Postpartum Style Arsenal.
I was thoroughly warned that becoming a new mom meant everything in my life had to be on auto pilot for awhile. That was a fair warning, the day our baby was born I officially had zero time or mental energy to devote to anything besides my him.
Since I had that pre-baby warning, I had time to prepare. I knew my beauty and style regime had to be altered to fit my new lifestyle, otherwise I would just be walking around looking like an train wreck… And when you feel like a train wreck, the last thing you want is to look like a train wreck!
I imagined a world where people said, “Wow… you just had a baby? You look amazing!” A girl can dream, right?
No Brainer Style
These have been my 6 favorite no-brainer items that I had in my arsenal from the beginning, I still use all six of these every day even at the 11 weeks postpartum mark.
One: Dry Shampoo, because you know… even if you are a lucky duck that gets to shower every day, I highly doubt you’re blowdrying your hair too. Dry shampoo will be your best friend. I love Batiste, because they make a formula tinted for dark hair.
Two: Highlighting Pen is key for faking a good night’s sleep. This is less about what people think about you, and more about how you feel about yourself when you look in the mirror. I used to love YSL Touche Eclat, but now I’m pretty smitten with L’oreal Magic Lumi, it’s a fourth the price and you can get it on amazon (and have it part of your subscriptions so it automatically shows up every month with your baby’s diapers!).
Three: Washable Breast Pads. Even if you’re not breastfeeding, you’re going to have some leakage. I know the disposable ones might seem like a good choice but that is like a one-way ticket to Mastitis Town. Every lactation consultant I encountered said the same thing: Anything going on leaky boobs needs to breath. It’s good advice.
Four: Spanx Leggings I’ve never been a Spanx girl, but these have changed my mind. They’ve been like my secret weapon! Before I could squeeze back into my jeans, I was in leggings everyday, and these Spanx ones have a nice high waist and are a true opaque black. Love them and still wear them most days at home.
Five: Nursing Bras, if you are breast feeding, I found these bras at target the most comfortable and easiest to use. I’m an underwire girl, so these were like a dream. Plus they are pretty.
Six: Postpartum Corset. If you’re crazy like me and wanted to not see any of that jiggle or wiggle of your belly, get yourself into a postpartum corset. I will expand on this in a later post, but I am a huge fan of waist training, especially after having a baby.