Post Baby Swimsuit Search

Before leaving for Punta Cana I had the HARDEST time finding a bathing suit. I ordered around 12, at all different price points, and not one worked. Post-baby bodies are different and can be a challenge to dress, especially in a swimsuit. Before leaving I put up on my Insastory that I was desperate to find a swimsuit. I received a lot of feedback. Most people recommended Everything But Water, Mircalesuit, Marysia, the J.Crew ruched one-piece, and Eberjey. I ended up buying the J.Crew ruched one piece and also this random swimsuit by Anna Cole I found on Amazon. I did have people recommend buying high-waisted bottom and bikini top. Let’s just say I gave it my best shot and it was a hard NO.

I have high expectations when it comes to how a on-piece should fit. I blame it on buying Karla Colletto swimsuits over the past few years. Her suits are thick and extremely flattering. I have two and have almost completely worn them out. I LOVE them. The one-shoulder suit I have linked in this post is easy to also wear strapless which is nice for when you wear a cover-up. However, they are a bit pricey, which I don’t think matters since I feel so good in them, but I did want a back-up suit that was a little more affordable.

I have to say I loved the J.Crew suit. It is super soft and extremely comfortable, however, it is a very full coverage bottom and I am just not ready to go there yet. I did wear it a lot more than I expected on my trip, mainly because it was so comfortable and easy to throw on. My favorite inexpensive suit has to be the Amazon purchase. It has a similar fit to the J.Crew suit but is a little thicker material so I felt like it really held me in. The bottoms of the Anna Cole are also a little higher cut so it isn’t as full coverage, which I liked. What I love most about all of these suits

If you are wondering about sizing on these suits here is what I recommend:
Karla Colletto –  True to size
J.Crew – I found that you needed to size up
Anne Cole – Size up one size

The Emerson Fry Top

Outfit Details // Emerson Fry ‘Wrap Top’ blouse, FRAME ‘Le Color’ denim, Sam Edelman pumps

I didn’t think I would have a “mom” wardrobe. I thought it would be easy to lose the baby weight, so I went crazy after Eleanor was born eating and drinking whatever I wanted. The weight crept on pound by pound. Now, I have what I call a mom wardrobe. What is it? Well, simply put, it consist of the only clothes in my closet that fit me and make me feel good. I only have a few pieces right now that I am really loving, this Emerson Fry “Wrap Top Blouse is one of them.

To be honest, I loved it before I had Eleanor, but I love it even more after. With the tie waist you can dictate how tight or loose you want it to fit. And the v-neck is really flattering on all chest types (yes, even my DDD). I feel good in this top. Even a little sexy. I have worn it on date nights, to a girls lunch, and even with slouchy jeans and slides to a doctors appointment. The possibility to wear it are endless! I plan to wear it with white jeans this summer and also throw it on over my bathing suit with shorts!

What I Wore to My Daughters Christening

outfit details // See By Chloe Belted Tiered Dress, Sam Edelman Hazel Pump

This past Sunday Eleanor was Christened. She wore the same dress I wore as a baby during my christening. It was such a special event being surrounded by our family and friends. Being that her outfit was decided long ago, I took time figuring out what I would wear. I wanted to wear pants and a sweater but I am still not back into my pre-pregnancy size. They were a little tight and I didn’t feel like being uncomfortable on such a special day. After finding this See By Chloe dress online, it was settled. I loved the cut, the color, and that I can wear it all spring and summer. It also didn’t hurt that the dress was 50% off! I bought it without a second thought.

Being that my husband knows all too well what Net-a-Porter is he asked what I had purchased from them. I brushed him off and said something for Eleanor. When it arrived he mentioned what a beautiful dress it was and I said, “oh thank you. It is from NAP.” He looked at me and said, “you told me you bought something for Eleanor?” I laughed and responded, “Yes, it was a dress for me to WEAR to Eleanor’s Christening.” I was busted! But sometimes it is worth skirting the truth!

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