Catt Sadler: “Having It All” Means Not Everything Has To Be Perfect

Catt Sadler knows plenty about beauty and fashion as she’s always in the makeup chair getting glammed up herself for her E! News hosting gig. The mom-of-two recently shared her styling tips with Celebrity Baby Scoop – and revealed how people can enter the contest she’s hosting for 3M Lint Rollers. The winner of the “Best First Impression Outfit” will receive $5000 for a wardrobe makeover and an online style session with Catt herself!

CBS: What basics should every woman have in their closet?

CS: Every woman should have a nude pair of classic pumps, a little black dress, a black blazer, a motorcycle leather jacket, and a classic all-white button down blouse.

CBS: As host of E! News Weekend – how do you juggle your career with motherhood?  Can women really have it all?

CS: I do it by realizing there is no such thing as perfect, having an immense amount of support and focusing on the present moment. When I’m at work, I’m fully present at work. When I’m with my children, the phone is down and I’m concentrating on them. That is what keeps me sane and makes me feel like things are balanced and manageable. I believe that women can have it all as long as they know that “having it all” means that not everything has to be perfect.

CBS: Can you share some glam squad secrets for the woman who wants to look her best?

CS: First and foremost, scour for highs and lows when you are shopping. Take the time to find those trendy, seasonal buys for cheaper prices. If you are going to splurge, make sure those investment pieces are timeless such as Prada shoes or a Celine bag – something that you can pass onto your granddaughter and have for a lifetime.

Second, always get a last look when you are leaving the house. Make sure those fly-away hairs are sprayed down, there’s no lipstick on your teeth, and if you’re like me and you have three cats, you always want your Scotch Brite Printed Lint Roller nearby.

The last one I would say is to heed Coco Chanel’s advice and take off one accessory. You don’t need to wear all of your beautiful things at once!

CBS: Tell us about the 3M Lint Rollers contest to win a $5,000 makeover. How do we participate?

CS: The Scotch Brite “First Impressions” photo contest is super fun and easy. All you need to do is go to the Scotch Brite Facebook page and upload your best first impression snapshot in one of three categories: casual Friday, Happy Hour or impress your boss. Accompany that with a few sentences and you are entered to win. The contest goes through May 31 and then in early June the judges will narrow it down to 15 finalists. From there, the public is encouraged to vote for their favorites, which will narrow it down to 3 and then I will pick a winner who will receive a $5,000 wardrobe makeover and an online style consultation with me!

CBS: What is the most expensive fashion item that you own?

CS: My Balenciaga black leather motorcycle jacket inspired by Kate Moss!

CBS: Do your boys Arion, 8, and Austin, 12, have any interest in being fashionable? What are they into?

CS: Yes, they do actually and in very different ways. Austin, my oldest, is pretty simple in his dress but he’s particular with what he wears. He’s in middle school so he’s very aware of putting his best foot forward, making a good first impression at school. So, he’s very particular when he gets dressed, there are only a few things he will wear and he’ll wear them over and over again. There are only a few things he feels comfortable and cool in.

And then Arion is very fashionable and has this incredible, organic sense of style. He rocks totally original looks. For example, he’ll wear two different socks and mix and match prints. He loves color and he’s a walking piece of artwork. I don’t know how it works but he makes it look really cute!

In terms of what they are into, Austin is fanatical about making movies. He writes scripts with his friends and all of his best buddies act in the movies they make and then post to his YouTube channel. Every free moment he gets, he’s making his next movie from start to finish (editing, graphics, etc!)

Arion is into any sport that involves a ball. He’s very good at basketball for an 8-year old. He’s also a baseball pitcher. And I have them both playing the piano!

CBS: Please share some of your favorite motherhood moments

CS: Bedtime is one of our most meaningful times of the day. As corny as it sounds, I’ve been singing to my kids before they go to bed since they were babies. They still haven’t’ quite outgrown it and they actually make requests like, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” or “Amazing Grace.”

CBS: What is a typical day for you like?

CS: There is no such thing as a typical day. Every day of the week can be different depending on what my E! News assignments are. A light day could be coming in mid-morning, going over scripts, going to the voiceover booth, going to hair and makeup, taping on set, etc. Another day could start with an 8AM interview so I’ll have my husband take the kids to school so I can show up early, go to hair and makeup, prep for the interview, go out into the field to shoot the interview and then rush back to do the news. The only typical thing is that I am on set between 1 and 4PM actually taping the news. It makes my life very exciting!

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  • Emily

    She’s so gorgeous! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I am still surprised to hear she has children, especially an almost teen boy. Wowza 🙂

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