I went to the mall yesterday, I never go to the mall. Specifically I never go to the mall alone with two kids, which by the way I don't suggest.
Anyhow, the mall was packed. My huge jogging stroller and wandering (almost) 5 year old did not help navigate the crowds. It was not the scene of shopping bliss I had imagined, I was not able to manage any actual shopping.
After observing hordes of mall people I would like to offer the following suggestion: If you have a muffin top (and I do), you should not wear clothing that draws attention to said muffin top.
Please don't wear jeans that dig into your ample love handles and then top them off with a fitted shirt that struggles to fit around your love lumps.
Dress for your body.
If you no longer have the body you once had, I pass not judgment, I am right there with you, but please adjust what you are wearing accordingly.
If you dropped 30 pounds you would no go around wearing the same three sizes too small clothing. Please do yourself a favor and don't continue to wear your skinny clothes when you are no longer skinny.
Mix it up a to flatter your new body. You may not want the body you are in but it is here, you cannot pretend it away.
I have spent a great deal of time remixing my wardrobe to find figure flattering combinations.
Remember: flowing tops, dresses, layers and spanx are your friends. Work with what you have.
I'm just saying..
If you have a moment and want a laugh check out this Lady Gaga spoof Muffin Top.