I had a baby 7 months ago and although I am almost back down to my pre-preg weight, my shape has changed a bit and I haven't really found a look that matches my mommy lifestyle. We live in San Diego and I run a small Marketing/Branding/Graphic Design shop from home. I would describe my taste as classic/sporty with a funky twist. I have been wearing empire waistlines to hide my new tummy but that really just emphasizes my new thighs and hides my thinest part which is still my waist.Machine washable, affordable, artistic and flattering...it's not too hard when you start to focus on the key items:
Really my only restriction is that it must be wash and wear. Babies are soooo messy. I like deals (who doesn't) but would probably go up to $150-$200 for a special piece. For pants I wont spend much because I plan to be a skinny minnie again by Summer and don't want to be stuck with $200 fat jeans. : ) What do you suggest?
Jeans - A well fitting pair can do wonders for your wardrobe and self-esteem. The difference between price ranges is often just how easy it will be to find a flattering pair (and sometimes how quickly they stretch out or how much the dye rubs off on your hands). Personally, I'd rather pay an extra $100 just not to have to try on a million pairs to get one I like. See if you can find a discount designer pair at Nordstrom Rack or Marshall's. Don't forget to try places like J.Crew (pictured) and Old Navy just in case, too.
Shirt - Basic wash and wear t-shirts are easy for taking care of baby and can be easily dressed up when clients call. This tank style tee has a super flattering cut.
Jacket - Glam it up with a little jacket that can be easily tossed on for business or errands. I love the bright green and nautical inspiration of this machine washable choice.
Flats - A cute patterned pair of metallic flats adds extra flair. This pewter cut-out pair is from Target.
Jewelry - A statement piece of jewelry can make you look creative and put together. These earrings are best worn when there aren't little hands around to tug.
Bag - Big enough to carry all your work and baby needs.
Goose - This certified organic baby toy could not be cuter!