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What I Wore Wednesday - a belly hiding tutorial


Yesterday morning as I was helping Blake (my almost 3 yr old) get dressed, he leaned over and wrapped his arms around my neck and said "I wuv you Mom". Melted my heart. 

Then he pulled back, patted my tummy and said "Hey, you's got a big belly!" Why thank you, son. Nothing like a healthy dose of reality to start the day off right.

Enter the cardigan. Perfect for hiding any slight belly issues! Here are my tricks...

(cardy #1... wrap and belt it for full coverage)
wrap sweater: Kohl's
belt: rummage sale
skinny jeans: Target
boots: Costco
hat: don't remember
necklace: Sariejune

(jackets also do the trick, as do tunic tops when it's not freezing outside!)
tunic shirt: Ross
jacket: Walmart
skinny jeans: Target
boots: Costco
scarf: Old Navy
hat: still don't remember

(cardy #2 + a high waisted & belted full skirt)
tank: Shade
cardigan: Old Navy
skirt: Gap - Goodwill
belt: yard sale
leggings and boots: Walmart
necklace: Fred Meyers

(cardy #3  + a loose flowy top... hides the belly & the hips!)
top: Dress Barn
cardigan: Old Navy
skinny jeans: Target
boots: Walmart
necklace: Wet Seal
bracelet & earrings: Claire's

(cardy #4 + another belted high waist skirt)
ruffle top: Goodwill
cardigan: Old Navy
skirt/belt: Maurice's
leggings: Walmart
boots: from a friend
necklace: Claire's

(cardy #5 + a belted shirtdress)
dress: Charlotte Russe
cardigan: Target
leggings and boots: Walmart
belt: from my Maurice's skirt
flower pin: Sariejune

And there you have it. Find my belly now, Blake!

Side note: I just realized that in the above 6 pictures I am wearing the same single pair of leggings and skinny jeans every single day. Obviously when I focus on one thing I completely let go of another.

I'm linking to The Pleated Poppy - check out more "What I Wore" bloggers there!


  1. Love your Saturday and Sunday outfits! :-)

  2. Our little boys are so honest! About a month after I had my daughter Luke came up to me and hugged me and backed up, put his hand on my stomach, and said do you have my brother in there now? :)

  3. You look adorable. And #6 cardi's, you are my hero!

    (I especially love the Gap skirt!}

  4. You wore some really cute outfits last week! I was a total slacker last week! : )

  5. You look lovely honey and no tummy that I can see (all tummies are big to 3 years olds). Like the skirt looks alot, I am so over wearing jeans all the time. have a lovely week. axx

  6. I need to get a few cardis and tunic tops... my belly is my one "hate" about my body (though I must not hate it enough, since I slack on the crunches).

    Love the variety in your outfits!

  7. My boys come up with some wonderful things to say about me too! I will have to e-mail the best one to you--it's not fit for public eyes! Your outfits always look adorable but you really knocked it out of the park this week! I LOVE everything!

  8. No belly there! Great pics & love the "Bellly hiding tutorial" Hilarious! The Gap denim skirt is my fav!

  9. Oh my goodness I gotta say I'M SO WITH YOU on the Costco "Uggs" I swear they are the same.. for $100 lessssssss! LOVES IT!

    Check out my blog for some fab giveaways this week!

  10. Visiting from Pleated Poppy -- LOVE your outfits!! Especially loving all of your cute boots :)

  11. Oh my goodness...I don't even want to know what Blake would say about me. O_o

    I think it's always a good thing to have a couple of staples (like the jeans and leggings) that you can rely on and just put on without lots of thinking effort.

    I have to say you are inspiring me out of my comfort zone on clothing. And you are making me obsessed with yellow - I bought two items this week to add to my bead stash and they are yellow.

  12. You have the cutest style! I only wish I could be 1/2 as stylish as you. Great tips as I sure have a belly that needs hidden. Your Sunday look was my fave!

  13. I really like this post. The skirts look especially great on you. During potty training my daughter told me my butt was "giant" are the best. Love the outfits!

  14. Tummy or not you are looking good. Got to love our babies they tell it like it is!!!! :-)

  15. Jod, I think this is your fun'est Wednesday blog yet..and you look cute in EVERY outfit..Thursday gets my biggest vote..just a great picture, background, colour popping scarf along with the cute braids and hat..way cute ..then Monday and was a great week!! :D

  16. That was a GREAT post!!!!!!!!!!!



  17. Great advice! It must work because you always look fab! My 4-year-old keeps it real just a little too much for me sometimes, ha! Your Sat, Sun and Mon outfits are my fave this week.

  18. i LOVE your sunday outfit girl!! btw, great blog name!!!!!!! :)

  19. Love your outfits! Gotta have those cardis, I wore them a ton last week as well;o)

  20. You're just so cute. I can't believe that ruffle top you found at Goodwill! Great find, girl!

    Love your hair in braids!