Instagram is a wonderful place to create virtual communities, and in my case I have created a mini mommy community! Cosette is one of the mother's that I have met who has been such a joy! A genuine mommy friend in her own right, Cosette takes extreme pride as a mother. Her daughter Victoria is just the cutest and a stylish reflection of her mother:
|Cosette is also a blogger, click the link here: I Loving Victoria|
Where are some of your favorite places to shop for Victoria and yourself?
"I live in a very small town at the moment with a very limited amount of stores where I find items that I love, I also like to save time and money so I shop at stores that have both clothes for me and for Victoria. At the moment, we are loving Old Navy, Target, TJ Maxx, JCPenney and Macy's. I have found these stores carry items I love with a variety of styles and in one stop. I love dressing myself in basics and accessorizing as much as I can. While I like to save my pennies I also do invest in special pieces in my wardrobe because I am in the legal field and I manage a law firm's PR so my image is very important. For special long term pieces I do shop at Nordstrom, Macy's and H&M. At these stores I find great items for Victoria and investment timeless pieces for myself."
|Truly a stylish reflection of her mommy! Victoria is wearing: Burt's Bees Bottom, Cutie Pie Top (part of a 2 piece), Babyglam Accessories headband.|
Since your are a thrifty mommy, do your (or will you) shop the same for your baby girl?
"I am not thrifty in the sense of purchasing used clothing items for me or Victoria. I do purchase home items, art and othert things. I find that most of the time, I can find the same item new for a great sale price. I shop sales only everywhere I shop and I do the same for Victoria. I worked retail for years and I learned that it's just a waste of money when you buy full price for anything. I can go months without purchasing something because I refuse to pay full retail price. In Victoria's case I shop ahead of her size. Always the next size up and I scout clearance racks at Target, Kohls, Old Navy and Macy's. I have items for next summer already that I cannot wait to put on her."
How does your personal style influence the way you dress your child?
|Baby Victoria is very fashion forward!|
What is your favorite part about motherhood?
"I love everything about her. I cannot believe how much Iove I have for this lady. She is my world. Motherhood is having a little companion to do everything with. I currently live far away from my family and long time friends; and I did not realize how 'lonely' I felt when my husband was away until I had her. Because of her, I smile all day long. I have a friend to dance with, play with, listen to music with, work out, and do all the things I love. It is amazing how much my life has changed since she arrived. She is my 'sunny side up' baby and I promise you it's not only because of her birth position- she is my sun everyday here in gloomy Washington."