Friday, July 6, 2012

[Five and Five] Restraint


On Tuesday A and I headed to the mall to get out of the house and beat the heat.  I had a few returns to make, mainly for her, but a couple of things of mine.  The most surprising part of the trip was the restraint I showed even over some items on my wishlist and actual 'need' list.

1- Chambray shirt.  I'm pretty sure no one does it better, or has more options than Madewell.  Since it's in the high 90s here, I figured this purchase could wait, even if it'd fit right into my arsenal of mommy clothes.

2 - Some of my favorite summer days have always been then ones that are overcast and cool.  When I was in high school, I'd go down to the beach in my bikini with my jersey lined Nike warm ups (remember them) over top, my chair and a book, and take a nap.  It was always guaranteed to be peaceful and free of shoobies.  Since then, I always crave the days I can wear a slouchy cotton sweater with shorts.  I should probably move to San Diego, huh?

3 - Running Shoes.  I do have my actual running shoes for running, and I have my Toms for errands, so I'm getting by, but sometimes I just want to run out in my Nikes and get things done.  Only my Nikes are like 6 years old.  No joke.  It's gross. 

4 - Exchange.  I exchanged an Origins moisturizer that I found too greasy for the ever beauty blogged about Dr. Brandt Flexitone BB Cream.  What could be a better 'new mom' product than one that's a primer, tinted moisturizer, spf, skin brightener and tone evener in one?  Less products, less time, more baby.  Win.

5 - I mentioned before I've sorta sworn off bras for the time being.  I'm not just hanging free, but pretty much living in bra top tanks.  I'm a little nursing bra adverse since the only ones I've found in my size (at nordstrom) are upwards to $70 and I don't need a pretty bra that's going to be doused in milk and spit up daily.  My $8 target tanks do just fine.  I returned some bra strap extenders that I never needed during pregnancy at Nordstrom and grabbed this Shimera seamless bra instead.  I love the Shimera camis and the bra is no exception.  Supportive, stretchy, comfortable, easily washable, affordable, and my must- easy to nurse in.  


  1. I've been using the Gilligan and O'Malley for Target nursing bras...they're supportive and cheap. I need to check out the Shimera bra too!!

    1. you find them in-store?? I didn't see any in mine (maybe looking in the wrong spot)

  2. I used the Gilligan and O'Malley Target Nursing Bras as well. I found them in-store and in their bra section (although it took some hunting to find). They are really fantastic (and reasonably priced)!

    Also, I've been eyeing that chambray Madewell shirt as well! Their storefront opens in our area next week and I plan on popping by to nab one!

  3. Thanks for the tip on the Shimera seamless bra. I am still nursing at 8 months and I am over my nursing bras. I went to Nordstrom yesterday and found out they are going to be $12 during the Anniversary Sale. I will definitely be going back to get a few!

    I just started reading your blog and love the updates on your little one. Your nursery is adorable. We didn't find out what we were having so designing the nursery was hard, but I am so in love with it now. Yours would have provided a lot of inspiration if it had been a few months earlier:).


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