Wednesday, February 6, 2013

What I Wore Wednesday

I really enjoyed participating in the Mama Fashion link-up last week
It was so much fun to connect with all those other mama's out there, 
I even made some blog friends ( hi! ). 

But the part I loved best was the inspiration these other mama's gave me. 

Since becoming a mama I've been struggling a bit with what to wear 
because of some changes to my body due to growing a human in my belly for nine months and a breastfeeding baby.

I'm a bit self-conscious of my 'jelly belly' as I like to call it. 
There's a bit too much left-over skin for my liking. 
So tight fitting shirts are out of the picture. 

And because a certain little monster is eating me alive (a.k.a. nursing) 
I've lost so much weight that I don't fit into my pre-pregnancy pants anymore, 
so I've needed to purchase new ones on a hardly existing budget.

I used to love wearing dresses, and I have quite a few, 
but they don't really go well with nursing. 
Pulling up your dress in public is only acceptable in kindergarten, yes?

As you see I've been kind of stumped in the fashion dept. lately 
and it was so helpful to see how other mama's dress and what their must-have pieces are. 



So I thought it would be fun to participate with an other fashion link up, 
What I Wore Wednesday, to be inspired and maybe even inspire others too! 
I know I'm supposed to have photo's of all the outfits I wore in the last week, 
but I didn't have time to do so. So one outfit it is!

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(Sorry for the awkward photos and the gross mirror...I need to clean it, I know!)



Lately my favorite pieces are flowy shirts. They hide the lovely muffin top perfectly! 

I have a few different ones, but this one is my favorite. 

 It has polka dots, hello!! 




And it's a fun twist on a button down shirt, with buttons on the back instead of on the front.








I think the little guy approves :)



So, how are you dealing with getting dressed since becoming a mama?
Any advice?


Love, Maria




Linking up with the Pleated Poppy today



16 comments:

  1. Love your outfit. That polka dot shirt is adorable! I know what you mean about the "jelly Belly" even though i'm back to my pre baby size i still have the "jelly belly". I think you are doing a fantastic job at dressing yourself because you look Awesome!

    Shannon

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    1. Thank you! The boots were a lucky thrift store find, I love 'em!

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  3. super cute!! k ate me alive too - after a full year of nursing I didn't have much left on me but that darn jelly belly ;).

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    1. Thanks Lyd! So frustrating hey?

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  4. you are cute and the best accessory is that baby on your hip!


    Here's my outfits:

    http://ordinaryinspirations.blogspot.com/2013/02/what-i-wore-wednesday-via-pleated-poppy.html

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    1. Aww, thanks Traci! Yeah, I like that accessory too!

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  5. Love the blue polka dots with those colored pants! Great combo. And you look fabulous! I wouldn't have even guessed there was a jelly belly under there. :)

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    1. That's how awesome the shirt is :)! Thanks for your sweet comment!

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  6. Between your radiant smile, your beautiful eyes and the irresistable accessory on your hip, there's no time to even notice a jelly belly.
    You look beautiful as always! But then, I might be a bit biased...
    xxx evie

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  7. Oh , and my tip to dress as a momma:
    make it make you feel pretty...
    And do not care what others might find appropriate... :)

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  8. Cute! Personally I just do my thing with fashion since becoming a mom. I don't like the attitude that says that I need to change who I am just because I am a mom now. I'm still me- funky, punk, little Texas, little vintage. Be yourself :)

    www.heyjudedylan.blogspot.com

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    1. I agree! But sometimes it's hard to find fun clothing that accommodates nursing...

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