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Friday, May 27, 2011

Fashionable Mama: Nicole

I'd like to introduce you to Nicole, the fabulously lady behind Mommy Moxie!
How cute are her shoes!!!


Name:
Nicole

# of Kids and Ages:
1 little boy, born July 30th, 2009

Blog Name:
Mommy Moxie

A brief description of your blog:
 A little fashion, a little fitness, a little food and some things in-between.  I am just now really getting into posting on a regular basis, so the post from my old blog (on Wordpress.com) are a little...inconsistent.  But I'm getting there!

Did you start "fashion blogging" before or after you had kids?:

After, but then again I started blogging after period.  It was a project for a class that blossomed into something more.

Do you feel that your style changed after you had kids? If yes, how? If no, why not?: 

 Most definitely.  I was all about shorter skirts, revealing tops and huge heels.  Now I'm more conservative because as a mom, you're constantly bending over to pick up the baby or toys and showing your goods to the neighbors is NEVER a good idea!


What do you think is the biggest misconception of being a mother?: 

 That it's easy to raise kids.  It's by far the hardest job I've ever had!

What do you think is the biggest misconception of being a "fashion blogger"?:

 That it's about what you wear and how much it costs.  I thrift shop a lot and have no problems showing what I find for cheap.  Thrift shopping also proves the style is cyclical and that you can find what's hot for the current season at the local Goodwill.

What is something you enjoy doing that is completely unrelated to your children and fashion blogging?: 

 I read a TON about everything, especially a lot of crime scene type stuff (think real life CSI)

How would you describe your personal style?: 

 I'm more classic with a little boho thrown in.  I love to wear girly dresses and heels, but I don't consider myself a girly-girl.  I do like trying new things though, and am always open to a good challenge to get myself out of a fashion rut.

What are some of your favourite current fashion trends?:

Wide leg trousers, brights, lace and wedges.  I can't wait to start highlighting color blocked outfits this spring!

And your least favourite?: 

  Uggs.  Seriously ladies, they're house slippers in Australia.  Leave them at home for chilly nights in front of the TV.  And they are never flattering.


What do you think is the key element to balancing style with function for mothers?: 

 Dress for your lifestyle.  If you have a teen, you can probably get away with a shorter skirt, but not as the mom to a toddler.

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