So…I just had a baby a couple of weeks ago and as much as I’d love to be one of those girls who is back in their skinny jeans a hot minute after giving birth…I’m just not.
Instead there are two problems at hand: 1. I do not want to wear my maternity jeans anymore. I just feel like I’ve graduated past that, I’ve moved on! The day I got home from the hospital I packed them up and gave them to my freshly pregnant sister….and 2. I know I’ll be losing this weight before too long so I’m not dying to buy jeans that will only fit me for a short time. I’m a cheapskate like that.
So…Leggings. Baggy shirts. Cardigans. Baggy dresses.
I teamed up with Nordstrom to get myself outfitted because they always have the best quality Ts and Leggings without being super expensive.
(I should have gotten a shot of Nick taking this photo while wearing the baby in my Solly Baby Wrap. Turns out Will and Christian are excellent assistants:)
Wanna hear something really weird? When I was pregnant I got a really mild form of the “pregnancy mask” which is basically melasma (dark spots on the skin) on the top of my cheeks, my forehead, and my nose. That isn’t the weird part, lots of ladies get it – it’s totally normal. The weird part is I didn’t realize I had it until AFTER I gave birth. I mean, I have been noticing it in videos and photos through the pregnancy but each and every time I just blamed myself. I kept thinking, why did I do my makeup so blotchy? or Did I just spray the tanner really unevenly? It wasn’t until I got home and didn’t touch my skin with makeup or tanner for a week that I actually realized what it was!
Anyway I generally just use IIID Foundation exclusively but it’s coverage on the cheeks is very light so I was glad to finally identify the problem so I could start my makeup routine with some light all over face foundation to even everything out. (My latest favorites for a sheer undercoat are the YSL Touche Éclat– It’s super sheer and makes your skin glow & Laura Mericer Tinted Moisture – One thing I had to learn with this is to use a light hand but when you do it’s gorgeous light coverage with a great kick of moisture.)
PS I have brown hair again….I know. I can never stay in one color for very long! I just get antsy!