The Mommy Uniform



I’ve always joked about the clothing items I wear on a daily basis, and it’s time I shared it with my readers. I won’t be surprised if you wear something similar. 

Getting dressed for work means throwing on the same outfits throughout the week. Most people have a polished look going on when they enter the office, but when you’re your own boss, it means you wear whatever you like. Oftentimes, I walk around barefoot in sweats and a tee while communicating with clients throughout the day. Doesn’t that sound like a dream?

Eh, it has its perks.

Dealing With ‘Top Clients’
My number one clients are the kids, they are a bit fussy and very picky on how they’d like the day to go. This means I have to put things aside or wake up earlier than sunrise to be able to tackle a certain deadline.

Don’t get me wrong, I love what I do on a daily basis, and it’s very rewarding. A full-time mom and a part-time blogger/freelancer means I get to make my own schedule, make sure the kids and the pups are alive by the time my husband arrives from his job. I will tell you one thing, it’s also exhausting — both mentally and physically. Oftentimes, there’s a fight that breaks out over the LEGO pieces and they end up flying everywhere. The tinier, the harder to find. I don’t know why we couldn’t just stay at the DUPLO stage.

Regardless, the boys appreciate the time they spend with me, at least I think they do. Although, they get more excited about Jeff coming home than when I enter the room. Eh, you win some you lose some.

Dressed To Impress — Sort Of
Sweats and a tee are my go-to trends and I don’t see myself settling for anything else when it comes to my day-to-day apparel. I do vary it up with black leggings here and there, and it does help that we live in South Florida. That means I throw on a bathing suit from time to time.

My makeup routine is minimal, and my hair is typically in a top bun. That’s how I get things done. They say the best way to focus on your work is to spend less time preparing for it, and just get to doing the work. Ask Albert Einstein or Steve Jobs… or Mark Zuckerberg. Simplicity is best when you’re looking to get things done. It’s also been one of my goals this year, to work smart not hard. It’s how I’ve been able to accomplish many of the things I used to think were nearly impossible.

If you’re curious where I picked up this lovely “Raise Them Kind” tee, head over to my Instagram and tap this photo for details. 

19 Comments

  1. RUSS

    March 26, 2017 at 1:15 AM

    You are living the life. I am envious! That would be one of my goals in the future – to have full control of my time & work on my own hours but still be chill and all. I’ll definitely check out the tee in your IG.

    1. Fatima Torres

      March 26, 2017 at 1:17 AM

      Thank you. It’s taken me almost four years to get my blog to this point. I wish I knew what I know now back then. It would’ve taken me less time, but I don’t regret any of it. It’s been a learning lesson.

  2. Jasmine Eclipse

    March 26, 2017 at 3:06 PM

    I am right there with you with the tshirt, sweats and top knot, that’s me every day! I especially love the quote, “The best way to focus on your work is to spend less time preparing for it, and just get to doing the work.” I need to remember that this week!

    1. Fatima Torres

      March 26, 2017 at 3:39 PM

      Yes! It’s important to stop talking about what you’re going to do, and just get to it. Oh, and you’ll love my new YouTube Series this week. It’s called MomViews. I’m taking an old series I had on the blog and revamping it to serve my readers. It’s going to be very insightful, and personal. There’s a post that will be featured as well. Hope you come back to read/see it.

  3. Wendy Polisi

    March 26, 2017 at 11:03 PM

    The suburban mommy needs a new uniform, pronto. Six simple items can make life so much more fashionable for suburban living.

  4. Elizabeth O.

    March 27, 2017 at 1:18 AM

    It would be awesome to dress to impress but sometimes, simplicity wins the race. It’s nice to not let go of your style though even if you spend most of your days at home. It will make you feel confident and great.

  5. Pinoy Bisniz

    March 27, 2017 at 5:12 AM

    Whenever I am doing some corporate engagements like Training, I wear my business attire. But when I am on a travel , I am always on my rubber shoes, short pants and shirts with my brand 🙂 Jojo Vito | http://www.thehappytrip.com

  6. Michelle Snow

    March 27, 2017 at 5:52 AM

    The “dress code” is one of the reasons I love being a blogger. Unless I’m meeting with someone, I’m in super comfy clothes all day. LOL

  7. annalisanuttall

    March 27, 2017 at 6:58 AM

    Well as long as you are not running around in your pjs then wearing a tshirt and sweats is completely fine. x

  8. A Busy Bees Life - Sheri

    March 27, 2017 at 8:30 AM

    Not sure if being your own boss means dressing in whatever you like, lol but I think being comfortable and happy in how you look and dress will make you feel better about your day.

    1. Fatima Torres

      March 27, 2017 at 8:39 AM

      Yes, being comfortable and dressing in whatever your hear desires makes things a little easier throughout the day. And you really do feel better when you look it 🙂

      Of course, I don’t dress THIS comfortable when meeting with clients, haha!

  9. Krista Bel

    March 27, 2017 at 5:32 PM

    As I was reading through I just had the top in mind. beautiful top. Your motherhood sounds so much fun. I know the feeling of being more excited when daddy is home, it looks like you’re not important but leave for a day and they’ll realize the difference.

  10. ghastlyvongore

    March 28, 2017 at 12:31 AM

    That sounds pretty much like my wardrobe lol. Yoga pants are my friend. I am forever finding LEGOS somewhere in my house as well haha. I absolutely love that shirt!

  11. Clark Albert

    March 28, 2017 at 6:38 AM

    Such a strong reminder and yet comfortable of what you wear. And you are correct. I myself never think of my corporate job outside the corporate world and spend most of my time with family. It keeps me more motivated.

  12. The Mad Mommy

    March 28, 2017 at 1:30 PM

    Jeans, t-shirt, hoodie and hat, done. Hahaha, that is my mom uniform!

  13. gaborvantolna

    March 28, 2017 at 6:56 PM

    I can imagine that its hard with some young kids and to find clothes that are comfortable for the job…

  14. emmaeatsandexplores

    March 29, 2017 at 6:57 AM

    If I didn’t have to go to the office I’d live in sweats or gym gear – it’s so much comfier! I have to admit though, when I do make the effort to dress smarter I do feel more productive – whatever works I guess!

    1. Fatima Torres

      March 29, 2017 at 11:26 AM

      Don’t worry, I know the struggle. I worked at a hospital and had to wear slacks often.

  15. Elizabeth

    March 31, 2017 at 5:55 AM

    I’m usually in my workout clothes as I haven’t changed after my morning exercising, or failing that, in my pjs! lol!

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