Post by Mom Talk Correspondent, Jessica R.
Ever since having my kids, I must admit that I am convinced that kids make the best accessories.
Now I’m not saying that you should all run out and get yourselves pregnant so that you can join the ranks of Hollywoodites toting around cute little babies in their fashionista slings. I just mean that next time you’re standing in front of your closet lamenting your pre-baby wardrobe and sighing at the sight of your possibly frumpy, most likely stained mommy clothes, don’t despair.
Pick the most basic outfit in your closet, something comfortable and somewhat flattering, then go pick out your child’s cutest, most irresistible outfit. You know, the one you spent more money on than you’ll ever be able to admit to your mother-in-law.
Then, you can walk into any event – wedding, preschool meeting, playgroup, office party –with an adorably dressed child and no one will ever notice what you’re wearing. And fine, yes, if you really want to emulate the Hollywood elite, by all means, invest in a stunning sling. But I guarantee that that’s not what is going to distract people from the stain it happens to be covering up.
Having your kids with you also works great if you’re a bit nervous about what to say or how to act in a new situation. Afterall, a well dressed baby or child is the ultimate ice breaker.
In fact, it worked for me last Friday when I was a bit nervous about attending my first Tiny Prints’ staff event – the rocking annual office Halloween party. Big bash, tons of amazing costumes, and a room packed with people I had barely met. I threw my shoulders back, grabbed the hands of my Witch Princess and her little sister the Cowgirl Princess, and strode in. It worked perfectly. No one noticed that I wasn’t dressed up or that they hardly knew me. All they saw were my two adorable little accessories.