J. Crew striped floral top
Jeans, RACHEL Rachel Roy; top, J. Crew; necklace, J. Crew Factory; shoes, Mel; bag, MbMJ (via eBay); squinty derp face (self-made)

Yes, I’ve worn this exact same outfit last year. Which, whatever. More importantly, I’ve shown this exact same outfit (or close enough) on the blog before. It’s, like, blog-official. Oops?

How about a walk down memory lane? The last time I wore this top, I was about a week or so post-partum. You can see it in my eyes:

"Save me"
“Save me”

That’s the face of new motherhood no one wants to see until they’ve already had kids and it’s too late to turn back. Hah! But seriously, babies are awesome. (Most of the time.) They change your life. (Mostly for the better.) They do get through that soul-crushing terrifying challenging newborn stage, and so will you. And it is much less of a shock to the system the second time around, no matter what my expression in that photo might suggest.

Anyway, comparing the two versions of this outfit, let’s look at some positives, because otherwise I’ll fixate again on how I have lost exactly zero pounds in 9 months and y’all are going to have to talk me off some drastic diet ledge. Ahem. My hair is finally growing out! I found a nicer pair of jeans! I no longer have to wear a nursing tank under every damn thing! My iPhone takes slightly less blurry pictures! Hurrah!

Speaking of things that have changed in the last 9 months, this one is pretty major.

Left, old Soviet dictator phase; right, cute baby phase
Left, (napping) Soviet dictator phase; right, cute baby phase

Oh right, this is a personal style blog! Let’s take another look at mah (non-baby) accessories:

Mel jelly flats; Old Navy ring
Hey, look at me, all mixing and matching my nail polish

4 Comments on 30 x 30: Eight

  1. OMG! Look at Theodora’s super squishy gorgeous BABY FACE!!!

    Yes, once they are past the newborn stage, it is heavenly. Right now Baby Bun is giggling and being super cute.. most of the time, and I am FINALLY sleeping in longer stretches (5 hours to sleep, feed once at 3 am or so, 5 hours later, he wakes up). NO more sleep deprivation. Much.

    … Oh right, style blog.

    Soo.. yes. I like how you took the flower necklace to match up to the top and the shoes for your floral mix theme.

  2. Um, you look pretty amazing in that old picture, so I don’t think you need to worry about losing zero pounds. It’s better than losing negative pounds!