Really, I just like to be comfortable. You too? Good. Keep reading.
My first thought was to tuck the plaid into a high-waisted pencil skirt.
[I don't have one of these.]
Soooo…I just hiked my standby black pencil skirt up near my boobs and added a thick belt. Which I then tugged down a bit so 'the girls' weren't actually resting on the belt.
Which was brown.
[But…ummm…OK. Can still make this work.]
Then added olive green tights and cognac boots to tie into the brown…and voila!
A cool outfit that [bonus!] goes nicely with the dead plants on my balcony.
This combo, however, is terrible for the post-partum pooch. Observe.
Ouch. So….non-post-partum moms, go nuts. For the rest of us…
Shorts! [Please. No rolling of eyes. You knew I would bust these out again.]
While this look would work with a regular plaid shirt, I probably wouldn't pair a very casual flannel plaid shirt with dressy shorts. But the print and fabric are key. (Thinner, drapier plaid will work better than a thick flannel.)
If the lacy tights are a bit too racy (or cold)…try layering them over an opaque tight in another color (I've worn these over burgundy tights).
Incidentally, do you remember those annoying Secret (deodorant) commercials a while back? Where some chick would stare into the camera and say provocatively, "I have a secret." Then she'd toss her hair, look around, giggle, then whisper into the camera, "I'm afraid of the dark", or some other inane thing? Yes? Well.
I have a secret.
My milk? [tosses hair] It just came in. And my shaper cami? [giggle] Now drenched and stained. But thanks to my slightly oversized, dark and ruffled plaid shirt, this will remain my secret.
How do you spell "new mom"? H – O – T. Yeah, baby. Just don't touch my shirt.
[Amazing, really, that milk let-down thing. I just happened to think about the little one as I walked down the stairs…and BAM. Wow.]