motherhood style

Legit Mom Style

August 29, 2015


Being a mom and being stylish is hard. We get peed on and have puffs in our hair and are always a little sweaty (or is that just me?). But you know what, it’s not impossible. With a little effort we can do it! We can be comfortable, practical and chic and it really only takes a teensy bit of effort and some good wardrobe editing and maintenance.

So, I’m starting a series…Legit Mom Style…and it is going to document what I actually wear on weekdays when I’m on baby duty, running errands, going to play dates, attempting to get work done, and trying desperately to hide the fact that showering isn’t my strong suit these days. I follow a lot of mom bloggers who share gorgeous outfits but often they aren’t looks that work well for my personal mom/work lifestyle so I wanted to create something for those of you out there who are feeling the same thing.

One thing I promise you: if I wear my running clothes all day, I won’t cover that up! This series is a peek into what’s really in my wardrobe, what works for me as a mom and #girlboss, and what I legitimately wear week after week. Repeat outfits are guaranteed because I’m practical like that ;)

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Happy Weekend: 10 Links Brian Loves!

August 28, 2015


Today is a significant day in the Borton household: it’s Brian’s birthday!! So, in addition to taking him out for donuts this morning to celebrate, I also thought it would be fun to have him share 10 links he loved this week in honor of his big day. Since he’s the most brilliant guy I know, I think you’ll all appreciate his picks. He’s a smarty and always finding good reads and such on the interwebs, as well as very in the know about cool new businesses and product launches. This will give you a little peek into the mind of the man I married ;)

Below are a few snapshots of his birthday morning, plus his top 10 favorite links this week.

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Let’s Talk Periscope

August 27, 2015

I just discovered Periscope this week and I. Am. Addicted. What is it exactly? Think YouTube, but live with the replay available for 24 hours. It’s absolutely fascinating and I’m learning a ton. I did my first-ever broadcast yesterday during Jack’s nap time and it was both terrifying and exhilarating. If you’re not on it yet, be sure to download the app and give me a follow (@natalieborton).

So, now that we’re all on the same page with Periscope, I wanted to chat briefly about what type of content you might be into over there. My initial broadcast was about my minimalist hair and makeup must-haves, since I get asked about those all the time. Other ideas I have for future scopes include:

  • Book club discussions—wouldn’t that be fun to do live, all together?!
  • Q&A/Ask Natalie (I’ve failed at this so many times because I am a perfectionist and always want to organize the questions somehow…but if it was a live Q&A it could maybe be easier to actually do?)
  • Real-time hair and/or makeup
  • Style-oriented things…like, 3 ways to wear ankle boots, mom-friendly outfits, etc.
  • Baby-oriented things, like products we’ve loved, helpful books, etc.
  • Motherhood scopes (I’d love to hear some specific ideas for this one if you’re interested)

What do you think? What type of content do you want me to scope about? Feel free to be as specific or broad as you like ;)

P.S. Two rad ladies to follow over on Periscope: @hilaryrushford (for all-things business, she’s the BEST!), and @thebalancedlife (if you’re into health and fitness).


September Book Club: Rising Strong

August 26, 2015


I super love this back-to-school time of year, don’t you? It doesn’t feel like fall at all in San Diego yet, but now is usually the time of year when I start watching You’ve Got Mail and dreaming of bouquets of freshly sharpened pencils.

The fact that school is back in session makes book club seem even more significant to me for some reason. Maybe it’s because I’m not in school anymore and reading is a very academic thing. Whatever it is, I”m eager to be more intentional about my reading—so much so I might even make that one of my upcoming Live Well challenges.

An-y-way…our book this month is one I’m excited about because of my obsession with it’s author. For September we’ll be reading Rising Strong by Brené Brown and I have a feeling it’s going to be one of those life-changing sort of books that sticks with us for a while. Here’s a little snapshot from Amazon:
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Madewell Event Recap

August 24, 2015


My friends and I kept joking that Friday night was “mom’s night out” because almost every single one of us left our husbands home with our little ones while we shopped, sipped on beverages and chatted each others’ ears off for hours at Madewell. It was such a wonderful event—thank you to everyone who was able to come out for it :) I definitely hope to do more of these in the future.

Here’s a little peek at the night for those of you who weren’t able to be there in person…

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