We have three awesome women today for Mum’s Threads! They are each wildly talented in their own right, work hard at home and away, and have effortless style in any case.
Meet Kelsey, who hosts her own cooking show “Kelsey’s Essentials” on the Cooking Channel, writes her popular food blog, calls New York City home, and is a mother to darling Oliver. She has a real passion for anything delicious and we’d follow her into a dark alley if she said one of her gourmet meals was waiting for us there.
Photo by Kylie Whiting.
Sarah, one click to her blog and you’ll be instantly inspired. She is a wizard with a seam ripper and upcycles drab, baggy clothes into beautifully tailored pieces. She is mom to the spunkiest little girls Adi and Ana and her motherhood tales are always brutally honest and humorous. Anyone, who answers when asked, “When do you get it all done?” with “Naptime!” is alright in our book, because that’s our answer, too!
Here’s what Sarah had to say about her mamattire:
“I love wearing dresses because not only is it more comfortable than jeans or tight pants (that makes your mommy tummy roll out when your sitting down, you know what I’m talking about!), when you’re on the go, it doesn’t require as much time to decide what to wear. Because it’s a one-piece, you got your top and bottom covered all in one, so you only need to accessorize. I love wearing colored scarfs because it can make any dull outfit pop and look more polished. I wear tights under my dresses to keep me warm in the cooler seasons. Rain boots are easy to slip on and off, and also water, oil, & stain resistant. You never know what you’re going to step on when you’re chasing two little kids around! A shoulder bag is a must, so I have my two hands free while I’m carrying everything I need in the bag. My make-up essentials are concealer, to make my eyes look more bright & less tired looking, blush, to look more youthful & energized, and pink lipstick to help all my facial features pop.
and Shelly: you can follow her and her darling crew on Instagram (@shellyhyde) but she inspires us everyday! When we started this blog we wanted it to be a motivator for living life with our kids deliberately each day. One melt-down in line at Target can turn anyone into a sweat pant wearing hermit, mumbling “I don’t know why I ever leave the house” under our breath for the rest of the week. Shelly grabs life by the horns and is always hitting a museum, a fun park, or a dance class. She regularly hosts (large!) play dates and her feathers are seemingly unruffled by chaos, which is a trait every mother needs to learn.
“Leggings with an oversized sweater are comfortable and flattering for a post-baby midsection, with a newborn and nursing still being a little bit cumbersome, stretchy cotton tops are a must! These thrifted Justin Ropers are hardy boots and go with everything!”