As I revamp what was formerly the blog 9 Months of Style into a commentary on my (attempt at a stylish) life as a mom to a toddler, it seems like a perfect chance to share those items that have become staples over the course of the last two years. These are my all time mom must-have picks, from head to toe:
Lancome Waterproof Concealer



Do you know what tired is spelled backwards? MOM. If there's only one thing that you do for yourself this month, buy this concealer. This is the only one that made me look like I was sleeping close to 8 hours when it was really more like half that amount; it blends in without making lines look worse, and best yet- it's waterproof, so when you are crying out of frustration that your kid won't stop crying, at least it won't show!
Gap Legging Jeans

These are seriously my go-to mom jeans. They are stretchy enough for climbing around on your hands and knees with a kid, high-waisted for holding in muffin top, and sexy enough to wear for the rare date night. They make your hips look small and your legs look tall. They should be renamed "Gap Magic Pants". I have them in a stack of washes and patterns, but start with the 1969 pair and build your collection from there. (see about me pic at top- I'm wearing a pair!)
Belli Pure Radiance Sunscreen spf  25

I have been using this fantastic lightly tinted sunscreen since before Toddler was even conceived. I used it all through pregnancy and nursing, and while I could easily switch to a paraben packed concoction now, I keep using it because it never breaks me out, it's moisturizing, it gives me a glow, and it's made without yucky bad-for-your-body ingredients. I've gotten a few friends hooked as well.
Toms Shoes

I may have an obscene amount of Gap legging jeans, but my Tom's collection is a close second. Aren't they just the perfect mom shoes? You can slip them on while holding a kid in on arm and your diaper bag in another. You can wear them to just about any event and with any outfit and look cute. I promise to line up my whole collection for you and take a pic, so I can prove to you that I probably have too many pairs. But how can you say no when they help a kid in need? That's what I tell my husband. :-)  What are your mom must-haves? Let's start the discussion below!
Melissa
11/18/2013 04:26:37 am

I'm going to try the Lancome. What's your best pick for wrinkles. This no-sleep regimen is not good for my under eyes!

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Stylish Mommy
11/18/2013 09:35:03 am

Lumiere (you can get it on amazon) makes an eye cream my derm recommended for revitalizing your eyes- it contains caffeine to "pep up your peepers" much in the same way a second cup of coffee gives your body a jolt :-)

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Crissie
11/18/2013 10:39:29 am

I blame you for my TOMS collection! ha ha!

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