Jennifer Pistor

 

top: c/o Du North Designs,  jeans: Old Navy,  jacket: Forever 21,  scarf: Jackson Rowe,  shoes: Hush Puppy,  sunnies: Barefoot Contessa 

So, you’ve had a baby.  Congratulations!  Your maternity clothes are now too big (yay!) but you’re not entirely sure in how to navigate this new post baby bod.  It is hard to figure out what flatters you and, most importantly, what you feel good in after having a baby.  From my own experience, I find simplifying your closet the best way to go.  If you have a closet full of things you don’t want to wear, you will be frustrated every time you go to get dressed.  (Stay tuned for a post with my closet cleaning tips.)  You may also need to shop for a few new items.  Old Navy is an awesome place for jeans; especially for all you curvier gals like me and for those on a budget.  Scroll to the bottom to see my 6 mommy wardrobe musts.

1) A pair of comfortable everyday jeans.  If you’re like me, sweats and leggings are your go to at home attire.  When I go out though, jeans are my go to.  Be sure to shop for both comfort and fit.
2) Longer tops with shape that don’t cling.  This tunic I’m wearing is flowy but also still has some shape to it.  Proportion is key to a flattering look.
3) A leather (or vegan leather) jacket.  This faux leather jacket is the perfect item to transition me into to Spring.  My favourite leather jacket is a bit tight at the moment, so I’ve added this one into my wardrobe in the meantime.
4) A couple pairs of cute, comfortable shoes.  Don’t torture yourself with shoes that rub or hurt to wear.  Hush Puppies and Miz Mooz are a couple of my favourite brands.
5) A great lightweight scarf.  Scarves are such a perfect extra layer for unpredictable Spring weather.  This Jackson Rowe scarf ticks all the boxes…oversized, versatile, light weight, and neutral enough to go with anything.
6) A big ass pair of sunglasses.  Weather I’m dropping Maddie off at pre-school or running some errands, sunglasses are my must have accessory.  Nothing covers my tired eyes or no makeup face quite like a pair of oversized sunnies.

Oh, and don’t forget…..a fab haircut!  A clean and easy coif will help you from feeling disheveled.  Don’t change your look too drastically after having your baby.  Hormones are crazy and I have had friends regret chopping all their hair off in a post baby hormonal rage.  I like to keep my hair shorter, but long enough to still get a messy top knot when needed.

 

bags: c/o Herschel Supply , dress: vintage, coat & boots: Old Navy, headband: H&M

Spring is just around the corner!  No really…it is.  It’s been hard to get that Spring feeling with all the snow and cold weather we’ve been experiencing, but it is on its way.  We have been taking advantage of any days that feel a bit more like Spring.  We been going for walks, making trips to the park, and going for coffee.  These are the easiest types of outings for us these days.  Last week I surprised Madelyn with a Mommy date and the two of us went to see the movie Ballerina.  It was a great movie and a great date!

Can we talk about how adorable this new kids collection from Herschel is?  Maddie, of course, loves the yellow lemon print as yellow is her favourite colour.  ”Mama, it matches my yellow dress!  The one you wore when you were little.”  It’s true!  The pretty little yellow knit dress was knit for me by my grandmother.  I love how happy she is when she puts it on.  I feel a bit in limbo with my own wardrobe these days, but Maddie’s is on point!  If you can’t tell from the pictures,  she loves this outfit.  She instantly started posing, jumping, and dancing when we got outside to snap some pics.  Well, after she fell down the stairs outside, cried her eyes out, I hugged and cleaned her up, and gave it a second attempt.  That’s real life!  Find the backpack here. Find the lunch box here.

We are going to be heading to Victoria this week for Spring Break to hang out with my family.  This will be our first trip as a family of five. Yikes! I’ll be prepping the next couple of days and doing my best not to pack the world.   Madelyn, will be bringing her new little Herschel bags that she will be filling with snacks and some treasures.  I’m guessing these treasures will include her Paw Patrol toys, books, colouring, and her baby which has to come everywhere.  Since her baby sisters have been getting so many new things, it’s special for her to have some new things all her own.

