Oh the life of the working mom. While I don’t plan on being fully back to work until she is about six months (and even that is up for discussion– I’m rather attached to this baby with her full head of hair), I’ve been having a babysitter come a few hours a week now that Aaron is back to work so that I can keep up with shooting, blogging and emails. Styling projects are another story; I’ve never felt more efficient in my whole life. The amount of things I can strategically cram into those hours is mind-boggling. My new-working-mom-uniform goes a little something like this: oversized top, skinny jeans, great shoes that are somewhat too impractical with a baby in tow but still practical enough to be efficient, and accessories that I dare not wear when I’m toting her around lest they get caught on her fragile baby soft skin.

The oversized top can be a challenging piece to pull off. The key is to juxtapose the size of it with super skinny pants or leggings to balance it all. (Like these Old Navy ones that I can’t stop wearing and only cost $17!) The reverse is also true. Rocking a pair of wide-leg jeans or drapey silk pants? Pair them with a simple fitted tank for a really effortless chic look. If you’re short on time, a bright lip/bright accessory combo does a good job of replacing a full face of make up… and ultimately looks fresher anyways.

Okay moms, please dish. When did you go back to work? How do you balance time with your kiddos and time spent doing work? I’m fortunate to be so passionate about what I do, but it still doesn’t come close to my love for my little one!

Get the look!

Top / Hat / Jeans / Zippered Pouch / Shoes, Similar Here / Bracelet / Ring

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