Wednesday, April 22, 2015

outfit post: navy tunic, grey pants, leopard belt, leopard wedges

Inspiration - Lauren Conrad

Sometimes I find pictures on Pinterest that look like clothing that I already have in my closet and use those photos as my inspiration for a blog post. And sometimes (like today) it's the opposite - I wear an outfit and then reverse search for a somewhat similar picture. (I don't ever buy clothes to complete inspiration photos unless it was something that I would have already purchased if the blog didn't exist.) In this case I couldn't find anything close when I searched combinations of "navy tunic grey pants leopard" so inspiration picture isn't as exact of an outfit as I normally use. But the part that struck me as similar on Lauren is navy top with a belted waist. Close enough for me! :)

Second day in a row that I'm showered, hair blow-dried and I have makeup on! Plus I really like today's outfit. Look at me being a "normal functioning part of society*" instead of a hermit milk factory for a tiny human. :)

*UPDATE* - Oops. I didn't mean to infer in the above statement that stay at home moms aren't normal functioning parts of society. I really meant I am getting back to my own personal pre-baby "normal" - doing a job every day that I enjoy and feel contributes in some part to the world as a whole. I didn't mean to say that being at home raising very important tiny humans to be successful grown up humans doesn't also do that. It totally does. I was just trying to make light of how dramatically my life changed after baby and is now changing again as I go back to work and how many brain is trying to reconcile those two parts of who I am now. I'm sorry if it sounded derogatory or dismissive! I didn't mean for it to!

Goals - Week 7 update:
  1. Start eating healthier & walking lots - 
    • Eating healthier & exercising: Started doing the 21 day fix plan with my bestie on Monday - we snapchat each other progress & support throughout the day. Giving myself extra portions on the meal plan to compensate for breastfeeding. Already noticing I was eating way too much sugar & cheese... 
    • Weight: 
      • Weight lost this week - loss 2.1 lb
      • Total weight lost - 9.4 lbs 
      • 23.6 to go!
  2. Post at least 3x a week-
    • Post 3x: Success!
(Are you guys interested or bored with my weekly weigh-ins? I know this is an outfit blog - so it seems a little out of context to keep writing about it... thoughts?)

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30 comments:

  1. I love your blog. Thanks for sharing practical outfits

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad you find the blog useful!

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  2. Keep posting the updates! I am pregnant now and enjoy seeing what happens after baby. I know this is an outfit blog but more indepth posts on the post-pregnancy topic would be awesome.

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  3. I'm interested in weekly weigh ins!

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  4. I'm loving seeing your goal progress! I'm 14.5 months post-partum and totally relate to being a hermit milk factory in the early months. Go mama!

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  5. Love all your posts, including your weigh ins and goal progress. My youngest baby isn't much of a baby anymore, but I'm still working to get back to my ideal weight, so it's inspiring to watch others on a similar journey.

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  6. Love your blog outfits AND weigh ins! Keep up the good work

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  7. Love the weekly weigh ins! I'm a stay at home mom and it's nice to see other people on the same weight place!!

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  8. I also love your weekly weigh-ins since it really represents the reality a normal woman faces after pregnancy. We aren't all like the Hollywood stars with a personal trainer, dietitian, chef, and nanny on call to make sure our bodies snap back to pre-pregnancy shape after 6-8 weeks. It took me nine months to fit back into my pre-pregnancy jeans, so it's reassuring I'm not the only one that had to go through the slow postpartum weight loss process.

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  9. I've followed your blog forever...nice to see outfit ideas that are realistic vs. the blogs where the total outfit is $$$. You should absolutely post your weigh ins...it helps with ensuring you are following your plan when others are watching and we are routing for you too! :)

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  10. I've been following forever and am addicted to your outfits but I also find myself enjoying your progress with the weekly weigh ins. I get really excited for you and it motivates me. Plus it's great to get an idea of what it looks like to be stylish and healthy post baby. From a style stand point, it helps me when my weight fluctuates for various reasons because I can look at where you are on your journey and relate but also get an idea of how to style myself when it happens. Keep up the awesomeness! :D

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  11. Please keep sharing your weekly weigh ins! :)

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  12. Keep posting them. It's only once a week and it's exciting to see your progress! I look forward to it every Wednesday. Good luck!

