Wore: Back To Work

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

My maternity leave is coming to an end. Cue the waterworks; this is one sad mama over here who just wants to spend every single moment cuddling my baby. I have been so blessed to stay home for 12 weeks already and I have a huge thank you to send to Tolar who agreed that I could stay home for a total of 14 weeks. With a week and a half left to go, I find myself preparing to go back.

Preparing emotionally because I know it is going to be hard to leave my little bundle of joy. Yes, I have already had a few break downs and I know more are coming. I’m really trying to stay positive and tell myself that “I have a week and a half left – let’s make the most of it.” Instead of thinking “Oh man, I only have a week and a half left – the end is going to be awful.” I am cherishing every smile, cuddle, giggle, diaper change, feeding session, cry, EVERYTHING!

I’m also preparing in a literal sense too. Dressing my post-partum body is VERY difficult. In fact, I have had a harder time dressing after baby than when I was 37 weeks pregnant! Parts of my body are different sizes than they were before, maternity clothes are huge, I still can’t quite fit into my prebaby pants. Oy! It’s a nightmare getting dressed because I refuse to buy larger clothes. So I find myself shopping my closet and trying on different outfits so I have a nice arsenal of ideas to refer to when I do go back to work. Thankfully documenting my outfits on here each week has also helped – I can just look back through my Wednesday posts to see what I wore and recreate some looks.

Wish me luck as I return to my full time job. Hopefully I will feel confident in my clothing for the office and I also hope to feel confident in the decision to return to work. 

Shirt: New York & Company. 
Pants: Target.
Shoes: DSW.
Necklace: Frock Candy.
Earrings: Target.
Bracelets: Stella & Dot, Frock Candy, New York & Company.

I’m linking up with The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday, Because Shanna Said So for Random Wednesday and Style Elixir for Style Sessions.


  1. I will be praying for an easy transition back for you! What a blessing to have gotten to stay home for 14 weeks!!

  2. you look gorgeous!! and i know it's going to be a tough transition going back to work - i'll be praying for you, lindsay!!

  3. I promise the first week is the hardest. It gets easier after you kind of develop a routine. I had several breakdowns the last week of my maternity leave and completely did NOT want to return to work, but I'm now glad I did. I enjoy my work and the break it offers of being somewhere that allows me to not be needed every second. And I totally cop to wearing spanx like things so I wouldn't have to buy bigger clothes for the post baby bod.

  4. I was right there with you with the end of maternity leave! My baby boy is 5 months. Still not back to where I want to be, but finding clothes that work is getting a little easier. Hope you have a great transition back!

    Visiting from The Pleated Poppy!


  5. I love that necklace! You look great for just having a baby, good luck going back to work!


  6. I love that heavy, bright necklace!

  7. You are looking fabulous! I hope the transition back to work goes peacefully and that you still enjoy every extra second with your sweet baby. :)

    xo, Abby @ Always, Abby

  8. I think you look great! Seriously, you look so happy and I think the outfit is great (especially that pink necklace)! Good luck with all the transitions... I'm sure it will be hard but you can do it!

  9. Bloody hell you look good, love how different that pink necklace is very nice indeed. I can imagine you are both excited and nervous about going back to work and leaving bubs

  10. You look amazing! But I can totally relate to the clothes not quite fitting like before. But I did the same thing and just tried to make it work with what I had! :)

    And I hope you enjoy your last few days with baby Pinky! xo


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