It’s pouring today and I’ve got a sick baby snoozing beside me, but with warmer temps on the horizon and a few hours of nap time to spare, spring fashion is on the brain. It dawned on me during a recent online shopping “trip” that aside from a few nursing essentials, I haven’t bought anything that isn’t for her since she arrived. And as far as my own wardrobe, every dime of the fashion budget last year was spent on maternity duds. I felt like a total fraud as I dug around online for some fun spring pants the other day. This, after all, is a category I haven’t touched in well over a year.
I’m excited to have lost the bulk of the baby weight (anyone wanna tell me when this final six pounds is going to budge? I’ve been at this weight since Willow was a month old!) and to be fitting back into most of my old jeans. But I needed something fresh, fun, and functional for spring. I ended up nabbing these floral jeans on Asos before realizing that I’m so stuck in mom culture that I have absolutely no idea if floral jeans are still cool! Yesterday afternoon as I found myself texting a friend a selfie in my “Mom Life” hoodie, I realized it might be time to start allocating more of my spare funds to my own wardrobe. Willow has enough clothing, after all. Ha.
I created this little spring shopping list and I hope it serves as a fun inspiration for all of you mamas who are just not sure what’s easy and cute these days. Eventually, when I’m squarely back in the size I like, and no longer breastfeeding, it will be all about structured knits, narrow pants, and even a few tops that are dry-clean-only. But these days, if it doesn’t stretch, and/or I can’t nurse in it and throw it in the wash, it’s useless to me. Here’s what I’m loving now: