer: This is my entry to Electrolux Fashion Care Blog Writing Contest. All thoughts and opinions are mine.




Published: 2017-10-19 14:43:19

40 Comments

  1. Ciara Magallanes

    We have the same definition of power dressing haha πŸ™‚ #momlife
    I love how efficient Electrolux Fashion Care is. This is definitely a life saver for moms. Top one on a mummy’s wish list

    20 . Oct . 2017
    • Amethystine

      Motherhood changes women πŸ™‚ Yes it’s on top of my holiday wish list too!

      23 . Oct . 2017
  2. Elsbeth L.S.E.

    Totally agree! Never ever neglect yourself. And use all the help you can get your hands on, including technology 😁

    21 . Oct . 2017
    • Amethystine

      Yes! We need to help ourselves first before we extend our help to the ones we love πŸ™‚

      23 . Oct . 2017
  3. Janice

    I agree, power dressing can mean different things to different people. My definition of power dressing changed too when I became a work-at-home mom, which is something I love because I got sick of wearing office clothes already.

    22 . Oct . 2017
    • Amethystine

      I never really liked office clothes because they clash with my personality.. too formal for me πŸ™‚

      23 . Oct . 2017
  4. Michi (@michisolee)

    I’m a full time mom too so I don’t always buy clothes since puro pambahay clothes lang need ko. πŸ™‚ But if I’m going out, I like wearing comfortable and casual clothes. I don’t hoard clothes naman because we have very limited space so I donate, give or sell preloved clothes.

    23 . Oct . 2017
    • Amethystine

      Yes to comfy and casual clothes! πŸ™‚ I sometimes sell my preloved clothes (garage sale during holidays)

      23 . Oct . 2017
  5. Ciara

    I enjoyed this blog post as I really want to start making an effort more with my appearance. I don’t want to be the scruffy mum haha. Inspired

    23 . Oct . 2017
    • Amethystine

      LOL at the word SCRUFFY. That’s how I feel sometimes. But of course I need to make myself more presentable especially when going outdoors.

      25 . Oct . 2017
  6. Áine Mulloy (@AineMulloy)

    Love this outlook, taking care of clothes, even cheap ones means they last so much longer and stay looking fresh

    23 . Oct . 2017
    • Amethystine

      True! Sometimes it’s not the price of the clothes, it’s how you take care of them πŸ™‚

      25 . Oct . 2017
  7. Amber

    I need to get a new washer and dryer! Mine is getting rather old. I admit, I’m all about comfort so I’m mostly in jeans and t-shirts. I dress up once in a while, but it’s not really my thing.

    23 . Oct . 2017
    • Amethystine

      I think we can all agree on wearing comfy clothes. Yay! πŸ™‚

      25 . Oct . 2017
  8. Familyearthtrek

    What a great washing machine Electrolux is! I have the same so I know! You look great in all the outfit even though you dont spent to much time or money into it.

    24 . Oct . 2017
    • Amethystine

      Thanks! πŸ™‚ Our washing machine and refrigerator are both Electrolux πŸ™‚

      25 . Oct . 2017
  9. Teona's Wanderlust

    Power dressing means different to many people. But I must say you are a very stylish mom, loved your outfits in the photos!

    24 . Oct . 2017
    • Amethystine

      Thank you for the compliments Teona! πŸ™‚

      25 . Oct . 2017
  10. Deimarys

    OMG, I am with you 100%. I try to at least look decent even If I go to the supermarket. Sometimes I feel so tired though.

    24 . Oct . 2017
    • Amethystine

      Yes! ‘Cause you might bump into someone you know and you should always be at least decent-looking πŸ™‚

      24 . Oct . 2017
  11. Mom Shout Out TV

    Comfy clothes for me as well especially that I’m into social services field of work. Being in the community and dealing with simple living people, jeans and shirt are my best comfy outfit ever

    24 . Oct . 2017
    • Amethystine

      Comfy and simple clothes are the best! They’re the most functional and versatile, too!

      24 . Oct . 2017
  12. Tasheena @SimplyTasheena.com

    This looks like a pretty amazing washer! Love the idea of dressing up even if you don’t have any plans. Something about it makes me feel amazing!

    24 . Oct . 2017
    • Amethystine

      When you feel good being dressed up, it really does something to boost your self-confidence! πŸ™‚

      24 . Oct . 2017
  13. Shubhada Bhide

    I agree! Never disregard yourself. And use all the help you can get your hands on, using technology. When I’m in home I used to wear a simple and comfortable clothes much often.

    24 . Oct . 2017
    • Amethystine

      True! Thanks for visiting my blog! πŸ™‚

      25 . Oct . 2017
  14. Jhilmil

    I so much agree to you, we need to focus on ourselves, our clothing and not neglect it even though one many be SAHM. I love dressing up when I go outside and they bring up confidence in me.

    24 . Oct . 2017
    • Amethystine

      Dressing up makes us feel good about ourselves! πŸ™‚

      25 . Oct . 2017
  15. Blair Villanueva

    Lovely post! Being a homemaker is not an excuse to be losyang. Every homemaker should present themselves well, because you are the COO of your home.

    24 . Oct . 2017
    • Amethystine

      COO — I love the title! Thank you Blair! πŸ™‚

      25 . Oct . 2017
  16. nilyncartagena

    Ay, I love your entry! Good luck to all of you! I’m excited to know who will win. About fashion and dressing up naman, ako, napakasimple lang din ng mga suot ko. Like you, I don’t want to spend lots of $$ just for clothes. I like to buy cheap ones with good quality.

    25 . Oct . 2017
    • Amethystine

      Thank you sis Nilyn! πŸ™‚ Yup, there are affordable clothes na good quality naman.

      25 . Oct . 2017
  17. Healthwealthbridge by Dr.Amrita Basu

    This is just in time.Black should remain black.Right ?
    Checking out Electrolux.

    25 . Oct . 2017
    • Amethystine

      Yes! Thanks for visiting my blog πŸ™‚

      25 . Oct . 2017
  18. Akamatra

    I wish I could find the time and the will to dress better. But I usually like five minutes more sleep than worry about power dressing.

    25 . Oct . 2017
    • Amethystine

      When we’re busy we tend to dress randomly πŸ™‚ But doing so somehow makes me feel down

      25 . Oct . 2017
  19. Amila Wickramarachchi

    This post is really valuable to spread message on power dressing,specially for stay at home moms.I believe in power dressing too,but I am also not a fashionista.Instead I like to wear simple,comfortable yet stylish dress for any occasion.

    25 . Oct . 2017
  20. Tipid Mommy

    I’m also curious sa Electrolux Fashion Care laking tipid if ang clothes hindi agad kukupas di ba? πŸ™‚

    01 . Nov . 2017
  21. May De Jesus-Palacpac

    i haven’t power dressed in a long long time. lately na lang when i realized I need to fix myself better kasi I’m getting older na rin. But buying new clothes isn’t a priority for me since my kids have needs that I need to think about first. So important to take care of your clothes. Wish I can get that Electrolux washing machine too!

    01 . Nov . 2017
  22. momi berlin

    I love smart appliances. They help moms like us with the chores. And I love as well that Electrolux manufacture and design such kind of washer.

    03 . Nov . 2017

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