There’s always a ton of articles about how to lose your baby weight, but what about those of us who have managed to keep it on? Sometimes even YEARS later. Doesn’t our effort count for anything?!?!? Click through to see my best tips. 😎
There are seriously so many goodies on this list – from my (expensive, but use it every day) Nespresso machine to my Glossier make up, which makes me look awake for school drop off – it’s LIFE-CHANGING. If I do say so myself. 😂
What if you could make one tiny change a week until you found yourself living life with more joy, connection and confidence? What if you made the tiniest shifts and started feeling like the truest version of yourself? What if you finally unleashed your inner rock star on the world? It can happen. Pinkie swear.
There’s nothing I love more than a romper for Summer – there’s basically nothing to think about! I took one of my faves (a basic black version) and styled it three ways for going out, heading to the park, and off to work.
Hellooooooo! Oh man, it’s been a long time, you guys, hasn’t it? I’ve been thinking about you non-stop, but ultimately decided I couldn’t do it all. WHAT?!?!? That doesn’t sound like the Kara we know. The Kara we know would have been stressing non-stop about getting it all done and obsessively doing at least something, even if it was half-assed, because THAT IS WHAT YOU DO.
I decided to give myself a break. We were selling our house and moving across country and settling into new schools, plus had some big birthdays and Summer to celebrate, and I wanted to be present. I wanted to be able to properly say good-bye to friends and California and hello to our new life and Colorado.
And while it was far from perfect (so. many. tears.), I was truly in the moment. We were incredibly busy (moving will do that to you), but I didn’t have the panicked feeling I have a lot of the time when I can’t imagine how I’ll ever get it all done.
Yes, I missed out on a couple of fun opportunities, but I think really being there for the kids (to the point we were all semi-desperate for school to start) and completely unplugging (to the point where I was desperate to open my computer again) has meant we headed into the new school year connected to each other and ready to work.
And speaking of work, can we talk about you and me working these pants for a hot second? #whatasegway
When I asked for these for my birthday, I was thinking I’d wear them very occasionally because they’re a rather…bold choice, shall we say?
You guys, they have become a WARDROBE STAPLE. Seriously, they work for practically every life event.
Take this version👆🏼, for example. I’m headed out to meet the gals for coffee so I throw on a white Target tee, some flat sandals, and I am GOOD TO GO. The key here is to keep it simple and breezy because it’s daytime and we’re adorable and will probably at some point in the day be wrangling 47 bags into the car while carrying small children.
In version two, I’ve upped the ante a bit for a night out while still keeping it simple (I’m realizing when photographed they look very similar, while in real life they were COMPLETELY DIFFERENT #pinkyswear). Anyway, I’ve added a bomber jacket, heels, and a fun necklace, nothing too much because, again, the pants don’t need a lot of help.
Okay, here are a couple of tips for wearing a wider legged, bold pant:
Streamline your top. Because these pants are so billowy, a less fitted top will make you look bigger than you are. I like to either tuck a shirt in or wear one like the elasticated waist one from Target that gives me definition.
I tried a ton of different colored tops with these pants, but, ultimately, liked the white with natural accessories best because they let the pants do the talking. I’m on the look out for a blue t-shirt though because how cute would that be?
The jacket gave me a lot of pain because again I need it to look streamlined! When I tried on my regular jean jacket, which is a bit bigger, it felt sloppy, while my cardigans felt droopy. I like this jacket gave the outfit some structure.
I’m still deciding if I can pull these off with a boot or covered toe. Sneakers, maybe? I’ll try it out and get back to you!