 

Christmas is just two weeks away and my babies are just days away from arriving.  I wanted to put up one last post before the holidays to wish you all a very Merry Christmas (and to show off my cute little Madelyn…of course).  Thank you all for your continued support and for all of you who follow my blog.  I plan on returning to the blogging game in the New Year once our family gets a bit settled with our newest members.  In the meantime, be sure to follow me on social media.  You can find me on Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter at @prairiegirlitc

A very Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones!

 

With the twins just weeks away from arriving, I am going into hibernation mode.  The beginning of December is going to be for nesting, resting, and snuggles on the couch with my loves.  With all my regular shows having their Fall finales, I’m switching gears to all things Christmas.  I adore holiday films!  (Even the crappy made for tv ones.)  Being cozy under a blanket with a bowl of popcorn and some eggnog feels so holiday to me.  We are hoping to get our tree this weekend, do a bit of decorating, and take Maddie to go see Santa.  A couple of these fave movies of mine are sure to be watched too!

1. Polar Express
2. How The Grinch Stole Christmas
3. Home Alone (1 & 2)
4. The Holiday
5. Serendipity (Only part of this movie takes place at Christmas, but I love it!)
6. ELF
7. Christmas Vacation
8.The Muppet Christmas Carol (makes me feel like I’m a kid again all curled up with my sister under a blanket on the couch)
9. A Christmas Carol (The good old black and white one with Alistar Sim.  A Christmas Eve tradish in my family.)
10. The Santa Clause
11. Little Women (Not necessarily a Christmas movie, but my sister and I always love watching it over the holidays.)
12. Love Actually (One of my favourite movies of all time. Just the score from this movie gives me goose bumps.)

What are your favourite holiday movies?  I love suggestions:)

 

 

Chapters Indigo Gift Ideas

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Christmas is just a month away, so I figured what better time to share some cute holiday gift ideas.  A few months ago I had the pleasure of attending the Chapters / Indigo Holiday preview media event.  Even though the weather was still hot, I was transported into a holiday wonderland with gifts galore.  When it comes to gift shopping there is so much more than just the prezzies that get unwrapped on Christmas morning.   There are host and hostess gifts for holiday soirees, gifts for teachers,  and at work secret santa’s.
Hostess Gift Ideas: 
1. These Hatley Dinner plates are so incredibly festive.  They have such a cozy cabin feel to them.  $35 CAD
2.  A classic cheese board always makes a great gift.  Include some yummy cheeses to kick it up a notch! Cheeseboard $49.50 CAD
3.  Going to visit a couple?  Why not some festive his and hers holiday mugs? $35 CAD for set of two
4. Candles are always a lovely gift to receive.  Voluspa Mini $12
Gifts for Teachers: 
1. Some pretty office supplies, like these gorgeous gold Kate Spade ones, would be sure to brighten any teachers work load. $16 CAD
2. Christmas ornaments are a definite go to gift for me.  This little fox is adorable and attached to a little box of chocolates, make a lovely little gift. $6 CAD (now on sale!)
3. Mittens are another fave gift of mine.  I have these adorable XO mitts myself.  What gal wouldn’t love these? $33 CAD
Secret Santa: 
1. A cute holiday inspired toque is fun and practical. $19.50 CAD
2. Books can be a great gift, depending on how well you know your secret santa person. Amy Schumer $21.81 CAD online
3.  This throw pillow would be good for a guy or a gal.   So perfectly West Coast. $23.70 CAD (now on sale!)
4. Swell Bottles are a must for everyone.  I LOVE mine and use it almost everyday.  Share the hydration.  $38-$58 CAD
This is not a sponsored post.  Just sharing some lovely things from a store I love. 
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