Loving your postpartum body
|Some fitting room shenanigans.|
Even if and when I get back down to my pre-baby size, I'm unconvinced my old pant selection would fit me. I'm fuller in some places and smaller in others, so I have few things in my wardrobe that fit me well. Over the weekend, I was out looking for a couple fall pieces to take on our upcoming vacation to Washington. On my list? Boots, black pants, leggings, maybe a coat.
I wasn't having any luck. Styles that would have flattered my figure a year and a half ago no longer do so. We all know that feeling after making multiple trips to the fitting room and looking at one too many pairs of ill-fitting skinny jeans. So I gave up.
And I went and bought a lipstick.
I put everything back (except for a $6.99 pair of fleece-lined leggings. I mean, come on) and went on a hunt, for a bright, look-at-me, berry lipstick.
We're all told to love our postpartum bodies. And I do. I appreciate having shape, which I greatly lacked before having a baby. But we all experience those fitting room blues when we're struggling to find a flattering pair of jeans or a jacket.
That's okay. If you're finding that your self-esteem tank is running on "E", go buy a red or more specifically "cherries in the snow" lipstick. It'll give you that boost of self-confidence and fuel you up for your next shopping outing.