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Style: May 2011

This is a prettier version of what I’ve been wearing lately. I wrote about that top on Babble not long ago, and I’m still loving it. It’s nursing friendly, and I like to wear it tucked into a skirt (though it looks great over jeans too). The top calls for a long necklace, and a leather belt polishes the look when the shirt is tucked in. Metallic flats are another way to add some polish (why go for basic black?), and I’d add a little gold ring too. Finally, I’d carry a big red bag to keep things interesting with a bold color. And add red lipstick. And liquid eyeliner. Done.

I think I need to step it up a little around here. The tailored skirt and belt are really all I’m missing from this outfit (I have reasonable facsimiles for the rest), but compared to the lazy jersey skirt I’ve been wearing, they make all the difference. I haven’t been buying much clothing over the last three years, other than some necessary maternity wear, because my body has been in a constant state of change. First I was pregnant, then I was nursing for over a year and I lost the baby weight plus twenty pounds, but then I turned right around and got pregnant again. Now I’m nursing again, but carrying some extra weight and feeling chubby. I hadn’t been particularly inspired by fashion recently, but it feels nice to look nice and I would love that skirt and belt in the size I am now.

Let’s Get Dressed for a Rainy Day

Style: April ’11

Oh, you guys. You didn’t think that that other outfit was my April Style post, did you? That was my little April Fool’s Day joke. Ha ha, jokes on me. I looked like that all throughout high school.

I am loving that striped dress. Part of me thinks I can wear it because it looks nursing friendly, and then I remember that I still look five months pregnant and maybe horizontal stripes aren’t my friend. (Jokes on me again?) I’m thinking about getting it anyway.

I like the sweet simplicity of a silver locket paired with something unexpected like this rubber dipped copper arrow ring. Springtime calls for a straw hat, and a cute floral (or in this case branched) bag. And I think I may have mentioned the shoes before, but I still want a pair of old-lady Worishofer sandals too.

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