Tips for Dressing Your PostPartum Body

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Hey there friends! Today I wanted to share a few of my tips for dressing your postpartum body. These pictures were taken a month after my twins were born and I was about 25 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight.  You can’t really tell because I’m hiding it all under my super loose fitting shirt but I swear those pounds are there!!  After having four kids, I’ve come to appreciate my body for what it is.  Thanks to the twins, I have stretch marks like you wouldn’t believe and I’ll always be tucking my loose skin into my pants when I sit down hahaha, foooor real.  But guess what…  This body of mine is pretty special and those marks I’ll proudly wear as a reminder of what I went through and the little lives it blessed our family with.  So while some of us may not ever look like a million bucks in a bikini again, that doesn’t mean we can’t find ways to flatter our new body.  Whether you’ve just had a baby and you need a couple shirts to get you through those first few weeks when your uterus is still shrinking, or you need an entire new wardrobe because you don’t plan on killing yourself to get back to where you were anytime soon, I hope these tips help.

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Q & A video

In case you can’t watch the video… here’s what you’re missing…

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hahaha I couldn’t help myself! I need to turn these faces in a meme right now!

Welcome to my first Q/A video! First off let me apologize, the first half of the video is suuuuper blurry. I didn’t realize it until I was finished and well, I just didn’t have time to film it again. So no, it’s not your eyes!! Ugh, stupid technology!!

I know it’s pretty long… I don’t blame you if you don’t watch the whole thing but just FYI, you’ll be missin out! This is my first sit down and chat it out video so I wasn’t really sure what to do… constructive criticism is always welcome!

Mmk well I love you!! I’m chatting about my blogging schedule, my perfect put together life (HAAAAHAHAHA), what it’s like with four small kids etc… sorry there’s not much hair and beauty. All the questions were more personal so that’s just where I went. I’ll be doing a more beauty oriented one next month so get your questions ready!

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The Put Together Slouch!

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Let’s just talk for a sec about the twenty pounds I’m probably never gonna lose.  A few years ago I would have been devastated… my poor body has been through the ringer!  Luckily for me I’m not that same person I was a few years ago and I’m pretty darn proud of the fact that I’ve made four children… two of the four at the same time!  This body is amazing and I’m proud and confident of what we’ve accomplished together!!  Instead of beating myself up over what I can’t wear anymore, it’s been fun to play around with what I can. One of things I’ve really loved wearing is blazers.  Specifically this blazer.  It’s the softest, slouchiest, comfiest blazer you’ve ever worn in your life.  It looks amazing with jeans, shorts, dresses, pencil skirts… ugh.  Who am I kidding, it looks great with everything and it hides allllll the flaws.  I think I need one in every color… or at least another one in white!!  The other piece I haven’t been able to live without is this free people tee.  It’s really pricey (I got mine during the Anniversary Sale) but when you find the perfect white tee you don’t let it go.  It’s thick so you don’t need an undershirt, the v-neck isn’t too low, the sleeves are the perfect fit (I’m picky with my sleeves) and it’s the perfect blend of put together and slouch.  Is that a thing?!  Anyway, if you’re hiding a few extra pounds, or twenty, get yourself a good blazer and a couple high low tees that give you a good put together slouch hahahaha!!!  I’m not even making sense anymore, I’m going to bed!  I hope you guys have had a wonderful week so far and if I can get my butt in gear I’ll have the Q&A video from instagram up for you tomorrow.

Easy Back To School Hairstyle

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With school starting this week, I thought I’d put together a super quick hair tutorial that’s perfect for those rushed mornings!  Pretty, fast, pulled back and easy… not much more you could wish for in a hairstyle!!  To see the back to school hairstyle tutorial and video follow through the jump! Continue reading

Twin Nursery Reveal

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Welcome to the twins nursery!  I’m so excited to share their room with you, it’s my absolute favorite room in the house.  I had a hard time deciding how I wanted to decorate this room… and my pinterest boards only made me more confused!  Have any of you found that it’s harder to decorate since Pinterest?  I could not decide what direction I wanted to go because I liked so many different nursery ideas online!  In the end, I went with something fairly simple.  It’s a really small room and we needed to squeeze a large couch, two cribs and a big dresser in it.  I knew if I over decorated, it would end up feeling closed in and cluttered so I kept it really bright and clean and it turned out so much better than I’d pictured in my head!  I hope you enjoy.

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