I never used to understand when people said, "once you're a mom, you're going to want your getting-ready routine to take four seconds, flat."
"Seriously?" I thought. "You don't have an extra second or two to devote to getting ready in the morning? The baby takes every single second of your time?"
But now, on the other side of it... yes, I want my getting-ready routine to take four seconds flat.
I'm not complaining -- overall, I've done a pretty good job of looking put-together post baby. I put on makeup almost every day. I usually style my hair once or twice a week. I put on normal-person clothes and
On the other hand... little things have slipped, things I miss a lot. I've been straightening my hair because curling it doesn't last as long, despite how much I love curls. I haven't gotten a manicure since the baby was born, and that's almost two months at this point. I wish I had time to exercise to drop those last few baby pounds, but so far, it's not even a remote possibility.
So as I shop (online, obviously -- it will be a long time before I can actually go shopping again, but thankfully, there's the internet!), I tend to be more focused on convenience than anything else. If I see a cute dress, and it'll look good paired with flats and minimal accessories -- that dress goes into my shopping cart. (Bonus if it's in a fabric that's machine washable, but that's the holy grail, isn't it?)
And with that in mind, I couldn't resist this dress. It's so chic, but it's also incredibly easy to wear -- add a few delicate necklaces, a great bag, and you're basically done. And best of all -- it comes in neon yellow too. Do we think I need them both?
ASOS dress, Chanel bag, Dogeared necklaces ("B" and a new mom safety pin!), Anthropologie earrings (old).