Style Metamorphosis

January 27, 2013  |  Culture, Family
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Sneaker Bliss.Brooklyn has rubbed off on me. One of my favorite finds.


Post pregnancy, one can feel pretty frumpy.  However, post-post pregnancy, you get your body back (albeit a few extra curves), and you suddenly realize that your entire closet is full of maternity clothes covered in cat hair and a bunch of stuff you bought three years ago when you were sporting a Tomboy with flowers look.

Needless to say, I have nothing to wear.

And for those who’ve known me for a minute, I used to have style. The make-my-own stuff, vintage jewelry deluxe, peppered with Akron good will style.  I used to meddle in KSU’s School of Fashion, meeting famous folks like Anna Sui and producing student fashion shows. I even subscribed to WWD.

I had an affair with those “glory” days when Cornelius bought me a sewing machine for Christmas three years ago.  A few homemade dresses and skirts later,  I was pregnant.  For those of you who have been with child, you know how the story goes.  For those of you who have not, let me just tell you- fashion:pregnancy,  round hole:square peg.

For a while after you have your baby, you are completely distracted with cutedom and lost in baby care abyss-which is simultaneously wonderful and all consuming.  Around month 7, the sense of self starts to peak out above the water, and you find yourself dabbling in your own interests once again.

So, because my husband is so super thoughtful and had been listening to me babble about my lack of clothes, he gifted me a wonderful present for Christmas-4 hours with a personal shopper!  (He also heard that Tyson Chandler did this for his wife and thought it was an incredibly bright idea). First of all, four hours of shopping is a gift within itself.  Four hours of shopping with someone to do all the dirty work for you-now that’s pure delight.

Fours hours of shopping later, to some extent, I have regained my sense of style.  And while I don’t like to dwell on the materialisms of the world, and could certainly go on quite happily without the extra frills of a dope wardrobe, sometimes, you just have to say to yourself, Why not?

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1) Say Yes to Jewelry. Superbly pretty, attained in NYC.

2) Pink Pants? I think so.

3) Tims! : The ultimate accessory.





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