13 Essentials That A Cool Mom Just Can't Live Without

December 31, 2014 by Claudia Saide
shefinds | Style
A killer pair of sneakers. Running around is a big part of being a mama, whether it be chasing a child or getting from place to place in a certain amount of time. That's why having a pair comfortable and cool sneakers is crucial—you end up throwing them on all the time. Golden Goose Superstar Sneakers ($550)

A perfume that you love. This will help on the days when you don't have time for a proper shower. Le Labo Rose 31 ($160)

An iPad mini. The mini is small enough to toss into your tote without taking up too much space. It'll come in handy for picture taking, but it's also a great way to entertain a kid on the brink of a meltdown—just don't let them abuse it—it can get addicting. (But you already know that from personal experience.) Apple iPad Mini 3 ($399)

An Equipment blouse. Equipment makes the silkiest, most luxurious, classic blouses, and they literally go with anything. It's an easy go-to that you can pull out of your closet to throw on with jeans, sweats, or a skirt—plus you'll look like you really tried. Equipment Washed-Silk Signature Blouse ($210)

A pair of jeans that you love so much, you won't mind wearing them everyday. Let's face it— it's way more fun to focus attention on dressing someone pint-sized, so these'll come in handy when you just don't feel like spending too much time picking out your own clothes. Levi's 501 Original Jeans ($88)

A pair of designer sunnies. Shades are really important for the days following those sleepless nights—they'll not only hide the bags, but they'll also shield your eyes from the bright lights that tend to induce headaches after a night of no sleep. Linda Farrow Cat Eye Sunglasses ($535)

A really good eye cream. With motherhood comes wrinkles, and the first signs usually show up around the eyes. Therefore, eye cream is pretty important, and it really shouldn't be something from your local drugstore. An eye cream is something worth investing in, because when they're good, they really do help. La Mer The Eye Concentrate ($190)

A datebook. Honest to god, I don't know where I'd be without my datebook. This is likely the second most important thing in my life (my son is number one—duh). Another thing that tends to come with motherhood is loss of brain space—so writing every single thing down is really important. Barneys Pocket Datebook ($45)

A designer tote. For real though, who truly wants to carry around a diaper bag? They're rarely cute, and they eventually become useless. That's why using a designer tote bag, like this adorable Givenchy one, is way smarter. There's plenty of room to stash wipes and sippy cups, plus you'll still actually want to use it when you're kid outgrows diapers. Givenchy Podium Antigona Tote ($1,225)

An eyelash curler. This tool is a savior to moms, and anyone that is on a constant time crunch, really. When you don't have the time to put on makeup (or just don't feel like it), a good eyelash curler—like Kevyn Aucoin's—has the same effect as mascara—really, it's miraculous. Kevyn Aucoin The Eyelash Curler ($21)

A beautiful set of lingerie—because you still got it goin on. La Perla Pizzo Lace-Paneled Silk Blend Camisole and Briefs set ($820)

A cozy pair of pajamas—for the nights when that lingerie has to stay in the drawer because you know a kid is ending up in your bed. Eberjey Sleep Chic Pajama Set ($160)

A pair of fun, designer flats. Since balancing a kid on your hips is pretty tough to do in heels, a great pair of flats will have to sit in sometimes. It's a really good thing that flats are the preferred shoe choice by nearly everyone chic these days. Kenzo Tiger Embroidered Neoprene Slippers ($295)

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