When I think about my post-baby fashion life, I imagine spending significant amounts of money on designer staples. But the reality is that I am still not happy with my post-baby body and don't even want to spend Banana Republic or Anthropologie prices, let alone troll the boutiques in town.
At the same time, I have no in-the-meantime clothes because life has conspired against me. In fall 2010, I was skinny. In 2011, I was fat as a cow and very postpartum and thought I would lose the weight quickly so I only wore yoga pants and big sweatshirts. SPOILER ALERT: I did not lose the weight, quickly or otherwise. In 2012, I was pregnant. And now, here I am with no recent clothes to my name, some fat-ish stuff from 2008 that fits but is no longer in style, 2009-2010's skinny clothes that taunt me, and the cheap, dumpy stuff I bought after I had Cooper (I am wearing a size large flannel from Old Navy and some pink velour Target sweat pants right now, and that outfit absolutely looks as good as it sounds). The jeans I bought after Cooper are generally OK but dumpy and super "mom" in fit and cut. Most of the shirts I bought were from Old Navy or J Crew and totally fell apart, and everything is just blah.
But, I am losing weight sort of-- or I want to at least-- so now is not the time for investment pieces or even slightly more expensive than usual pieces.
So what's a girl to do?
Well, last night I hit up Gap and H&M and got a few things to last me through the next 15 pounds:
2 pairs of skinny jeans. Add these to the skinny jeans and jeggings I bought a couple months ago at Old Navy, and I have at least 4 pairs of jeans I can layer dresses and sweaters over and tuck into boots.
So, seriously. What the hell else can I buy? No, really, I am asking you sincerely.