Confession- I lost my Chic. I’ve found myself in the abyss of the new mom uniform.
There I said it. Somewhere between Chicago, Atlanta and Singapore and following the birth of my daughter it happened. I found myself dressing in a uniform.
Now- don’t completely freak out. I didn’t do the typical new mom uniform move and start dressing exclusively in yoga wear. Instead, I woke up sometime mid May in sweltering hot Singapore (I am still adjusting to the insane heat!) and realized for the past several weeks I had worn some combination of a jersey mini skirt, loose top and flats.
Not only that, but because I haven’t completely figured out how to deal with my hair in the humidity, my hair has almost started growing into the bun I throw it into. Every. Single. Day.
All this coupled with an upcoming 6th move in 14 months and I realized I needed a break. I need to rest, recharge and rediscover the things that I enjoyed doing. And especially the things I enjoyed doing for myself.
Well. I haven’t done that yet. Instead the past two weeks were a whirlwind with a visit from my parents and finally settling into a new apartment here in Singapore.
But instead of making this transition back to chic, fulfilling and audacious on my own, I’ve decided I would share the process here on North On Harper. Because, while a piece of me would have liked you to think that having a baby and moving across the world didn’t cause me to lose step- the reality is it had.
And something tells me we all go through these valleys. These times where life takes over and we start to lose a bit of our fun.
So, thank you readers for your patience. I am excited to share my new life in Singapore and my transition back into a more stylish self with you…
Regardless of whether its the new mom uniform or just a rut,how do you battle fashion paralysis?