Here’s her e-mail:
Help me spend my money! What should I get?
Keep this in mind….I pretty much have nothing that fits right now and I need lots of good basics.
Congrats on the new baby!!!
I loved your entire e-mail…but “PTMT me” was definitely my favorite line.
You will LOVE these.
They are comfy and slimming! HELLO! Perfect for a post-baby body!
Click HERE for the jeans.
Several reviewers say they sized down, but I did not. For size reference, I got a 4 in the jeans.
(Click HERE for the original post on these jeans if you want to read the full review.)
in black found HERE.
It’s great for a post baby body too.
It looks great with a 1/2 tuck, but it also looks just as good worn like a tunic (with jeans).
However, I don’t think it’s tunic-y enough to wear with leggings (it’s a little too clingy)…but like I said, it does look great worn out with skinny jeans. If you order this shirt, definitely size down. I’m wearing an x-small.
And remember, I only recommend the dark colors in this shirt due to the fact that light colors show too many wrinkles. Black is the one I recommend the most.
Some type of UGG boot.
And if you’re getting the leggings, go ahead and get at least one of THESE tunics that is 40% OFF!
The solid black one that I have is now 50% OFF…making it $33.98. Click HERE.
You can dress them up or down…..and they look great with leggings…but they also look awesome with jeans! And again, they are great for everybody, but especially for a new post-baby body! 🙂
And I know that this next item is expensive and probably isn’t in your Christmas money budget, but if I’m trying to PTMT you, THIS bag is definitely required.
I hope you like at least a couple of my suggestions!
I’m still contemplating it.
I LOVE IT, but since I placed a pretty large order over the weekend (the tee, vest, and boots I just mentioned), I’m thinking I’m going to wait until those come in. If I keep all of the them, then I probably won’t order the cardi. But if any of those items go back, well then this cardi can just go ahead and COME TO MAMA.
I love how it’s styled so simply in the picture with just a grey tee and jeans! CUTE!
And it would be cute with booties, tall boots, flats, converse, or even those grey sneakers above!
And just for fun, here’s how I plan on styling the hooded tee and the military vest since I already have the other pieces…
military vest HERE / converse HERE / kate spade silver studs now sold out, but you can get the navy glitter studs HERE
I’m thinking I’m going to be all sorts of Sporty Spice in this outfit.
In a good way.
I’ve got one more e-mail for you before we go today!
I received this one just last night.
Let’s call this girl “Elizabeth”. We decided since we were going to be talking about her girls that we would use a pseudonym. 🙂
I don’t comment or email blog people. I’ve emailed you once before, so this will be my second time contacting someone in the blogosphere. It just feels kind of stalkerish.
Anywho! The jeans are ah-mazing! But you already know this. They remind me of the softness of the old navy rockstar jeans, but that’s where the comparison ends. These are good quality, flattering and just a great jean. So pumped for these.
Now let’s talk about the GIRLS!! I’m a busty girl myself and the thought of ordering a bra online is totally laughable. But the thought of going to get measured and fitted with three littles in tow is even more laughable. Even when I do get that done, when I get home I’m not happy with them and switch back to one I’ve had forever and is a hot mess. SO I did it. I ordered a bra online. And let me tell you, it is insane! I just texted my sister ( who is also a busty girl) and said GET. IT. NOW! I took it out of the packaging and I’m like thin straps? What? This will never work. WRONG!!! This thing is redonkulous. So comfortable, keeps the girls where they should be. Loving it!!! As soon as they are back on sale I’m ordering 3 more. I should have just trusted you and done that to begin with!
Thanks for the jeans, but the bra = life changing! Jean, leggings, shorts are all great. But a great bra is a must have every single day. You can’t look great in your clothes without the right foundation underneath!
On another note my husband asked me a few days ago, what are all these nordstroms charges??? Whoops!!
Have a happy new year!Elizabeth
Elizabeth, thank you so much for taking the time to e-mail me! I absolutely love hearing about it when you girls like my recommendations! Totally makes my day!!!!!
Now, I know you’re not going to get 3 of them…but if you’re feeling sassy, then THIS Natori is on sale right now.
Other Natori bras on sale HERE.
The Rohman Family says
Seriously. PTMT me? How cute is that? I can totally see a new series on your blog! DO IT!!!