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  13. You look amazing! ! Very motivating..

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  14. ugh..... "normal functioning part of society"

    REALLY? I normally don't read the words you write, just look at the pictures... wish I'd stuck with that today.

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    1. Oops. I didn't mean to infer in the above statement that stay at home moms aren't normal functioning parts of society. I really meant I am getting back to my own personal pre-baby "normal" - doing a job every day that I enjoy and feel contributes in some part to the world as a whole. I didn't mean to say that being at home raising very important tiny humans to be successful grown up humans doesn't also do that. It totally does. I was just trying to make light of how dramatically my life changed after baby and is now changing again as I go back to work and how many brain is trying to reconcile those two parts of who I am now. I'm sorry if it sounded derogatory or dismissive! I didn't mean for it to!

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  15. I was hoping your "update" wasn't because someone got offended, but looks like it might have been that way -- I LOL'd (for real.. hopefully those around me didn't notice ha) because I got your silly humor! I would have never thought twice about it had you not done the update. I'm sure many would agree!! :) p.s. -- I just became a BeachBody coach (have done their programs for years), but haven't had much experience with the 21 day fix -- would love to hear updates during or when it's all done so I can share with others. :)

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  16. I agree, I didn't notice your 'faux pas' until you brought attention to it. I'm a SAHM hermit and I love it. It is amazing how different you feel when you're freshly showered and wearing an actual outfit vs yoga/pj pants and an old tee. :)

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  17. Oh. and I love your navy and gray combo.

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  18. I'm a working mom too and frankly it's really refreshing to hear your updates and a bit of deja vu- those newborn days are difficult to navigate with the sleep deprivation and constant feedings/pumpings. I get it! I also it's inspiring to see how you're dressing a slightly different body. I just started experimenting with skinny belts too.

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  19. I am currently pregnant with a baby girl and find your postpartum weight loss journey refreshing and realistic. I feel like it has given me realistic expectations for my future.

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  20. Love the weekly weigh-ins! My little is 4 months old, and I'm also a working mom trying to lose the baby weight. I feel like we're in this together. :)

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  21. Love your blog and the weekly weigh-ins. Congratulations on making it back to work and looking so put together. Would love to hear more about the 21 day fix - if there's a link?

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  22. Love the weekly progress notes!!

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  23. Keep up the weekly progress notes!! Great way to stay on track! I'm a Beachbody Coach, and I'm so glad you are doing the 21 Day Fix!!! Remember it took 9 months to put it on….

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  24. I love your weekly progress posts! You're doing so great!!!

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  25. Thanks so much for the feedback everyone! Looks like I'll be continuing to do the weekly weigh-in updates! I'm glad because having to check-in will keep me accountable. (And I've been a little off the rails trying to find balance going back to work this week.) :)

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  26. I'm not a mother myself but I'm disappointed to see other people taking your comment for anything other than you having a fun sense of humor. To be totally honest, I've really enjoyed your blog for over a year since my fiancé unexpectedly passed away; I credit your blog with helping me enjoy getting ready for work again. After Tim passed, it was one more thing I didn't want to do. I didn't want to go to school (I'm a teacher), let alone care what I wore. I started reading Outfit Posts and it became an amazing distraction for my grief and thinking about my outfits helped me feel like a woman again, and yes, as a functioning member of society.

    Anyway, you're sweet to apologize but you've done way more good than one comment would have some people think.

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    1. I'm so sorry for your loss! I'm very touched that you found comfort in this little blog. Best wishes for you going forward. <3

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