Natalie embraced the work-life change that working motherhood presented to her and launched Poppies & Peonies, a brand which specializes in handbags and accessories that marries function with a stylish DNA. “As a mom I want style with more purpose and less sacrifice. I knew that other moms would relate. I feel like my goal is possible now.” Here’s how she’s working for her dream.
With Mother’s Day coming up, Love, Mom is here for you. This year, hint to the huzz and kiddies that you’d like something a bit more than your standard flowers and well wishes because we’ve rounded up some mom finds that will truly earn them bonus marks.
There’s no other mama that’s going to tell you the cold, stone truth about starting your own biz than Anna-Maria, founder of mimiTENS. With persistence, passion and a few hiccups in hindsight, she’s sharing her #momboss tips to what you need to know when busting out on your own.
Retail pro, Julia Grieve of Preloved, shares her ups and downs of being a working mom, her reasons for trading brick-and-mortar for online, and why sometimes it’s all about her.
Charlotte Jenkins is a buyer for Toronto retailer Gotstyle and she strategically organizes her wardrobe so she can get dressed with less stress. “Everything in my closet I can wear right now. This means doing a seasonal flip four times a year, but that’s worth knowing that every morning I can get dressed in minutes.” We asked her to show us what she wears for work, play and weekend.
We’re so lucky we don’t have to run ourselves ragged spotting trends on the runways or on the street. We’ve seen the best must-haves in the closets of our real…
This spring I’ve decided to end my shoe-drought and search for a pair that will totally turn any, old ‘running-around-doing-mom-errands-outfit, up a notch. P.S. And they aren’t ballet flats or Stan Smiths.
Buying a one-piece swimsuit is kind of a downer because it’s like I’m turning my back on my bikinis—and my youth. ( I know, I know. Modern problems). Then I recently saw photos of Stella McCartney (and mom to four littles) in St. Bart’s and she gave me hope that I could look womanly and chic without having it all hang out.
It’s late at night and we can’t sleep so we hunted down the perfect bags to dress-up life’s random moments. Whether you need to add some chutzpah to your office tweeds or something chic and understated that can transition from a coffee meeting to the playground, we’ve found your it-bag.
There’s something to be said about finding that perfect, cozy—and let’s not forget, stylish— sweater. You know: the one that works with jeans, wide-leg pants and an office-worthy knee-length skirt. The one you turn to to give you style direction/inspiration. The one you want to wear almost every day but can’t because you know people would start to notice. The one you consider buying in different colours to trick those same people that you’re wearing something completely different. You get the idea.