What’s the secret to being confident?
[tweetshareinline tweet=”We are what we wear.” username=”SPk3(ad*e(5d4@pEwem@tnlADFb9ZZc8:1:1″] 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.
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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. [tweetshareinline tweet=”We become what we wear. ” username=”SPk3(ad*e(5d4@pEwem@tnlADFb9ZZc8:1:1″] 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.
[tweetshareinline tweet=”Babywearing my boys gives me the confidence to face the world.” username=”SPk3(ad*e(5d4@pEwem@tnlADFb9ZZc8:1:1″] 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.
Lots of boys just like me. I have 4 boys and a girl. Baby wearing is the best
hahaha. Lucky you to have a girl. Yes, we are surrounded by boys and yes again, babywearing is the best!
looking fab! I was blessed with a boy and girl I am not sure which one is more difficult lol
First off, we both have all boys and they’re a handful!
Although I’ve never entered the corporate world, I agree, we are what we wear! And it’s so nice to know that finally we can get rid of hand washing our delicate fabrics including our sons’ clothes because Electrolux guarantees care and protection of color, texture and is allergen-free! Making new clothes newer for longer!
All I can say while reading this is WOW just Wow! I didnt know that one of the trusted brands in every household since then ay may ganitong innovation. Galing! Gusto ko na tuloy bumili din ng washer na to. Sana may kumatok sa bahay ” I’m gonna knock on your door, ring on your bell, tap on your window too” very 80’s hehe. Tapos may dalang washer. kiddin aside, I salute you for being the supermomma to your 5 boys. Power yun! Lakas ng superpower mo! Ganda mo kaya magdala ng damit pa rin kahit may carrier. So ang Electrolux na washer pala secret mo kaya matingkad pa rin color ng mga damit. Mukhang laging bago
Babywearing is the best! I couldn’t imagine not having worn my second and third kids. Carriers are life savers. Nilabhan mo sa washing machine?? I wouldn’t even dare! LOL! But it works for you and Electrolux is a trusted brand. Astig si Electrolux.
P.S. now as a SAHM, I miss wearing heels sometimes. Haha!
Another “wow” article for me, Momi Berlin. Electrolux never fails to update and innovate to cater to every household and person’s needs. By the way, you look stunning as always. Your choice of giving up the corporate world and wearing corporate attire to serve your family especially your kids measure your true power and that is selflessness and mindfulness out of love.
I have no fashion sense, and I could wear the plain t-shirts, shorts, sandals, and go to malls. But that is not to say I disagree with power dressing. Regardless of reasons, People do as they please much like you do what pleases you.
Already, taking care of several kids can take a toll. Sometimes, it is the company of people that make life easier. Or, it could be those few times you have your me-time. It could also be dressing up, as well.
At any rate, more power to you, momi!
I used to wear my Son all the time. It is so much easier to get around with them close to you.
Baby carrier is such a convenient product that all moms really need. I love the way mom can feel every heartbeat of her child and the child can feel the closeness and warmth from his mother. Thanks for your sharing.
I wish I could wear my baby, but she’s a teenager now and she’d break my back. LOL
Such a beautiful post!
Love this post!! My sis is new mom, and I’m sure she’ll love this post!
We have one boy and one girl! I have worn them sporadically but not extensively. I wish I would wear them more at times, however in Hawaii it is just so hot and we have really big babies lol
I was blessed with 2 boys and a girl, but I have never tried babywearing. There is so much hype around it now, I am kind of sad I missed out.
Weeee! Good luck! I will not forget this brand ‘coz I always encounter this at work on my first call center job. Many US customers buy Electrolux brand appliances. Possibly because “subok na talaga”.
This is so true! Dress for success! You are who you want to be. Dress that way.
🙂 Yes to dress for success. Thank you for dropping by, Leigh.
Electrolux is already a household brand. I was checking their washing machine when I was looking for one, hindi lang kaya ng budget ko. So I bought a different one, pero wish ko magkafront load washing machine.
It’s also my dream to have a front load washer. they say the clothes are safer when using a front load washing machine. And the more it would be effective if from a trusted name like Electrolux.
