Thursday, May 9, 2013

outfit schmoutfit ((maxi skirt + shirting + kangaroos?))


It's a miracle! I'm back and had time to not only fix my hair & make-up but get dressed and take 7.5 minutes to take photos! 

Every time I post a photo on instagram recently, I get a few "you don't look like you just had a baby" comments. While those are entirely nice & flattering things to say and are much appreciated, just know that being a personal shopper ((and a woman who loves styling)) gives me a few tricks up my sleeve that helps me disguise problem areas in a ((hopefully)) effortless way. I'm going to try to focus on a postpartum styling tip each time I do an outfit schmoutfit for a little while, but hopefully the outfit inspiration will be relevant whether you have a mama pouch to disguise or not. For the record, I love calling it a mama pouch because it reminds me of kangaroos and kangaroos are the only animal I don't mind being compared to. They stand tall, are pretty darn cute, I love that they have a little pouch for their babies & I secretly think they're the inspiration behind baby wraps ;) Okay, this post isn't about kangaroos, y'all.


Just a few weeks after you have your little one, you should be able to see your natural waist come back little by little. In order to hide the little bump you have remaining, wear a maxi skirt that flows down and takes the eye away from your midsection. For extra help, use the shirting trend to your advantage by tying a chambray button down or a fun button up blouse at the your waist to accentuate that you still have your figure! This top is such a great layering piece, by the way. A statement necklace also helps to draw the eye up and disguise if your ((ahem)) knockers are larger than anticipated and pulling at a button or two. Not that this happened to me or anything. *wink*


Floral blouse: c/o ever.mi + crush
Maxi Dress: c/o RiffRaff
Necklace: Francesca's
Shoes: DSW

love.








  

17 comments:

  1. Kim! Thanks so much for all the styling advice for postpartum mamas. I need help :)

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  2. I love all the colors in this outfit Kim!! You look stunning as always!! xo

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  3. In a few weeks? My waist still isn't back 4 months later! LOL! You're looking good Kim!

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    1. Haha I will take the compliment BUT note that I said your waist should START to come back LITTLE by little...not be back to normal ;) then again, everyone's bodies are different and I think the fact that this is my first has a lot to do with it.

      It's all worth it though, right? Thank goodness :)

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  4. In a few weeks? My waist still isn't back 4 months later! LOL! You're looking good Kim!

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  5. Loooove the way you have that shirt tied up to work with the high waist. Very cute :)

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  6. adorable! You should youtube how kangaroos are born, D and I just watched a video the other night and I have been thinking about it ever since!

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  7. You look amazing!! I love that maxi :)

    xo, Ainslee

    abeautifulheartblog.blogspot.com

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  8. Yes! I'm having the worst time dressing my one month post babe body. And my boobs. Let's not even go there! I read somewhere scarves are a good way to draw attention away from the midsection. I need to find some maxi dresses and skirts and button ups because this look is so adorable!

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  9. hello hot mama!!!!!! i am loving this look!!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  10. oh and happy first mother's day!! :)

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  11. My maxi skirts are barely long enough as it is so I'm wondering should I tie my shirt a little lower? or Just pass on this look?

    You look WONDERFUL!

    xx
    josie
    www.straightnochase.com

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    1. What if you tied the skirt at the bottom into a little knot on one side? that way the length looks intentional and you've got a bit of asymmetry going on too.

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