Wearing my husbands clothes

After having Kash it took me awhile to feel good in my clothes again. I ended up wearing my husbands clothes quite often because they were comfy and baggy and now I just made them part of my wardrobe. Three pieces that are easy to style from your husbands closet are a plain T, a flannel and a jacket for an oversized comfy look. 







Bomber Jacket: Mens H&M
Flannel: Mens Urban Outfitters
Black T-shirt: Mens Zara
Pants: Womens H&M
Boots: Roma boots

Loden Hotel Mother's Day Giveaway

Who doesn't want a relaxing weekend getaway in the heart of downtown Vancouver! Yes please! A couple weekends ago I got a last minute invite to check out the Loden Hotel with a couple of girlfriends. I was hesitant at first to leave the boys at home but I had recently shaved my legs so I decided why not! The Loden hotel was beautiful, it offers some fancy amenities such as hypoallergenic or pet friendly rooms, a 24-hour fitness studio, drop-off service and some French dining next door at Tableau Bar Bistro. Lucky for you the Loden is running a Mother's Day giveaway for a one night stay and breakfast in bed the next morning. It's as amazing as it sounds! Now go enter at http://theloden.com/mothers-day-giveaway-contest/ 


 Photos by Marcy Media
Night dress by Smash + Tess










post baby body


I was trying to figure out what to write about with these pictures because really, who wants to look at pictures of someone trying to make really serious faces, when a good friend brought up the topic of post baby body. I feel this topic can go one of two ways, either its dreadful and depressing or its a badge of honour and you should wear it proud. Well I think its both! Sure, for 9 months you grew an actual human being inside of you and that is definitely something to be proud of. But on the other hand its not easy to look in the mirror at a body you don't recognize and try to love the new looking you stretch marks, love handles, gigantic saggy boobs and all. Kash has almost been out side my belly for as long as he was in and I still use the elastic hair tie method to keep my pants closed. So if your not sure how to combat this somewhat depressing yet beautiful stage of life here are a few things that worked for me: 


1. Dress for your new body type.
This is key and if it means you have to go out and buy a few new staple items (which I call my in-between clothes) then check out stores that aren't too expensive because you will probably be wearing these items for only a few months. This also might mean you have to buy styles you wouldn't normally wear. Maybe stay away from tighter tops and instead opt for something more flowy. Try some high waisted pants that help tuck in that mid section. Remember its only for a season.

2. Don't look at any numbers.
Don't look at the size on your clothes or the number on the scale. I don't own a scale and for me I think that has been the best thing. Don't concentrate on the number you were before. Same goes for the size of clothing, the sizes on your clothing means nothing. If you feel good in it and its comfortable then wear it! 

3. Get a good bra.
I still wear a sports bra everyday to give me that extra bit of support. Its very annoying because its bright pink and I can't wear light coloured shirts but supporting those babies is essential. Get a good bra that lifts, it doesn't have to be cute it just has to do it's job. This will make everything look, fit and feel better. 

4. Get out of the house,
Go out and do stuff even its just a short walk, I don't do this everyday but I hear its good for you. If you are back to working out right after you pop that baby out then good on ya! But I'm taking my sweet time taking full advantage of the workout called breast feeding.

5. Suck it up and embrace it!
The truth is you had a baby and your body may never look the way it use to. So you gotta work with what you got. Who cares if your hips are wider and your boobs are saggier. It's part of the deal sister. God made you to look like a woman and TaDa! now you do. Don't forget we women are the pinnacle of God's creation, after he made us women his creation was complete. And it was good.
Just try not take it life too seriously, go with the flow and let your body take its time getting back to the way it was. It took 9 months to transform creating that baby, let it take another 9, 12 or 52 months to get it back. Don't get me wrong I am not perfect and I most definitely have days where I struggle and miss my pre-baby body but on those days I just try and avoid the mirror. Now please enjoy some pictures of me being serious in outfits I wouldn't normally wear as I try my best to embrace my post baby body. If I can do it you for sure can!


Outfits provided by Blonde



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9 spring trends with Bella and wren

Spring has sprung ... well kind of. Never the less many spring trends have made its way into stores and are likely to soon be apart of our wardrobe. I teamed up with some amazing ladies to share 9 hot trends this spring which can all be found at Bella and Wren in Fort Langley. Below are 3 spring trends and to find out the other 6 go check out my fellow blogger  friends Codi from Creative Wife and Joyful Worker and Samantha from The Family Jewels.

All photos provided by Steph Schulz Photography


Trend numero uno, Trenches! or trench coats if you rather. Long and and sleek they are the perfect light weight coat for spring. You won't often see me in pink but I couldn't resist this blush pink trench by Gentle Fawn and paired with the second trend of the season, block heals. These babies by Fly London are stylin and comfortable, you really can't go wrong with a good pair of black heals. Keep scrolling for more trends...






The third trend is bringing back the 90's and of course doing it with a black leather jacket. Let's face it, black will never go out of style. The 90's is making a huge comeback this spring, this long sleeveless hoodie by Zadig + Voltaire can be worn multiple ways. I paired it with this Mackage leather jacket to turn up the edge along with a light denim jeans and converse high tops. Outfit details below.

 








 
 To check out the rest of our spring trends go click on Creative Wife and Joyful Worker and The Family Jewels.
Thank you to Bella and Wren for teaming up with us! Check out there stuff at www.bellawrendesign.ca Thank you to Steph Schulz Photography for capturing such amazing photos and to Codi and Sam who helped make this happen while looking so dang good!

First look details:
Trench coat: Gentle Fawn
Shoes: Fly London
Sun glasses: Maui Jim
Bag: Rebeca Mirkoff
Necklaces: Pyrrha

Second look details:
Sleeveless hoodie: Zadig + Voltaire
Leather Jacket: Mackage
Jeans: Neuw Denim
Shoes: Converse
Ring: Pyrrha
Purse: Mackage




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