The Adventures of Bug and Boo

The Creative Closet: Radiant Orchid

Rebecca O'LoughlinComment

I have a confession to make…

I have a lot of clothes. That never get worn. They’re sitting in my closet, sad and lonely, missing the days when they’d take their turn to come out and see the sunshine. I seem to have fallen into the trap of misplacing my style after having a baby. Before I had Bug, I was a little into fashion - regularly reading In Style, Vogue, and Glamour and noting trends, playing with my style, and changing it up periodically. (Of course back then I needed more variety in my clothes than perhaps I do now.)

But lately, I’ve found myself in a bit of a style funk. Each morning I reach for the same two pairs of jeans and a comfortable tee shirt, and if I’m feeling particularly interested in how I look I may throw on a chunky necklace or a patterned scarf. There’s certainly nothing wrong with it. It works for kneeling and crawling and rolling on the floor with a certain 18 month old….and before baby I tended to wear a lot of dresses and skirts which were great for work and girls' brunches, but probably don't make much sense for the active SAHM days I have now. But after nearly 2 years of dressing for comfort and ignoring the vast majority of the clothes I own, I miss feeling like I've put myself together really well. I’m itching to rediscover my wardrobe and find a way to make my clothes work for my new life. 

So, I am stepping outside my comfort zone and have joined a weekly style linkup – The Creative Closet with Life Could Be a Dream & Modern Tulip! Hopefully these weekly prompts will help me dig through my wardrobe recesses, find new life in old items, and (re?)discover my Post Baby Style. (It’s about time!!)

Today's prompt: Radiant Orchid

I don’t own much in this color but I do have a long sleeve stretch tunic from Old Navy. Normally I'd throw this on with jeans and converse, but I decided to be slightly more creative (ahem, that is the name of the game, Rebecca...!) so I pulled out this khaki skirt I haven't worn since my honeymoon. It's casual enough that it won't look out of place when I go out later with Bug in tow, and it's comfortable. I love these gold cutout flats at the moment as they're lightweight and breathable, and the bag is slouchy and big enough to squeeze quite a few of the mama necessities in it. 

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My FAVORITE accessory ;)  Tunic: Old Navy, old (similar) | Camisole: New Look | Skirt with Rope Belt: Esprit (similar) | Shoes: JustFab | Bag: TopShop, old (similar) | Earrings: picked up at a street market | Sunglasses: Coach, old (similar) | 

My FAVORITE accessory ;) 

Tunic: Old Navy, old (similar) | Camisole: New Look | Skirt with Rope Belt: Esprit (similar) | Shoes: JustFab | Bag: TopShop, old (similar) | Earrings: picked up at a street market | Sunglasses: Coach, old (similar) | 

Now I know I'm not anywhere near the first new mom to go through this style misplacement. So do any of you have expert tips for me?! Did anyone manage to hang onto their own personal style whilst accommodating for all the floor time in new mama life? :) 

The Creative Closet