Fashion Friday: Why Are “Put Together” Moms Frowned Upon?

There’s been so much outrage since the Duchess, Kate recently stepped on those hospital steps (for the 3rd time) looking fabulous, with her hair blown out and that gorgeous red dress, literally just hours after she’d given birth.

People claimed that by her doing so, unnecessary pressure has been put on normal woman.

Normal woman? What does that mean anyway?

So let’s break it down. What did people expect?Should she have limped out of the ward in a track pants and an old baggy t-shirt?

In all honesty – if I were to be photographed knowing that it would be published on literally every publication on earth – there’s no doubt that I would put on some makeup and wear something presentable! 

She is the Duchess after all, so of course, she would look amazing!

I’m sure that the minute she got home, she kicked off those heels, hung up her beautiful red dress and changed into the most comfy PJ’s in England, just like any Mom would do!

People will always have an opinion though… whether it’s about the Princess or not…

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For instance, I’ve been told by random people whom I just met, that I look way too “put together” to be a Mother of 2.

And I literally cringed when I heard that. How exactly is a Mom of 2 supposed to look?

Is there a specific (dropped) standard you need to abide by when you become a Mom?

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Are Moms not allowed to wear pretty outfits or wear some lipstick?

Since becoming a Mom, there have been days where I’ve literally had close to zero hours of sleep at night – but had to be wide awake the next morning, put on my big girl panties, get the kids ready for the day, shoot to the office and work just as hard as everyone else.

I didn’t complain, in fact, I would dress my best that day, put on a bright shade of lipstick and pucker on! Because who is going to listen to me complaining anyway?

So I may look “put together” on the outside, it doesn’t mean that I have all my ducks in a row.

But I guess some people only see what’s on the outside…and while I may look “put together” on most days, I’m probably just as exhausted as anyone else.

It’s perceptions, I guess.

As Audrey Hepburn said, “On a Bad day, there’s always lipstick and it may just be that or a favourite dress or a new coat – it really does just lift my mood!

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What’s your favourite pick-me-upper on a bad day?

xxx

Hayley

Outfit details:

T-Shirt: Almost Famous; Leggings: Mr Price; Boots: Zando; Jacket: Zara

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6 Comments

  1. CHERRALLE May 4, 2018

    i Went through a phase (WELL IT LASTED FOR 1 – 2 YEARS) WHEN MY DAUGHTER WAS BORN IN 2013. i was not taking care of how i Looked. i CRINGE WHEN i LOOK AT THOSE PICTURES AND i WAS UNDER 30 THEN. i DON’T THINK i LIKED HOW MY BODY AND SKIN CHANGED AFTER i HAD MY BABY.
    However, as of then (now I have two GIRLS AND i AM IN MY THIRTIES) i make a concerted effort to look decent. iT PICKS ME UP! i ALSO FEEL i NEED TO SET AN EXAMPLE FOR MY GIRLS, TAKE PRIDE IN HOW YOU LOOK AND HOW YOU PRESENT YOURSELF TO THE WORLD. wHETHER i AM A MOM OR NOT, IT DOESNT MATTER, i STILL WANT TO LOOK PRESENTABLE. i AM NOT A FASHIONISTA, BUT i TRY TO LOOK DECENT. i AGREE…IF i WAS KATE i WOULD ALSO LOOK FABULOUS AT THAT MOMENT!

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    • CHERRALLE May 4, 2018

      oops sorry for the caps!!! laptop issue.

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    • Hayley May 4, 2018

      Hun, we are 100% on the same page! We are the most important role models for our daughters ❤️
      I absolutely love seeing pics of you and your girls. Always makes me smile ❤️

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  2. Candice Esben May 4, 2018

    I don’t get the fuss, what did people expect? I’ve learnt a lot from my mom by just observing. She’s been a SAhm for as long as I can remember but always looks good, no matter where she is. Looking Good always lifts my mood.

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    • Hayley May 4, 2018

      And what a beautiful example your Mom has set ❤️ You always look gorgeous ❤️

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  3. Nikkk May 4, 2018

    I ALWAYS PUT IN MORE EFFORT WHNE I’M FEELING DOWN OR EXHAUSTED. IT’S NOT FOR ANYONE ELSE, IT’S FOR ME. BECAUSE WHEN I’M FEELING MY WORST I WANT TO LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND SEE SOMEONE I LIKE. NOT SOMEONE THAT WILL JUST MAKE ME FEEL EVEN WORSE THAN I ALREADY DO. YOU LOOK GREAT, KEEP. ON KEEPING ON LOVE.

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