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Style and Insight:

Wisdom from Connected Apparel Moms

On Mother's Day, we cherished celebrating the genuine mothers who are integral parts of our connected apparel family. Among them, we particularly admired the inspiring mother-daughter duo, Jocelyn and Tamia. Both are esteemed customers of ours, expressing how our dresses make them not only look but also feel fantastic. Additionally, we want to spotlight new mom Leanna, our E-commerce Director. Below, gain valuable advice and insights from the perspectives of a daughter, seasoned mother, and newcomer navigating the journey of motherhood.

Meet Jocelyn and Tamia


Name: Jocelyn Hayes- Fields

Occupation: Local Associate Account Manager at KBAC/ Walt Disney

Hobbies: Listening to music and audiobooks. Going to concerts. Finding new recipes to try because I love cooking.

How many children do you have?: 2 (Lucky I have one son and one daughter)

What do you enjoy about being a mom?: Being able to deposit all of my life lessons into my children. Also seeing them develop their own personalities but still seeing me sprinkled in their personality.

What advice do you have for a new mom?: Enjoy every moment. Being present sounds cliche but it's true, before you know it they turn 18. The time goes by fast.

What lessons have your child(ren) taught you?: Unconditional Love! They love you no matter what. And that miracles do exist. Both children were born extremely premature.

Why did you pick this dress and what do you love about it?: My favorite color is purple and the style is very flattering


Name: Tamia Yolanda Fields

Occupation: Full-Time College Student

Hobbies: Reading books, roller skating, singing, listening to music and going to concerts

What qualities in Mom do you admire the most?: I admire her thoughtfulness, attention to detail, kindness, and unwavering faith in God

What's a moment from your childhood with your mom that you only truly appreciated or understood as you grew older?: We went to events that she didn’t enjoy, but she still wanted us to have these experiences

Finish this sentence: I appreciate my mom she hugs me when I cry

Why did you pick this dress and what do you love about it?: My favorite color is pink. The style is pretty.

Jocelyn is wearing the Lisa 2.0 Dress


Tamia is wearing the Penelope Dress


Meet Leanna


Name: Leanna Balaban Hyndman

Occupation: Director of Marketing & E-Commerce

 Hobbies: Reading, cooking, hosting

 How many children do you have?: 1

 What do you enjoy about being a mom?: I love so much about being a mom, but I especially enjoy simply watching my son discover the world. Every day, he’s learning and/or seeing something new, and it always brings such a big smile to his face. Being front row to his life journey will always be one of my life’s greatest joys.

What advice do you have for a new mom?: Ask for help. You don’t have to do everything yourself!

What lessons have your child(ren) taught you?: Patience, calmness and to always change a diaper before getting in the car

Why did you pick this dress and what do you love about it?: When you’re a new mom, you don’t always have time to think about your outfits. I love that this dress can be casual enough to wear on a daytime outing with my son, or dressed up for date night with my husband. I also love the vibrant jade color – it makes me feel fresh and bright, even with my lack of sleep.

Leanna is wearing the Shannon 2.0 Midi Dress

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