Tuesday, September 7

Breaking free

I've barely worn a skirt or a dress since I got pregnant with Arj. I've broken the dress drought now and it feels good. I always feel a bit free when I wear a dress and the beautiful Spring weather is helping too.
I dress quite differently since I had kids. Lots of loose floppy tops - for fairly obvious tummy disguising reasons. It's not that I necessarily want to hide it from others - it's just that I feel better if I hide it from me! And I love wearing long tunics or short dresses over jeans. My Asics tiger sneakers (red suede with silver trim - second pair) are almost worn through from practically living in them but I did that before I had kids too. I'm starting to wonder if I can get a third pair exactly the same - boring maybe but they are so great.
Did you change your dress style? I know some people who dressed more formally before for work. That wasn't me. I worked in a stinky microbiology lab. What with the smell and the attractive (not) blue surgical gowns there was really no point. I think I have nicer clothes now I don't work!

I'm quietly lusting after a few dresses or tunics on Etsy too. Check out Emily Ryan and Pamela Tang. I like Emily's gathered front tunics and dresses (and wow, I've just seen this, it got sold right when I was about to show you!) and Pamela's centre pleat dress.
Have you noticed I seem to have a bit of a shopping addiction going at the moment?


Recycled Relix said...

I have gone from full business suit, stockings and high heels to a corporate attire of jeans,layered black tops and comfortable shoes..... :) BY CHOICE!! One of my objectives when I was changing professions and figuring out what I wanted to do, was being comfortable with what I was wearing. Still do the hair and makeup though.... I like your choice in dresses.... enjoy! CathyXX

Fer said...

Loose and flowing is definitely the way to go. When I worked full time we had a uniform, and I think that's why I've never been a big fan of pantyhose ever since!

If you want to buy the same sneakers again then why not. That old saying springs to mind, "if it ain't broke don't fix it"!!

one yellow jumpsuit. said...

I know just how you feel. I had two babies in two years and I still don't feel like I have returned to normal.

My style of dress did change. It actually became a little more "grown up." There are less jeans and more wide leg pants.

I also love love Emily Ryan and have her Kimono Smock. It's extremely comfortable and goes well with onitsuka tigers. (I live in my silver, red and yellow tigers.) You should buy another pair. xxx