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Mama Gets a Makeover


What is one thing I hear all my friends say after having a baby? "I'm so sick of maternity clothes!" I know they have come a long way but sometimes I am sure you just want to wear pants with a zipper.

My friend Leah and I got something on the calendar last December after I presented at another Premier Designs jewelry party on fall trends. Leah had her second baby boy a few months ago and, although she was still in between sizes, she really wanted some things to carry her through. The maternity clothes were not an option anymore!

Leah has really great taste but wanted to try some different things to break out of her usual style mold. She also was looking for outfits for a couple of upcoming Christmas parties. We wanted her to look like a saucy wife not an ad for Motherhood Maternity. We found a few things at a department store but we hit the jackpot at Banana Republic. Have you been to Banana since they did a bit of a rebranding last fall? They have come out with some really fantastic items. It's not the BR you remember when you only went there for pencil skirts and oxfords.

Leah was able to walk out with an harm load of great fall gear to restock her closet.

We chose a lot of cream and black lace items, a heavy knit cardigan with leather inserts (seen above) and sweaters with interesting detail.

A couple weeks later, I ran into Leah at a party. She told me she received tons of compliments on the outfit we pulled together for the Christmas party. She stepped out of her comfort zone with a fit and flare houndstooth skirt (complete with a zipper), a black top with leather detailing and a statement necklace. Her closet is now rejoicing.

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