But then I just kept thinking about how much I love Anna's blog and decided to go against my better instincts and do it.
I went to college with Anna. Though we didn't really know each other then, like other blog friends I went to college with and didn't know, I feel a special kinship with anyone that walked up the hill to Egan Hall every day, ate in the caf or worked out at the Finnegan Field House.
Aside from Anna and me having gone to the same university, I really love her blog, as I am sure you all do too. It is enough of a fashion blog that it keeps me from wearing anything that is completely unacceptable-- re: pleated jeans or mock turtle necks-- but she also shares a lot of herself on the blog and often posts fun, doable DIYs. AND, she just announced that she is expecting baby #3, and is the prettiest preggo ever.
So with all that said, I am going to put on my acting pants for a day and pretend that I am a stylish mother who wears clothing that is not laden with spit up and dried food. Along with the link-up you're supposed to share a few items that are go-tos in your closet on a daily basis, so here we go:
1) Elastic band denim: I found these at Target a while ago and I should probably go and buy a new pair soon because I pretty much wear them every single day. They do a great job of covering the baby-less bump and they actually stay up (!!), which is a seriously miracle in postpartum days. Plus they are suuuuuper comfy, an absolute must since I spend at least half the day down on the floor with children.
2) Blousy shirts: again, so good at hiding the bump-with-no-baby in it and they work from early postpartum days up until the present. The one pictured was a fantastic Target clearance rack find.
3) Colorful cardigans: between the crazy post baby hormone swings and the fact that I am always either carrying the baby or a hauling a toddler around, I need to be able to shed my outer layer should I begin to perspire from the overexertion that is motherhood. And I love adding color to outfits especially during the never ending midwest winter, it just makes me a happier person.
I usually add a scarf if we're leaving the bunker, and I always have a pair of earrings in, generally of the bigger variety since Lucy is not grabbing yet and is still cuddly- meaning a cute necklace could potential wound her perfect little face. I am also really enjoying cropped boots for the winter, so much more comfortable than my usual clunky ones, and they still work in the snow, win win!
Now go check out Anna and all the other true fashionistas, now.