It's been so tough getting out to take outfit pictures lately. Bianca and I were sick over the holidays (she unfortunately still is) and now I'm weaning her off breastfeeding so she has been a beast. It's obviously much easier for me to get out in my backyard for a few minutes to snap a couple of pictures, but I'm staying true to my word by refusing to be lazy about these posts. Once I start to feel pressure about posting, blogging stops being fun. So I'm just getting out when I can and posting the next day.
Dress- Vintage (remixed)
Petticoat- Unique Vintage
Cardigan- New York & Co.
I really couldn't wait to wear this dress again! I originally borrowed it from Rachel when she was a member of Flock Together. It's such a beautiful vintage piece and I had a very hard time sending it back. She happened to list it on her store last year and I snagged it up. Unfortunately, my body was still recovering from having Bianca and it didn't even zip up. I was devastated. Like most people, my body just needed time and now it fits like a glove.
I don't ever think I'll have the words to explain how down I was on my postpartum self. While I understood why my body had changed, I didn't want to accept it. As vain and stupid as it sounds, I really hated myself and my body at that time. Eventually my hormones regulated and I regained my confidence. And once my confidence was back, the weight seemed to drop off on its own. I had the most desirable labor and delivery but nothing could prepare me for the darkness of postpartum depression. I feel like more mothers need to talk about it!