Tuesday, July 10, 2012

in which I blog about something other than my baby

I know it's only been just over a month since I gave birth but I'm already getting super impatient for my body to get back to it's normal, pre-pregnancy size. 
The extra chub-a-lub has outstayed its welcome and I'm so ready to start wearing cute, non-maternity clothes again.
I can't even tell you. 

So what happens when this excitement for real clothing options meets with being at home all day and the fact that fall is just around the corner? 

Online shopping spree!
(Tee hee.)

Today I snagged all these new essentials for fall 2012. 

I'm kinda proud of this group of clothing because, for the first time, I had some real direction in my shopping.

Usually when I shop, I just grab whatever catches my eye at the moment. This amounts to a lot of single, unique pieces- much of which looks similar- because, just like most people, I tend to gravitate towards the same kind of thing over and over again. 

So what my wardrobe really needs most of the time is good staples- basics that will work in a lot of different ways. 

This time, I actually used my Pinterest style board to help keep me focused on what I really needed instead of just what looked fun and appealing in the moment. 

And...ta-da! 

I think I ended up with some great basics that will go nicely with the clothing I already own plus some fun little details like polka dots and a hot pink heart.
Yesterday, I also bought some army green and heather grey jersey fabric which will make some great pencil skirts.

So thanks for being so awesome, Pinterest. 

8 comments:

Shelby said...

Those clothes are SO cute! Fall is my favorite season for so many reasons. Great post!

Shelby xoxo

Bon Bon said...

One of my favorite post-natal activities:-) new clothes! You're soooo right about keeping focused and snagging things you need/that will incorporate well and work into a lot of options. I've been re-working my wardrobe the past year or so, and it's starting to finally look more complete! Love that polka dot sweater. Makes my heart go pitter patter! xoxo

Laura said...

Oh, I love the grey with the pink heart. Too cute!

Jenna said...

Cute stuff! And can I just say, GOOD FOR YOU for buying yourself some new clothing as a new mom! It took me so long to bite the bullet after my first. I was adamant I could lose the weight and I would punish myself with my fugly huge clothes. Finally I broke down and bought some clothes that would fit the new me after about 4 months. So not cool.

Alexis Kaye said...

love all your picks! especially the polka dot sweater and the pink skirt. awesome!

Michelle said...

aww i like hearing about your baby! but i like clothes too!

Kristin said...

Saaaaaam! I haven't been by in ages! Right after this I have to go find pictures of your sweet new baby (I have a feeling it won't take long ;-)). Love these clothes. You're right. Fall is the best season in the fashion department for sure. I've been really wanting some direction in my purchases too...finding good staples that will go with everything and I've really been working on it. This post has further inspired me (and I love the idea of using Pinterest for it too!). Hope you are well doll!

Rachel said...

I love all of these,they're the perfect essentials!And YAY for Fall clothing...they really are the best!