Ready for some selfies (my least favorite word, next to "moist")?
The last thing I would call myself (other than athletic) is a fashion blogger. If I stay at home, chances are I'm in yoga pants. Exhibit A:
I wear my glasses 75% of the time. Exhibit B:
And clothes shopping can be tough...
But sometimes I have to get it together and give the yoga pants a break (they've earned it) and put clothes on that aren't 90% spandex. Enter the momiform.
I have a couple style combos that work for me and I don't tend to stray from them. My postpartum bod isn't rockin' but it's fine. I weigh less than before I got pregnant but my six pack is a far off dream (due entirely to my lack of effort). I've figured out what works both for my figure and for toddler wrangling and hope that it comes off as pulled together.
My first staple is jeans. I tend to prefer jeggings, especially Gap skimmers and Target. I go for dark washes (they hide chocolate) and the stretch in them works well for bending down to pick up Olivia, her Easter eggs, her sippy cup, and 100 other things 100 times each day, much easier.
My second staple is blouses or oxfords (above is from Gap and below is Zara). They're comfortable and I found these to be especially forgiving in the months immediately after having Olivia and continue to fit many pounds lighter. Jeggings with a blouse usually end up with flats (Tory Burch Revas are my fave), sandals (gold gladiator style or Jack Rogers), or wedges.
I also love knee length dresses, usually those that fall straight. I stock up on these at Target (like the one below) because they're easy to throw on, they look pulled together, and they can be super affordable. I will warn you that your toddler might try to pull your skirt up in public and hide under there, so tread cautiously. I'll wear sundresses most days this summer (since I don't do shorts).
I love a good statement necklace, usually my only accessory other than my initial necklace and wedding rings. This one is J Crew Factory and it's a cinch to throw on over an oxford to dress things up a little.
Getting ready in the morning usually looks like this, so easy, go to outfits or a "momiform" if you will, is the only way those yoga pants are getting a reprieve. I have a big closet but I keep a garment rack in our bedroom with my favorite, most worn items so they're close at hand and easy to grab. I keep a steamer out there too so I can smooth the wrinkles out of all the clothes I've let sit in the dryer for 4 days.
I'd love to hear what other ladies (moms or not) throw on quickly to feel put together...my yoga pants are begging you.