Post postpartum is hard.
Dressing the postpartum body is even harder.
The crying. The night sweating (SHUT UP. It’s real). The hormones.
BEING HUNGRY ALL THE TIME.
The non baby bump. The jiggle. The curves.
Everything that your body wasn’t before, but is now. And you get to figure it out, all while taking caring of a cute little squish.
I have a couple things in my “check list” for when I go shopping.
#1. Is it flattering? Tight doesn’t always mean right. Just because you can squeeze into it, doesn’t mean you should. And hello, you’re taking care of a newborn, do you really want to be squeezed into something while trying to feed a baby.
#2. Can you nurse in it? (if you aren’t nursing, then you can skip this step) I love nursing this sweet baby. But holy cow, it sure makes my outfit choices limited. V-neck, button ups, snap ups, LAYERS, are my staples. Long tanks under t-shirts are my currant go to, but I am trying to branch out.
#3. Is it easy to clean? If it has to be dry cleaned, I’m not buying it. Because we all know, I don’t dry clean anything. My wedding dress still hasn’t been cleaned yet…. Same goes for ironing. I despise ironing, so wrinkle free is a fantastic thing.
#4. Accessories. I am not one for accessories, but I would like to branch out and start wearing them. With it being fall, and temps hopefully starting to cool off, wearing scarves is now something that is doable. When it is 30* out, I am so not wearing a scarf to look cute. Actually when it is 30* out, I’m usually in as little clothing as possible, or in a pool. Right now my favourite accessories that are newborn safe are: infinity scarves, hats, boots, cute earrings (that sweet baby hands can’t reach), and necklaces that don’t break when tiny fingers grab at them.
My fall/postpartum favourites ARE.
COWLS. Find some super cute ones here and here.
Mustard pants and a poncho/baggy sweater. LOVE. You can find mustard skinnies here
I love this look! I would change the sweater, just for a shirt that is easier to nurse in. BUT it looks so comfy and classy! You can find the outfit here.
I love this, it is basically my currant uniform, except I don’t have any sweet aviators…I have $10 neon fake ray-bans.
And since it will be winter soon, my favourite boots (so far)
Because it’s winter here at least 8 months out of the year, you need a good pair of boots. Because -40c in running shoes, and a foot of snow is not fun. TRUST ME ON THIS ONE.
Ok, cause sometimes the sidewalks are shovelled, and it’s warmer and you don’t need heavy boots…you can wear these…
AND since you’ve just had a baby, more than likely you aren’t showering everyday, or every other day…or SHUT UP and stop judging me…which is where the gorgeous headbands and turbans come in.
They’re from here, and I love them. I have 2 from them, and they have saved me from showing my greasy roots on more than one time.
Basically, you need to be happy and comfortable in the skin you are in. Dress your body, and love yourself.
And if you want to see some more outfits, check out my pinterest style board here.