For as long as I can remember, I have always been a sucker for a red carpet and the Emmy’s tonight were no exception. I love everything that goes into the red carpet look… the fabulous dress, hair, makeup, shoes and accessories. I can’t wait until Ava is old enough to watch an awards show with me, while we sip on sparkling grape juice and munch on popcorn as we watch all the glitz and glamour unfold. I would even love to walk a red carpet one day or even see one from afar. (Mentally just added that to my fashion bucket list.)
Everyone looked stunning but I would probably narrow it down to these three as best dressed… gorgeous, fun and flirty. LOVE!
To give you a better idea as to why I started off this blog with listing things to do to feel like your old self after you have a baby, it is because I didn’t feel like myself for months. While I was so incredibly, over the moon, 100% in love with my new baby girl, I couldn’t wrap my head around making time for myself in the beginning. People kept telling me to “sleep when the baby sleeps” and “ take time out for yourself each day” but I literally didn’t know how that was possible in the beginning. To give you a little perspective, my daughter is now 10 months and I think around 6 months is when I started to see light at the end of the tunnel.
Don’t get me wrong, I really and truly love being a mom and there isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t thank God that she is here and happy and healthy. My husband and I are so blessed and so thankful. So the purpose of this blog is to allow me to unleash my creative side and enjoy those moments to myself that can be few and far between but that still allow me to feel stylish, fun and adventurous.
For those of you with daughters out there, don’t be afraid to borrow their little bow headbands and turn it into a bracelet as a fun, new dimension to your bracelet stackables. Wrap it around twice and add your regular stackable bracelets around it. Sky is the limit.
Don’t worry, she will be borrowing your stuff before you know it so you might as well borrow her stuff, while you can!
Five more things to do once you’re ready to actually leave the house:
- Manicure or pedicure or BOTH
- Have Dad watch the baby while you go grab coffee (and sip slowly)
- Get a massage, facial or both (although, I would probably recommend waiting to do the massage after you’re done breastfeeding so you can enjoy laying on your stomach vs. it being a little painful)
- Plan a date with your man (nothing elaborate because you may not have much time so going to see a movie, grabbing brunch or even going out for ice cream)
- Shave your legs (seems basic but surprisingly made me feel like a million bucks after what my body went through)
Keep in mind, these 10 things don’t necessarily have to happen all at once. I think I finally got around to all of them in the span of 6-9 months but after each one, I felt a little more like myself. 🙂
I just thought of another one to add to the list… go see a movie solo! I went to see Frozen and it was the perfect little getaway. Plus, I learned the song, ‘Let it Go’ which I sing regularly to my daughter and it still puts a little grin on her face when she’s crying.
I think one of the hardest things, for me, was seeing how much my body changed after my little bundle of joy came into the world. Here are five things to do, post-baby, to start feeling like your old, stylish self…
- Shower (yes, it will feel like it takes forever; yes, you will start leaking the minute you remove those nursing pads and yes, you will lose more strands of hair than normal but it will be worth it in the end…at least it was, in my case)
- Have a small glass of wine
- Put on a little piece of jewelry each day (a little sparkle goes a long way)
- Buy a good pair of black leggings
- Apply a little mascara to help wake those tired eyes
Hello world! My name is Sara Vetta. I am starting this blog to unleash my creative side and my love for all things fashion, travel, style and glamour. While these are definitely things I love, I am also a first time mom, who wears T-shirts and yoga pants majority of the time but who hasn’t lost that love of feeling fancy when I get the opportunity. My daughter, Ava, actually inspired me to create this blog. Even though she is only at the tender young age of 9 months, Ava has already motivated me to do what I love so I will be able to tell her to do the same thing when she grows up. Hope you like!