Trying to get dressed from a closet filled with clothes that don’t fit your current body sets you up for a bad body image day/week/month/year. I’m currently 3 months postpartum and while a few pre-baby clothes fit, none of my pants fit anymore and I’m not sure if they ever will again.
I believe it’s normal for a body to change as we move through life stages (high school, college, seasons of illness/injury, pregnancy, postpartum, menopause), so our closet should change with us. I really like the idea of a capsule closet because it let’s you be intentional about letting clothes flow in and out each season (or however often) as your body flows one direction or the other. All of my pre-pregnancy clothes I put up on a shelf in my closet in case they fit again. I’m sitting back and watching as my body moves where ever it needs to move.
In my closet right now there are ~25 pieces of clothing (not including many of my athleisure type of clothes):
5 pairs of shoes
4 pairs of pants
3 drapy cardigan things
I feel like I should add a disclaimer that I know nothing about clothes or how to dress myself lol. I just pick what I like.
Some of my favorites in my current closet include:
My new Madewell 10″ High-Rise Jeans. I’m in LOVE with these. They are the highest jeans I’ve ever owned, as they sit right at my belly button, and they’re the most expensive jeans I’ve ever owned. When I went shopping the Madewell Sales Associate asked what size I am and I said, “i’ve got no clue, I just had a baby.” And she was super helpful. They’re crazy comfortable and stretchy and I’m glad I bought them. Since I work for myself I wear whatever I’m feeling to work, so these are work pants.
Other pants in the capsule worth mentioning include the BEST sweatpants from Target. They’re supposed to be pajama pants, and while I do wear them to bed I also wear them out all the time. Here’s me in them in an old photo (4 days before Jojo’s birth day<3).
My current favorite shoes are these Soludos Espadrille Sandals, which I shared on IG earlier. They make me smile every time I look down.
Favorite accessory is this blue tie dye Milk Snob cover, which is a nursing and carseat cover that can also be worn as a scarf when baby isn’t feeding or lounging in her carseat.
Then some other favorites:
My mama bear top my sister-in-law got me. Probably from Esty!
My grandma’s embroidered dress. Worked in pregnancy and still works now.
This top I found on sale in Anthro’s sale section (I LOVEEE the anthro sale section!). Andrew would say the bottom of this shirt looks like the McDonald’s ballpit…and I think that is an awesome thing.
And the last thing worth showing is my favorite romper, also found in the Anthro sale section.
I would love to be a person who wears bandanas/hair wrap type of things. Have you ever? I have fine hair and think something that could hold the whispy hair pieces in would be awesome. I have some hats in my closet, but I’m not sure if i’ll ever be a hat person.
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