Obviously Grechen’s Closet is going to evolve a bit with my new arrival, but I don’t want it to be all Hawk all the time. Although c’mon…….
6397 Silk Shirt Dress (small) | sold out
Birkenstock Arizona sandals (I purchased these secondhand)
But can we just talk about clothes for a minute? I mentioned earlier this week how frustrated I am with my “new” body and that I can’t fit into any of my clothes from pre-pregnancy. I’m wearing some of the same things I wore when I was pregnant, which is okay, but I was REALLY looking forward to giving those a rest for a while! And I’ve missed my other clothes. I suppose I’ll continue to “miss” them – and really, I may never be able to fit into them again, who knows?
I have ordered and returned a couple of things (Ace & Jig…ahem…) that didn’t work, and finally decided to quit trying so hard. I’m not exactly sure what that means, except that I need to be hyper-practical now, and default to easy, not-fussy-at all clothing in terms of what I buy and what I wear, and to me, that means button front dresses and tops (good for breastfeeding), jeans, and leggings.
I don’t need much to be comfortable with my wardrobe again, just a pair of jeans I can fit into, and more button front shirts I can wear with leggings. I REALLY miss wearing jeans, so I ordered a pair of Chimala and a pair of 6397 jeans from The Real Real this morning, for a grand total of $100, a mere fraction of what those cost new. Fingers crossed they work. I ordered two or three sizes up from my pre-pregnancy size.
And as soon as I receive my refund from Ace & Jig I’m going to order a Kara snap piece from Elizabeth Suzann. I’ll probably start with the long sleeve linen dress in olive, and if I like that, continue with the other pieces, when my budget can accommodate it. Has anyone tried/received any of the new ES collection? What did you think of it?
I did go ahead and put most of my maternity items up for sale on Slowre, because we officially decided to be one and done (we’re not exactly, because I have a 17 year old step-son). We thought a lot about having more kids – I never wanted to just have one child when I did want to have kids – but for various reasons, we decided against it. We have been so lucky with Hawk that I’d like to focus my attention and energy on him, and this new life we have together, not on being pregnant again. If I did want to have more kids, I feel like time is of the essence and I’d have to do it soon. But I really can’t imagine having two under two. Or being pregnant with a kid already LOL. I don’t know how you guys do it….
Haha. I started writing this post at 10 AM this morning so you guys would actually get it in your mailbox (if you subscribe) on Friday, but am just finishing writing at 5:30. Such is this new life. I love it 🙂
Have a great weekend!!