Rosie Pope is the founder and creative behind the clothing lines Rosie Pope Maternity and Rosie Pope Baby. With stores stretching coast to coast from Santa Monica, CA to Tribeca, NY, this London-bred designer also has education studios that offer prenatal, postpartum and parenting information. Aside from her astounding career as a business woman, educator and designer, she's also the mother of four! Find out how she balances her time and more in her exclusive BURU Q&A below!  (We would also like to mention that after meeting her in person, we are even bigger fans.  She couldn't be more lovely!)

{Shop her BURU Tastemaker Sale HERE}

BR: What do you love most about being a mom?

RP: Watching my kids grow and develop into these amazing people I just can't get enough of. It's the honor of my life to be their mom.

BR: What is the number one way in which motherhood has changed you?

RP: I believe in miracles.

BR: Did you breastfeed? If so, how did it affect your wardrobe selection?

RP: Yes. I tried very hard no to change my sense of style because I firmly believe in the "look good, feel good" philosophy, but I did need buttons and certainly steered clear of dry cleaning. If I couldn't hurl it in the machine or take it into the shower with me, it didn't make sense.

BR: You do so much! You're an author, designer, consultant and business owner. Not to mention a mother of four and a wife. How do you balance your time?

RP: I cry in the shower and then pour myself a big glass of Prosecco! Does that make me crazy? Perhaps. But look, it's a lot and I love it all, but sometimes I get overwhelmed. I just try and remember why I'm doing all of this and see life in phases. This phase is crazy, but it won't always be like this. It should be crazy now– I am building a business and raising my kids. So I look to achieve balance over my life in total as opposed to this week ad that gives me peace and an ability to cope.

BR: What is a typical day in the life of Rosie Pope like?

RP:  

5 a.m.: Get ready before the kids wake up– maybe I go for a quick run (depends on the day) or make a lovely iced coffee, but it definitely involves packing lunches and the like!

6:30 a.m.: Everyone starts to get up and the breakfast. School rush begins.

9 a.m.: Work– I'm all over sometimes at my stores, other times designing at our lab and headquarters in Tribeca NYC, visiting my baby showroom in midtown or doing media. I also am very involved in the curriculum we teach, filming for my YouTube channel launching this fall and working with our partners like "Parents" magazine and Amazon. So everyday is different.

5 p.m.: Begin the kids's dinner, homework, play, bath and story time and everyone to bed!

8 p.m.: Dinner meetings with my husband and work.

11 p.m.-12 a.m.: Hit the pillow!

BR: During and after your pregnancy, what was your day-to-day style?

RP: Chanel flats, leggings and a beloved mohair sweater or button down. I also love a good mini dress so they were always prominent in my wardrobe. 

BR: Is there one fashion item, no matter how impractical it may be to wear as a mom, that you'll never sacrifice in the name of motherhood?

RP: Heels– they make me a little less smart, (it's strange but they do) but I love them.

BR: What are your Top 5 BURU mommy must-haves?

RP:

1. Bella Dahl Denim Shirt

2. B-Low the Belt Adjustable Leather Belt

3.  Sam & Lavi Jumpsuit

4. Rachel Pally Ursula Midi Skirt

5. Ark & Co Button Down Tunic

BR: What inspired you to create your own business that offers so many different services to moms? What are the challenges of offering all those services under one name?

RP: I needed a guide, a companion and expert with great style and knowledge that spoke to me as a new mom. I couldn't find that person so I decided to become her! I wanted to be a one stop shop for fashion and education; inspiring confidence not more anxiety. It's hard and awesome being so integral to all the components of my business. I am only one person and it's hard (but very important at this stage) to be so involved in them all.

BR: Tell us your favorite...

RP:

Bedtime Story: "Granny is a Pirate"

Lullaby: "Daisy Daisy"

Vacation Spot: Kiawah, SC

Children's Brand: Rosie Pope Baby

BR: What's the one thing you wish you would've known before becoming a mother?

RP: Enjoy the moment. All the anxiety gets you nowhere. 

Thank you so much, Rosie! Check out her Tastemaker Sale HERE and her website HERE.

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