Smart appliances are the best. They make our chores easy and efficient, allowing busy moms extra time to have fun with the kiddos.
Super agree on this. Appliances should help us and not the other way around.
I agree we are what we wear. Moreover, the way we feel about how we look equals our level of confidence. They say fashion says to the world who we are without having to talk. In a way, it’s true. It’s great that babywearing shows to the world that you love having your son close to you. And I love your Lillebaby Tokidoki carrier! It just adds some fun into whatever you’re wearing!
The Tokidoki design is fun and cute thus got it. I always like to be happy and be reminded of happy thoughts thus perhaps opted for the Tokidoki design.
Love this piece and loved baby wearing when my littlest was younger. Now she’s a hip baby lol, as I’m always carrying her on my hip.
Cute on the term Hip Baby. Thanks for dropping by.
I was so glad to have finally met you. I must I admit I admire you. I too loves power dressing. I was introduced to the corporate world when I was still young because my dad brought me to his office and somehow he influenced me to have a successful office career. Unlike you who willingly embraced motherhood and gave power dressing a different meaning, I was a bit reluctant turning my back from the corporate and be a full-time housewife. Having a child might have made a difference. Was not blessed though. I do love how you dress up. I’m not into wearing long dress (because I really feel like I don’t look good) and I really like how you effortlessly do it!
When it comes to doing laundry, I’m the lazy (stubborn) kind. I put everything in the washer even if the label says hand wash only hahaha I’m using a regular twin tub right now but I’m really saving up for a front load. It’s my dream eh.
Hahahha. Same here. I often just put everything in the washer and let the washer process everything. It’s my 11 year old boy who told me I should take care of our washing machine because if it breaks, we cant afford to buy a new one. Hahaha.
And thank you for the nice words.
Ah yes another fellow power dressing momma! Agree with everything in you post. Kudos to you for constantly babywearing your children. I had a hard time because both my daughter and I are sweaty. We get really sweaty even in airconditioned places that’s why I had to stop baby wearing. Anyhow, good luck to us! 🙂
That’s the downside perhaps of babywearing. Though there are some carriers which are just right for our weather here. Perhaps you would want to explore on those options. And yes, good luck to us. 🙂
I like your dress dear, you looked fabulous! Will you be getting the newest electrolux?
This gave me pause… I often shop at thrift stores! I also did baby wearing but in a time when it wasn’t openly accepted. I often got bad looks because of the whole “sakang” superstition thing. Today it’s widely accepted and even encouraged which is great!
Somehow, baby wearing doesn’t work well in our set up here in Saudi Arabia where women wear abaya(black robe) and ride car most of tge time. We don’t often walk, unfortunately. But, I was thinking that if I were in an open country, I’d surelywear my baby. 🙂
Kudos to moms like you who still look great and are still well-dressed even when babywearing! Love your pics here, btw!
Thank you for dropping by. I guess most moms love to wear their baby and dress up as well.
It’s interesting that you feel more powerful wearing your baby. That is such a beautiful thing.
Thank you. Surely others, too, find the power and beauty in babywearing.
I love that you wear your baby in confidence girl! It’s a beautiful thing to see a mother with her baby. You look great!
Thank you for the kind words. Perhaps I enjoy the smell of my kid thus enjoy babywearing, too. And it’s easier when he asks for milk, I could readily give my breast. 🙂
i loved babywearing. it made things so much easier especially when shopping. you look great.
Thank you for the kind compliment. I find babywearing so convenient especially when we do the grocery and shopping.
You look so vibrant and beautiful! Your baby is beautiful, and so is that carrier!
I also believe that we should present ourselves well to others every time we go out of the house and that involves dressing properly. I feel more confident knowing I look presentable, at the very least.
This is a great way to dress the part as an at home mom with the baby carrier. I didn’t know Electrolux made washers which I find interesting. Thanks for sharing your experience and the information.
Babywearing saves the day! How I wish I could still babywear my super active toddler hahaha.
I also love baby wearing! Dress and fancy clothes aside, my best fashion statement is my ring sling! haha
But sa dalang nating magdamit babae, we really need a washer to take care of our clothes di ba?