Postpartum / Nursing

I’m a mom of two tiny boys and as such, I spend much of my week in jeans and t-shirts. There’s little else that’s appropriate for playground outings, trips to the zoo and building block towers on the floor, but that doesn’t mean I’m not going to try to look good . . . in addition to being somewhat vain, my husband works from home, for goodness sake, so I try to keep greasy hair and pajamas-till-noon days to a minimum in the interest of keeping the luv alive. Enter fancy tees.
The Christmas tree is waiting to be composted, the guest laundry is done, the china is stored until next year and every last bit of New Year confetti is vacuumed up. Time to scour the interweb for the best post-holiday sales! This week we’ll feature our fav sale items from the big retailers.
Reader Question: Hello Shana, Since I found your blog through Baby Bunching last week, I've been obsessed and some of the highlights of my past week have been finding new posts each morning. I've devoured every bit of your blog, love your fashion sense and advice, and desperately need your help! You posted a great article, "Dressing Your Postpartum Pouch on The...
While a backlit digital watch is not my favorite accessory (for those, click here), there are a lot of digital watches out there that can be worn beyond the darkened room of your babe. A good rule of thumb for wearing a digi is to embrace the inherent awkwardness and in fact enhance it by going with something chunky and larger-scale, thereby making it cool. Digis only look truly lame when you're wearing a diminutive ladies' version, which generally have no sense of irony. Check out these cute and styley options in order of price, lowest to highest.
If your favorite color is sparkle, sequin, or shiny, this look is for you.  The glitz factor is sky-high this season, and nothing feels more festive than a shimmery little something-something.  Besides, all of these shiny, glimmering fabrics will draw the eye right to them....and if done correctly, will distract from the rest of the boobs/ribs/hips/butt disaster.  Also, if you...
I do love this picture, now.  At the time, I remember thinking WHAT THE H$LL?  The jelly belly is completely out of control.  Yes, I am only 9 days postpartum, so a more experienced mom might excuse the enormity of the jelly belly, but as a first time mom, it was quite a shock.  There was just so...
Yes, I know.  I trashed 2009's Fall trends pretty good in my post, The Uninspired, The Unflattering, The Trends of Fall 2009.  But the truth is, while the runway does influence trends, it certainly doesn't dictate them.  At the end of the day, stores stock clothes, shoes and accessories that people want to buy.  Which is why, YEARS after...
Unless you’re Heidi Klum, in most cases, a postpartum body is a colossal disappointment. After nine long months of carrying the apple of your eye, you’re left with hips that have spread, back fat, muffin top, and usually a saggy pooch where your once-taunt belly used to be. It’s sooo unfair. With this kind of blow to your self image, the last thing you need is to be walking around in ill-fitting, unflattering garments to boot. Here are 10 budget-friendly options that can be dressed up for the office or down for play dates and will be kind to the après baby bod.
Cheapchica.com, a fantastic blog that focuses on budget-friendly fashion, has a great post that is also mom-friendly.  Cheapchica reminds us that a "dressy cardigan" is a great, on-trend look for fall.She's right!  And...a dressy cardigan is an easy update to the usual mom uniform.  Just throw it on over your jeans and a tank...and voila!  Instant chic.  See all...
I tried a ton of nursing tanks my first go ‘round with the boy wonder, but never found one I really loved. The snaps sucked or the fabric had a weird sheen, they weren’t long enough or the waist had apparently been cut for someone who was still pregnant. Enter the new Gilligan & O’Malley nursing camis. They rock and they’re cheap to boot. They don’t offend on any of the aforementioned points and they’re widely available in the intimates section of Target.