Postpartum Progress, Not Perfection…












dress: anthropologie | shoes: born c/o | bag: anthro {sold out; similar versions on sale here + here} | sunglasses: karen walker | bracelets: bauble bar c/o, alex + ani | lips: ‘saint germain’ by mac

Normally, I would save a post like this for my Fit Friday series, but I’ve got transformation on the brain, so I’ll spit out a few of my recent feels about postpartum wardrobes and waiting for that pre-pregnancy body to come back. For me, the coping starts with comfort (hence, the reappearance of these Born wedgeslast worn here) and I love a good, loose-fitting dress to help me get my mind off how I wish my body would feel–this dress has a cute babydoll cut to it with a more casual flow (use code FS100 to get free shipping!).

A nice, golden tan also makes me feel like I’m in my pre-preggo bod. I haven’t had a real one in ages so I’m wearing my favorite sunless tanner (see my top three tanning lotions here) and trying to summon positive, laid-back emotions so I don’t get too stressed about the patience this kind of change requires.

So while I look at my recent outfit posts and think about how much better I could look, I’m saying NO to the urge to criticize my appearance and my imperfections. Whether you’ve recently had a baby or not, I hope you’re doing the same. Let’s be examples of self-love and self-acceptance and spread more confident, positive vibes to everyone!


(P.S. The Nesting Days baby carrier giveaway winner has been announced. Thanks to all who entered and helped spread the word!)



  1. Natali says:

    Super adorable!!! 🙂

    Posted May 25, 2016 | Reply
  2. m says:

    you look awesome – baby or not!

    Posted May 26, 2016 | Reply
  3. Ashleigh says:

    Really positive post and I think you look totally fabulous! I’m in a struggle to recover from a winter of takeout thanks to my senior thesis so I’m well aware of the pain. A comfy, loose fitting dress has been my saving grace. And I really love yours! Happy weekend! 🙂

    xx, Ashleigh ⎢

    Posted May 28, 2016 | Reply