There is no experience quite like having a baby. You’re elated, of course, by your beautiful newborn baby. I can’t tell you the amount of hours I’ve spent just staring at my little love as he sleeps. I am much more aware at how fleeting these first few moments are the second time around. With my first baby, I was all, how will I ever get everything done, wishing the baby would nap so I could do a load of laundry. This time around, I spend most of my day just soaking in the cuddles.
But, let’s be real, despite all of the warm and fuzzy feelings, you’re also very tired, maybe a little blue (thanks hormones) and you feel downright gross. Your once cute baby bump has turned into a mushy, still looks a little pregnant mess. It’s during this time that so many women feel like throwing in the towel and surrendering to the sweat pants gods. Now, not that there’s anything wrong with that, you deserve a good sweat pants day or two, but if you’re anything like me, a cute but functional outfit and a touch of makeup makes me feel so much better. Even if it’s just for a trip to the Starbucks drive through.
So, what do you do when your clothes only kind of fit and your sweet little bundle may or may not hit you with a puke or poo shower at any moment? You go for fashion and function.
Like all good things in life, it’s pretty darn easy to fake it till ya make it when it comes to getting dressed post partum. You may not feel bright eyed and bushy tailed, but grab yourself some spanx and a light as air blouse and strangers will be gasping, “you just had a baby?!” “Why yes I did”, says the three months pregnant looking tummy mush hiding under your spanx.
1.Grab some spanx or a belly band. Chances are your pre-pregnancy pants won’t fit for several weeks. If you had a belly band for maternity wear, pull that bad boy out and leave your pants undone, no one will know the difference. You can also go for leggings or a dress, but I prefer pants for my next point.
2.Loose tops are your friend. I don’t mean tops that are two sizes too big either. I mean the boho chic vibe tops that are made of pretty fabrics and full of swing. It will fit you like its supposed to while hiding any belly bulge and possibly undone pants!
3. Add a cute pair of flats to your shoe collection. I am a big high heel lover, I think that comes with being 4’11. But, having a very fast three year old and holding a fragile newborn makes for many situations that make heels impractical. Plus, when you’re feeling crummy, why make your feet hurt too? My tip is to grab a pair that make you feel pretty. For me, that is a pair of simple pointed toe nude flats I grabbed at Nordstrom.
4. Simple and powerful makeup. You’re short on time, but the bags under your eyes need a little TLC. My go-to look is simple, using the few products thats were in my hospital bag. My biggest tip, swipe highlight powder under your eyes to smooth and deflect shadows away from tired eyes. Also, skip liner on your lower lash lines to avoid darkening tired eyes further.
5.A fabulous diaper bag. Your diaper bag will go everywhere with you, is likely to replace your purse and should be as fabulous as you. Boppy® recently launched a new line of diaper bags made with the fashionable mom in mind. Great prints and extras like a clutch for quick diaper changes, paci pod and a multi purpose clip on the outer flap keeps you cute and organized! I personally opted for the Metro print in black and white and love that I can clip my Boppy® pillow to the outside.
If you’re a new mom or mom to be, congrats!! I wish you all the best and hope your days are filled with baby cuddles, smiles and of course a great comfortable pair of shoes.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Boppy via Burst Media. The opinions and text are all mine.
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