Turning thirty is always a turning point in ones life. My twenties was all about confidence and growing into a woman of the world. Fashion wise it was to try as many styles and learn about the world around me. I was also very fortunate to travel to Europe, England and live in Dubai for a couple of years. It gave me a chance to observe many cultures and their fashions. We met some great people along the way. As i turned thirty, i was also crossing another huge milestone in my life, becoming a mother. My son taught me so many precious things that i am thankful for everyday. But as a woman, what i wasn't aware of was how drastically my body was going to change. For better or worse, we got to take it and flow with it. I think i was trying to fit my old wardrobe into my new body and that is the biggest mistake one can do as a new mother. I admit it, a fashion identity crisis is the last thing on your mind when you are changing diapers and trying to calm a baby. But, a little shopping time might have saved me from a lot of those closet agonies trying to fit in my old jeans. After two lovely years in my body after pregnancy, i feel like i am embracing the changes. I know the kind of outfits that looks good on me now and i also know that there are some dresses in my closet that might never fit the same way again but that's okay. Hopefully, other moms out there or even someone who lost or gained a lot of weight might identify with the crisis and realize how important it is to embrace your body the way it is. Once you feel beautiful inside, finding your inner fashionista is no crisis at all.
Hi! Welcome to the AV Stylist blog. I am Archana Vonipenti, fashion stylist, Software engineer, style enthusiast and mother to two very active boys. I enjoy writing, coding, traveling, shopping (of course) and interior design.