Posted on May 31 2016
Name: Courtney Jansen
Location: Philly suburbs
# of babes: 1 baby girl
How would you best describe your style? Sexy on top, playful on bottom, never high heels (not that I don't love how they look, but I can only wear them 30-40 minutes before my feet are throbbing!)
Jane Birken or Olivia Palermo? Jane Birkin. She's got that hippie, gypsy vibe I gravitate too. Coincidentally, I'm chopping bangs out next week like hers.
If you could have any TV or movie character's wardrobe, whose would you choose and why? Carrie Bradshaw. Bold. Unapologetic. Edgy. Fearless.
What made you choose the LB piece you're currently styling? I love a good crop top. I spend a LOT of time on stages. I sing in a band about 250 nights a year. My wardrobe is my costume rack. I want to inspire audiences to be self loving and self confident. What I wear supports that statement. I carried my girl all the to 37 weeks on stage with me. It was such a cathartic part of my self love journey. The entire LB Brand is a celebration of that journey. This shirt makes a bold statement about who I am with that hippie flare I love so much.
What's in your bag? Kate spade wallet, DōTERRA essential oils, Mini brush, Matches, Band-aids, Pens, Tampons, Tide pen, Burts Bees Chapstick, Lavender oil hand sanitizer, Mirror, MAC Damn Glamorous lipstick, Rosaries, Flossers
What has been the best fashion/beauty advice you've received? Dress for YOU.
How do you reset, recharge and keep feeling good as a mama? I get a massage once a month. I try to squeeze mani/pedis in when I can. I run a few miles. I drink a cold beer and watch Game of Thrones. I meditate. I make out with my husband.
How has your style changed since becoming a mom? I've gained more confidence in my role as mama. I'm very grateful for the ability to exemplify that to my baby girl when she becomes self aware. I actually dress sexier now (between my husband's sweat pants and tee shirts, of course) than I did pre-babe. I feel freer to dress for myself now more than ever. 'Caring what others think about me' is a concept I, only recently, was able to put in the useless column for life. Its been liberating and inspiring for my heart AND my closet;)
Any tips for mamas juggling the demands of motherhood with the desire to still be stylish? Make time for yourself in the most loving way possible. Take every ounce of the idea that it's selfish out of your head. Make an appointment to get your hair done equally as important as a dentist appointment. The more love, acceptance, and forgiveness you have for yourself, the more you'll have when your babe is throwing a tantrum in the middle of a crowded room.
Want more of Courtney? Check her out on Instagram