Monday, August 19, 2013

Marianne: Post-Partum Wardrobe (aka, my Old Navy picks)

With only a couple of weeks left until I go back to work, it's time to face facts: most of my work appropriate clothes don't fit. SIGH. I work in a casual office and I can tell you right now, I am going to need a couple of pairs of jeans that don't create the horrific muffin top situation that I'm currently dealing with. Muffin top is too kind a word. Flesh eruption? I'll stop.

ANYWAY. I don't want to spend a lot on temporary clothes, so here are a few things I just ordered from Old Navy. They have a 30% off code (FALLFIX) running right now, so it's all pretty reasonable. For starters, jeans. Now, I am not really expecting these to work, but I'm trying to be optimistic. I ended up ordering the Rockstar Mid-Rise Super Skinny Jeans in Milkway. They come in tall and I like the color. Fingers crossed.

I also took a chance and ordered the Rockstar Grey Mid-Rise Jeans. I've been wanting a pair of grey or black skinny jeans, but I fear this wash is too light. We'll see.

I've had good luck with Old Navy's chiffon button down shirts, so I ordered this neutral tie-dyed stripe version, since with the sale and code it's less than $10. It's a tricky color, but I have a tan at the moment and I plan to pair it with a chunky yet tough necklace like this one.

The last thing I ordered was this long sleeved shirt dress. I'm picturing it with opaque black tights and caramel wedge booties this fall.

Hopefully some of this stuff fits! I'll review it once it arrives and I'll have more inexpensive shopping posts like this in the next couple of weeks. If only I could wear my pajamas to work. Sigh.


  1. The Rockstar does not work for me, but I've found that the Sweetheart keeps my muffin top in check.

  2. I was happy with The Rockstar bootcut in tall that I ordered online. Not a struggle at the waist.

  3. I love my rock star show skinnies in black. Wear them to death. Alas, my size is always sold out in tall. As soon as they are in stock again, I'm goin to scoop up 2 or 3 more pair.
    All that said, they are super thin and stretchy, more of a legging type material than jean. They don't really hold Anytjing in, but I think they are super flattering and out I this world comfy.

  4. Super skinnies, not show skinnies.