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Picture 011Picture 012Attire:
Talbots – Matte jersey surplice neckline dress
Sofft – Brown suede Mary Janes
Ann Taylor – Gold necklace and hoops
Ralph Lauren – Gold bangles

Next day, just brushed

Philosophy – The Present, The Supernatural Color Correctors in Light
L'Oreal – True Match foundation in C3
Cargo – Matte BeachBlush in Tenerife
Benefit – Lipstick in Bouquet Dive
Revlon – ColorStay shadow quad in Neutral Khakis
Cover Girl – LashBlast mascara in Rich Black

One of my new dresses – depending on how the shoes work that are en route to my house, I may wear this one on Saturday. I love matte jersey, and this neckline works jsut fine for feeding or pumping.

Picture 013And I haven't had an Emerson picture lately… here is one of her from this morning. Happy little baby is sporting one of her newest onesies.

A couple of days ago we received an unmarked brown shipping envelope addressed to Emerson. Inside was nothing but this onesie, which has the logo and the name of the band Umphrey's McGee. No invoice, no card, nothing.

“Emerson has a secret admirer who likes jam bands!” We figured out pretty quickly which friend of ours sent her the onesie. He was the one who saw this band with my husband in Jamaica and with both of us when I was in my last trimester. We gave him a call to thank him. But it was pretty funny. This picture was taken so I could put it in his thank you card. πŸ™‚

A woman with curly hair wearing a plaid blazer holds a green fur coat over her shoulder on a city street.

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  1. Thanks for your open reply Allie!

    We dont actually have the brand spanx in Belgium, where I live.
    The kind I can get my hands on roll down and dont suck in enough around the waist (used to have a better pair that has now died on me). So I end up sewing brastraps on them…which makes it really hard to go to the toilet because then I have to totally undress…

    Am I the only one struggling with this? And how to solve it?


  2. Oh yes, I have Spanx “Higher Power” on under this dress. I have been wearing Spanx with every dress I wear to reduce postpartum belly jiggle. I also have a version by Assets which is from Target, but it doesn’t suck quite as well. πŸ™‚

    Before baby, I rarely wore Spanx – only under clingy knit dresses. I did as Debbie wrote – wore bike shorts to prevent any chafing (If I wasn’t wearing tights). I got two pairs from Kmart in 2007 that I love – they aren’t too tight, very thin, have a moisture wicking gusset, no detail on them, are short enough to hide under shorter skirts,k but long enough to prevent the dreaded “chub rub.”

  3. When I have dresses where I don’t need to be sucked in, just smoothed out a bit underneath, I’ll wear bike shorts instead of underwear. Bonus is that it prevents my thighs from rubbing together!

  4. The dress looks super on you! Very flattering! I always (have to) wear uncomfy spanx underneath, to avoid knickerlines and feeling flabby. I seem to end up wearing them sooo often. Ugh! How do you solve that? You look so streamlined in this dress.


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