Mommy Fashion in Bern

Mommy fashion – there is something to be said for taking the time to “dress up” each day.  Attempting to pull together a cute outfit while balancing our beautiful new daughter Matilda is a challenge.  However I am up for this challenge.  Given my love of fashion, when I feel successful in this endeavor, I wish to celebrate it.  🙂

But why is mommy fashion important?  Well for starters, being able to shower and get dressed each day while multitasking the needs of a new baby is impressive.  As new moms know, it’s hard enough to make time for blogging let alone showering or putting on makeup.

Additionally, my body is very different post-baby than it was pre-baby.  Sometimes I don’t feel so great about how I look.  My tummy is loose and jiggly, my hips are much wider, and I can’t find a bra that fits.  When I can pull together a great look, I feel good about myself and become less concerned about the aftermath of pregnancy.

So onto my recent outfit.  While my parents were visiting, we traveled to Milan and a variety of Swiss cities.  These trips presented multiple opportunities to try my hand at mommy fashion, and my Bern outfit was one of my favorites.  I love these photos even more because they include my darling Matilda.

What the Missus Wore:  Coat from Tara Jarmon (similar)//Seychelles Wake Booties//Maternity jeans from H&M//Scarf from ModCloth//3 Jours Bag from Fendi

I may need to start including Matilda’s outfits in my blog….what do you think?

After Christmas Stroll Through Zurich

The weather in Zurich over the holidays was lovely.  It was mild, sunny, and perfect for spending time outdoors.  This allowed Tony and I to properly introduce Zurich to his sister and her family.

The day after Christmas, the sun shone bright and we headed down to Old Town.  This is one of the cutest parts of Zurich.  It is full of ups and downs when strolling amongst the cobblestones and you can easily walk back and forth across the river.  Both Fraumunster and Grossmunster are in full view, and you can take in all of the adorably Swiss buildings.

One of the bridges, Rathausbruke, presents a perfect shot of Grossmunster in the background.  Tony’s sister took some bump photos of us.  They showcase both the beginning of our little family and the wonderful city we live.  Plus, Tony’s face is priceless.

Additionally, while the weather in Zurich has been mild compared to my home town, Chicago, it is still chilly.  It’s hard to dress this very pregnant body of mine, but I have been found some creative work arounds.  I often wear shorter mini-dresses as tops over jeans.  This allows me to cover my bump and my butt, and repurposes clothes I already own.

What the Mommy Wore:  Coat from Tara Jarmon//Maternity jeans from H&M//Scarf from ModCloth//Wake Booties from Seychelles//Favorite PM from Louis Vuitton

Veronica (Tony’s sister) and her 3 children got some great photos as well.  It was so nice to showcase Zurich.

After the photos, we continued our stroll through Old Town.  Most places were closed for the holidays, but there were a few restaurants open, and we grabbed some Italian appetizers and gluhwine.  We continued up to Central and made our way home via a train from the main station.

Christmas time in Zurich is such a treat, and ours this year was made even better by the presence of our wonderful family.  Merry Christmas!

What the Missus Wore: Autumn Brunch

Tony and I have been making a big effort to maximize our friend time.  It won’t be long before the baby arrives, and we want to take in as much as we can before we are all consumed.

As luck would have it, Zurich’s summer has extended well into late September, allowing for a few more gorgeous, sunny, jacket-less days.  It has been unlike any autumn we’ve experienced in Zurich.  We met our friends for brunch at The Artisan this weekend and sat outside, soaking in the sun.

When it comes to my mommy fashion, in an effort to save money, I am trying to wear as many of my existing clothes as possible.  As luck would have it, my 3/4 length skirts all have elastic waistbands.  I never realized how important the word “elastic” would become.  I paired my green skirt with a flowy white top and my favorite yellow “clown shoes” – Tony’s phrase, not mine.  It felt like the perfect combination of summer and autumn, all while not smashing my baby bump.  That is the key to comfort these days.

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What the Missus/Mommy Wore:  Skirt from ModCloth//Shoes from Chie Mihara//Top from H&M//Louis Vuitton Favorite PM

Here’s hoping your summer is enjoying as much of a lovely stretch as mine!