#RealMoms: Laura Bambrick
In honor of Mother’s Day, we’re spotlighting a few of the moms we’ve gotten to know and love since they became thredUP customers.
Based in Wisconsin, Laura Bambrick is the lifestyle and fashion blogger behind I do deClaire, a speech therapist, and of course, a mom! Her utterly adorable daughter Claire is just two years old and chock full of energy. Discover Laura’s tips for staying stylish while raising a toddler, and find out what’s on her summer wish list.
What’s your go-to look during the week? Do you have a M-F uniform that you like?
When I don’t know what else to wear I typically pull out a button-up and layer it under a sweater with a pair of pants or a skirt. It’s a simple formula for a look that always feels put-together and stylish in a very classic way.
How about on the weekends?
During the weekend I love cozy sweaters or relaxed fit tops with broken-in jeans and flats. I still like feeling stylish, but I also want to be ready to chase Claire around the house, or run errands with the family.
Mornings can be hectic with kids! Do you have any quick beauty tips for busy moms?
I wish I could give advice on this, but at this point I still need all the advice I can get! I do try to lay out clothes for myself and my daughter the night before which gives me more time in the morning. I also use my straightener to straighten and curl my hair so that cuts down on the time it takes to style my hair quite a bit!
What items are on your wish list for this summer? As there any specific styles you want to try, or a particular investment piece you plan to splurge on?
I’m on the lookout for a striped maxi skirt, bright pink bag, and a pair of Sperry’s (so if you see any come in, send ’em my way!). I would love to try more colored flats and heels, especially if I could find a bright laser cut pair!
If you could go back and give yourself advice during the first six months of motherhood, what advice would you give?
Don’t be so hard on yourself! There is so much pressure on mothers to be everything and do everything, but in the end it isn’t important if dinner is on the table at a certain time, the beds are made, or you have time to put makeup on.
What’s your most precious memory of motherhood so far?
Every single day holds a precious mom memory for me. Recently one of my favorites is when my daughter tries to imitate things I do and says, “I like mama!”