Postpartum / Nursing

March 2009 Mom

I'm pretty sure colorful stripes are the universal sign for Spring. Or maybe it's floral patterns, but stripes are right up there. In any case, Anne looked great and made me want to run right out and find something stripey. For being so Spring-inspired, she is our March Mom!
So, I hate to admit it, but I am a total Banana Republic junkie.   But now that I am a SAHM, Banana's not always the look I am going for . . . Anyway, I just happened to find this shirt and couldn't resist.  It's the Dolman-sleeve jersey top, $59, in aubergine.  I was wearing it the other day and had to feed my little one and discovered...

Leggings? Yes!

When skinny jeans came back into style, I heard "the 80's are back!!" being trumpeted.  But for those of us who have actually LIVED through the 80's....the skinny jeans of today are a far cry from the actual 80's.  But when my little sister dragged me into Forever 21, I found myself surrounded by things like jelly bracelets, waaay too much neon, and...

NYE In

I expected that by now, a year later, we would be pros at this parenting thing. We would’ve had our babysitter booked and would be all set for a night on the town sans kid! Whoo hoo, baby! What an idiot. First of all, no one wants to babysit on NYE, and second of all, my son is still nursing, going through separation anxiety, and is just not baby-sittable. And....to be honest....a night on the town sounds fun, but it’s a little “been there, done that.” So this year we’re getting together with some friends, making fancy food, and drinking and eating our way into the New Year. It’s a bring-the-kiddos-and-stay-in kind of NYE. So now, my big dilemma....what do I wear? I need to be comfortable (and be able to nurse), but it’s NYE darn it!! I need to feel festive! There are two options I’m toying with......

October 2008 Mom

Never underestimate the power of a good hoodie.  Our October mom, Jayme, understands this.  A cute hoodie is a great way to infuse a little personal style into the t-shirt-n-jeans combo.  Jayme’s hoodie, in addition to being a great color, has some cool embroidery which gives it an almost handmade, boho vibe.  For breastfeeding moms, hoodies can be...

Swackets

It’s a sweater!  No, it’s a jacket!  It’s a...swacket?  Ok, so I made up the term “swacket”.  Just now.  But the term is needed to describe something new that I’ve seen cropping up in the last year or two.  It’s part jacket, part sweater, completely cozy and totally stylish.  It has the look of a jacket but the feel...

September 2008 Mom

I loved this outfit.  It was the first time I felt both dressed up and comfy since little man was born.  I'm wearing a Marc Jacobs nylon tote instead of a diaper bag, a flowy DVF strapless dress and long grandpa cardigan.  The dress is loose enough to hide my post-baby belly, and long enough to allow me...
And by drapey, I don’t mean the oversized tee in XXXL that was given to you for free at the last conference you attended.  Also to be ruled out are tees that are given out on race day, or God forbid, any tee that says “Hard Rock Cafe” or “Planet Hollywood”.  The tees I’m talking about come from a different planet completely.  Upgrading your standard...

August 2008 Mom

This is my mom in 1975, in what is now considered vintage.  I actually have those shorts.  It’s August, it’s hot, and summer style should be easy.  Throw on a cute tank, shorts, sandals.  Done.  This summer, style is looking reminiscent of ‘70s fashion, so I thought a real-life ‘70s example would be good.  The daisy dukes are cute...