Posted on June 10 2016
Name: Savannah Johnson
Location: Longmont (just outside of Boulder), Colorado
# of babes: Two. Jupiter- almost 2 Bijou- 9 months
How would you best describe your style? Simple, timeless, neutral. A good white t-shirt is my idea of perfection.
Jane Birkin or Olivia Palermo? Jane Birkin, no contest
If you could have any TV or movie character’s wardrobe, whose would you choose and why? If I had more reasons to really dress up, Claire Underwood from House of Cards. There was a scene of her closet once and it was all beautifully hung in a gradient from black to white, the only colors that really matter to me. Everything she wears is perfectly tailored and effortless.
What made you choose the LB piece you’re currently styling? I've always held pretty feminist leaning views (thanks mom), but since having two daughters I try to focus on the empowerment of women even more. I don't ever want my girls to feel less than because of their gender so the message "Rise of the woman" is a good reminder for me.
What’s in your bag? I usually just carry an oversized waxed canvas pouch that I can throw in a diaper bag or stroller easily with the following in it: Glossier 'Balm Dot Com', keys, wallet, lip balm by Moon River Naturals, a couple different essential oil rollers, Glossier 'Boy Brow' (arguably my favorite beauty product), sunglasses, a Spirit Animal fragrance roller by rootfoot in Coyote, and more often than not some sort of snack to bribe my kids with at some point
What has been the best fashion/beauty advice you’ve received? Keep it simple is kind of my life's motto. Simple doesn't equal not caring or trying though. I try to buy fewer things, but invest in ones that will stand the test of time and are quality made (preferably within the US and by female run companies)
How do you reset, recharge and keep feeling good as a mama? An adult beverage, a facial mask, and watching something on Netflix is my cure all. Being outside in the mountains also does wonders.
How has your style changed since becoming a mom? Being a mom and a business owner kind of happened at around the same time for me. Both changed my entire ethos of being a more conscious consumer. I used to work in fashion retail and would succumb to fast fashion because it was cheap and convenient, but now I really try to buy less and buy better. My style has definitely changed as a result because I wear the same things more often, but they are things I truly love and feel comfortable in.
Any tips for mamas juggling the demands of motherhood with the desire to still be stylish? Taking a little bit of time for yourself is paramount. Whether it be carving out enough time to get dressed/ready for the day or allowing yourself to do a little online window shopping, I think the key is keeping an identity that goes beyond the role of mother.
Want more of Savannah? Check her out on Instagram