Michelle of The Coastal Blond is on the go all day, looking after herself along with her four little boys. She relies on a functional wardrobe to provide her with the comfort she needs, but she also insists on the importance of celebrating personal style.
We had the chance to chat with Michelle about motherhood, style and her best advice for new moms (hint: it has nothing to do with kids!). We had the chance to chat with Michelle about motherhood, style and her best advice for new moms (hint: it has nothing to do with kids!).
D&B: When it comes to getting ready for the day, how do you balance style and function?
Whether it’s running around with my boys, or hanging with the girls for brunch, I’m always looking to dress in a functional but stylish way. You don’t have to lose your personal style just to be comfortable. You can get your errands done and still look like your best self by wearing a great flat, a spring dress and an effortless crossbody bag.
What is the most rewarding part of your job? Of being a mother?
The most rewarding part of my job as a stay-at-home mom of four is watching my boys grow into strong young men. Seeing true brotherhood and friendship between them is extremely rewarding.
What is a must have in your daily bag?
I never leave without my favorite lip gloss and sunglasses, and of course baby wipes! They come in handy when running around town!
What surprised you most about becoming a mom?
The friendships I built with other moms. I was always pretty independent with my day-to-day life, but after having children, I realized it truly takes a village. We all need each other to get through the highs and lows of being a parent. My advice to new moms is to make time for friends. It’s the best self-care I’ve done in the last year. Friendships refresh the soul and remind you that you are more than just a mom, you are powerful woman!
What spring trend are you most excited to try?
I am excited to try out pops of color! I plan on wearing some yellow strappy heels with a refreshing white drawstring bag, like the Saffiano Small Drawstring Crossbody!