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    Floral Print Pants Outfit of the Day

    Plus size OOTD

    My mom and my sister are in town and we got to do some shopping the other day. It was really fun, especially when my mom took the kids for an ice cream treat and my sister and I could shop for ourselves. That rarely happens, so I will take whatever chance I can get.

    I found these fabulous floral print pants on the clearance rack at H&M for only $10! When I first held them out in front of me, I wasn’t sure how they would look ON me, but I decided to give them a try.

    Plus size OOTD

    You see, here’s the thing. I’m kind of an awkward size right now. It’s been a hard battle to loose all of this post-children-bearing weight that I’ve put on in the past five years. With the first two babies, it seemed easier. But now with three kids in tow, I find I don’t have the time nor the energy to really put towards getting my body back in shape. It’s not an excuse, it’s just my reality. Once the kids are gone to bed, I have about one hundred and one other things to get done before the thought even crosses my mind to workout. I understand for some moms, working out is how they deal, but for me, I deal in other ways (and unfortunately, mine usually involves food…probably part of the problem!)

    So that leaves me stuck at this size and shape right now. I’m not really sure what category I fall into; not fully a plus size but also not “average” size either. So I call myself post-preggo sized. Trouble is, most stores don’t accommodate for women at this stage in life. While my maternity clothing have long since stopped fitting me, my pre-pregnancy clothes are still packed away. 

    Floral Print Pants OOTD

    So it’s a lot of having to eyeball whether I think something will fit me or not and just trying it on (which as I stated above, I don’t get that opportunity very often). I won’t lie, there have been silent tears shed inside the fitting rooms before but I’m starting to come to a place where I am ok in this stage. I know it won’t last forever. I know that as the kids get a little bit older, it won’t always be so tough. I also know that I’m not defined by the size of clothing that I wear or the number I see on the scale. I know that I am just as beautiful as the size 4 momma or as the size 20 momma. My body went through A LOT to bring three incredible children into this world and so instead of being ashamed or embarrassed about my current size, I’m starting to be proud of what my body has accomplished and learn new ways to dress and highlight this post-preggo body!

    Floral Print Pants OOTD

    My sister and I were actually both SHOCKED when these pants not only fit but were SLIMMING! Move over yoga pants, I think I have a new BFF and her name is Floral print! These are seriously the comfiest pants I’ve ever worn (actually, being totally honest, it doesn’t even feel like I’m wearing ANYTHING because they are so lightweight!)

    Because the pants were so vibrant, I paired it with a simple black tank and lightweight button-down cardigan. Add a couple fabulous accessories and this somewhat simple outfit gets amped up a few notches! I wore this to a movie preview of Ricki and The Flash and I gotta say, I felt GREAT! 

    So whether you are a size 2 or 22, it’s ok. Embrace your shape and don’t be afraid to try on new pieces. Even if you don’t plan on being that size for life, buy a few fun pieces that will still make you feel fashionable but will compliment your new curves!

    Finally, in the shoppable pictures down below, I thought it was important to include some plus sized options of this similar look. The bottom row are all plus-sized items for you to shop! I find what is so frustrating for me is finding sites and stores that actually accommodate to my new momma size while still feeling fashionable. So I’m excited to include a few plus-sized options so that all my readers can enjoy shopping these similar looks! 

    Floral Print Pants OOTD Floral Print Pants OOTD

    Pants: H&M / Shoes: Town Shoes / Tank: Old Navy / Cardigan: Suzy Shier /
    Necklace: Smart Set / Bangles: H&M / Purse: Spring / Earrings: Ross /
    Sunglasses: Coach
     
     

    Love & Blessings,

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    31 Comments

  • Reply Holly Housewife July 29, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    H&m is one of my FAV spots!!
    They make a variety of sizes/stylish clothes, love love them! (Also comfy options, praise!!)

    You look amazing!!

