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What Lies Beneath | Dump the Frump Style Series Week 3

It’s week 3 of our “Dump The Frump” mommy style series, and I’ve been having a really great time revisiting these wardrobe and style  tips to help me feel and look amazing!

This week is all about “What Lies Beneath”.  Let’s dive right in!

Check out this other amazing video on the topic!

What Lies Beneath : 3 Things Every woman needs in her arsenal! 

How I’m working the process in the moment!

I’m about 11 weeks postpartum, and right now breastfeeding is a huge part of my life. In keeping with my “wardrobe word” for the year, I want to feel effortless, and that includes my undergarments! So I was able to get a visual, of how I wanted to feel (week I), and purge to make sure that I only held on to undergarments that fit properly (that included nursing bras to include for easy access). It was such a cathartic process, and now when I get dressed I’m starting with undergarments that not only fit well, but are practical for this season of my life. And I like the way they look! Ain’t nothing wrong with pretty bras, panties, and other important undergarments!

When was the last time you gave your undergarments a performance review? Have you given yourself permission to wear things that make you feel amazing, even while you’re working on the body you want? Or are you settling for  ill-fitted undergarments, because “no-one will see them”? Let’s change this!

 

Often times it’s working on what people cannot see, that causes us to feel our best!

So ask yourself “What lies beneath”?

 

Mommas, I can’t wait to share with you next Friday for week 4 of our style series! Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss a thing. And as always… be sure to share with a momma who needs this!

Xx

Just getting started… Follow the series here!

Intro: How to feel amazing in what you wear (after having kids)

Week 1: Get a Vision

Week 2: Time for a Wardrobe Purge

Week 3: What Lies Beneath

Week 4: Let’s Build

 

encouragement · Mommy Style

Time for a Wardrobe Purge | Dump the Frump Style Series Week 2

 

Let the PURGE begin!

As you go through your wardrobe, set aside time to be intentional about it.  Use your “wardrobe word” to guide you, and be realistic. If you’re like me and you’re being intentional about working on your body, it’s okay to set aside the items that you plan to revisit at a specified time in the future for a “wardrobe audit” (for me that’s 6 months).

Again be realistic. If you know you’re goal is a size 8 and you’re  still holding onto clothes in a size 4… you know what you need to do!

If there is anything that doesn’t fit, makes your feel uncomfortable, and just not like the best version of yourself, toss it. Life is too short, and way too busy to settle for uncomfortable frumpy clothes.

LET IT GO!

We’re on a mission to look and feel amazing in the clothes that we wear while we work toward the body we want! And believe me, that will only happen if you get intentional and let go of what no longer serves you!

How I’m working the process in the moment!

Last night hubby and I had date night and I loved the outfit I was able to pull together. I already owned everything… and it felt amazing to go into my closet and pull from the things that I not only love… but they FIT RIGHT NOW!

As much as I would have loved to wear my fave pair of  distressed denim, they don’t fit right now… so I had to put all of them aside for the next 6 months, and focus on the here and now.

So first I removed every single pair of jeans that didn’t fit my 10 week postpartum body and put them in a vacuum sealed bag (labeled 6 month wardrobe audit). Then of what bottoms I had left, I had to decide  what to purge and what to keep.  I only kept bottoms that fit now, felt good and they had to be “effortless”… meaning no struggle to get them on or off! 

So here I am, wearing a pair of jeggings that 

🙌🏾 Fit me now

🙌🏾 Feel great on my body

🙌🏾 And effortlessly flow with my current wardrobe

And I felt wonderful!

These will be a repeat item for sure, while I work my way back into my pre-prego wardrobe. But the key takeaway is to literally get rid of anything that no longer serves you in this season. It’s time to PURGE!

Comment below, what did you purge?

Mommas, I can’t wait to share with you next Friday for week 3 of our style series! Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss a thing. And as always… be sure to share with a momma who needs this!

Xx

Just getting started… Follow the series here!

Intro: How to feel amazing in what you wear (after having kids)

Week 1: Get a Vision

Week 2: Time for a Wardrobe Purge

Week 3: What Lies Beneath

Week 4: Let’s Build

 

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Get a Vision | Dump the Frump Style Series Week 1

It’s week 1 of the Dump the Frump Style Series!

In this series we’re talking about How to feel amazing in what you wear with the body you have now,  while you work towards the body that you want! Yes, you can can slay while you work on you! In this week’s video…  I just have one question for you… How do you want to look and feel in the clothes you wear? It’s time to get a vision!