Erika Slaughter says
I wanted to pipe in about the Natori bras. I bought my first one last year after you talked about it at some point, and I too now have 3. After I buy a couple more I hope to throw out all of my other bras because all other bras are now inferior. I have a lot of PTMT items and I really do love all of them, but the Natori bras are my favorite. Thanks from Michigan!
I broke down and got the regular cardi UGGS, even though I was like you and not sure at all I would really wear them. I had never owned a pair of UGGS before and wasn't really sure I was an UGG girl. Well, bless MY heart. I wear them all the time and love them!
Meagan @ The Clanahan Fam says
I have to tell you – my mom got me the lattice uggs & a gold MK watch for Christmas and I literally squealed. Like a 4 year old who just got her first bitty baby from Santa. Throw that in with the fluffy robe that you and Shay both love & slippers you featured before Christmas and wow, I'm a happy girl! Happy New Year!!
Can you post a link to the exact bra you recommend that "elizabeth" loves!!!
Hi Kristen! Sure! Copy and paste this into your browser: http://rstyle.me/n/vefiwpvje
Thank you! Just ordered! I had some Nordstrom notes burning a hole in my pocket and all of your recs have always been spot on!!! Happy New Year!!!!!
Queen In Between says
I can second "Elizabeth's" love for the Natori..ordered one during the anniversary sale based on your recommendation and I love mine too!
Girl, you need that cardigan!!
I also HIGHLY recommend puffer vests– I have solid and printed vests and wear them all the time! Let's talk through "brightly colored hooded sweatshirts…" This visual learner needs some pictures and some links where to buy them ;).
Kris L says
I recommend the Best Tunic Ever to Andrea. I have three but I think my favorite is the Black because I can change it up by wearing different scarves, leggings or boots. Thanks Sheaffer for PTMT! Without your site I would've never stretched outside my comfort zone and tried new clothing styles!
Whitney Smith says
I second Uggs as a must have. Ive gone through 3 pairs over the years because I wear them so frequently, I end up with a hole through the toe area 🙁 Sooo comfy.
If Nordstrom packages don't quit showing up on my front porch my hubby is going to strangle me!!! I don't own everything you've posted about but close. LOL I did buy the UGG boots like yours and I love the look of them and the comfort but I'm a little disappointed that they are "peeling" or looking really fuzzy like shedding. I'm probably not making any sense but can't figure out how exactly to describe it. My SIL has the regular cardi ones and I'm thinking I should have gone with those instead of the lattice ones. And here is a crazy one for you…I'm 37 and my ears are not pierced. I tried when I was probably 12 or so but they got infected and I didn't take care of them so let them grow up, got them pierced again when I was 19 and had issues again and let them grow up for the 2nd time….but now I'm seriously considering trying one more time because I want to wear all the super cute earrings you post!! 🙂
When you say your "busty".. What size are you talking, i'm a 36dd, but when I went to a very expensive place to be measured I was a 34g.. That's not a typo, and I came out $175 poorer for 1bra!!!… i'm a dress size 11.
Hi! I'm a 34D. 🙂
Lindsay D. says
I ordered the jeans last Friday and received them on Monday. I've never been a skinny jeans kind of girl, but I received the lattice cardy Uggs for Christmas and wanted a pair of jeans to wear with them. I LOVE the jeans!! Thanks for the recommendation on both the Uggs and jeans!! Happy New Year!!
Sarah Kuykendall says
I started reading your blog for the Bachelor recaps (please say you are doing them for Farmer Chris!) but I ended up loving your clothing inspiration. Even though I live super close to the Mall of America I never shopped the Nordstrom there because it felt too pricey. Now I love it. I have bought many things you recommend including the Natori bra (even before you bought it!!), a tunic, Hue leggings, even kid shoes. Thank you for your style and humor 🙂
Slightly Askew Designs says
When I think Sporty Spice – I think Sheaffer 🙂 LOVE this whole post!
Do you wear spanx??..if so, can you share your thoughts.
I don't wear spanx. I mean, I've worn shapewear with dresses before, but I don't think it was spanx. Sorry I'm not more help! xoxo, Sheaffer 🙂
Cha-Ching! Definitely keen to spend some of my Christmas cash old on some Nordstrom goodies. My favourite part being that they ship to Australia!
P.s Agree with ol' Sarah up there, super keen for Bachelor starting up in a few days, woohoo farmer Chris!