Don't give up!! That was my motto while pregnant, and still is. While you might feel like living in sweat pants and orthopedic shoes, don't start the slippery slope of personal style sacrifice. Although someday you might rock the minivan out of sheer convenience, you don't have to sport a Disney diaper bag. Figuring out how to adapt to motherhood while keeping a sense of self and style is an art form.
Black and White. I think it is the ultimate color combination. Although colors are usually the in thing for spring, I think a bold graphic B&W print can feel fresh for the warmer weather. I headed into the Banana Republic Outlet on a quick shopping trip while I was in the Dells and found this gorgeous pleated midi skirt that I will be playing favorites with this season. SO many options, so few limitations! LOVE. It was around $40, so right on the money! I also lusting after this style at Banana; add in a little cobalt with a flower print and call me a happy gal.
As for the sweater, I have a thing for mixing textures and prints. I can't do the bold plaid and massive floral print mix thing- I am not in the master class yet. This sweater is so chic because from the front it looks fairly tame with almost net-like sleeves, but the back is full on holy-moly. If you want to put in a pop of color in the form of a bra, you could definitely make an impression when you leave! This is from Marshalls- under $30.
These sunglasses are Dolce & Gabbana, my only pair of designer
sunnies. I received them in my surprise LUCKYOOX shipment- you pay $150
for a box of random designer stuff (see my review on Shop Girl Daily). The hair is what I call the "blogger topknot"...this is an excellent second day hair style. Since my forehead isn't my favorite feature, I pull a lock of hair from my part across and pin it at the nape of my neck.
These earrings are Perry Street from RocksBox- although they were out of my earring budget range, I HAD to keep them. Ladies, when multiple other women compliment you on a new piece, you need to keep it, am I right? If you want a free month of RocksBox (the jewelry rental site- usually $19/month) check out my review on Shop Girl Dailyand use the code shopgirldailyxoxo.
Now the clutch is a true impulse purchase, and probably one of my absolute favorite buys. I picked it up an in import store on my way to an event- I was driving down the street, spied it, and pulled a (semi-legal) u-turn to buy it. At under $30, it is the perfect accent piece. The bangle is from a thrift shop, and the cobalt polish is Color Club- came in my Birchbox.
The shoes! These peppy pumps are from Target (Mossimo) and have a little zipper up the back.
What are your favorite looks for spring? What clothes make you happy? Let me know!