    • Reply Christine July 30, 2015 at 3:06 pm

      Thanks love! And yes, my favorite place to shop too! xox

  • Reply Jo-Anne July 29, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    You look fantastic. I loved the whole look.

  • Reply Tricia McKenley July 29, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    I was at H&M on my birthday and picked up some cute outfits as well. I totally get the in between sizes as I am going through that now just having my 3rd 12 weeks ago. Those tights are gorgeous. Great & encouraging post 🙂

    • Reply Christine July 30, 2015 at 3:07 pm

      Thank you friend. It’s so hard isn’t it?! And with so little time for ourselves, it’s extra challenging when it comes to fashion. Glad you picked up some stuff for yourself! xox

  • Reply Pam July 29, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    Love this! You look Smokin’ (as always!!) XO

  • Reply Rianna, Bohemian Wanderlust July 29, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    Gorgeous pants! The necklace goes really nicely too. I love adding a pop of color in my wardrobe 🙂

  • Reply Jaelan @ Making Mrs. M July 30, 2015 at 9:44 am

    Those pants are FABULOUS.

    • Reply Christine July 30, 2015 at 3:07 pm

      Thank you Jaelan! I agree 😉 xox

  • Reply Jennifer S July 30, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Those floral pants ARE FABULOUS!!! I need that fabric for some bags I want to make lol

    • Reply Christine July 30, 2015 at 3:08 pm

      Oh I’m sure you could find lots online. Floral print is so hot right now! xox

  • Reply jessica July 30, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Wow, Ma! You fashionista! I love the pants and the print. We may be different sizes, but I feel ya. My body has been through so much…sometimes I feel like giving up. Since I get fatigue often, I figure that working out and eating healthy is my medicine. I still have work to do, but my children inspire me to want to be better myself and be the best example of a healthy mom that I can be. You look great and you should definitely do more fashion post…you have GREAT style and your beautiful!

    • Reply Christine July 30, 2015 at 3:08 pm

      Awe, thank you SO much for Jess for those super kind words! You are one fine momma and are an inspiration to ME!!! Thanks love! xox

  • Reply Meg @ Green With Decor July 30, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    Great post! Love those shoes!

  • Reply Shannon Ketchum July 30, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    I love the way you styled them and you look fantastic! Size is definitely not what defines us, but I know the struggle is real. I think you look great 🙂

    • Reply Christine July 30, 2015 at 3:16 pm

      Awe, thank you Shannon! Appreciate that! xox

  • Reply Ashleigh July 30, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    You are such a beauty and I love those pants on you! They look great! I love H&M so much! And I hear about ya about losing the weight after baby #3! You look fab!

    • Reply Christine July 30, 2015 at 5:24 pm

      Awe, thank you Ashleigh! You’re too sweet! xox

  • Reply Danielle July 30, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    You look great! I love those pants too. I don’t usually shop at H&M but I’m gonna have to check them out now 🙂

    • Reply Christine July 30, 2015 at 5:25 pm

      You should! Great prices! xox

  • Reply brittany September 9, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Girl you look great! Love that necklace!

  • Reply Jaclyn September 9, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    I just bought a pair of similar pants in a fall floral!!! I’m so excited!!

  • Reply Lindsay September 9, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    H&M has the best clearance! I love those pants and am so with you on being post preggo size! You look beautiful!

  • Reply Megan September 9, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Those pants and shoes are so stinking cute! I love them. You look great. You are not alone it’s tough on all of us mommas. I am pretty sure my body will never be the same after two kids. xo~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

  • Reply Hannah K. September 9, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    Super cute! I love that the floral pants are super girly, the cool colours make them versatile for anyone to wear.

  • Reply Elly Brown September 10, 2015 at 8:39 am

    I love this look, those pants are so fun! And you my dear are beautiful!

  • Reply Tamara September 10, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    My hero for rocking bold print pants. I do not have the guts to do it. You look AMAZING in this outfit. Love the pops of colour.

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