Bloggy friends, sorry for the hiatus in LBS.com blogging. This post about my desire to stop having to wear clothing with panels should explain why my inspiration for daily shopping has waned. Read more at Momaha.com today for tips on dressing a postpartum figure!
However, I did rustle up most of the items I’ve been wearing lately – and a few “similar” items I’ve found online.
Read more here.
You’re probably wondering if I gave up on LBS.com or what. Truth is, I took on a lot of freelance writing work recently and am also winding up the school year with my two boys…
This has meant less time shopping for me and a little less to covet.
But fear not, I do have a long list of covets as I head into the end of this pregnancy. While I’m coveting virtually everything non-maternity, one item I’d love to add to my summer wardrobe is a swim coverup that will “cover” me through the summer.
This Letarte scalloped drawstring cotton tunic is so feminine and so light and so airy, I can imagine wearing it to and from the pool on the hottest of days — now that we are experiencing some 80+ degree weather!
And trust me when I say I’ve got plenty to cover up these days!! (Are we there yet, baby?)
I discovered Isabella Oliver when I was pregnant with my first baby. She has an amazingly adorable maternity collection. You should check it out when and if you are at some point, in the “family way.”
But her ready-to-wear collection has some amazing options too. Zulily has many of her spring-y (and a few fall/winter) pieces and they are discounted A LOT!
Here are a few of my favorites…
I could live in dresses. In fact, in the spring, summer and fall, I usually do.
Dresses are easy. They always fit, and if you buy the empire waisted ones that are so popular – and plentiful – in the marketplace they provide great coverage on those not so sleek days.
I love that I don’t have a waistband to get hot and sweaty in our middle America humidity. I love that I’ve was able to wear non-maternity dresses a lot longer, even when I was pregnant. And I love that I don’t have to find dresses to fit both my waist and my hips at the same time… a super irritating task when it comes to pants.
Here is a small collection of fun dresses (find shopping info on Polyvore.com) that are also very inexpensive, which is how I like my summer clothes because they are usually having picnics in the grass, drenched in sunscreen or semi-damp from being layered over my bathing suits.
Read more at Momaha.com.