What’s the secret to being confident?
We are what we wear. This is what I often hear from my mom who greatly influenced my love for dressing up. Our clothes- from fab gown to plain shirt – have a significant effect on our confidence and at the same time affect people’s impressions of us.
Power dressing and my corporate suit
I love fashion and the glamour that comes with it. I like to dress up for work and even when we do the grocery. Perhaps I have seen how my mom gives great importance to dressing up. I would want to convey to the world that I am just like my mother – a hardworking, passionate, and dynamic person.
This mother likes her collared blouse and slacks well-ironed. I love it when my dress is made from light fabric and with dainty prints on them. And I love it most when I feel the softness of the fabric and even smell the fabric conditioner on my sleeves. For 15 years, I woke up, dressed up, and attended meetings and conferences almost every day.
Until I left work to attend to a more important duty I should have faced a long time ago.
I have been wanting to look after my three boys and be a full-time mom. But I just couldn’t leave my post as an Accounts Manager in a Public Relations firm. Then, one day, I had missed abortion. After that, I got pregnant again.
Heaven and earth must have made ways for me to finally leave the corporate world and concentrate my efforts on being a stay-at-home mom. “You should be pregnant to stay home for good,” must have what the universe told me. And so I bid my last farewell, packed my stuff, and left the workstation I almost considered my second home. I also accepted the fact I will no longer wear my dresses and stiletto heels. Or I may still opt to use them when I bring the boys to school and attend school activities. After all, I will only change workstation, not my life and definitely not my love for fashion and the glamour that comes with it.
Power dressing and my baby carrier
Our fourth boy came. After two years, God gifted us with another boy. Our two children bring so many changes and joy into our life. And they can be so demanding, too.
Or perhaps there is a natural need for babies to be carried. They enjoy the closeness and warmth of their parents, and that familiar scent and even movement. Whenever I carry my toddler and newborn, I could feel their heart pounding against my chest. Surely they must feel mine, too.
As I manage the house and look after our three other boys, I opted to babywear our youngest. It allows me to be more flexible and frees my hands so I could move with much ease. I could run errands, write a few articles, and even play with our toddler. I must say, I am at my happiest whenever I wear my baby.
Along with the change in lifestyle is the change of my clothing preference, too. I gave up my corporate suit and stiletto shoes and now wear nursing dresses, flat shoes, and my baby carrier.
My baby carrier has become my statement. It has become my new power outfit. Despite the change in clothing, though, I still feel confident in myself. I may say the people around us look highly of us as well. Perhaps because, again, the happiness I feel every time I wear my baby is so obvious people see that as I move and walk around.
Power dressing and my FashionCare
For years now, we depend on our ever reliable Electrolux washer to care for our clothes and even the baby carrier I use. Yes, I have been told to only handwash carriers but for two years now, we use our washing machine to clean our baby carrier. Its shape, color, and texture, though, remain the same. Thank goodness.
Recently, when we went out to look for a television set (because our little two-year-old loves to tap our tv scene and it seems it will be saying goodbye anytime soon), I saw the latest stocks of washing machine from Electrolux. The new Electrolux washers come with innovations designed to fit perfectly into my lifestyle or of any modern mom. All come with innovation that prevents clothes from fading, shrinking, and even misshaping. All have advanced features, too, that definitely make washing easier and even sophisticated.
To educate consumers on how to care for their clothes, Electrolux even got on-board a FashionCare Council with FashionCare ambassador Rajo Laurel as the lead.
For the features, the latest Electrolux washers are equipped with the UltraMix™ technology. This innovation promises an exceptional deep clean as the clothes retain their vibrant color.
Vapour Refresh program
Another wow innovation is the Vapour Refresh program which refreshes the clothes, leaving them smelling fresh and looking like new. Yes, you will get wrinkle-free clothes with less ironing hassle! Honestly, this is one of the best features that I love about Electrolux washers. With three schoolboys, a toddler and a baby, plus two parents, ironing can be real taxing.
Electrolux Load Sensor™
With our tried and tested washing machine, I often abuse it and load too much just to finish my washing as soon as possible. I know there is a certain limit to the number of clothes I should put inside but then sometimes, I do not follow it. Now, with Electrolux Load Sensor™, the machine will automatically sense the load weight. It could even determine the optimal washing time, water, and detergent while guaranteeing maximum energy efficiency. And I swear as the sales attendant explains everything to this mom, I could only say wow and nod my head.
Electrolux Vapour Care
Another great innovation I am so impressed with is the Electrolux Vapour Care. It reduces allergens by up to 99.9%, surely taking care of the family’s well-being.
As we all know, allergens can interrupt a restful sleep and may even leave us feeling groggy the next day. They can even present danger to those who have asthma like my two boys.
All along, I thought only air purifiers are perfectly designed to help cleanse the air. Now, it amazes me to know that such washing machine can combat those allergens. This is indeed perfect in our household given that we have two boys with asthma. Such nice technology as well to promote the total well being of our toddler and baby.
Power dressing and my choice
This mother has come to realize that we are not only what we wear. We become what we wear. And I love and fall in love whenever I wear my baby. It defines my stand and my priorities. I love it best when our SumoSam (our youngest) snoozes in his baby carrier. And I feel the most confident whenever I glide and walk with my baby carrier and my Little Man (our fourth) in it.
Babywearing my boys gives me the confidence to face the world. Because I am one proud mom and I am confident on what I have become. All the more that Electrolux washers are there to help me face the world confidently. As my baby is all snuggled up close to me, I feel the softness, smell the fragrance, and see the vibrant color of our baby carrier – my best dress so far. I feel empowered and confident because I know with my power dress, I look stunningly beautiful. And the world sees a hardworking, passionate, and dynamic person in me.