July 08, 2013

Pregnancy Outfit Repeats, Postpartum

During the first half of my pregnancy I found myself wearing a lot of stretchy things from Anthropologie, Gap, and Old Navy to try to cope with the summer heat and my changing figure. Now that I am 7 months postpartum, I am doing the same. Although my body is different from before, I see glimpses of its former self now and then. In a "body after baby"-obsessed culture, it can be difficult to maintain self-kindness and realistic expectations. I'm also sure if I prioritized gym trips I would see better "progress." But with little free time to spare, I am busy writing, cleaning, grading, and running as many errands as I can. The gym can wait.

This outfit is a repeat from two Mays ago, after the end of my first trimester. I wore it to teach my summer class and to a few other functions recently. Including a kid-friendly outdoor summer concert series, called Weather Permitting (at Shadyside Nursery for those of you who are in Pittsburgh).

Anthropologie top and skirt
Etro sunglasses
Marc by Marc Jacobs Mouse Flats

Emilia is wearing Tea Collection

BTW, I drew the winner of the Shabby Apple Giveaway. Congratulations to commenter, Flaneuse who won by liking Consume or Consumed on Facebook! Thank you to Shabby Apple and everyone who entered!! I will be launching a new giveaway soon so stay turned.

1 comment:

Sharon said...

you look lovely! E is just adorable! I'm definitely feeling my way through this whole body-changing experience and trying to practice self-kindness!


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