How Dressing Up Empowers Stay-at-Home Moms Like Me
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
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! 🙂
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. 🙂
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. 🙂
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! 🙂
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.
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. 🙂
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. 🙂
How Electrolux Cares for your Clothes
- Its Unique Electrolux UltraMix™ 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 Sensor™ 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 40°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.
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! 🙂
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! 🙂
Neo helping with the laundry. Na-train ko na magshoot ng damit sa washing machine. Kaso gusto niya lagi walang ititira -- gusto ishoot pati basahan sa sahig at curtains na nakasabit 😂 #Electrolux #AusomeNeo #neothehero #shaneyvids #boomerang #laundry #AutismAwareness
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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