February 26, 2013

Mom Street Style: Yay for Puffer Vests in Pregnancy and Post-Partum!

Goodness.  Could Grace get any cuter?

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After our recent article on puffer vests, Grace wrote:

I was SO excited to see your post on puffers following your post on maternity coats because vests have been a wardrobe staple/workhorse for me all winter. I had my third baby on December 30th and didn't want to buy a maternity coat (so I didn't) but lived in a slew of vests (some puffy and some faux furry) that I found on eBay (all for less than $10!). Hopefully I'm not the only pregnant lady that looks pregnant around the lovely handles (which is why I was so convinced I was having a GIRL …. not the case!) but a vest really helps that situation out so very nicely.

Um.  Wow.  Pregnancy induced love-handles?  Yeah.  I knew them well.  You make a really, really good point, Grace.  

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It's also hard to argue with someone looking that cute at 32 weeks pregnant.  Or, uh, 37:

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And Grace continues:

There is nothing more friendly and forgiving to the gelatinous mess of the postpartum tummy than a zipped up puffer. I don't leave the house without one … seriously. 

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Sing it, Sister.  You look AMAZING.  Here's a few more puffer vest styling ideas from my true post-partum days (although, in mine I'm 18 months pp, and above Grace is only 2 weeks pp.  Same diff, right?  Snort.)

Grace, thanks so much for sending in pics!  If you want to see more of Grace, head on over to Camp Patton.  It's awesome.  I would've published this post 20 min sooner, but I got sucked in reading.  She's so funny.

xoxo

S

22 Comments
  • Amber
    February 26, 2013

    Yay! Grace is one of my favourite maman bloggers along with you of course dear Shana. I have 3! young! boys! and life is busy but between the two of you I can keep laughing and looking good. Her ob resident husband is also hilarious- look up the Simon Says posts.

  • Liz
    February 26, 2013

    I love puffer vests and her outfits are too cute!

  • abby
    February 26, 2013

    Too Cute! And I only wish I looked that good 2 weeks post-partum (Coordinated clothes? Boots and a skirt no less! Rock it!) I should have posted this comment 20 minutes ago..but..well..someone else got caught up reading Grace’s funny blog ;)

  • Rosie
    February 26, 2013

    Whoa, two worlds collide! Never expected to see ANMJ link to Grace, but it makes sense – she always looks SUPER cute (even when she’s dressed “frumpy”) and is hilarious.

  • L.
    February 26, 2013

    What are the jeans that Grace is wearing in the first photo? Love them!

  • wileenie
    February 27, 2013

    Very cute! I would love to know where she got the bag in the third photo (with the green dress). :)

  • Terri O.
    February 27, 2013

    My brain is about to explode. Two of my most dearly loved bloggers in one place. xoxo

  • Ellen
    February 27, 2013

    Love this! I may have to go out and get one for the early spring and to wear after little one is born in August :)

  • N
    February 27, 2013

    Accidently posted email with this comment…can it be taken down? Please! :-)
    I will be rocking my puffer vest post partum this fall and now am tempted to buy that Target one you posted a few weeks ago if it’s still available! Love all these looks!

  • Shana
    February 27, 2013

    Done!!
    Sent from my iPhone

  • Megan
    February 27, 2013

    LOVE! Any clue where the gorgeous green top is from? I always have so much trouble finding tops long enough to wear with leggings, and this cute lady NAILED IT!

  • N
    February 27, 2013

    Thanks so much!

  • Grace
    February 27, 2013

    Old navy maternity tunic! Love them and such a great length

  • Kelly Jo
    February 27, 2013

    Words cannot describe how excited I was to see Grace in this post! She has got mama style down to a T. In fact, one of the first items I sported after having my little girl a month ago was a puffer vest after Grace posted one on her blog.

  • Anne Zarkos
    February 27, 2013

    I LOVE GRACE!! I was so excited to see her face here tonight. Makes me wish I was postpartum (not really) but I’m going out tomorrow to look for some puffers…even though I live in San Diego. It DOES get cold here, you know…

  • Grace
    February 27, 2013

    It was a gift but the brand is Kristen Bell (like the celebrity … ) Isn’t it the best? Thank you!!

  • Grace
    February 27, 2013

    They were given to me but they are from Urban Outfitters and just have a really big elastic waistband. SO much better than maternity jeans. I love them!!

  • Janice
    February 28, 2013

    great outfits! I love my black puffer vest because I can throw it over jeans and a plain shirt and feel a little more pulled together. I love your glasses too Grace!

  • Sarah
    February 28, 2013

    Grace is my favorite and so is ANMJ and my head is exploding with all the awesomeness :D Yayyy Grace!

  • Dria Cover
    March 3, 2013

    Love the styles that you put together with the puffer vests. Thanks for the great ideas!

  • L.
    March 4, 2013

    Thanks! Yes, I had a pair like that (no panel, just elastic waist) from the Gap for my 1st pregnancy and they were SO much better!

  • neukommjean@yahoo.com
    November 7, 2013

    I totally did this during pregnancy! I now feel validated after seeing your post that it was a great style move! Thank you- jean

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