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Go Buy Now: Plush’s Fleece Lined Tights, Leggings and Thigh-Highs
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Plush2000112867_p2_v1_m56577569831852085_150x296″Go Buy Now” is our section dedicated to the stuff that sells out before you even know you critically need it. As soon as we find out one such crucial item is available, we’ll give you a heads up, regardless of the fact that the timing of the content seems absurd.
I’m very sensitive about what touches my bum. And my thighs. Well legs, really. Ok – skin in general. Itchy? It’s out. OUT. My long-suffering husband just rolls his eyes as I justify my cashmere sweater purchases as a necessity due to a disease known as sensitive skin. While I can always manage to find baby-soft tops and jeans…one area that has been the bane of my existence is tights. Especially warm tights.

Date Night & Dressin' Up
How to Transition Summer Dresses into Fall, aka Google Search: Date Night Outfit, San Francisco
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“The coldest winter I ever spent,” Mark Twain once quipped, “was a summer in San Francisco,” and indeed his words rang true for the bazillionth time in history on my recent jaunt to San Francisco (sans babes, thank you, Mimi & Papa!) from Denver’s 90 degree + heat. In SF, Locust trees outside the Powell St. BART stop were starting to turn, the temperature was in the 50s and fall sweaters and boots were in full effect, reminding me that alas, fall is on its way. Fast forward to the Summer/Fall 2010 transitional season dressing challenge!

Post-Partum / Nursing
Would You Wear The Sweatpant Trend?? (and here’s how to try it)
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I haven’t been a big fan of the sweatpant-in-public trend, and up until recently have pretty much ignored it.
However, I started to reconsider when some of the newer iterations of skinny sweatpants came out this Spring (I loved Madewell’s version here), and I recently recommended a cool sweatpant look to a reader going on a postpartum road trip.
But the clincher, for me, was when I saw of pic of one of my favorite fashion bloggers, Res Pulchae, in her take on the sweatpant trend (pictured above left).

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The Coolest, Most Comfortable Sneaker You’ve Never Heard Of (feel free to wear without socks)
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I had resigned myself to wearing sneakers only on cooler days. I am insanely picky about footwear comfort, and most of my sneaks feel awful on bare feet. Socks are a must. So my cute sneaks get thrown to the back of the closet once temperatures rise. Much to the chagrin of my husband, who is always begging me to wear, “little skirts and sneakers”. Sigh.
But inspiration strikes in the most unlikely of places, and my recent inspiration came while chasing my little man around Gazelle Sports in Grand Rapids, MI. We were there on a quest of my husband’s: to find a pair of Vibrams FiveFingers (you know – the barefoot running shoe that looks like a weird foot-glove?) Anyway, as little man and I were blurring past the women’s shoes, BAM!!! I saw these:

Maternity
How To Wear Denim Cut-Offs (without looking like a teenager)
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…two years ago, denim shorts were just starting to gain momentum once again. They were initially accepted as casual-chic beach wear, but are now being seen as a valid clothing option in their own right. Denim shorts can now be found in restaurants. Out shopping. At the movies. All in a cute, fashion-forward way.
Is this trend for moms? I say YES.

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Live Near a Madewell Store? A Crazy-Good Sale, Going On Now!
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Hey Gang — Reader Amy just posted this comment:
Public Service Announcement! If you live near a Madewell store, they’re having a WICKED summer sale right now. I just walked out with 2 of those awesome slouchy tees, a gorgeous boho scarf, a pair of slouchy skinny jeans, and a bracelet for under $45!!! Yes, you read that number right. Get thee to the store!
Thanks, Amy!!!
Don’t know Madewell? Check out our Madewell love-fest here.

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What To Wear Under Racerback Tops and Dresses
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I love these racer back tank tops (pictured at left from madewell.com), but I never know what to wear under them. I usually do a strapless bra, but I feel like I need something else because the arm holes are usually really big and reveal most of the bra, not to mention someone could sneak a peak at my back/belly flab 🙂
Should I layer another tank underneath? If so, does that have to be racer back as well, but tighter? Do I try to find a tube top or something? Help!

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15 Totally Hot, One-Piece Swimsuits For Moms
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It’s taken me over two years as a mom to be able to say this…but I now think that one-piece swimsuits deserve a little love. The current crop of one-piece swimsuits are not only practical and flattering, they are downright hot. Hot in a wildly sexy way. And let’s face it, for postpartum moms facing a looong summer, do they really have any other valid options? The postpartum jelly-belly is pretty frightening. And even if you’ve managed to tone down the jelly-belly, many of us just don’t look like we used to. So if the thought of lounging pool-side in a bikini (while your flab hangs out with its best friend, Gravity) makes you want to run screaming….fear not.

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Reading: The Best Swimsuit Guide For Real Body Types on Glamour.com
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M and I have often thought that a killer Ain’t No Mom Jeans article would be a before-and-after series using real moms and swimwear. You know – get real moms to volunteer, then help them find a more flattering bathing suit.
Any volunteers?
See, that seems to be the problem. Not many of us (myself and M included) have any burning desire to be photographed in our swimwear, then uploaded to the web. Not even for “educational” purposes. (NOTE: If you are that brave and live in Denver, shoot us an email. We’d love to help.)
Thankfully, Glamour magazine has found folks much braver than most.

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How To Wear Swim Skirts
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Us Moms, we love ourselves some swim skirts. I say this, because every time I’m at the pool, the moms in swim skirts are out in force. And I get the appeal. After baby, there’s just a bit more cellulite, a bit of softening, a bit of droop. Yes. But swim skirts are tricky – they are hardly the panacea of mom-friendly swimwear.

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