Thursday, September 09, 2010

combating mom jeans since 2005

i love denim, but i think jeans are the single most difficult thing for me to purchase for myself. especially post partum. the body i knew for the first 25 years of my life changed forever after reagan was born. worse in some ways, better in others. one thing that i am constantly working on is disguising the accordian stomach and not creating a tummy shelf with my pants. but most important, avoiding the muffin top.
my formula for muffin top avoidance:
long, blousey fit t shirt + loose jeans with stretch +accessories for distracting the eye / just avoiding eating muffins in general =

and i wore my big wedges(which sounds crude but is totally innocent). sometimes when i wear big wedges out and about on errands and with jeans and shorts, i feel like fiona from burn notice. if she can tote around blocks of C4 for making explosives and shoot bad guys with high powered rifles from city blocks away whilst wearing big wedge heels, then surely i can handle dragging two kids around town in big shoes. and sometimes i want to shoot people, so wearing big wedges pretty much means i am in training for becoming a sniper.

and remember, muffin tops are for eating. not exposing.


Jessica said...

Belt buckle slid over to the side=why you write this blog and I don't.

Rocketgirl said...

Amen to the everything! I wish, soooo wish I could wear big wedges but I'm insanely tall.. Okay, 5'10" but I have a toddler and I hate being so far from the floor when I'm literally chasing children. I have so far to fall, and I could do a whole lotta damage on the way down. Now, when I don't have kids the skyyy is the limit. Seriously.

Now where did you get those jeans?? They are fantastic!!

Jessica said...

you can't NOT tell us where the shirt, jeans, and accessories are all from!!!! come on, now. i LOVE that shirt -- both the color and style.

Paula said...

I agree with Jessica. LOVE the kelly green shirt(color, material and style). where did you get it?

Holly Niederhauser Larsen said...

Hi Heidi,
I shared your post on facebook. I hope you don't mind. But I thought it was really funny!

Elaine said...

LOL!!! Loved your last bit of advice.

You look fabulous! I see no muffin top.

CLOTHED MUCH, a modest fashion blog

Marilee said...

Okay so what do you do about grandma butt... I love the higher waists that help conceal but then you end up with pockets half way up your hiney. Blah to the post mom body! P.S. I so look at your blog on saturday night as I plan my sunday outfits. You are my style icon!

Meredith said...

I hate the muffin top. It's a constant battle for me. Ugh.

Jenna said...

Great blog! I am glad Holly shared.