Q&A with Taylor Sterling of Glitter Guide
Taylor Sterling, Founder of Glitter Guide, is one of those moms who makes jeans and a t-shirt look like a million dollars. Her infectious smile and knack for making "the everyday" beautiful lead her to instant success with Glitter Guide. It's quite addictive really! We are so thrilled to have her share a glimpse into her world of motherhood and #momstyle.
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BR: What do you love most about being a mom?
TS: There are so many things I love about being a mom. I love the unconditional love I feel for my daughter and the joy she brings me every day. I love experiencing life through her eyes. It's so fun!
BR: What is the number one way in which motherhood has changed you?
TS: I've become less into things that don't enrich my life. Time is so valuable now and if something or someone isn't making my life better I try not to spend too much time there.
BR: Did you breast-feed? If so, how did it affect your wardrobe choices?
TS: I did breast feed and I found it hard to find clothes that were stylish and also easy to breast feed in. I wore a lot of flowy tops and tops and dresses that we're easy to pull to one side.
BR: Has your personal style changed since motherhood? How would you describe your #momstyle?
TS: Lucky for me my style was pretty casual before I became a mom, so it hasn't changed much. My daily outfit choice is jeans, a tee, and sneakers or flats. So I guess I may have had #momstyle before I was even a mom. I still try to be stylish though.
BR: What are your must-haves from BURU and why do they work in your mommy lifestyle?
Bella Dahl Tulip Hem Artist Wash Denim Button Down: I live in button-down shirts. They go with everything in my wardrobe and are just so easy.
Julie Brown Relaxed Fit Cardigan: A grey cardigan is something I always have in my closet. It's extremely versatile and also cozy.
By Malene Birger Josta Fringe Sweater: This is so fun. I would wear this with jeans, denim shorts for over a high-waisted skirt.
By Malene Birger Annlotti Metallic Knit Sweater: Again, I like things that I can wear with most things in my closet. This sweater is casual but the metallic detail makes it feel more dressy.
Sam & Lavi Piper Chambray Jumpsuit: I love a good jumpsuit.
10 Crosby by Derek Lam Long-Sleeve Oversized Crew Neck Sweater Sweaters are also something I wear pretty consistently. This one would look so cute with jeans and boots.
Rachel Comey Poise Top: Pink is one of my favorite colors. This top looks so comfy and adds a great pop of color to any outfit.
LemLem Abara Gauze Shirt: Loose gauzy tops like this one are so great for an active mom lifestyle. I just can't be bothered with super tight things anymore. Comfort is usually at the top of my priority list in terms of outfit choices.
Mothers en Vogue White Long Sleeve V-Neck T-Shirt I like this top for nursing but, also for when you're starting to show when pregnant. It would put emphasis on your bump --- which is something I wanted.
BR: We LOVE Glitter Guide – it’s such a daily dose of happiness and inspiration! What is the most difficult aspect of running your own business and having a 1-year old?
TS: I think like any other working mom it's time-management. I use to have all day to accomplish things for work and could put endless hours into it. Now, I only have these small pockets of time to get everything done. It's teaching my how to manage my time better and be more efficient. Some days it's stressful, but other days I feel relived that I can only work so many hours. It forces me to focus on things in certain times and not always be so distracted.
BR: What does a typical day look like for you and Elodie?
TS: Each day is different depending on our schedule. Right now we have a couple days a week where I watch her for the full day and a few where we have a nanny part-time. On those days I play with her in the morning and then the nanny comes over and I work as much as I can for those 5 hours. Then when she leaves I go back to my mom duties. I just started carving out sometime to get back to then gym, too. It feels so good!
BR: How do you find a balance between your husband, Elodie, and GG? Any special tips you can share?
TS: This is always a challenge. Last year I felt I took on a few too many things and felt like my time was always filled with trying to accomplish so many things. I felt frazzled by the end of the year. This year I am trying to do less and make the things I do more valuable. Spend a less time online. I've been trying to not work on Fridays so I can spend time with Elodie and take her out to do fun things (its not always a luxury I can afford, but I try to make it happen when I can) with other mom friends and on the weekends my husband and I plan fun outings for the family to experience together. Some weeks we're lucky and get a date night, which is important too.
BR: In one word how would you describe yourself in all the roles you play:
TS: mother: loving
business owner: compassionate
this was hard!
BR: Elodie is adorable! If you wouldn’t mind sharing, please tell us a few of your favorite mommy moments
TS: Bedtime Story: Goodnight Daniel Tiger and Wherever You Are My Love Will Find You
Lullaby: You Are My Sunshine
Vacation Spot: Anywhere that has a beach.
Restaurant: None. We usually cook at home.
Children’s Brand: Most often it's Gap Kids.
BR: What’s the one thing you wish you would’ve known before becoming a mother?
TS: I didn't know how vulnerable it would make me feel. I love my daughter so much that it's scary to think she's going to go off into this world and I can't always protect her from things. I also wish I knew what a pain my hair would become after giving birth. Oh, my hair. The frizz is out of control. Luckily, neither of these things would keep me from becoming a mother. :)
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