A Mother’s Day Interview with Kelly Allen



With Mother’s Day around the corner, we sat down with one of our favorite Sett and Co young moms and inspiration-setters, Kelly Allen, on her take on motherhood, work-life balance, and life mottos.

Kelly Allen Kelly on Instagram: @kelly.d.allen

Q What was the most surprising thing about becoming a mom?

A Maybe not surprising, but I underestimated the level of patience I would need. Especially as my kids have become older and more independant. Trying to gain more everyday!

Q Best advice for maintaining a work/motherhood balance?

A Time management is definitely key. Any empty space I have to shoot content for brands - I take advantage of because pretty soon someone is going to ask me for a snack.

Throwback name ring - Kelly Allen Kelly chose the Throwback name ring

Q Words of wisdom you live by?

A Don’t say “I should do this” either choose to do it or not.

Q Best approach to style vs. motherhood?

A I definitely style and dress myself how I wish and don’t factor motherhood into in necessarily. Whatever makes me feel confident and good will help my attitude stay positive throughout the day!

Q Best lesson your Mom gave you?

A Pick your battles.

Q Fill in the blank: This Mother's Day, I want ________

A to relax? Maybe have a hot bath?

Kelly Allen with family

Q Chicest mom you know?

A I don’t know* her in real life but Yasmin Sewell has been my fashion icon for years and years.

Q What is your favorite 'empowering women/girl power' song?

A Cherry Bomb

Throwback name ring - Kelly Allen Kelly chose the Throwback name ring
Tally Moran

Toronto girl, born and raised, thriving on the buoyant pulse of fashion and can be found listening to Starbucks’ playlists, Tally is the voice behind the Sett and Co Blog and our social media.