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#61 of 65 Old 09-15-2007, 11:35 AM
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Find a "uniform" and stick to it.
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This is me. I wear jeans and long sleeved fitted cotton t-shirts from Eddie Bauer or Ann Taylor Loft in the winter. In the summer I wear capri pants and short sleeved fitted cotton T-shirts from Eddie Bauer or Ann Taylor Loft.

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One thing I'm curious about is how to look "put together" if you have not lost a lot of your baby weight and still can not fit properly in your pre-pregnancy clothing?

I'm between sizes now. Maternity clothes are too large. My regular size is too small. I don't want to rebuy a wardrobe. It makes looking "put together" even more difficult, on top of not having a lot of free time for personal style.

I agree. My weight fluctuates so rapidly with pg and post-partum, that even if I buy new clothes, they only last a week. Pants are the worst. That's why I love my candy colored sweat-capris from the Gap I got on clearance. They have holes, but they are the only thing I have been able to consistently wear.

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I think having mix and match clothing peices is really really helpful. A bunch of shirts, pants, shorts, and skirts you feel comfy in that can go together works wonders. I wear the same necklace every day because it's a religious item that never comes off, but I do change earrings quite a bit. Hoops, etc.

When my kids were really little I would take my shower late at night before bed. My hair is very long so I braid it at night, and then it has nice waves in the am.

Flats and cute sandals are your friend. Also a low heeled sandal looks so nice with almost anything. An instant put together look for me if I am short on time is a close fitting tank or shell under an open button up shirt or fitted denim jacket paired with a comfy skirt or khaki something. Blacks, beiges, grey, muted greens, blues, and deep reds.

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I'm reading this at 5pm, in my plaid, flannel PJ pants. Maybe I should take some notes
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I wear pajama pants at home

But when I go out to run errands (not "out" with hubby or friends), I wear my uniform usually. My uniform consists of tank underneath wrap top or button-down top or a fitted V-neck T, jeans or brown lowrise pants, slightly dressy but comfy shoes (think Ecco-type). Hair is usually in a messy bun or clip which can easily be taken down if I happen to want to meet up with friends for tea/drinks.

I wear inexpensive bracelets and necklaces and carry a pashmina to dress up the outfit in cooler weather. If I wear my belted raincoat/trench, it looks even better. I can wear this uniform almost anywhere and feel like I'm dressed appropriately.

I carry big bags generally unless I"m out with "the girls" cuz as a mom, I need to carry stuff! But I like structured bags, which look a bit more "put together." (I'm laughing, though, cuz my current bag is a simple purse from the Gap which is slouchy, like a hobo I'm breaking my "rule" there!)
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