Mom-of-two Jessica Alba always looks fabulous, even if she’s just out for a park playdate with her husband Cash Warren and their girls Honor and Haven. In an interview with LilSugar the busy mom, who is soon set to publish her first book, reveals the secret behind her casual but chic style and opens up about life as a mom-of-two.
On her mom style secret: “I wear scarves, mostly because it’s an accessory that can dress up an outfit, so you’re not just wearing jeans, a t-shirt, and sneakers. But it’s also because if my baby has an accident — and I’m holding the baby — I can cover that accident up! So I’m not walking around with a big puke stain or poo stain on my shirt! Knowing that I don’t have time to go home and change, and really, I don’t have the space, time, or capacity to pick out five different changes of outfits for my car – it’s enough to remember my baby’s change of clothes. I have funny little stories about how I learned that lesson [in the book].”
On her book, The Honest Life: “From room decor to making meals for the week to simple beauty recipes that my grandmother passed down to me made from things that are in your pantry . . . through trial and error, I’ve figured a few things out, and I’m sure other people have to. So [I'm] putting them together in a very simple, easy-to-read, colorful book. I also want it to be if you only have 10 minutes, you can walk away with something. It’s like, what do you pack in your diaper bag that’s easy — do you even have a diaper bag? Maybe you just carry a large purse. Maybe you use your purse instead of buying 50 different diaper bags knowing that your purse will probably go better with your outfits. So how do you pick a diaper bag that’s neutral and will go with everything? And what do you really need in that diaper bag? In the beginning, I was stuffing my child’s entire nursery into the diaper bag and breaking my neck and was like, ‘Oh, wait, I forgot my wallet. What’s going on?’”
On going from one kid to two: “I think going from no kids to one kid was the biggest adjustment. Once my older one was out of diapers and was a little bit more self-sufficient, I found that having another one was easier than it would have been if I had two in diapers. I think the toughest part is probably just your time. You still want to spend time with both of them and you find you have less time for yourself. Once [Honor] is down for her nap then I have the baby and I get to spend time with [Haven], where I used to be cooking or doing emails or reading or talking to a girlfriend. So now it’s about organizing my time and trying to be as efficient as possible.”
Read Jessica’s entire interview at LilSugar.com