I am blessed with awesome friends, like my favourite Megan, whom I reference here all the time because of her sage style advice, mommy advice, generous friendship and all-round awesomeness. (She has even passed along some pretty pieces like this, this, this and this…!) Megan has a gorgeous 11-month old daughter and I figured it was time to do an updated VV Boutique feature! She has been working hard, but reasonably, on shedding her pregnancy weight and then some. Mommas, we all know there is a huge range of what happens after babies. Some are blessed to bounce back quickly, even if things are a little, er, displaced. Some take a little longer, or a lot longer. For me, I didn’t start shedding the final 25lbs until my last babe was 18months old, and even now, the number might be what it was, but the body ain’t. I wanted to write a book on post-partum weight loss, then realized it was less of a book and more of a statement:
The print is surprisingly forgiving and the length is perfect for skinny jeans or leggings. Megan doesn’t have much floral in her closet and raised a good point that VV Boutique is a great way to experiment and take risks with your style without spending much – if you don’t end up liking something, you can just donate it back.
While shopping at VV with some splurge sisters, Megan scored this pretty Eddie Bauer dress for $10.
These three pieces were all passed onto Megan from another sister with a different size and shape, proving that you must try on! You just never know by only looking at a garment how your body might fill out a piece in all the right ways!
Case in point, Megan’s skirt from Aeropostale. This is not a store she normally shops in but the skirt looks amazing! Let go of any preconceptions about stores, pieces or styles, says Megan! She bought some coordinating pieces as well, but I encouraged her to try with some VV Boutique tops and of course, I was right.
I love the look of pairing a pretty skirt with a casual sweat-shirty loose top and I am hunting for such a top at VV Boutique. Megan’s striped top is actually a long tunic tucked in. I’ve been wanting to try this myself because it is AWESOME. Stripes are the match for florals, and the denim jacket from VV finishes the ensemble. Denim, you complete me. (I couldn’t resist.)
Megan also scored this “army” cropped jacket for about $6 from VV and has been waiting patiently for the weather to wear it. She almost passed it along to me, but I suppressed my selfish desires and encouraged her to keep it because it is the perfect edgy complement for spring ensembles.
Megan has been wearing this French Connection top from VV throughout her post-partum size journey.
I had passed on another VV Boutique French Connection top that just didn’t work for me, but looks awesome on Megan, especially with the mustard tank peeking through (also from VV, also passed along by moi!).
It is a good thing to pass clothes back and forth amongst friends. And so I gave my beloved vintage Irish wool sweater to a new home where it just fits in better. 😉
Megan, I think I can speak for everyone and say YOU LOOK AMAZING! You are beautiful inside and out and that is your signature style!
Love it! Love all the outfits! You look beautiful! 🙂