Thursday, April 20, 2017

Changing Style - Mama Style Post

So, the big question - has my style changed since becoming a mama?  Yes, it has!  More so than I thought it would too!  Don't get me wrong, I still love anything and everything vintage.  That will never change.  However, vintage clothes are delicate, tear easily, and are one of a I don't find myself wearing my vintage pieces quite as often these days. 

I certainly won't pass up a beautiful 60s number if I see it, but these days everything is about comfort and the ability to get dressed quickly.  Items that can transition between work and play are a huge plus for me.  It's nice to get home from work and just have to swap out a shirt or pair of shoes and I'm ready for a trip to the park.

Speaking of shoes, that's a huge change that I wasn't anticipating. First of all, I'm up a whole shoe size and second, my once incredibly narrow feet are now so wide that most normal shoes just don't fit comfortably anymore.  Also, I seem to have lost all of the cushioning under my every time I step I feel nothing but bone.  It's quite painful to say the least.  I'm guessing it most likely is a result of working on my feet all of the way through pregnancy.  Whatever the reason, you'll no longer be seeing me sporting ballet flats, heels, pointy toes, or anything irresistibly adorable.  These boots are wide and sturdy.  That's what works these days.   

My wardrobe feels a lot more basic now (by my standards).  I just donated 5 bags of clothes to Salvation Army. I'm trying to reassess my style.  A lot of the time you can just find me in jeans and a button up or a black dress and tights.  Again, it's the whole making my clothes last from work to play.  When chasing the wee one around the playground I don't want to be flashing all of the other moms with my mini dresses. ;)

Another reason for the style change is well, things just simply don't fit the same anymore. My body shape is so different now.  That's another reason why I donated so many clothes.  I wanted to start with a clean slate and build up a new wardrobe. 

With all of that being said, the outfit in these photos is from a day where I had a little extra time to get ready in the morning. 

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