FIVE SECRETS TO BECOMING A (MOSTLY) ZEN MAMA

Los Angeles blogger, RELish By Arielle shares how she meditates during the global pandemic

For the past few months, I’ve been on a mission to find a little slice of zen amidst the CRAZIEST YEAR EVER.  Since it’s becoming increasingly difficult to do so, sharing some tips below that have been working for me.  All of these ideas may sound rather simple but I’ve found them to be extremely helpful during this social distancing time. I can only hope that they help you too!

QUARANTINE STYLE: WIDE LEGGED JEANS

Los Angeles mommy blogger, RELish By Arielle, wears Chicwish wide leg jeans

Now that we’re in phase two of the quarantine, I’ve officially graduated from athleisurewear back to denim.  After all, I’ve been craving some sense of normalcy and fashion makes me happy. But since it’s important to still stay comfy all day (SO many zoom calls!), I’ve been wearing a very specific type of denim on repeat–oversized, wide legged jeans. Sharing the comfiest pair I’ve been living in that also happens to be at an affordable price point. Also including full outfit details below because I’m obsessing over this white blouse with the an oversized bow too.

QUARANTINE STYLE: SWEATSHIRT DRESS TWO WAYS

A week and a half into our quarantine, I’ve been making it a point to create as much normalcy throughout my day as possible. It’s the least I can do throughout all of this uncertainty while balancing work and kids at home!  One way I’ve been doing this is by making sure I actually get dressed in the morning. The first few days working from home last week, I wore a lot of sweatpants on repeat.  This ended up getting old because I realized pretty quickly that they were making me feel sluggish and unproductive.  Sharing a dress with you today that I’ve been living in instead. It’s just as comfy as sweats but it looks and feels more presentable–especially on all of my zoom conference calls (AKA the new normal)! Styling it two different ways below while social distancing.

THE MINIMALIST LOOK YOU NEED IN YOUR CLOSET

Over maternity leave, I went full Marie Kondo. I’ll blame it on the fourth trimester–a time when I was on a constant quest to find a sense of normalcy in my sleep deprived, laundry-heavy, baby snuggling days. One day while Sadie was napping, I felt such an urge to organize. I threw all of my clothes into one big heap on my bed and kept only the items that brought me the most joy. Everything else HAD to go and lets just say, I ended up donating a lot! With two pregnancies so close together, it felt liberating to finally clean out my closet to make room for new looks that actually fit.

5 NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS I’M STILL STICKING TO

Los Angeles fashion blogger, RELish By Arielle wears an ASOS metallic dress

Hello 2020! Halfway through January, I’ve finally gotten my act together enough to share my new year’s resolutions with you.  My hands have been so full with Sadie and Naiya over the past few months, the days keep melting away. Trying to savor all of the cuddles while not beating myself up too much about not being as productive as usual. After all, having the chance to sit behind my computer to type or get anything done for that matter has been so much more difficult than it was with only one baby! Mamas, can you relate? Excited to round up my top 5 new year’s resolutions below in hopes  that in writing them down, I’ll actually be able to continue sticking to them. Hoping that in sharing them, they’ll inspire you too.