March 25, 2013

Mom Street Style: Kristen’s Perfect Seven For Post-Partum

Mamas!  These quick little peeks into reader's closets are quickly becoming one of my favs.  Here's Kristen's….


Hi Shana, thank you for ANMJ! It makes me smile.

I think I may have emailed before, but I could be completely making that up. I'm tired! [NOTE FROM S:  Sing it, Sister.]

I'm a mom of 16-month-old twin girls. I work full-time but in a blessedly casual office. I gained 80 pounds through IVF hormones and then bed rest. Only have 10 to go, but still have the dreaded pooch.





1.  Tory Birch Simone Cardigan

Ancient. I keep making the tailor fix moth holes.


2. Anthropologie Ornamental Tee

A winner for concealing gut without screaming "I'm concealing a gut!"  I may have purchased multiples.


3. Shaper Cami

[NOTE From S – I don't actually know Kristen's shaper cami…Kristen, can you update us?  See pics of it in action below.]

pictured: Flexees Shaper Cami


4. Tory Birch Small Michele Tote

A gift from my stylish mother-in-law.


5. Rag and Bone High-Rise Skinny Jeans

My faves for pooch control. I wear them, oh, daily, so it's worth the cost per wear for me.


6. A Cool Necklace

This one from the Bauble Bar is similar to mine, and cheap!


7. DV Jamison Boots

I got them dirt cheap on Gilt Group. And they're a lot less expensive than the Rag and Bone Harrows that I really wanted. [You and me both, Kristen]


And behold, the power of the shaper cami + pooch-hiding top:



Pooch?  What pooch?

Photo 3


Kristen, I'm totally digging your momiform.  Love the skinnies (high rise are the best), love the boots, love the way you keep a pooch-hiding top easy, yet cool.  Bravo, Chick.  And WOW – you have a really nice mother-in-law.  I'm taking notes for the future.  :)

Thanks so much for sending in your picks and your pics!



ps.  If anyone else wants to play along, feel free to send in a pic, and links to your favorite pieces (or similar pieces). Let us know why these pieces are your favs.


  • Beth
    March 26, 2013

    Love these posts! Considering what mine would be like…

  • Belinda
    March 26, 2013

    You look great!! I have some rag and bone skinnies and my husband hates my butt in them:(? I don’t get it.? You look great!! Keep it up!

  • Laura R
    March 26, 2013

    love these closet peeks! this outfit is so cute. i’m with ya girl- i have lost the baby weight but i’d been ill with an immune condition before getting preggo so i’m working on the older, more stuck lbs! (i gained more with the illness than with my baby- almost double. blurgh.)

  • Annabella
    March 26, 2013

    LOVE the selection from Kristen’s closet. Agree that cardigans and flowy tops are great for hiding the pooch. I have the same jeans! Will have to get boot. Thanks Shana.

  • Theresa
    March 26, 2013

    Love the necklace!
    I know it has been done, but I would love an updated post of shaper camis. I have two problems with them: I’m tall and they ride up, making their way to the top of my pooch by 10 am, which makes it pop out more. (It’s a good look, let me tell you.) Also, summer is coming, and shaper camis are hard to wear in the summer. They don’t typically breathe and hold sweat. Ideas? Insight? Help?

  • Rebecca
    March 26, 2013

    I love this post, exactly what I need!

  • Katie
    March 26, 2013

    Does anyone know if the shirt can be hauled down far enough to nurse?
    I’m also interested in cami recommendations, especially for warm summer days!

  • MamHvm
    March 26, 2013

    Hi, OP here. My girls never took to breastfeeding, so I exclusively pumped for a very long time. That said, I don’t think you could make the shirt work for nursing. It doesn’t scoop very low.
    As for shaper camis, I’ve worn yummie yummie, but they get very sweaty in the summer. I’m currently liking a reverseable anthro tank that can be worn with a u-neck or a v-next.

  • becster
    March 31, 2013

    awesome! this is like a masterclass in real life dressing. you rock!

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