9 to 5 Chic’s Anh Sundstrom Dishes on Motherhood

Anh Sundstrom may have already conquered the world of office style—you can see proof on her amazing blog 9 to 5 Chic—but now she’s taking mommy chic by storm. We managed to catch up with Anh to get her insight on being mom to one of the most adorable little girls we’ve ever seen (Hi, Lucia!), how her style has changed and what she’s doing this Mother’s Day. Read up below.

We can’t believe Lucia is already 7 months! How are you spending this Mother’s Day?
I can’t believe it either! We’ll keep it low key: Maybe brunch at one of our favorite places and some park time with Lucia and the puppies.

What’s one thing you were really excited to buy for Lucia?
It’s no surprise—clothes! I held off as long as I could while I was pregnant because I knew that I was just opening the door to a dangerously fun habit. I was around 7 months pregnant before I bought her a few outfits and I’m pretty surprised that I was able to wait that long.

What’s the best advice your mother ever gave you?
Read and read often. We may not have had all of the toys we ever wanted, but when in a bookstore or library, there were never too many books that we could pile on to the stack.

How has your style changed since becoming a mother?
I’m much more likely to splurge on a pair of flats now and I’m no longer opposed to the modest 3-inch heel rather than my typical 4 (plus)-inch heel.

If you could get one thing from INTERMIX for Mother’s Day, what would it be?
INTERMIX always has the best leather! I wear my navy IRO leather jacket from INTERMIX constantly and wouldn’t be too terribly upset if another one, like the IRO Hana Leather Jacket in Pink Rose, found its way into my closet.

What are some of the best places to hang out with your mom on Mother’s Day?
I love shopping with my mom. We would probably head out to Union Square in San Francisco for the day.