raise your hand if you’re like me and dressing yourself post partum feels trickier than anything! (my hand is up so high right now.) here’s the thing… i have really grown to love and appreciate my post pregnancy body after the birth of each of my baby’s. i mean, it just housed and birthed 2 beautiful healthy baby girls 8 weeks ago! and has also been the home to my three other littles sometime over the past 8 years. so i mean, this body has been through a lot and i’m ever so grateful for how it’s adapted and shifted and provided a healthy space for my children over the years, as well as nourish them for a few years after that. the female body is basically insane. i could go on and on forever here about it (i actually wrote a few words about this post partum phase right here if you wanna read…) so post partum feelings of pride for this body aside, i’m talking about the tricky phase after giving birth of trying to figure out how to dress… what fits, what doesn’t… it’s such a transitional phase, no matter how long it lasts, since you’re not quite fitting into the maternity clothes anymore but also not back into your pre-pregancy wardrobe either. and you wanna feel good in whatever it is you’re wearing! i’m a firm believer that getting dressed each day and feeling good about the way i present myself is so important, especially right now when i may not totally feel like my old self, i still want pieces that look good and make me feel good during this transitional period, yet i don’t wanna run out and buy a bunch of nice new pieces of clothing that i won’t wear forever since i’m so in-between sizes. this is what i mean by this being tricky!
i am really excited to be partnering with thredUP again this summer during this post partum phase. they are great spot to shop for any phase of life, but especially right now for me, as they are the world’s largest online thrift store, making it easy for me to send in some of my lightly worn maternity clothing for cash or credit and also snag some pieces from my favorite brands like anthropologie, kate spade or j.crew for up to 90% off. ideal when i’m in-between sizes and don’t want to splurge on too many full priced pieces at the moment.
this fun hot pink dress spoke to me when i saw it on their website. it’s the perfect hue for summertime, the cut is loose, flowy and long which i’m much more comfortable in right now and best part, it was under $20! and not just the dress, but this j.crew hat was also under $20 (estimated retail price being $45, so 57% off), and these yellow coach hightop sneakers? i snagged them for $32! (estimated retail price was $135, so 76% off!) :)
but yes, the coach hightop sneakers were such a crazy steal at 76% off! also, both samson and conrad on separate occasions have commented on them which is saying something!
i’ve mentioned thredUP’s clean out kit in the past but this bag is genius for when i am cleaning out my closet. you can request a free clean out kit through their website and mail it back to earn cash or credit for the pieces they accept from your bag, and you can opt to have the rest donated to charities if you don’t want it sent back to you. i just went through my closet and parted ways with most of my maternity pieces that no longer fit.
gosh, why do closet clean outs always feel so good?! they are impossibly hard for me to tackle when it comes to any of my kids clothing or things (can never part easily with their wardrobes i’m so sentimental), but lately, minimizing mine almost feels as relaxing and reenergizing as a spa day (almost.)
if you’d like to check out thredUP, they are offering a special discount to my readers. the first 100 people to use the code LOVETAZA will receive an extra 25% off their first thredUP order! Click here to start shopping. thank you to thredUP for sponsoring this blog post. (Promotion applies to new U.S. customers only, items under $150 and excludes Goody Boxes.)