I can’t even believe I am writing this post. Never in a million years would I have predicted writing this blog would become my full time job let alone helping to create a product bearing The Motherchic name. But it actually just happened – and it’s called “The Florence” necklace, and I couldn’t be more excited. More details on the necklace and a special giveaway below.
But first let’s take a step back. My day to day life is very, very normal (minus the bi-weekly photoshoots). I get my kids off to school, my sitter comes for the baby, I hack away at my laptop all day and am home in time to get my kids off the bus, help with homework, make dinner, drive to sports, put them to bed, work too late at night… rinse, repeat. And in my normal routine, I sometimes lose sight of the amount of women who read this blog and are inspired (hopefully) by the things I share. I am reminded of this when someone recognizes me out and about and ask if I am “the girl” who writes “that blog” and I laugh and say yes, and then realize my hair is a mess and I have no makeup on, but I digress. It’s a wonderful feeling to know that I can reach so many women, but even more wonderful to know that in some small way, these things I share make them feel like a better, more confident, more beautiful version of themselves while they navigate through the thick of motherhood/life/whatever. Glamour (a.k.a. upgrading from sweatpants) isn’t always in the cards, but doesn’t mean it should be altogether lost.
The sweaters, the jeans (usually ripped ones), the booties, and the blouses aside, the number one question I get from readers is about the simple necklace I wear every day. It was a gift from my husband after we had our first son and I pretty much never take it off. It’s minimalist, understated, and extremely beautiful. I’ve been thinking for a while about creating my own line of clothing, but I wanted the first piece I put my name on to be something that can be worn daily – something that a woman can put on every day to elevate any outfit. I’ve always admired the aesthetic of jewelry by Lauren Priori of L.Priori Jewelry (no really, I get lost in her website because everything is so beautiful). A few months ago I reached out to her about creating my own necklace that would be shared with The Motherchic readership. After a few meetings where we shared inspiration, The Florence, was born. A necklace named after my grandmother, my own personal style icon, who is timeless and classic, just like this piece. She has taught me that a neutral striped sweater, a red lip, a smile, and something that sparkles is really all you need to feel polished. I am honored to share The Florence with all of you and will be giving one away to a lucky reader. Giveaway entry form is at bottom of this post.
We have a very limited amount available for sale – so if you want one, don’t wait! And don’t forget to leave a comment on Facebook letting us know your thoughts on the necklace and other gemstones you would like to see available to the extent we decide to make more (Valentine’s Day, perhaps). CLICK HERE to order.