My friend Sherry Ann is a mom of 3 boys, and her mom style is J.Crew chic with a side of Spanx. Personally I think the J.Crew folks smoke up when they’re setting their prices…just sayin’ Jenna…
How is your body different now than before kids?
It’s chunky! And jiggly, and requires Spanx!
Do you feel comfortable in your body?
I’m mostly comfortable but like most women there are things that I would change.
Why do you need Spanx? I tried them on last summer but they looked like granny undies!
You need to put things in place, and tighten things, and flatten things out!
When do you wear Spanx?
Currently as a stay-at-home mom I only wear them when I’m feeling sausagy in my clothes, but when I was working I wore them everyday!
Yes! Everyday! Every season! The clothes just look smoother. I’m one of those women who appear thin!
Yes, I appear thin but there are muffin tops! And I love pencil skirts, and muffin tops and pencil skirts don’t go together!
So what happens when you’re home? Do you take them off?
Well you want to feel relaxed at home so you take them off.
So you don’t care what your husband thinks when you take them off?
Whose style inspires you?
Jenna! (Jenna Lyons from J.Crew) It’s like she’s in my head!
WOW! That’s deep!
Sometimes it’s like she smokes something and doesn’t consult with me…but she’s (still) expressing herself!
Where do you shop?
J.Crew! And I like some BCBG and some online stores.
Do you think that you’re beautiful outwardly, with all that people describe beauty as…?
No. I don’t. But I think most women would have a problem answering yes to this question.
Well what do you see you when you look into the mirror?
I see someone who looks great for having 3 kids and peeking around the corner of age 40.
So what’s the difference then between you and the women in the magazines and media?
Well I think they look great and well put together and they’re wearing makeup and they look polished. And I’m sure I can look like them with a team!
Do you think it’s important to see women of color represented in the media?
Because I think that there’s a subconscious and subliminal message of what’s beautiful being shown. I’d like to see more women of different skin tones, and hair textures, and from all over the globe represented, because it’s all beautiful and it all needs to be shown.
What is beautiful then?
I think beautiful is looking the best that you can. I think that’s beautiful – your personal best.