Monday, February 27, 2012

Yellow: A Cardigan and a Fountain

You'd think by my 3rd kid I'd be an expert diaper changer.
People warned me about boys... But I had no idea.
I'm constantly changing Bucket's onesies thanks to diaper changes.
It doesn't make it easier that the girls crowd around and laugh as Bucket cries.
Then the other day, as another fountain was spraying, Princess Sparkles yelled,
"It went in my eye!"
I know it's wrong to laugh at your children but I couldn't help it.
Neither girl stands around as much now when I'm changing diapers.

YELLOW CARDIGAN - Old Navy, $6
BLACK TOP - Thrifted
BLACK JEGGINGS - Hue
BROWN MOTO BOOTS - Lucky, $40

Monday's Inspiration - Drew Barrymore
Thank goodness for a little "Inspiration Monday" from Two Birds' blog.  Because I definitely need it.  I'm slowly getting back into my fashion groove, but my closet is still full of maternity clothes and I'm not really feeling them now that I'm no longer pregnant.  I do love the sweater though, something I got on clearance at Old Navy for $6. 

Bucket: "Watch out!  I have great aim!"

I always forget, the challenge isn't wearing cute maternity clothes but finding outfits to wear afterwards while nursing.  You can't just wear a dress, it has to be button down, a cardigan or two pieces.  And I almost always wear a nursing tank because, well, it's just easier.  And like Bucket, thanks to his fountain, I too seem to have my share of outfit changes!




50 comments:

Gracey at Fashion for Giants said...

Oh, Claire, your stories about the kids are just hilarious! I love them!

The Suburb Experiment said...

Feeling a tinge of baby fever over here. :) Nursing is tough to dress for. I just wore tent-y things because I could kind of put the baby up there and it would all be hidden AND because my gigantic bosoms couldn't fit in much else. Heh.

You look fantastic. How's 3? Harder than the switch from 1 to 2 or easier?

Jenn
The Suburb Experiment

Teddi said...

congratulations claire, i've been wondering how you've been. glad to know you & your bucket are ok. he is adorable! you look wonderful. :)

Taylor said...

You look great, Claire! Not "you look great for just having a baby" great but great, period.

You know what's funny? I always heard the boy pee-pee stories and neither one of mine ever peed on me! However (TMI) my 4 year-old didn't make it to the potty the other day and informed me rather solemnly that "I got a litttttttle bit of poo on the floor." Turned out to be a lot bit, not a little bit. Oh, kids.

Amy Fashion Blog said...

you look great and bucket is adorable

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Oh you're back! I was just thinking about you! You look so amazing for everything that you've just been through...definitely inspiring! Liking that yellow sweater a lot! Hope to see you very soon!

xo Mary Jo

Rebecca said...

You look great, and Bucket is a cutie.

ROMA AGSALUD said...

Bucket is so cute!!! Congrats claire :) I am happy you are healthy and strutting again!

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

love this, so put together and laid back.

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

And congrats on the gorgeous new addition to the family!

Kate said...

Love the pictures! I will call you tomorrow. Xoxo

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Style Journey said...

My nephew used to do that to my sister all the time! I bet it's a totally different experience after having two girls. So glad to see you back! Heather

Patti said...

Oh, Bucket is adorable! You look wonderful too, and thanks so much for sharing your pics with Visible Monday!

Keely said...

How adorable is he?! Congrats if I haven't said it yet!

Tinfoil Tiaras said...

Bucket is just the cutest guy! And you're the cutest Mom- I love the yellow on you and laughing about the accidental fountain in the eye!

Whitney said...

oohhh so cute! who cares about a little blinding?

Frannie Pantz said...

Aaaaaaw! He's so cute you just can't stay mad I bet! I sooooo remember going through this with my boys. LOL You look great Claire! I love your pretty yellow cardigan!

gracefully50.com said...

Oh my! This is too funny!
You look terrific & Bucket is just adorable! Congrats!!

a-vigilant-muse said...

I laughed so hard at the fountain thing. Oh man, what's life if you can't laugh at your kids a little when they're silly?

Jessica L. said...

Wow you look great! Congrats again! And I love the boots and yellow cardi! -Jessica

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Claire said...

haha funnny! he is so cute! :)

Sophie - Country girl said...

love that yellow cardi x

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onlinedesignerwear said...

