I am extremely excited to have the lovely (and oh so gorgeous!!!) Marcia from notsomumsy.com on our blog today as part of our 'Mamas We Love' series. She was kind enough to answer our questions about fashion, budget and sustainability.
Can you please introduce yourself and your kids…
My name is Marcia- founder and editor of NotSoMumsy.com I have a 5 year old son Archie and a 6 month pregnant belly!
How would you describe your own personal style and that of your son?
For myself probably elevated basics. I have a minimal style that I dress up with accessories. Our whole family is pretty much monochrome and denim, Although Archie just wants to wear soccer jerseys lately!
How much influence do you have in what your son wears?
Not much now that he is 5! He chooses his clothes, (but from what I buy for him- so I guess that is some control!)
Comfort vs. style: which is more important? Is it possible to have both?
It has to be both. Now that I am pregnant it has to be comfort first, but there are so many great new brands doing really cool maternity fashion. I wear a lot of basics and add accessories for style.
Do you buy organic for your kids? Do you pay attention where the items you buy are made and under which conditions?
I try to buy organic wherever possible. My husband owns an eyewear brand SundaySomewhere, so we are really conscious about where products are made and the worker's conditions.
Is it possible to buy organic and fair trade with a normal family budget? Is it realistic?
It is possible, maybe not all of the clothes, but definitely a portion of them as they are usually higher quality and last much longer. I always buy a size up so it can last a couple of seasons if I am spending a little more on quality.
What is it that you can’t live without since you have kids?
Sunglasses to cover my tired eyes and iPads (ha! Hope that doesn't make me a bad mum!)
For me Chloe, Zimmerman & Rag & Bone. For kids- Beau Loves & Gardener & the Gang.
Your kids’ favorite toy(s)in the moment?
He is soccer obsessed right now and just wants to go outside and play - so that works for me!
Favorite thing about motherhood... cuddles and snuggles on tap!
Marcia, Thank you so much for your time and lovely answers! xx,K
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