going chic,  Parenting

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. 

What's life like with three kids and two pups? It's entertaining, that's for sure! MTME breaks down family fun ideas and shares personal insights from a former B2B editor and digital marketer turned mom running a business and a household -- all under one roof. With her husband as her #1 fan, there isn't anything she can't accomplish. Read on to learn how she breathes in fire and exhales success.


  • RUSS

    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.

    • Fatima Torres

      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.

  • Jasmine Eclipse

    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!

    • Fatima Torres

      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.

  • Wendy Polisi

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

  • Elizabeth O.

    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.

  • annalisanuttall

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

    • Fatima Torres

      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!

  • Krista Bel

    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.

  • Clark Albert

    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.

  • emmaeatsandexplores

    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!

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