Nice photos shared here. I like the fashions in the photos which are really stylish and comfortable to wear.

Maternity Evening Wear

francesca romana capizzi said...

OMG! He is adorable! And I have a boy tooso I know what you mean! I love that pop of yellow on you!

Summer-Raye said...

OMG Claire, your stories crack me up. I hope I can change diapers without getting crap {literally} everywhere. haha

You look gorgeous

Mongs said...

Hi claire! so glad to see you back...you look fabulous as ever. And you never fail to amaze me. You are such a super mommy! Managing 2 young gals and a cute baby boy and still gorgeous and stylish. Your baby boy is such a darling.

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Baby Budget Blog said...

Wow, your little one is growing so fast! I'm not a fan of diaper changing so thank god I'm just an auntie! I'm here solely for spoiling purposes :) Hahaha!

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Fashion By Alicia said...

Love those boots!

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

THAT is too funny! HAHAHA He has great aim! HAHAHA Cute outfit and I love the color of that sweater.
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Melissa said...

You look adorable! I love that yellow sweater on you.

I can't imagine having a boy. I don't think I have the patience for the fountains. ;)

Heidi said...

I love your inspiration photo, I have a whole folder of those I need to attempt ;)

❤AdamAlexMommy❤ said...

oh, my... your little guy is just sooooo precious!!! love him! you are just so blessed, claire. :)

you look amazing! fabulous boots, and love the color combo. i hope the little guy is not waking up too much in the middle of the night. :)

take care, girl!
xoxo
jasmine

two birds said...

i always hated that period of time (clothing-wise) when nursing. i always looked like a beached whale! you on the other hand look amazing! i am loving your boots!

Shea said...

I think you look great! And "bucket" is too cute for words, even if he is dangerous! :)

LyddieGal said...

I love the yellow cardi, and poor princess sparkles! ahahah.

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Kara said...

OH CLAIRE!!! HE IS PRECIOUS!!! I just had to write that in all caps too...there was no other way! I just want to scoop him up and cuddle him!
Congratulations to you and your whole lovely family. I cannot imagine what wonderful sisters those two sweet girls of yours are. What a blessed mama you are:)
You are looking fabulous too, by the way. You rocked your entire pregnancy and I'm sure you'll rock your postpartum/nursing phase also:)

Maiken said...

I hope everything's going to be solved with that fountain, hehe. at least it's positive the girls don't laugh anymore ;)
your outfit is lovely btw! I like yellow sweaters.

Maiken/
Maikeni blogi - part of me

Annie L said...

You look amazing Claire! Cute outfit and congrats on your adorable baby!
xo Annie

Jess said...

OK a couple of things:
1. OMG Bucket is so cute! Congrats!
2. I love your outfit inspiration! Drew Barrymore looks fabulous in that outfit~

Erin @ Currently Coveting said...

You look beautiful in yellow! It's definitely your color. Can't even tell you just had a baby! Way to set the bar high!

XO,
Erin
http://erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com/

Jayme and Mendi said...

Your stories are hilarious!! The girls needs some rain gear if they are going to be that close during changings. :-)

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

oomph. said...

omg, i know! i can't even tell you how many changes we went thru in a day...not only with the onsies, but sheets, too! remember to point that thing DOWN so there's no leakage!! i invested in big waterproof changing pads, and years later when shopping for my cousin, i found that they have pee wee tee pees (or something like that) that covers IT while changing diapers. it's supposed to prevent those fountains!

[oomph.]

Bonnie said...

CONGRATS ON THE LITTLE BAMBINO!! I'm so happy for you.

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Kristin said...

I remember those days and I'm about to do be there again! You're doing great with your post baby style!

Punctuation Mark said...

congrats on the baby!!! you look great BTW the way and he's adorable!!!

Juliann Whicker said...

You look so glowing and your baby!!! So beautiful! I hate transitional dressing the nine months after a baby, sooooo ready for my non pregnant clothes and dresses!! Can't wait for dresses, but you make looking good seem easy.

Sarah said...

Love that yellow cardi on you! I'm loving your blog girl, I'm your newest follower. I hope you'll follow me back and we can keep in touch! I love discovering new blogs!

Sarah xoxo
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Tara said...

Oh, Claire...he's absolutely gorgeous! As are you, of course, but he kind of steals the show here :)