I’m back in business, folks: well, sort of…
… I mean, it’s February 19th: this is my first outfit post of the year (Actually, it’s my first outfit post since LAST NOVEMBER, GOD), and it’s just a boring jeans-n-sweater combo, so I feel a bit like I’ve dropped the “fashion blogger” ball here, really.
It’s not surprising, though: I mean, I didn’t actually intend to have such a long break from outfit posts (I had this cute little idea that I’d continue doing them all the way through my pregnancy and recovery, thus helping provide realistic outfit inspiration to pregnant and postpartum women. Now, if you’ll excuse me for a minute, I just need to pick myself up off the floor, where I’ve been rolling around laughing at my stupid, last-year self, because, O RLY, AMBER? YOU THOUGHT YOU’D DO THAT, LIKE SOME KIND OF FASHION BLOGGING SUPERWOMAN, DID YOU? HAHANOPE.), but, well, you know… As I said in my post on postpartum body issues, I’ve really not been feeling – or, indeed, looking – myself since about four months into my pregnancy, and my self-confidence has taken a serious hit because of it.
Still. Last week I finally got back into my pre-pregnancy jeans again: and not even the “fat” jeans I mentioned in my previous post – my actual, I-used-to-wear-these-when-I-still-looked-like-myself jeans, that I haven’t been able to get past my hips since around week 12 of my pregnancy. YAY ME.
Before you go getting too impressed by this small victory, though, I’ll just go ahead and admit that while I might be back in my jeans, I’m only able to wear them with the help of my growing collection of loose sweaters right now, because, MUFFIN TOP. Oh my holy hell, the MUFFIN TOP. (Also, I could really go for an actual muffin right now. That wouldn’t really help my case, though, would it?) I suspect there will be a LOT of loose sweaters in my future because of it: in fact, I KNOW there will be, because, well, I ordered a bunch of them the day we took these photos. They’re on their way to me as I write this.
So. Jeans and sweaters might not be very interesting, but they’re pretty much all I can manage right now, so it looks like you’ll be seeing quite a bit more of them. That’s assuming I manage to get my act together enough to actually get out and take more photos, though: pray for me, people…
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ZARA biker jacket
Zac Posen handbag*