Thursday, March 11, 2010

Hi, I'm Marianne.

I like pretty things and when people look at the camera in fashion blogs. 9 months ago I had a baby. I lost the baby weight, plus some more, yet nothing went back to where it was before. And so, I am left...struggling. And trying on lots of styles that I wouldn't have touched before, because I don't know what works on my body any more. This leads to sometimes hilarious results, and sometimes surprise successes, all of which I am willing to document and post for your enjoyment.

My personal style is undergoing a bit of a sea change at the moment. In the past I've leaned towards whimsy, loving anthropologie, Marc Jacobs, Nanette Lepore. However now I find myself wearing more black, grey, khaki. More structure. Since having a baby I can't abide by flowy dresses or tops because they remind me too much of maternity clothing. I would rather wear something structured even if my stomach is not exactly flat. I still love Marc Jacobs and anthropologie, I just like different styles. I would like to build a forever wardrobe of things I will still want to wear in 10 years.

I'm just over 5'8", 150 (oof) pounds. I'm breastfeeding so I have a chest to deal with at the moment and wear a Medium/size 8 in shirts. In pants I'm usually a size 10. Dresses tend to fall in the Medium/size 8-10 range as well. I have a very short torso and long legs and arms that make things tricky. My belly is squishy like a bowl full of jelly. Pleased to meet you!

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