Thursday, October 19, 2017

Newborn Photo Shoot

Worn for the second set of baby photographs we had done, these ones taken in our home. These were taken not long after we got Eleanor home from the hospital and I was right in the midst of my C section recovery, so hideously swollen and in a lot of pain - and you can definitely see it in these photos. Seriously the amount of water I retained from that C section was nothing short of horrifying.

leggings: Simons / shirt: Simons / shoes: Primark / necklace: Stella and Dot / bracelet: Stella and Dot / cuff: gift from my mother / ring: House of Harlow

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Transitioning Out of Maternity Wear

I loved this maternity dress from ASOS too much to simply stop wearing it once Eleanor arrived (and, in truth, until all the swelling, etc from my pregnancy fully went away, wearing a smattering of maternity clothes still made sense from a comfort standpoint – while I can now fit into most of my pre-pregnancy wardrobe again, plenty of items are now just too weirdly fitted for me to comfortably wear - basically the dimensions of my body have been permanently altered).

dress: ASOS / shoes: Target / necklace: Stella and Dot / sunglasses: Target

Friday, October 13, 2017

All the Frills: Buying For the Future

Even though she can’t wear them yet, I’ve purchased Eleanor some pretty ridiculous clothes lately (as those of you who follow me on Instagram know). I desperately wish they made this cape and this brocade dress in adult sizes. I’m that smitten with them.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Fully Recovered for the End of Summer

This maxi dress, that I ordered from ModCloth shortly before Eleanor’s birth, was the perfect piece for me in the last bit of summer that we enjoyed here (also known as the tail end of my C section recovery time). It’s super comfy and soft and very easy to toss on when I have to run a quick errand. Plus it’s totally in line with my ongoing commitment to dress like goth all summer long, temperature be damned. It’s all about goals guys.

dress: ModCloth / cardigan: Pins and Needles / shoes: Aldo / sunglasses: Aldo / necklace: Jenners

Monday, October 9, 2017

Out and About

Since Eleanor’s birth I’ve had to dash out of the house for doctor’s appointments, grocery runs, walks, etc but these photos were from the first time that I actually dressed myself in proper clothes and invested a smidge of time in doing my hair and applying makeup. The occasion? We had to take an infant CPR class and, because we’d arranged for my awesome parents to babysit, the helpmeet and I decide to squeeze in a quick dinner out as well – you know, to really make the most of things. I was a little sleep deprived (that’s basically my baseline now) and definitely still swollen from the C section, but it felt soooo good to put on my old clothes and get out for a bit!

leggings: Simons / top: Simons / shoes: Target / jacket: Joseph Ribkoff / necklace: Aldo