Daily Style – 1 Week

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Top – from local boutique; Jeans – Gap Maternity; Sandals – J. Crew; Bag – Marc by Marc Jacobs; Sunglasses – Reed Krakoff

I left the house today for the first time since Hayden was born, and it felt great to get out just for a little bit.  To celebrate the occasion, I did get dressed up a bit, but tried to keep it as simple and low maintenance as possible being that I’m only 1 week postpartum and I can’t waste too much time or energy striving for perfectly styled.  The key points to getting dressed during this transition time include:

Low Fuss Hair – a light spritz of product (I love Bumble & Bumble Thickening Spray & a bit of Moroccan Oil) and a quick blow dry, not even bothering to brush it, giving it an air dried look.

Easy Makeup – an application of concealer to help hide dark circles, cheek stain, mascara and a bright lip are just about all I can fuss with.  I don’t even bother with foundation or tinted moisturizer.

Loose Fitting Tops & Maternity Jeans – I still look about 4-5 months pregnant and will continue to do so for at least a few weeks until the swelling goes down.  So in the mean time I don’t even bother with trying to squeeze into regular jeans and stick with maternity jeans for comfort, and wear loose fitting, flowy tops to help hide the belly.  I try to keep colors simple and tonal, and prints and patterns to a minimum.  This look is crisp and clean, and the cognac purse and sandals help to give it a simple pop to keep it from being dull.

Accessories To a Minimum – earrings, necklaces and bracelets need to be worn at a minimum to avoid scratching and bonking new babies in the head and face.  Hayden already has a scratch on his head from the day I delivered him and I was wearing my simple diamond pendant.  Linking up with Kristin for Monday Mingle



Andrea is the founder of For The Love Of, a lifestyle blog dedicated to approachable, modern living. She writes about style, her love of DIY, and living a healthier life through wholesome, nutritious cooking. She is also a regular contributor at Babble. Get in touch: Facebook, Twitter You can find Andrea on Instagram @andreavhowe and @gwynethmademedoit

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