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HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR MOM SWAG - STYLE SWAP TUESDAYS

"Werk it Momma, you got the swag"- it was such an exciting second when I had the passersby hollering and complimenting me on my outfit. To get noticed and have strangers acknowledge your presence is so exhilarating. It makes all your efforts worth. But this swag doesn't come easy and cheap. We need to stay abreast of pretty much everything- be it looks, skin, body, time management and everything in between. All this juggling can take a toll on your overall health. It becomes mundane and can leave you drained both mentally and physically. I am sharing some of the hacks that help me keep myself grounded, feeling energized and focused to keeping the cool mommy swag going. 

1) Meditate- nothing gets your pumped up stress levels down better than meditation. Concentrating on your breath, it's rhythm or following a rhythmic inhaling-exhaling pattern of breathing can shift focus from the monotony. It could be harder to concentrate at first, but with prolonged practice it will surely get easier. 

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J CREW dress ( shop same, shop mini version ) // MADDEN GIRL heels ( shop same ) // CHLOE sunglasses ( shop same



j crew stripe dress, midi dress, fall fashion, colorful stripes dress, belt over dress, custom made bag, madden girl sandals, casual style, street style, myriad musings

j crew stripe dress, midi dress, fall fashion, colorful stripes dress, belt over dress, custom made bag, madden girl sandals, casual style, street style, myriad musings

j crew stripe dress, midi dress, fall fashion, colorful stripes dress, belt over dress, custom made bag, madden girl sandals, casual style, street style, myriad musings

j crew stripe dress, midi dress, fall fashion, colorful stripes dress, belt over dress, custom made bag, madden girl sandals, casual style, street style, myriad musings

j crew stripe dress, midi dress, fall fashion, colorful stripes dress, belt over dress, custom made bag, madden girl sandals, casual style, street style, myriad musings

2) Take a ten minute walk- sitting at one place or in front of the screen for a longer span can cause your blood circulation to slow down, leading to an even slower you. Moving around, stretching or just brisk walking can pump up the blood flow, alleviating any physical stress in your body. If you tend to spend a lot of time in front of the screen, then taking your eyes off the screen for even ten minutes can prove to be a good stress buster.

3) Eat a heathy snack- when I say eat a healthy snack, I don't mean dig straight into a bucket of ice-cream. Ice-cream can be the comfort food for some, but you definitely don't want to stress out later about all that calories you've packed in. Instead, reach out for a fruit, specially banana for their blood-pressure-lowering potassium, with some peanut butter or munch on your favorite veggie with some ranch dressing  The connection between the brain and gut is quite strong and a good satisfying snack will definitely get your endorphins in line.

4) Put on  some music- If you are a music-lover then you would definitely be aware of the benefits of good soothing music. Soft classical music, that is pleasant to the ears works cuz it normalizes your heart rate, lowers your blood pressure and even reduces the level of stress-hormones. Crank it up in your car, on your way back home and you'd already be in a better  mood to face all that is awaiting at home ( insert your melodramatic kids).

5) Play dress up- this is my definition of a stress-buster. Whenever I am feeling blah, I will walk into my closet, pull out a nice outfit, preferably a loose-fit easy-peasy dress, throw on a blazer ( coz I am a jacket girl ), slip on some high heels, put on my favorite red lipstick and just strut around the house. Believe it or not, science has proven that the way you dress affects your stress-levels. Wearing clothes that are comfy and make you happy will boost your confidence and overall appearance and help alleviate some stress. For me it was the sassy haircut. I feel like a whole new person- younger and confident. So the next time you are feeling blah, just wear your favorite outfit, pose for the mirror or just get a hair makeover- it will definitely turn your mood around!

What are your hacks to keeping your swag going??? 

Congratulations to Katie of Hello Katie Girl, she is the featured blogger of the week. Inadvertently, it's a ONE DRESS, TWO STYLES kind of post today. 


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12 comments

  1. We are dress twins! Love how you styled this dress and thank you for featuring me in today's post!

    -Katie
    http://www.hellokatiegirlblog.com/

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    1. Love how you styled the dress without the belt, will have to try that. Congratulations once again.

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  2. Such a gorgeous dress! I thought it looked familiar...because I saw it on Katie! So fun. You both styled it so perfectly. Great tips, too. I will keep those handy, for sure!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. It was a total coincidence how Katie and I bought the same dress and styled it with neutral heels and pink bags. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. These are all great tips! I love your dress too! So many pretty colors. :)

    https://colorandgrace.com/

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    1. It is a happy dress and it definitely elevates my mood.

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  4. Love the swirl factor on the dress! What a happy dress!
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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    1. The dress does have a fuller skirt and I love the playfulness.

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  5. What a beautiful dress and it looks fabulous on you!
    Ellibelle's Corner

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  6. Love this dress! I just felt better. :) I agree that dressing up has a major effect on the uptick of my mood too. I love it for that reason. For me, the most feel good hack I have is to workout. It really sets the tone for the day and there is nothing I couldn't handle. Otherwise, food it is! Happy Tuesday!

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

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