Tuesday, February 10, 2015

outfit post: chambray shirt, black cropped pants, teal pointed toe flats

Inspiration - Hilary Duff

Thank you to everyone for the well wishes for little Skylar! So wonderful to hear so many sweet sentiments - they are very much appreciated!

Two weeks in and we are doing well. Lots and lots and lots of diapers, feedings and naps. Then feedings, naps and diapers. And then for variety diapers, feeding, diapers, feeding and no naps. (And I thought 80 hour work weeks were grueling!) But we're slowly getting the hang of things, taking it day by day and improving little by little. :)

At this point I'm doing well physically. I just took my first long walk yesterday and it was wonderful being outside. I've been spending a lot of time in pjs & sweats over the past few weeks but I've found in the past few days that if I can shower and put on real clothes - I feel much more human - regardless of how little I've slept the night before. So I'm going to try to make more of an effort to squeeze that in between the FDN. (FDN - feed, diaper, nap. Starting a new thing - sorta like Jersey Shore GTL acronym but not cool at all. :P)

The challenge with putting on 'real clothes' is that while I'm down 25 lbs since giving birth - I still have a solid 30 lbs left of 55 lbs of pregnancy weight I gained. So that means I won't be back to my regular closet clothing for a little while. In the meantime - I've transitioned from my third trimester pants back into my second trimester pants. And to add to that I made a quick trip to Old Navy (outside world - exciting!) to pick up some roomy tops that accommodate the fact that a lot of those 30 lbs are around my midsection and boobs.

Here's the first top I bought - a XL chambray shirt because chambray is the best. (And bonus, in this picture, the shirt has fresh wrinkles from my sleeping on the couch!) This outfit is still super comfortable for hanging around the house but it at least looks like I belong to the land of the living. And then I added fun teal necklace and teal flats to make the basics a little more exciting when we went to pick up some takeout from McAllister's. :)

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28 comments:

  1. Congrats! And yes, loose fitting button downs will be your friend for awhile! (almost 4 years later, and they're STILL my friend!)

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    1. Let's be honest - they have always been our friend! :)

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  2. Welcome back! If you are nursing, I think that the Gillian O'Malley nursing tanks from Target are the best! IMO the nursing bras just got in the way. :)

    -Jessica
    www.wearitforless.com

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    1. Yes! Living in nursing tanks for when I don't have to leave the house.

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  3. You look amazing! Congrats!

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  4. Looking good, mama! :)

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  5. Well done, mama, you look great! I remember feeling that putting on real clothing and at least pulling my hair back neatly was critical to feeling normal. And don't worry about the wrinkles. One day, when you go back to work, you'll have boogers/spit-up/worse on your clothing and not realize it until a coworker points it out!

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    1. Thank you! Lol I'm sure that will happen! :)

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  6. Welcome back, Mama! this is a great transition "back to normal!" This is also just an amazing outfit regardless of weight/body changing. This is my weekend uniform!

    Clare
    Understated Classics

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  7. Welcome back!! You look great! It's amazing how putting on a cute outfit helps make us feel more human!!! As a stay at home mom, my whole demeanor changes when I get outta my comfy clothes and into out of the house clothes!! Lol

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  8. Yay!!! You're back! And you look fabulous!! Love that look - I wore something similar the other day -- so comfy!!!

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  9. Congrats on your new addition! Glad I found your blog, I am loving it! I love chambray and I adore that you can wear it with black pants in the winter and white in the summer, dual duty! xx www.celebratingthislife.ca

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  10. Congratulations! You look great!

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  11. Congratulations and welcome back! It sounds like your attitude is super healthy about taking care of your baby and yourself. So refreshing to hear!

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  12. Hi! I'm not a mom, but I remember when my sisters spent the first 40 days at my moms (and I was back there still living with my parents) with every kid they had, and it took them a little while to adjust to their new routine. Don't beat yourself up trying to be super mom/woman, as you say, take it one day at a time, enjoy all the little things and details :)

    I freaking love chambray shirts, they go with everything.
    G Salazar

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  13. Agree on the shower and getting dressed - even if it's still semi-presentable comfies (not PJs) - it made me feel so much better every day on maternity leave. I have nothing super wise to say other than it does get better...your body adjusts, just nap when you can and don't feel bad about it. My son is coming up on 6 months old and it really does go by so fast...something I never believed until it happened before my very eyes! Your daughter is beautiful :)

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  14. In love these postpartum posts. Especially because I'm I'm the same boat. I am looking forward to seeing how you dress for your return to work. I'm also still up 30 lbs and I think I will need to be strategic and purchase a few items to get through while losing weight

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    1. Thanks! Good luck to you on the postpartum journey too!

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