Reader Request: Post-partum Style

Style tips for new moms, and dressing during the post-partum period

Reader Homa dropped this one in the suggestion box:

My problem is that I still wear maternity shirts 6 months after my second baby. My old stuff is just short somehow. So my big plan is that I want anything new I get to be the start of a new style for me. But where to begin? Chasing kids in skirts won’t work but maybe my jeans + tee routine must go? I would love to start shopping for clothes online but don’t know where to start. I also know I need to pay more but can’t bring myself to buy a shirt over $10. I just feel frumpy and unpretty. I star your posts in google reader but want to really implement your ideas but I feel like I’m starting from scratch. read more

Originally posted 2011-08-30 06:10:43.

Dressing Proudly

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Some circles are vicious, but some are tender. Ever think about that? Ever realize that you can get caught in a feedback loop of positivity and remain wrapped in its tendrils indefinitely? Let me tell you about one of my favorites, one that I’ve had years of personal experience with, and one that I love.

When I dress well – in a way that expresses my creativity, in clothes that make me feel strong and beautiful – I feel proud. Holistically proud of myself from the inside on outward. read more

Originally posted 2011-09-02 06:09:56.

The Lazy Gal’s Guide to Clothing DIYs

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Have you noticed that all posts on this blog that contain the abbreviation “DIY” also contain the word “lazy”? Let me explain why: IT IS BECAUSE I AM LAZY.

My friend Trinknitty is an amazing cook and craftswoman, and when I show up for her Crafternoon gatherings with my tote bag full of super glue and gas-station-purchased sewing kits, I make her cringe with my slapdash methods. And I’ve tried to change my ways. I have! But my DIY-ing preferences are set. If I want something done right, I hire a pro. If I want it done quickly and shoddily, I do it myself. read more

Originally posted 2011-08-29 06:08:52.