Eileen FIsher ungendered organic cotton wide leg pants | size medium
Petit Bateau tee | secondhand, and very old!
“Vintage” wool cardigan | secondhand
I cannot tell you how long I’ve been looking for “the perfect” drawstring wide leg jeans/pants. I’ve always had a hard time finding such pants because of my waist/hip ratio. Well, for good or bad, my waist/hip ratio has narrowed a bit (thanks Hawk!!) so that’s not as big of a problem as it used to be.
I don’t know why I never thought to try men’s pants, but now that I’ve tried a unisex style, I see that I probably should have earlier.
I got these in a medium because I wanted to be SURE they fit, and they definitely do. They stretch/give a bit with wear during the day, and I might have been able to get away with the small, but I don’t want them to be fitted or pull or touch my body ANYWHERE, so I’m happy with the way the medium works for me. This denim style is actually not 100% organic cotton (it has 2% stretch), but all the other colors are, and I’m tempted to get the twine color, which I will get in small. I do sort of wish these were 100% cotton too, but I’m okay that they’re not.
I got a couple of other pieces from Eileen’s capsule unisex collection with Nordstrom and I’m equally happy with those (I’ll reveal them throughout the week). The pieces – pants specifically – are exactly what I’ve been looking for in my postpartum wardrobe. I would have worn them before too, as I said before, they have a CdG vibe without the price tag, and they’re probably more sustainable/ethical.
Oh, and these are the clogs that don’t quite fit me anymore, although it seems they fit better in the mornings than they do in the afternoon. I still can’t wear socks with them like I used to be able to though, so I ordered a size up from Poshmark (my first Poshmark order!) a couple days ago – fingers crossed they work!
Sigh. I feel so good lately. More like myself. Clothes that fit, and express my style help more than I can say. You probably understand.
Hawk also took multiple one-hour-plus naps yesterday, and he’s asleep this morning again after a quick nursing session at 5:30, so I’m getting more “alone” time than I know what to do with. No, that’s not true, I know exactly what to do with it, after the dishes are put away, bottles made and the house tidied up a bit. I get to write!! I would like to write more about motherhood, and in-depth questions/issues about fashion and sustainability, but for now, as I’m easing back in, I’ll keep it light, and talk about my outfits 😉
And how could I leave you without a Hawk picture? As you can see he’s chilling in his box in the photo above – he really loves sitting in there with a blanket, a book and a toy or two: