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I’m so excited to welcome Sandy to the wonderful world of motherhood! Bring on the sleepless nights, the bloodshot eyes, and the oh-so-uncomfortable nursing bra… I’m kidding.  There is so much joy and happiness that fills you up when you become a mother. Having a baby is an unconditional love like nothing else, and when you experience it for the first time, the fact that your hair is greasy and you haven’t brushed your teeth all day doesn’t even cross your mind.

I know that Sandy is very fashion-forward and trendy, but the surprises of motherhood may leave her feeling unprepared or clueless about how to dress as a new mother. So, I thought I’d help her out a bit. Sandy, It’s time to trade in the red heels, the leopard mini skirt, and the low-cut silk blouse for a pair of these:

Trust me, you’ll feel much more comfortable chasing the baby around in a pair of your very own “mom jeans.”

Could you sense my sarcasm? Okay, good. Because, if you couldn’t, then I do apologize. However, there is some truth to this. Motherhood brings on many new challenges that you never faced before having a child. If you are a parent, then you’ve got to agree with that statement! Unless you are pretty comfortable lifting up your shirt in public and pulling out your hoo-hoos, or bending over 100x a day to pick up Legos, or if you regularly carry around 30 lbs. of who-knows-what on your hip… these tasks are pretty hard to handle unless you have the appropriate wardrobe. That’s why I am here to help. Aside from the nursing bra and body shaper, let me give you the low-down on Mom Fashion with the help of my trusty friend, Pinterest:

Flats. Flats are your friend, Mama. They are going to take good care of you and your heavy baby.

Source: jcrew.com via Moriah on Pinterest

 

A Turban Headband. For the early stages of motherhood, this will be your favorite hair accessory. There is no time or energy to style your hair when you’ve been awake every 2-3 hours of night and day feeding a newborn. Put your hair in a bun and slip on one of these to keep your hair out of your face. Focus on your baby and still look stylish! Then go take a nap.

Source: etsy.com via Moriah on Pinterest

 

Loose-fitting blouses are going to hide the left-over dough from your pregnancy (your stomach… that’s what it looks like, okay?) until you’re comfortable in your fitted blouses again. I lived in these for several months, then got pregnant again, and then wore them again! Hah.

 

A big, chunky, cardigan will help you feel like you got dressed for the day more than your bath robe will… just get one. They also work great as a burp cloth.

 

I shouldn’t say that you will no longer, never in a million bajillion years be able to wear your old clothes again. There will be a time and place for those pumps in the near future, just not right now with your newborn. Give it a couple of months, plan your first date out with the hubs when the time comes, and bust out those heels once again for a night on the town. You will deserve it.

Thanks for having me share a little bit of my fashion sense with you Sandy A La Mode readers! After becoming a mother, you quickly learn what will and will not work when nursing, changing explosive diapers, bending over to pick up a 25 lb. baby, etc. I don’t know if I am capable of giving much fashion advice. But, I guess from my perspective as both a mother and shopaholic, I think it is safe to say that you need to find what makes you most comfortable. There’s nothing more flattering and beautiful than a women who radiates confidence, high self-esteem, and love for her children… even if she is covered in snot and breast milk. At least that’s what my husband tells me.

Congratulations, Sandy and Marv on your new, little bundle of joy! You are going to be awesome parents!
-Moriah Makes
P.S. Have you entered the coniLab giveaway for a silkscreen print yet?

20 Comments ( Reply )

  1. ElleSee
    Jan 04, 2012 @ 3:13 pm

    Excellent pointers, Moriah! Flats were always my best friend, but now we’re closer than ever! I have been wearing the same pair of pants for 9 months now — as well as a couple pairs of leggings — and just finally got back into a pair of pr-pregnancy lounge pants. The feeling of excitement is indescribable!

  2. BonBon
    Jan 04, 2012 @ 3:23 pm

    Amen to a cute pair of flats! Heels are still a fun way to spice up an everyday outfit though:-) Regardless, you’ll always get a ton of compliments as you tote your bebe around, no matter what you are wearing! xoxo

  3. Amanda (Toaster4JC)
    Jan 04, 2012 @ 4:12 pm

    Hehe Moriah made me laugh a lot! I am thankful that my little one will be here in January so for me it means boots ;).

  4. Mimijay
    Jan 04, 2012 @ 4:43 pm

    Awe, this is great for me as well, since my baby is due end of Feb! I do hope my clothes will be worn again, but im all about comfort so my old clothes will have to wait!

  5. Two Happy Hearts
    Jan 04, 2012 @ 5:41 pm

    so great! that Mom Jeans video…classic.
    thanks for sharing these funny tidbits ;)

  6. Dora
    Jan 04, 2012 @ 7:50 pm

    This is such a wonderful post. I really enjoyed reading it. Great tips :)

  7. Suburban Sweetheart
    Jan 04, 2012 @ 8:26 pm

    I’m NOT a mama, & this is pretty much how I dress every day. Perhaps a style guide for overweight ladies, as well, haha. But seriously, I love my flats & oversized sweaters!

    I do think it’s a little tricky that Moriah inserted her own products into what felt like an unbiased post. In the interest of full disclosure & honesty, I think it would have been better to make mention of the fact that these turban headbands come from her store. This way feels a little sneaky…

  8. Moriah
    Jan 04, 2012 @ 9:07 pm

    Hey, Suburban Sweetheart. The turban headbands aren’t made by me, but you can purchase them here: http://raynajaye.etsy.com

  9. Naomi A.
    Jan 04, 2012 @ 9:12 pm

    I am printing this out and bringing it shopping with me, haha! It will definitely come in handy as I’m sort of in a perpetual state of pregnancy or trying to lose pregnancy weight/dress for a newborn. But oh, is it sweet!

  10. Ashley Sloan
    Jan 04, 2012 @ 9:31 pm

    Great ideas! Haven’t had a baby but want to soon & I think they all make sense! Love the turban headband- don’t have one actually…but perfect to cover up your messy/undone hair!!

  11. Suburban Sweetheart
    Jan 04, 2012 @ 9:36 pm

    Thanks for the note, Moriah! I think I was looking at the wrong part of the credit – your Pinterest name instead of the piece’s Etsy origins! Thanks for the clarity. And as someone who already owns a Rayna Jaye turban, I can confirm that they are, in fact, awesome.

  12. Pilar
    Jan 04, 2012 @ 11:41 pm

    love the flats and the turban headband. happy 2012, hope it is filled with lots of love and success!

  13. Sarah
    Jan 05, 2012 @ 7:49 am

    Great tips! I’ll be bookmarking this for the months ahead :)

  14. beth @ dot...in the city
    Jan 05, 2012 @ 9:15 am

    so cute! great suggestions, Moriah! I’m pinning this one for the future :)

  15. melody
    Jan 05, 2012 @ 8:27 pm

    this is a great post! ok so i totally posted the Mom Jeans video to my facebook wall a while back, and my grandmother – who for some reason has a facebook account – thought that I REALLY wanted them. and then she kept asking me where she could find them so she could get them for my birthday! (sigh) thanks for the tips moriah, i love your writing!

  16. Sugar Mama Bakeshop
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 4:15 pm

    So cute! I LOVE the mom jeans video :) Congrats on the new baby!! Luckily he does NOT care how cute you look. He will love you just the same :)

  17. Rachel @ shepherds daughter
    Jan 26, 2012 @ 4:04 pm

    Awww this was so sweet (and cute!) I have a ways to go, but I look forward to the mommy get-up :) I just hope the style doesn’t change too much by then….

  18. Alyse Benoit
    May 14, 2012 @ 1:33 pm

    I just loved this post and I was wondering if you’d do one up for summer style. I am wearing shorts that look like they should belong to a highschool student because the waist band is lycra and oh so comfy. Also, I can’t seem to find any tops that help with discrete breastfeeding… I am one of those “I didn’t think it would happen” moms of two under two and my fidgity toddler makes me fearful of accidental public exposure.

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