MV Voices | Natalie Lee

We sit down with former midwife, fashionista and mum-of-two Natalie Lee from Style Me Sunday (and her adorable girls Autumn and Alexa) to discuss all things motherhood… (Psst. She’s also one of the stars of our Let’s Talk About videos, watch it here).

What inspired you to create Style Me Sunday?

I created it when I was pregnant with my second daughter, about 6 years ago. It was somewhere I could be creative and that prevented my mind from going numb due to all the baby chat. But now it has really evolved into something more than that, and I talk a lot about really important issues that mean a lot to me in the hope I inspire others.

Tell us about your warrior woman project – what does a warrior women mean to you?

Being a warrior woman is about feeling comfortable in my own skin, to stop wishing that I was something or someone else. It’s about being honest – it’s ok to be vulnerable and it’s ok to have issues, just remember to speak up. Warrior women is about trying to help others to be brave and step out their comfort zones, and to be the best person that they can be.

Being a warrior woman is about feeling comfortable in my own skin, to stop wishing that I was something or someone else.

How do you balance a career and being a mum?

I’m constantly trying to sort out childcare, my job can be so different every day and lots of stuff can come in last minute so it’s a constant juggling act. However, I’ve got a really good support system: my amazing parents and a trusty assistant.

Did motherhood impact your style at all and how did you adapt to it?

I definitely go for shoes that are really easy to put on – I don’t have time to sit down and do laces. I rocked up in my flip flops today because they’re just by the door! Definitely easy clothes to put on, comfortable clothes, but I like dressing up too.

What’s the best thing about motherhood?

First thing in the morning they bundle into my bed and we have lots of cuddles and we try and delay getting up for as long as possible. The snooze button gets pressed about a thousand times.

The thing I struggle most with is not having any alone time, not being able to go to the toilet on my own

What advice would you give to your daughters?

To live in the moment, to really appreciate what you have around you, to be nice to people and to do something you really love. When they enter the world of work I want them to do something that they are really passionate about because I followed my heart and it’s worked out quite well.

Autumn and Alexa, what would you like to be when you grow up…

Autumn: I want to be an artist, because I have drawn all my life – I do nothing but draw. I want to be a vet too, so I will be an artist and work at a vet all at the same time. I will draw pictures of the animals that I take care of and the owners will then get them at the end.

Alexa: I’ve got a list – I’m going to be a singer, an actress, a vet and I’m going to have lots of animals.