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BABY BUMPIN’ STYLE SERIES | Carina DeLuca

Name: Carina  Location: Spain  # of babes: one and one on the way!  Styling: LB Crossover Maternity Top I have had a really hard time dressing up the bump and feeling like myself and being true to my style. This pregnancy I decided not to shop for any maternity clothing because most of them are, just not me. All of my pregnancy outfits are comfort and I try to spice it up a bit with accessories or red lips to hide my tired pregnant face 😉 This LB crossover tee really surprised me. It´s super soft and has the perfect fit but what I love most about it is its faux leather trim. You can take it from a very casual look to a dressed up one. Since I received it, I´ve been wearing this tee non-stop on repeat! Yeah, it is that good!  Want to check out more of Carina? visit her on Instagram Baby Bumpin’ is a maternity style series featuring modern mamas around the globe, their unique style, and our Crossover maternity top.

Being sexy after motherhood.

After giving birth I felt exausted. I didn´t really know what to wear when leaving the hospital. I felt weird in my maternity jeans but it was the only thing that fit me by that time. It was December and a pretty hard winter. My daily at home uniform was sweatpants, fuzzy socks, dirty hair in a top knot and I could´t even remember if I had brushed my teeth. I was often covered in my milk and whenever I had more than five minutes to shower, it was a miracle. I didn´t have much time to look at myself in the mirror but it was actually just fine. The least I could see my reflection in the mirror (or whoever that was), the better. I wanted to feel like myself again, to feel sexy. But the sleepless nights, a baby that was often crying and all the new challenges that come with motherhood, I wasn’t feeling sexy at all. I didn´t know how to deal with having different roles in the same body. I remember asking myself …

THE REVAMPED MOM UNIFORM :: Carina De Luca

Name: Carina Blog: Girls Just Wanna Have Age: 31 Currently residing: Pamplona, Spain # of babes: 1 Currently listening to: Velha e louca by Mallu Magalhaes. This song really describes where I´m at right now. and the beat is just perfect. Puts me in a good mood every time. Currently styling: LB’s Protector.Lover.Mother crop tank First, tell us your 3 must have’s you swear by that keep you feeling like you’ve still got it? Red lipstick, ripped denim and my workout gear. Most cups of caffeine you’ve ever drank to make it through a crazy mom day? To tell you the truth I started drinking cofee not that long ago. I´m a tea freak but lately my green tea wasn´t doing the job so I started drinking cofee. I´m very sensitive to caffeine, so I don´t need that much to get hyper. My max I guess was 2 cups, more than that and you could see me climbing up the wall! Pool or beach mom? Hmmm, can I cheat a little bit? I´d say a pool at …

Go For It.

Stepping up into motherhood means changes in every single aspect of our life, body and soul. The very first changes start in our body. I knew from moment zero that I was pregnant, feeling my breasts plumper and more sensitive. Some of these changes, we will carry for the rest of our lives, even if they’re not the prettiest ones like scars and stretch marks. But I’m not ashamed of it because they tell my story and this is who I am now. I remember the feeling right after Lola was born, when I finally had the guts to look at my belly and thought, “what the heck has happened to it?” It looked like an old balloon that has lost pretty much all the air throughout the days. It was a flabby mess. I was pretty bad my whole pregnancy. I ate everything I wanted and didn’t exercise at all (like my entire life), which made me gain 48.5 pounds. Everyday I looked myself in the mirror and thought, “Who are you? Who have …

Breaking Free.

Before getting pregnant I had no idea how this journey of motherhood would be until joining the mama´s team almost 14 months ago. The other day I had stumbled across this quote on the instagram feed of @msmarygrace – “The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.”  As soon as I read this I knew I had to write about it. When Lola was born I became a different person; another woman was born inside me. With all the craziness and joy that comes with having a newborn, I didn’t really have the time or the opportunity to say goodbye or to grieve my old self. My new self came without a proper introduction. I felt kind of weird in my new body and to be honest, a lot of times I still do. Sometimes I look at myself in the mirror and feel a little bit lost. My style has changed so much and quite honestly, I’m …