denim dress

The challenges of postpartum dressing

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The struggle is real….dressing post baby is almost as hard as dressing the bump.  I think I lived in my fantasy world when I assumed I would be able to jump right back into my wardrobe a few weeks postpartum.  You look at magazines and the internet and you see all the celebs and models doing it, so isn’t that the norm??  Boy was I wrong.  I’m at 5 weeks postpartum and I’m still not even close to fitting  into my jeans.  Breastfeeding does not magically shed the pounds like everyone makes you believe.  This will definitely take a few more months.  In the meantime I’m thankful for those comfy maternity jeans that are still a wardrobe staple.

Another challenge to dressing is breastfeeding.  Little miss sunshine loves to eat.  Hence all my pregnancy weight gain!!! hehe  Depending on the day or even time of day this little munchkin can eat every hour.  When I get a 2-3 hour break I’m lucky.  So when I get the chance to be out and about I need to wear something that will allow me to feed her.  This means dresses (other than button downs), tight shirts, and multiple layers are out of the question.  The easier the access, the better.  This was something that never occurred to me prior to baby girls’ arrival.  Nursing bras and tanks are my best friends and are definite necessities.

The final challenge is finding the time to shower, select that perfect outfit with accessories, and put on makeup.  Days that I’m home alone with baby girl I’m lucky if I even get to shower before the hubby returns from work.  This baby girl loves to be in my arms and I’m soaking up every second of it.

This denim dress was purchased at the early stages of my pregnancy.  It’s that perfect piece that you can easily throw on and still look chic.  I paired it with my beloved Anine Bing ankle boots.

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Dress:  Gap old  (Similar herehere and here)

Boots:  Anine Bing

Glasses:  Karen Walker

Bag:  Celine

Stroller Cover:  Covered Goods

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Denim dress on repeat!!

While the East Coast is still in full fledge winter mode, its been quite the opposite here in LA LA land.  All I want to wear is something easy and breezy.  I’m thankful that baby girl is coming in 4 weeks because I don’t know how pregnant ladies handle their 3rd trimester during the summer.  I’m already constantly hot and sweaty and the weather has been pretty perfect.  It’s a weird feeling for me because normally I’m always cold.  I’m constantly in need of layers when I go out….now I can’t get enough of the AC!!

This denim dress was one of my first pregnancy purchases back in my first trimester.  It’s on the verge of no longer fitting over my growing bump, but lasting through 8 months of pregnancy is pretty good.  Not to mention, it will be a perfect addition to my wardrobe postpartum.

Many fashionistas and bloggers wear or photograph stand out pieces once and then you never see them again.  This could be possible if you had a limitless budget, but for the rest of us this is not an option.  Finding basic pieces that suit your style can and should be worn multiple times.  All you have to do is change your accessories, shoes and handbag and voila you have a new transformed look.  Here is a link of how I styled this dress in the fall during the earlier stages of my pregnancy.

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Dress:  Gap old (Similar herehere and here) //

Necklace:  Bauble Bar //

Shoes:  Jimmy Choo old (Similar herehere and here) //

Glasses: Ray Ban //

Bracelets:  Rabat //

Purse:  Goyard //

Thank you for visiting my blog and embarking on this journey with me!!

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