Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Bright Skinny Jeans and a Personal Trainer

Bucket really wants me to get in shape.
Although I've lost a lot of the pregnancy weight, I've hit a plateau.
When that happens, the best way for me to get it off is to jog
(Because I'm not going to diet, I just love food too much!!!)
I decided to start that process today, and it hurt.  Bad.
I was so out of shape, out of breath, out of energy.
I would run for a mile, then walk for a quarter.
But Bucket wasn't having it.
Whenever I'd start walking, he'd start crying.
It was like having a really tough personal trainer!

PINK SKINNIES - Target, $19 (exact)
GREEN NURSING TANK - Glamourmom (gifted)
NAVY CARDIGAN - Express, $15
WHITE WATCH - Sprout, $50
NECKLACE - GS Lillian (gifted)
FLORAL WEDGES - Chinese Laundry (thrifted), $9

An "old school" french manicure
Essie - Lapis of Luxury, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Pacific Blue
I'm obsessed with my bright colored skinnies and when Target had their sale last week I bought these pink babies along with some green ones (and leopard...and white).  And when Tammy at Silverstyle decided to do "Trending Through the Decades: Brights," I knew I had to wear these!  Only thing is I wasn't sure what colors to wear with them.  But then I noticed Bucket's cute little striped onesie sitting on the floor, I decided to use it for inspiration.  I topped it off with a GS Lillian statement necklace and my thrifted floral print wedges from GW. 

I know the half moon nails are what's hot, but I don't have any of those little stickers to help me do the new trend so I decided to do an "old school" french manicure with two shades of blue.  I was pleasantly surprised how they turned out!

Fashion Inspiration: Bucket in his striped onesie
Since I'm still working on getting rid of the post-pregnancy belly (believe me, I suck that baby in so hard while taking blog pics I almost pass out), I like wearing skinny jeans.  If I could, I would have every single color (and more) on Bucket's onesie.  And with the workout that little guy is putting me through, maybe in a few months I won't have to suck it in!


rlutz said...

Bucket is adorably styling in his brights! the first time I went back to exercise after Alex I thought I was going to die...but it will get easier! I love that fun necklace!

Keely said...

I am in LOVE with your brights! And your nails are amazing! Where do you find the time to do a gorgeous mani with 3 kids?

Gracey at Fashion for Giants said...

Those bright skinnies are perfection and both you and Bucket look smashing.

Tell Bucket to go easy on you - doesn't he know you're a new mom?!!

Fashion Tales.... said...

oh my , I LOVE these colours! You look great, and the necklace is stunning as well. I welcome brights always. -xx

Teddi said...

i think you look great claire! nice bucket outfit inspiration. i like all the accessories, & your nails too. can't wait to see how you style your other new target finds. :)

oomph. said...

i hear you on hitting that plateau. there's part of that belly that you just can't seem to get rid of!! you look great, though! i'm jealous of your colored skinny collection! like my belly, my collection has seemed to plateau.


Style Journey said...

you look fabulous from head to toe! Love the bright skinnies and your nails. How awesome that you used Buckets onesie as inspiration :)

Shannon Olson said...

I love the bright colors your wearing! perfect for spring!

Lei said...

Adorable Bucket! :)

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

HaHa Claire! I like that pink and green together girl. That necklace is awesome. Exercising will get easier. Keep at it girl. But honestly, you look great!!! :D

Frannie Pantz said...

This is a great bright outfit Claire! Baby weight or not you look fabulous. Also, when I had my third (my daughter) I swore I could not loose the last of the weight. I hit a plateau just like you and I was really depressed about it. But my friend was a personal trainer and she said to try just giving up soda (which I already had) and then she had me start making smoothies every morning. You put in yogurt, frozen or fresh fruit, orange juice and a teaspoon of dry oatmeal. I don't know how it worked, but it did. And it keeps you full until right around lunch time.

my thrifty closet said...

it's amazing how quickly you could fit into your normal clothes, never mind about the little tummy, I have it too even though I gave birth long ago. You're doing well! Bucket is so cute! And he is also linking up to Trending through the decades:brights. You always look gorgeous in brights, I remember they were your pre-preganancy colors.


Maiken said...

I'm sure you can do it! just think about the result which is waiting for you ;)
btw, those bright pants and top are really cool. and I absolutely love your beautiful wedges!

Maikeni blogi - part of me

The Suburb Experiment said...

That certainly is a very motivating personal trainer. :) My girls use me as a jungle gym when I'm practicing yoga, which isn't very helpful.

The Suburb Experiment

P.S. You look fantastic!

Baby Budget Blog said...

Oh you're not the only one! I thought I was going to pop a lung when I went jogging the other day. Boy!!! Making me tired just thinking of it and I won't even mention the week of soreness that followed. I actually thought I really hurt myself! LOVING the colored and bright jeans :)
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Amy Fashion Blog said...

loving your nails

Mary said...

Love the shoes and the outfit!!!you look awsome keep it up and the pounds will fall off!! i need to start back up running but..... haha.. who am i kidding!!!!

Anonymous said...

I love the necklace! I wonder what you do with Bucket when you're running. Do you carry him on your back?

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Claire, you look great for just having a baby! I love you colored jeans, do they come in mint? I need a pair!

xo Mary Jo

Nia Langley said...

Love love LOVE! Those pants are super fabulous, and I love how it contrasts with the green. The blue is great, too. Well, the whole outfit is great!

Best wishes to you with the weight loss. I know you can do it!


Taylor said...

You are making me feel AWFUL - I tried on those jeans in the bright blue about a month ago and looked like a whale. While I am an 8 in grown-up lady size I had to try those on in a 13(!!) and it was muffin top galore. And here you are, post-pregnant, looking fab. I might hate you a wee tiny bit.

Anonymous said...

I love bucket!! lol and your nail polish! :)
-barbie @

Shea said...

I love these pretty bright colors and your awesome manicure! Maybe Bucket needs to help me get in shape too--I could use a personal trainer :)

Tinfoil Tiaras said...

You look so beautiful in these bright neon colours and I especially love your mani- I can't believe you did that free-hand! Bucket sounds like a great motivator- nothing gets you up and at em like a baby's cry!

Punctuation Mark said...

i need to get a pair of white ones... here in miami they are kind of mandatory! ha!

Jessica said...

Shut the front door! You LOOK GREAT! And I so love the colors your wearing! Those skinnies look fab on you! I'm so happy you're trying running! -Jessica


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