Monday Mingle: My First Post Baby Lookbook

Happy Labor Day lovelies! I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday weekend! I’ll keep this short and sweet as I’m sure you would rather be out and about frolicking on the beach or noshing on a hamburger at a barbecue than reading my prattle.

You might have noticed that I pretty much put out a cease and desist order on outfit posts. They were just too difficult to manage at the end of my pregnancy and as for the past couple of months, well…sleep deprivation doesn’t make for pretty pictures. Ha! I decided it was time, however, to get back into the swing of things. If I waited until I wasn’t tired or until I lost all the baby weight, it would be a looooooooong time before I attempted another lookbook, so here I am in all my 11 week postpartum glory…I decided to tackle one of my favorite fall trends, polka dots! I used a navy and fuchsia color palette and our lovely beauty contributor, Annelis Diaz of Event Glam created a bold makeup look to go along with it…

polka dots


Outfit Details: Old Navy polka dot sweater, Gap broken in straight khakis, Christian Siriano for Payless peep toes (similar here), BaubleBar magenta quad cuff, Baublebar pink twist cuff and gifted chain link bracelet

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  1. says

    YOU LOOK AMAZING! Big congrats again :) Those jeans are to die for! and while you are getting back to shape, I’m just “taking shape” I’m showing more and officially need to move into maternity wear – so please let me know the best place to get stylish mat jeans at a decent price (budget friendly!)



    The BonBon Rose Girls Reply:

    I LOVED my Vigoss maternity jeans that I got at A Pea in the Pod! Had a Gap pair that was really comfy too!


  2. says

    Kristen, you look beautiful! Polka dots are such a fun trend & they look great on you! I’m working on my Monday Mingle post for the link up right now – its been a busy week! I follow all the Monday Mingle ladies on twitter! XO


    The BonBon Rose Girls Reply:

    Did you see our Monday Mingle email? You won the giveaway!


  3. says

    I looked at the pink khakis today!!! Love them. Sadly didn’t get them (yet!).


    The BonBon Rose Girls Reply:

    You must! I got them in cobalt too. Meg and I are addicted!


  4. Suzanne says

    Love it! Especially the layered bracelets and nail polish! I’ve never commented before, but am a long time reader (and also Tampa resident ;) I felt compelled to de-lurk because I know what it’s like to feel post-partum and out of the fashion loop…but you look fabulous!



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