I thought I was doing a pretty good job dressing myself over the last year or two. Sure, I've regretted many of my outfit choices but I was finally getting a better grasp at this "fashion" thing. Then I got pregnant and had a new baby, and now I'm back at square one.
I'm not saying that having a baby should change my personal style, but about 90% of the outfits that I featured on this blog were things I wore to work (at a casual Internet company with no dress code). Right now I'm on maternity leave until August, which means I'm essentially a stay-at-home mom for the time being and my clothing choices need to reflect that.
What I wear these days need to be:
- Nursing friendly. Loose tops or button up shirts are easiest. Dresses are harder to work with.
- Machine washable. Babies spit up A LOT. And sometimes diapers leak. In addition, 3-year-olds are messy when it comes to eating and playing outside. Dry clean only and delicate fabrics have a very high chance of getting ruined.
- Low maintenance. Carrying around a kid (or two) means I can't wear things that are carefully tucked or need to be constantly adjusted.
- Comfortable. I don't want to trip or roll my ankles in tall heels while carrying kids. Things that are restricting or tight are just not worth the suffering when I'm barely getting any sleep and caring for a newborn.
- Minimally accessorized. My baby cries when she's put down so I'm constantly holding her with her head cradled on my forearm, meaning bracelets and bangles would get in the way. Scarves and long necklaces are magnets for tiny fingers that grasp at everything.
Any ideas for looking put together while still being a functional mom?