Saturday, February 23, 2013

Everyday Outfit: A Trip to the Library

I've discovered that dressing for life with a baby isn't so very different from dressing for life before one. Once the pregnancy weight was gone and the round the clock schedule eased, I found myself reaching for the same vintage dresses, jeans and tunics, blouses and shorts that I'd worn before. More than anything, its more simple; more inspired by the 70's than before. Oh and I wear lower heels some of the time.

 The most different thing is my own perspective. I'm not as hard on myself about my style as I was before and I don't need to look or feel *perfect* in the same way that I wanted to before her birth. Part of that is just necessity and part of it is choosing how I want to influence the way my child thinks about self-image.

So this is what I often find myself wearing: funky layers, clothes that are relatively easy to nurse in, and chunky jewelry because she likes to play with it and it keeps her happy and occupied. (I got lucky, she doesn't pull on my jewelry or hair that much so far:)

Hat: H&M
Coat: Savers
Shirt: J Crew sale
Corduroy shorts: Anthropologie Sale
Purse: (Practically Ancient) Anthropologie
Necklace: Anthropologie Sale
Tights: American Apparel
Boots: Miz Mooz Sale

(missing is the giant burgundy MOOP bag that I carry with me everywhere now)

Sorry for the terrible selfie photos here. I seem to have lost a piece of my tripod in our last move. Hopefully it will turn up during spring cleaning.


  1. Hugh congrats to you both on the birth of your little one! Love the coat...looks like a swing coat, great length. xD

  2. beautiful and stylish vintage look, most of all i like shoes
    happy for you that after pregnancy you are back to your size, i wish i will be the same :)


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