Graphic Flare | Outfit Post | Featuring Anthropologie

10/20/2015

Graphic Flare | Fall Outfit Post with Amy West featuring Anthropologie













The weather is finally cooling down and now that I'm fitting back into most of my pre-baby clothes I've been in the mood to shop a bit. My closet was in need of a bit of an update, but having an infant comes with some ...err special needs in the wardrobe department. But just because baby is breastfeeding doesn't mean I have to sacrifice style right!? My friends at Anthropologie proved to me that great style can be baby friendly too! Here are a few of the gems I discovered. Watch out for baby London stealing the scene. And did I mention my new do?





The Flare is Back

How do you weigh in on the flare debate? Are you happy to see it return or are you grieving over your skinny jean's demise? I think it's safe to say that your skinny jeans won't be gone forever, however it's nice to give this silhouette a chance again. These Paige High Rise Bell Canyon Flares had me feeling long and lean as I return to non stretchy waist pants. Paired with some Franco Sarto wedges my 5'9" from took an even longer stretch. It's hard for me to find jeans long enough to fit my inseam so I was pleasantly surprised that the length was spot on and perfect for heels as well! Winning! 
Graphic Flare | Fall Outfit Post with Amy West featuring Anthropologie Flare leg jeans

New Do?

Why the change? I hate to be cliche and all but when one has a baby, it's kind of the thing to do. Why? Well, there are a few reasons. 
1. Out with the old in with the new. 
After nine months of not having any control, this is your chance to make a change you can control.
2. Variety is the spice of life.
It's just more fun.
3. Less time to do the do.
Yes, long lovely locks are pretty to look out but what new mom has hours to spend washing, drying, and styling said locks? Instead of opting for the daily pony and bun, I hit up my stylist Misty at Rio Hair Studio for a trendy LOB or ( Long Bob) that is super easy to style and takes minutes to do. 
4. Losing it.
A less than ideal part of having a baby is that all the glossy thickness you developed while preggo... has to go. It starts coming out in clumps and I was just not having that. A preemptive strike handled that. By chopping around 6 inches off, I have less to lose. 

Graphic Flare | Fall Outfit Post with Amy West featuring Anthropologie | Flare Leg Jeans

Graphic Statement
I've been digging black lately. It tends to be more forgiving on certain "situations" a girl faces when her ever changing post baby body is returning back to normal. This split neck henley makes a statement while concealing my still soft middle. I'll have that six pack back soon right??? Well maybe sometime in the next year. Let's be real, it took nine months to stretch out... it will likely take something like that to get back to normal. 

Graphic Flare | Fall Outfit Post with Amy West featuring Anthropologie | Flare Leg Jeans

The Perfect Accessory

By now I'm pretty used to my stunning girls stealing the scene. London mugs it for the camera here batting her saucer sized baby blues. And yes, she is just as charming in real life as she is in pics. My heart has not stopped melting. I'm pretty much putty in her hands. 

Amy West and baby

baby sneakers

Delicate Details 

Babies little hands are into everything that's Momma's. I usually love statement jewelry, however when baby is in tow less is more. These delicate finishing pieces are just the thing. 

Graphic Flare | Fall Outfit Post with Amy West featuring Anthropologie | Delicate Necklace

Graphic Flare | Fall Outfit Post with Amy West featuring Anthropologie | Flare Leg Jeans

New Sunnies 

And here's where I take a moment and thank the hubby for gifting me this fabulous pair of Versace shades. He's a keeper! 

Graphic Flare | Fall Outfit Post with Amy West featuring Anthropologie | Flare Leg Jeans

Baby Friendly

For the cool weather a comfy sweater is a must have. This one has a bonus! It also serves as a discreet nursing cover. 

Graphic Flare | Fall Outfit Post with Amy West featuring Anthropologie | Flare Leg Jeans

Graphic Flare | Fall Outfit Post with Amy West featuring Anthropologie | Flare Leg Jeans

All of these fabulous finds and none of them labeled "maternity or post maternity". The next time you are shopping at Anthropologie don't be afraid to ask a staff member for help finding garments that not only look amazing, but also meet your needs. 

Until then...

Enjoy the Journey!

xo- Amy West


Photography by - Aimee Dodds

Shop the Look 

Velvet by Graham and Spencer Ika Splitneck Henley • Graham & Spencer • $128
Paige High-Rise Bell Canyon Flare Jeans Nottingham 32 Pants • Paige • $179
Bordeaux Hutton Cardigan • Bordeaux • $78
Anthropologie Luco Necklace • Anthropologie • $48
Versace Cat Eye Sunglasses • Versace • $205.50
Franco Sarto 'Destra' Wedge Sandal (Women) (Nordstrom Online Exclusive) • Franco Sarto • $108.95
Circo® Newborn Girls' Bodysuit - White • Circo • $5
Splendid Infant Girls' Knit Jeggings - Sizes 3-24 Months • Splendid • $32
Sperry Top-Sider Kids Bahama Crib Jr. (Infant/Toddler) • Sperry • $30–35
Graco® SnugRide® Click ConnectTM 35 Infant Car Seat in NyssaTM • Graco • $149.99
Itzy Ritzy® Cozy HappensTM Infant Car Seat Canopy and Tummy Time Mat in Social Circle Blue • Bed Bath & Beyond • $29.99
PLH Bows & Laces Rosette Head Wrap (Baby Girls & Toddler Girls) • $14

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1 comments

  1. Congratulations! You indeed got yourself a lovely baby. I understand how it can be so tough to get everything properly in place and looking good when you're a new mom. I agree, the tips you shared can help manage a look that really impresses. Dark outfits can be your best friend during these days. Thanks for sharing!

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