I’m slowly coming to grips with the fact that some of my pre-baby clothes are just not going to fit the way they used to. My weight has shifted to different parts of my body making the fit of my clothes a little different than what I am used to. Jeans that used to slide on with ease now require a little…patience. For the most part when I’m around the house I like to wear leggings and a T-shirt. While I am very comfortable in what now seems to be my mommy uniform now a days, I still like to dress up when I go out so that I can feel more like myself.
I don’t really want my sense of style to change now that I’m a mom. I think l there is a huge misconception that one has to dress and/or look a certain way once they become a mother. For some people once Motherhood hits they feel that they have to dress the part. The part of mom normally includes a big tee shirt, ill fitted jeans, and outdated sneakers. Now don’t get me wrong, some days I completely understand how challenging it can be to get mom and baby out the door. Most days I am lucky to make it out in one piece. I still however try to take time to put together nice outfits for me to wear because at the end of the day who says that moms can’t be stylish?
My husband recently took me out to a comedy show and I wanted to put together a look in which I would feel comfortable and confidant. After trying on several outfits that were not to my liking I started to get a little down about my size. I quickly snapped out of that rut as I reminded myself that I literally just had a little human being 14 weeks ago. It’s really easy to be hard on yourself after having a baby but what I am learning is that you have to give yourself grace. Remember that it took you 9 months to grow this beautiful baby, and so you may not just bounce right back to that pre-baby body immediately and that’s okay. Once I got over my feelings I really started to think about my current shape and what I feel I look good in. I went through every inch of my closet and finally found an outfit for our night out on the town which was both stylish and comfortable, I’d say that’s a win-win.