{My Outfit Details}
Dress: Nicole Bridger
Jean Jacket: AG Jeans
Shoes: Salt Water c/o Barefoot Contessa
Belt: c/o Flatter Me Belts
Scarf: Aldo Accessories (old)

{Maddie’s Outfit Details}
Jean Jacket: Just Between Friends Consignment Pop Up
Shirt: gift
Pants: Sears
Shoes: Barefoot Contessa

Motherhood.  One of the most challenging and rewarding things I have ever done in my life.  As a work from home Mom, I am constantly trying to find that perfect balance.  As I’m writing this, Madelyn is sitting on my feet flipping through her books.  I do feel very privileged to be able to work on things I’m passionate all while being a stay at home mom.  As a blogger I often feel like I’m in this weird no-mans land (or no-womans land).  I’m a style blogger who’s a mom and while writing about fashion has been my main gig, I can’t help but be influenced by my bright little light running around the house.  I hope to have more posts soon that travel into the Mom realm.  After all, being authentic is so important to me so flexing my mom muscles only makes sense.

Having said all that, enter Maddie in today’s style post!  Needless to say, my body has changed and morphed a lot from pregnancy.  As a result of that and a pretty major lifestyle change, my personal style has evolved too.  One item I’ve coveted in my wardrobe before, during, and after pregnancy are my Flatter Me Belts.  These amazing belts are stretchy, adjustable, and lay nice and flat.  When I was newly sporting the bump, this belt kept my pants up when my button could no longer be done up.  When I wanted to cinch in a dress but still be comfortable my FMB was perfect!  And now, while I’m loosing weight (ya, it takes a while for some of us), I rock this belt to keep up my pants until I can make it out to purchase a size down.   I have been wearing FMB for over 4 years now.  I first met the designer, Claire,  when I was an accessory buyer at The Urban Rack in Vancouver.  They are the most comfortable belts and have been a staple in my wardrobe ever since.  Mother’s Day came early for my Mom as she will be traveling next month.  You bet that one of her gifts was a belt in new hue Good Greycioius!   Flatter Me Belts currently has a promo on.  From now until May 3rd get 2 belts for $60 and your shipping is free!  Just use my shopping code PGMOMSDAY .

Lastly, how adorable are these matching Mommy & Me SaltWater Sandals?  I had to get us each a pair when I was in Barefoot Contessa last time in.  They carry the wee ones sandals at the Commercial Drive location only.  I love matching her…even though I use to swear I would never go there.  Oh how things change!


Every once in a while you find a product you get really excited about!  Right now I’m excited about Flatter Me belts.  I had the pleasure of meeting with the founder and designer, Claire, last week and instantly fell in love with her product. 

Here is Claire’s story…

“The idea for Flatter:Me came when I hunted from Canada’s east to west coasts to find a quality belt that wouldn’t show under my thin tee shirts and extra-long tank tops. I didn’t find a single product that did the job, but along the way, friends of all shapes and sizes said that they wanted what I was looking for, too.

It was their encouragement, along with my dream of exploring the potential of human-scale manufacturing in China, that drove me to just make my own flat belt. The tailor around the corner from my Shanghai apartment cranked out the first ten prototypes with his hand-operated sewing machine. From there, it was months of testing about a million combinations of materials and styles before arriving at the Flatter:Me I’m wearing today.  I found a team of four terrific tailors to sew them all together, and here we are!

It has been extremely gratifying to receive feedback from women of all different body types and personal styles, and it is because of them that I can confidently say that Flatter:Me is for everyone. It’s a product you can feel good about wearing, knowing it was made to last by people respected for what they do. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed bringing it to life.” 

Claire Theaker-Brown

For many of us gals, we find the perfect pair of jeans, but they just aren’t quite perfect in the waist.  I’m talking about that frustrating gap we get.  So to keep the jeans in place we must either get the jeans taken in at the waist by a tailor, or wear a belt.  Now a tailor can be expensive and a belt is usually too bulky, right?  Wrong.  At least not with my new favorite Flatter Me Belt!  I can wear one of these super comfy, adjustable belts with any jeans or pants and it instantly keeps my pants where they should be, but with no bulk when I want to layer on a fitted top

What I love is that Claire has made them so adorable that you don’t have to hide them.  In fact, I love to wear mine cinched up at my waist over a blouse or dress. 

The stretchy soft comfort of these belts allows for women of all shapes and sizes to wear them.  Clarie told me that expecting mom’s-to-be can even wear them all through their pregnancy!  How perfect is that??

They are a wonderful price of only $28 CAD.  That way you don’t have to pick a colour…you can buy them all:-)

Belts will be available at The Urban Rack at then end of July.

Images from the Flatter Me Belts website.

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