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I’ll be honest, spring is one of my least favorite seasons. Raining some days and then hot the next really annoys me. Luckily, it doesn’t last very long in the Sacramento area before it’s blazing hot. My dislike for the season translates to my wardrobe too, so I’ve added a few pieces lately to cheer me up. Emotional shopper, much?
No matter how hard I try to venture out, I always seem to end up back at Old Navy and Target. There are a few reasons. Most of my shopping these days is done online, and I’ve found their sizes to be the most true to size, so there isn’t a ton of exchanging I have to do. Nothing is more disappointing or annoying than getting something in the mail and it not fitting or having to buy two sizes just to return one. Plus, as a stay at home mom, there isn’t really a reason to spend a ton of money on clothes since I’m in yoga pants the majority of the time. I’d say about 3 days out of the week I get “ready” and put on real pants (you know, the kind that button). I like to be somewhat on trend and look like I care about my appearance, without having to spend a million dollars to prove it. Especially since there is a 99% chance I will be used as a human Kleenex at some point during the day.
My wardrobe is kind of in a weird place now. I’m no longer confined by pregnancy or nursing, but not all of my old clothes fit because the postpartum body is not exactly the same. I don’t want to invest a ton because I don’t love the size I am right now, but I’m becoming more comfortable with the fact that it is what it is right now, so I’ve got to buy something. So here are a few recent additions I wanted to share in case you are in the same boat!
I love the shape of this top. Flowy enough to hide lumps and bumps, but enough shape. Plus tassels double as toddler entertainment. It’s on super sale right now too, so get yourself one of these. I definitely plan on wearing it with these shorts for those weird cold in the morning, hot in the afternoon days I know are coming.
This shirt is the Heather-iest shirt ever made. I am a sucker for a stripe, especially black and white and the bow detail is so cute. It’s very Kate Spade-esque, which makes my preppy, clean lined self so happy. It’s a thicker, higher quality material than the t-shirt type I was expecting, so I’m hoping I can keep it stain free and in my closet for a while.
Spring definitely calls for a cardigan because it may be sunny, but definitely still cold! I found this one at Target in the new Universal Threads line. Isn’t the whole line so good? I paired it with this tee, which is quickly becoming my new favorite. This might be blasphemous, but I like it better than my Madewell ones!
The jeans are Old Navy from a few seasons ago. I need new ones but just can’t gather the energy to go try on jeans. Maybe in the fall? The most current style is here.
Speaking of putting things off, I’ve been wearing the same sad bathing suit since Isla was born. Mom suits are hard! But I don’t need to tell all of you that. Tankinis cut in a bad place on me, and hurt my soul since those are staunchly in the Mom Suit category. High waisted bottoms are also not good for me, so one pieces are my best bet. I have a long, weird torso, so that makes it challenging too, BUT I found a really cute one at Target IN LONG! Such a gem of a find! AND swim suits are BOGO until Saturday!! Run, people. I’d size down on this suit. I’m 5’9″ and went with a large, but I definitely could have gotten away with a medium.
We’ve got a beach vacation planned soon and my goal for this summer is to be really good about wearing hats. I’m really starting to see the effects of all that time in the sun on my face and I’m hoping to stop it from progressing. This one was super cheap, so I won’t be too bummed when it gets crumpled in my suitcase.
Madewell tee, but seriously, just get the Universal Threads one.
As far as shoes go, I still plan on wearing my trusty Birks a ton. They held up really well, were so comfy and totally worth the investment.
Target also has BOGO shoes until Saturday too, so I grabbed these ones I’ve been eyeing for a while. A dressier pair of flip flops is always good to have too, for the non-Birk occasion.
What kind of things are you adding to your wardrobe this spring? We’re always looking for new suggestions!
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