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A Love Letter to My Pre-Pregnancy Closet

By emily |

Dear pre-pregnancy closet,

It’s not you, it’s me. It’s time we part ways for what looks like an extended period of time. I’ve known this day has been coming, although I really do feel like it came a bit sooner than expected. I really had hoped we could make it though the end of the summer, but who was I really trying to kid?

I specifically need to say good-bye to a few pieces:

  • To my best loved pair of skinny jeans: Sigh, you and I were just too good to be true. It feels like just last fall I finally got up my confidence to wear you. My only hope is that someday we will get back together again and you will still be in style.
  • To my workout tanks with built-in bras: I feel like I should sing to you “we’ve only just begun” by The Carpenters, since our relationship was relatively short lived. I won’t forget you, if you don’t forget me. Promise.
  • To my tall boots: I really thought for sure that I would be able to keep you around this fall, unfortunately, my cankles thought otherwise. I will keep you close to my heart, and my nose, as I love to smell your soft leathery goodness.
  • To my vintage wool coat: You’ve withstood the test of time, surely you can sit a season out and wait for me.
  • And lastly, to my high heels: Unfortunately, this might be the end of the road for us. Like, forever. I’m not sure I will ever be able to love you like you deserve to be loved. I think you might be better off without me. Please don’t hate me. I promise to find you a good home.

Again my dear closet, I really didn’t mean for this to happen so soon. Hopefully you can understand where I’m coming from, and wait for my return.

Love and understanding,

~ Emily xoxo

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Emily Elling is a corporate interior designer and freelance writer. She lives in Indianapolis with her husband and four unintentionally hilarious children. Emily also blogs at her personal blog, DesignHER Momma. Read bio and latest posts → Read emily's latest posts →

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8 thoughts on “A Love Letter to My Pre-Pregnancy Closet

  1. Sandra says:

    Haha .. great post! A FB friend of mine just ‘liked’ it .. so here I am to read it. I especially found the last bullet funny .. b/c I just this year bought my first pair(s) of “real deal heels” in 10 years!!! and how old is my oldest child? … 10! LOL .. so it may be the end of the road now .. but definitely NOT forever. ;-)

  2. Shannon says:

    This is such a cute post. Not to terrify you, bit sixteens months post delivery and I still don’t fit into any pre-pregnancy clothes, including my tall boots, due to the dreaded mom cankles. I have sold many items on Ebay, which has been cathartic, so say the least. Ahhh, sometimes you just don’t get it back.

    Hope you fare better! I started out very skinny, and also gained too much weight – 60 plus pounds during pregnancy that I am still trying to work off!


  3. Holly Whitney says:

    My jeans. I love my boot cut Levi’s and hate my constantly-hiking-them-up maternity jeans. Of course it has been a lot easier to say farewell this time considering the blazing hot summer we have had.

  4. Taz says:

    i packed everything in a box, but i haven’t stored the box away just yet! bye black skinny jeans and short skirts cinched tight at the waist. bye b cup bras and shirts that only fit b cup boobs. i hope we meet again soon! well i guess i wouldn’t mind if the big boobs stuck around.

  5. guest says:

    Yeah pregnancy brings a lot of change in women’s health and over all body.

  6. Paulina says:

    I love this letter! I miss my cute skinny-jeans that make my butt look amazing no matter what. And all my cute new bras that I went and bought a month before finding out I was pregnant. I hope to fit into them again someday.

  7. Katie says:

    My Favorite pair of heels. Forever, because they don’t fit STILL since apparently my butt wasn’t the only thing that grew while pregnant…

  8. Sara says:

    I would be missing a lot more if it were winter now. My coats, favorite sweaters, all of those. And going to a very formal wedding this summer wearing black flats was such a major downer.

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