Lee Anne Benjamin is the cool working mom many of us dream of being. The Austin-based blogger shares her takes on affordable fashion, home design, and #momlife on her site Life By Lee, and while her feed is totally picture perfect, we’re obsessed with how relatable she is on the internet. We partnered with Jessica Simpson to share a behind-the-scenes look at Lee Anne’s life—check out her interview below!
What do you wear when you want to feel most confident (shoes included)?
I’m a big fan of the relaxed-chic look. If I’m going out to an event or a date night I like to wear a pair of distressed girlfriend jeans, a cami or tee, a blazer or moto jacket, and a pair of comfortable, yet chic wedges, booties, or heeled sandals. I’m also a big hat girl so I’ll add a fedra or straw hat if it’s during the summer months. If I’m heading out for a “mommin-around” kind of day I will wear a great pair of leggings, a comfy tunic tee, and a denim jacket. Depending on my hair day I’ll add a baseball cap. I would probably wear sandals or a comfy & chic pair of sneakers.
If you could walk in someone else’s shoes for a day, who would it be?
Michelle Obama. She’s so inspirational, yet so down to earth. I recently read her book, and I was so inspired at how “real” she was & how she shared such normal experiences about her life that we all go through. She is such an amazing role model for so many women. Plus her and Barack are ultimate couple goals in my opinion :)
Describe your style in 3 words.
Comfortable. Chic. Effortless.
On your blog, you openly share the ins and outs of being a working mom. What’s been the most rewarding part of sharing both the celebrations and challenges of parenthood?
The connection to other women, and the power to connect other women. I love using my platform as a community, and sharing a common motherhood struggle that I am going through at the moment. In sharing my struggles, there are so many people who can benefit from it. Not only do I get to connect with other women, but my followers get to connect with other women. A lot of women who follow me have things in common that they don’t even know about, and being able to connect them has been really rewarding.
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