So after baby, my body is out of whack.
I wasn't a svelte anything before pregnancy, but after losing 20 pounds in my first trimester, I have been able to keep that off afterwards. That's cool and all but there's this large stretched out tummy area that hangs in weird places. I know, it's gross but dressing said area is a challenge.
I don't want to be a frumpy mom and yet I feel frumpy all the time. Looking at the outfit I have on now, it's most definitely a function over fashion outfit. It's an owl t-shirt, crop jeans and black walking shoes. The temperature today will reach 95. So I thought, thin t-shirt and "shorts." I have to wear walking shoes because I walk my daughter to the bus stop during the week.
When I dress up for church or hanging out with friends, I feel great and pretty.
I think the bottom line is that I have to lose more weight and learn how to drive. Both of these things are challenges for me. I'm lazy and I have anxiety about driving.
So knowing this - what does a post-pregnancy plus size mom wear while walking her kid to the bus stop in a sketchy neighborhood (oh yeah, I live in a sketchy neighborhood) while still looking modest? And not frumpy? And still be able to keep cool?
My husband is definitely a guy who chooses function over fashion. He basically wears clothes to keep from being naked. I don't think clothes make him "feel" anything. Why is there a feeling attached to clothing when it comes to women? Dumb sociological ideals I think but I still like to feel a certain way in clothing. Then I think why dress a certain way when I know for sure I will be spit up on at least once daily?
I think I'm done ranting about clothes and body issues.
Carry on. :)