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Wore: Back To Work


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.


11 comments

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

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  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!!

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  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.

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  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!

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

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  6. I love that heavy, bright necklace!

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  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

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  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!

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  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

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  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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