Dress to Success for Work at Home Moms
Good nite sweet ladies 😉
May God bless your day *hugs*
How’s your life with your beloved kids? Hope everything will be marvelous >_<
Last week while attending one of my VIP function, I received one interesting question from my new clients:
Mamafiza dearie, you work at home, spending most of your time with your kids. So how do you “dress for success” as I’m full-time working lady (single yet with professional career) but I’m more like “dress to depress”? ~ Miss X
Note: Sorry, can’t revealed her real name due to respect her own request.
My new bags & watch, anniversary gifts from my dear hubby ^_-
What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
To be honest, I am amazed at how many people I see while running errands who assumed I had a traditional career outside the home because I don’t appear like a mother who stays at home with her kids *lol*.
I am a professional designer and I do not want to be uncomfortable or intimidating to my clients who come to me for advice. Of course, I’ll always vote: Dress for Success.
As I do believe, if you don’t visualize your own success, you can’t materialize your own success.
Yes, it’s indisputable that one of the greatest benefits of working at home is the fact that we can wear comfortable, inexpensive clothes if we want to. Personally, I prefer to be comfortable.
In the modern business climate I worked in at the time, appearances did matter. Even though in other environments it isn’t as important.
But I know there are a lot of moms who still get up and dress each morning as if they’re going off to work. As they justify that it helps them mentally get in a “working mood“. When I have a prospective client meeting, I always wear some nicely tailored suit with just enough accessories for them to uncover my creativity.
As WAHM experienced has changed me in so many ways in positive perspective *Alhamdulillah*. I find the biggest challenge is setting the “right” example and being the perfect role model.
With no doubt, I love my children dearly and I want them to see that mother has a life too.
Don’t you know that 55% of another person’s perception of you is based on how you look. You may learn how to look your best, without spending a lot of money.
Normally, when I tell people that I am a WAHM, I do always get some odd responses to that *lol* Like “Ummph, you have no education, rite?“
When someone asks me what I do, I tell them I work home with my lovely children and I’m NOT in the least ashamed or embarrassed. I have learned that most people who don’t think much of work-at-home moms (WAHM) and stay-at-home moms (SAHM) don’t know what’s involved and how much a family benefits and appreciates what we do.
However, I am very comfortable with my answers, but amazingly a lot of other people are not. They think my education is going to waste. My speedy answer to ’em “I’m raising my children, and teaching them. What better use of my skills?“
So momma, please feel proud of what you do 😀 It’s a noble job! Cheer up, will ya?
Some simple tips on what to wear for interview (women’s attire):
- Solid & natural color, conservative suit
- Coordinated blouse
- Moderate shoes
- Limited jewelry and accessories
- Neat, professional hairstyle
- Tan or light hosiery
- Light make-up & perfume
- Manicured nails
- Portfolio or briefcase
- Personal laptop or netbook
My new suit from him too! Another collection for my business wardrobe.
*Alhamdulillah, I’m so happy!*
Love to match my attire with my special edition executive watch
*Thank you my King!* ^-^
Love life and life will love you back. Love people and they will love you back ~ Arthur Rubinstein
Sleek & Stylish: my new hand-phone. It’s just 76g! 😉
Thanks darling dear *my hubby*
My tips to Dress for Success:
- Get organized. Having a routine and making lists keeps me alive! Don’t over-schedule the kids. Remember that children need time to just play.
- Please do take care of your appearances and make sure that you always look your best as you are the only face of your business. It’s important that you see yourself as a confident, presentable woman.
- Apply a little bit of makeup and spray your favorite perfume on your clothing. Remember to take good care of your hair, keep it clean and nicely combed.
- Make yourself feel special, do find some time for yourself (get some treat!).
Do kindly remember that you worth the time it takes to feel beautiful and desirable.Work at home moms can enjoy the benefits of professional life as much as other working women.
Best of luck mommies 😉
p/s: Thank you for your inquiry regarding (WAHM Workshop with MamaFiza), full booked but 3 extra seats still available today 😉 Do email me for details gal.