In celebration of Mother’s Day, we asked Ivanka Trump — the savvy businesswoman and mother of two — to share her secrets to juggling a booming career and little kids with such grace and style. “I am a serious scheduler, but I’m also a realist,” says the mother of Arabella, age two, and Joseph, age seven months. “You have to be able to roll with the punches when you have a lot going on.” And while she says motherhood hasn’t changed her style, she now views it with a more practical eye: “I have to find an outfit that will transition with me, no matter what may come up that day,” she says. Read on for more, then shop the two sales Ivanka curated exclusively for Gilt — her chic picks for kids (inspired by her tiny trendsetters) and her picks for the perfect Mother’s Day gift.
Little Inspirations: Talk about a mom who does it all–you have a serious career, jewelry, shoes, handbags, two adorable kids–what is your secret to juggling? Are you a serious scheduler, or do you just roll with the punches?
Ivanka Trump: I am a serious scheduler, but I’m also a realist. You have to be able to roll with the punches when you have a lot going on. There are nights that I have to unexpectedly stay very late at the office to get a deal done and then there are days I have to cancel a meeting because one of the kids gets sick and needs me. I don’t beat myself up when real life happens. I try to focus on making sure I am doing what needs to get done and prioritizing effectively. And, I try to ensure that my priorities are in line with my values as a professional and as a wife and parent.