First outfit post post baby

Yesterday the fabulous Amber Snow came over to do some newborn shots of the kiddo. This meant that I had to get dressed. I was dreading this, mainly because I had grown quite accustomed to laying around in my robe for the past four days. I also knew that at four days postpartum, I still wouldn't be able to fit into my pre-pregnancy clothes just yet. Gaining forty pounds will do that to you!

Then I remembered that I had picked up an outfit at Maurices last Friday with the gift card they gave me at the fashion show. The skirt didn't fit me on Friday (too small) but I thought that since the belly is significantly smaller that I'd give it another go:4 days after
VICTORY! You guys should have seen the celebration dance I was doing around the bedroom after successfully being able to pull this skirt up over my hips!

date: 6 October 2010
occasion: photo session with Amber Snow
sweater vest thing, owl necklace, skirt, and belt: Maurices (courtesy of a gift card)
tank: Old Navy
boots: courtesy of Timberland via the Lucky Magazine Alpha Shoppers

These Mount Holly boots came in the mail for me on Friday. At first I thought, "Oh, shucks. These are awesome but soooo not my style."

Then I looked through the Timberland fall lookbook and gasped at how awesome they looked styled with girly outdoorsy wear:


That bottom middle look kills me. I love it! I need that bear paw sweater ASAP. If anyone can find it online let me know!

Review: Timberland's Mount Holly boots are super warm, super comfortable, surprisingly easy to put on and take off. As part of the Earthkeeper's line, they're eco friendly: they're made with an outsole of 42% recycled material, 50% recycled cotton laces, and a 30% recycled fleece lining. Since they're waterproof and warm, I can easily wear these hiking and take them with me when I visit my friends in the midwest in the winter.

Verdict: Yeah, they're still not really my style (unlike Timberland's Madison boots and Cabot boots, both of which I'm totally batty over), but they will definitely be a good alternative to my F'Uggs this winter.

[note: Amber Snow is an in-kind Adored Austin partner. No compensation was recieved for courtesy items from Maurices and Timberland and I was under no obligation to post them. Please see my policy on courtesy items and partnerships for more information].