 

 

What is your “Wardrobe Word”? As mentioned in my last post… life is too short to feel frumpy and uncomfortable in the clothes we wear… especially as moms! We deserve to feel amazing as we go about doing this thing called life! My “Wardrobe word” in this season is effortless!

What’s your “wardrobe word”? Comment below!

Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss a post in this series, and as always be sure to share with a momma who would love this encouragement to SLAY!!!

 

Xx

Just getting started… Follow the series here!

Intro: How to feel amazing in what you wear (after having kids)

Week 1: Get a Vision

Week 2: Time for a Wardrobe Purge

Week 3: What Lies Beneath

Week 4: Let’s Build

 

encouragement · Mommy Style

How to Feel Amazing in What you Wear (After Having Kids)

How to feel amazing in what you wear in the body you have now  while you work towards the body that you want… postpartum mommy style!

The other day I was preparing to nurse my newborn (in case you missed it,,, I had another baby) and while trying to undo my nursing bra, chi it was a Messss.

I didn’t feel comfortable!

My pants were digging into my stomach, my socks were twisted and wet after stepping on a piece of ice (😭), and my hair wasn’t done.  Struggling to detach my nursing bra, that was riding up my back, was just the straw that broke the camel’s back.

So I took off my damp sock, tried to adjust my nursing bra, and pulled my pants up so they didn’t dig into my “proof of pregnancy”.

But then I said to myself “Girl…YOU KNOW BETTER”?  Because the truth is I was simply putting a bandage on the real issues I was facing in that moment…

1. the nursing bra was great when I had Dream but just wasn’t a good fit now with this body after having Vision. This body is different, and that nursing bra needed to go!

2. my pants were one size too small and needed to be retired until I do my wardrobe audit. I need to remove all the clothes that don’t serve me, or this body, in this season!

3. when I looked in my closet, I got overwhelmed.  I’d built this gorgeous wardrobe of pieces that I LOVE, and although I am 100% confident that I’ll get back into at least 90%, at this current moment THEY DON’T FIT. And as beautiful as they are, they’re a distraction for me right now. I needed to get them out of sight while I work on me!

All in all, I needed to do what I KNOW and TEACH others to do… revisit my wardrobe to ensure that it only includes clothes that make me feel great. Nursing bras included.

So I went back to the basics!

While my son napped (Lawd, I have a son), I took a few moments to really get clear about how I wanted to feel,  and wrote out my “Wardrobe Word” for the season… “effortless”. I cannot and will not put anything on my body that feels like work, or makes me feel uncomfortable.

Since I’m giving myself 6 months to get back into some of my fave items, I put all of those clothes that will be a part of that “wardrobe audit” in a vacuum sealed bag until then. That way I’m only focused on sorting through what fits now and purging accordingly. Things that don’t make me feel good or don’t inspire me… to the Goodwill they go!

Lastly, I started to build my postpartum looks! I tried on a few outfits, pairing the basic items I kept with my other coordinating pieces! I did this to determine my “go to” looks for the different events in my life at the moment; around the house, school pickup/drop off, doctors visits, church and going out with hubby/girlfriends.

Once I got clear on how I wanted to feel, purged what didn’t align, and then got a clear image of what looks I wanted to create during this postpartum period… I was able to build a small inspiring collection of looks to carry me thorough the next few months.

Y’all!  What a difference it has made.

Listen life is TOO SHORT to be uncomfortable and bothered in what we put on, even while working on our bodies in the postpartum period. You don’t have to be or feel frumpy just because you’re a mom!!

We can totally slay and feel amazing in the body we have now, while we work towards the body that we want. I know I am!!!

If you’re screaming “YAAAASSS GIRL” then join me right here on the blog for our 4 part  “Dump the Frump” Style Series! Click Here to get started!

Every Friday during the month of February I’ll be walking you through the exact steps I’ve followed for years that have helped me to build an inspirational and beautiful wardrobe through the various seasons of my life!

Be sure to subscribe so you’ll get the notification when I post sent right to your inbox! And most importantly share with a momma who needs this reminder! See you ladies on Friday! You don’t wanna miss this!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just getting started… Follow the series here!

Intro: How to feel amazing in what you wear (after having kids)

Week 1: Get a Vision

Week 2: Time for a Wardrobe Purge