|Shirt: J. Crew, Skirt: White House Black Market, Shoes: Anthropologie|
I know this post is a bit different from what you are used to seeing on this blog - I did not make a single thing in this outfit! So here's the deal, ever since my daughter was born I've been obsessing a bit over fashion. Prior to Baby Girl I had a strong sense of my personal style and I really liked it. Problem is, 90% of my wardrobe no longer fits my current lifestyle (and some of it just plain doesn't fit). Going from an office job with a professional dress code is very different from working part time in an extremely casual environment and being a mommy the rest of the time.
So, when I noticed that one of my favorite bloggers was hosting a mama style monday on Instagram, I decided I wanted in! I figured that if I was going to make the effort of taking pictures of myself, that I may as well post them on my blog. Plus, I have learned that if I am going to rely solely on knitting and sewing posts I may as well abandon this blog.
Pretty Mommy. Like that title? When I first came home from the hospital with Baby Girl my youngest sister was over visiting. While sitting on my bed she looked at my pedicure (the only when I have ever had in my life) and said "oh, your toes are so pretty and you shaved your legs, what a pretty mommy." Seriously, after nine months of feeling like a tank and still having a baby belly, that comment made me feel like a model. I had been thinking about a way of trying to somehow incorporate that into my blog ever since. So here it is, Pretty Mommy, a posting category for my attempts to find my new personal style while accommodating mommyhood. Don't worry, this will not become the only content on my blog. I am just picking up sewing again, though it is coming along quite slowly.
Okay, about the outfit. I have always loved this skirt and I used to wear it to work, but I have always had trouble styling it. Nothing in my closet really goes with bright pink, I actually cringe when I think of some of the ways that I wore this to work. But now as a mom, I think a casual t-shirt goes perfectly with it. The nautical stripes dress down the skirt, while still allowing me to feel "put together". Plus the t-shirt and skirt combo works perfect for the fact that I am still nursing. The shoes are from Anthropologie and they are the only shoe with a high heel that I have attempted since becoming a mom. They are my favorite pair of shoes and I wear them all of the time.
|Mama and Baby Girl|