I’ve had two recent frustrations with my work wardrobe.
One is just kind of silly, and I’m sure it’d be a quick fix for someone who knows how to sew. The other morning I put on my dark brown work slacks. I buttoned them. I grabbed for the zipper pulley … except there was no zipper pulley to grab. Somehow that part of the zipper had apparently come off at some point! So there would be no wearing the dark brown pants to work this week!
This wouldn’t be such a problem except for the other frustration: I’ve gained weight. I’m not sure if I gained over a matter of months while I was on antidepressants or that I’ve done more emotional eating since I’ve come off them. Regardless, my postpartum bod is not looking so hot these days. And having those dark brown pants taken out of the lineup (combined with how abysmally behind on laundry we’ve been) meant that I was really scrounging around to find something to wear.
Thankfully I have a few things that still fit and are at least somewhat flattering (pics and descriptions below), but I really have to do something about this weight gain because I am running out of clothes that fit. And judging by the number of clothes that are already a little snug or uncomfortable, I’m not far from needing to make the I’m-up-a-size shopping trip that most women dread.
I have been thinking about how to put a stop to the weight gain and get a little healthier, and I’m planning to post some thoughts later this week. In the meantime, I’d love to hear how you have dealt with a few extra pounds after having a baby (even if it was 10 months after having him — LIKE ME).
Here are my recent outfits (yes, I’m the dork taking my own picture in the mirror. Shut up.):
Pants: Lane Bryant
Black short-sleeved jacket: Lane Bryant
Gray shirt: Old Navy
Scarf: Gift from a friend
(This is the outfit I wore the day of the brown-pants incident)
Green cardigan: Target
Sweater: Target (Mossimo)
Tank: Target (Also Mossimo, I think)
As usual, I’m linking up with Liberating Working Moms for this Working with Style post! Stop by there to check out Shannon’s first time hosting!