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A Week of Outfits: Mia O’Malley

A Week of Outfits: Mia O'Malley

“I look at fashion as an advocacy issue,” says Mia O’Malley, a mom and the creator of @plussizebabywearing, where she shares tutorials and offers support for plus-size caregivers. “I’ve realized a lot of the women who follow me do so to see someone who looks like them living a happy life. When I post a cute photo, it’s not about the clothes, but about the fact that I’m not afraid of my body in them.” Here, Mia shares five of her favorite looks…

A Week of Outfits: Mia O'Malley

Jumpsuit: J. Crew. Shoes: Target.

“Wearing a romper was a big stretch for me — that’s why it felt important for me to try it. I’ve been scared to wear rompers or overalls my whole life because I’ve been very self-conscious about my lower belly and my VBO (visible belly outline). And after having a child, my lower belly is the biggest and lowest it’s ever been. I’ve only recently become comfortable enough to try a look like this. It’s both so scary and so liberating!”

A Week of Outfits: Mia O'Malley

Dress: Torrid. Booties: Target, similar. Tote: Tia’s Place.

“This is my quintessential look: comfortable, light and cool. I love a fit-and-flare look. It has pockets, and as a mom, that’s key. It also buttons down the front, which makes it super easy if I need to breastfeed. I have a baby, so I haven’t had a date night in ages — but if I did, this would be the dress.”

A Week of Outfits: Mia O'MalleyTee: Urban Outfitters. Jeans: American Eagle. Booties: Target, similar. Necklace: Leche Love.

“I’ve been rocking the tied-up tee for a long time. I really like my waist and hips, so this look has always been a part of my style. I love American Eagle high-waisted jeggings, and their Dream Jean (though I really wish they didn’t stop at size 20, so more people could have access to them). I wore them prior to pregnancy, all throughout, and postpartum. A lot of women ask me about plus-size maternity options, since there are so few, and I always tell them just to buy regular plus clothing and size up.”

A Week of Outfits: Mia O'Malley

Dress: J. Crew. Sandals: Target. Clutch: Tia’s Place, similar.

“I’m 34, and when I was growing up as a fat kid and teenager, plus-size clothing was like grandma clothing — muu muu tops, elastic-waist jeans, lots of muted colors and black — all geared toward a really mature crowd. Now that I have more choices, I’m not afraid to be bold. Red is my power color, and I always feel my best when I’m rocking a bold, bright lip. Kat Von D has liquid lipsticks that do NOT come off (my favorite color is Lolita).”

A Week of Outfits: Mia O'Malley

White top: T.J. Maxx, similar. Jeans: Madewell. Shoes: Target.

“I started advocating for plus-size babywearing after I had my own baby — who hated the stroller and was constantly feeding. When I looked at shopping guides for slings and wraps, there were so few models who were my size. You really need to see someone your size to give you a sense of how things should fit, where the baby should be positioned, how tight it should be, etc. That’s why I started my Instagram account. Babywearing has been so empowering, and it gives you so much freedom. You can go to the grocery store and have your hands free!”

A Week of Outfits: Mia O'Malley

Sling: Hope & Plum.

“For slings, my favorite line is Hope & Plum, which is run by two moms and does a fantastic job being size-inclusive in their marketing. In terms of wraps, I love Solly Baby. And my favorite soft structured carrier is the MiaMily Hipster — the greatest of all time.”

Thank you, Mia! And thanks for all you do.

P.S. More women share their weeks of outfits, including a Toronto-based architectural historian and a Brooklyn stylist.

(Photos by Christine Han for Cup of Jo.)

  1. Angela says...

    THIS is the person I have been waiting for! I have been searching forever online to find someone whose body looks exactly like mine. I can’t wait to follow her in Insta and scroll through ALL her posts. Thank you so much.

  2. Janine A Repka says...

    also yay jersey city!

  3. amber pollak-bruce says...

    💜💜💜💜

  4. Jolanda says...

    First of all, what a great looking woman!

    I got distracted by the comments about her body to be honest and I would like to share why: I know body positivity is a big thing right now, but sometimes I feel like it is a way to throw shade at skinny people and sometimes even to glorify an unhealthy lifestyle.

    I would prefer to see more of a body neutrality movement getting stronger; not talk about bodies and sizes because frankly, how someone else wants to look is not my problem. I wish we would just accept each other as we are althought this might sound childish. In a way it is for my children that I have this wish.

    • sanje says...

      Amen.

    • Kat Rosa says...

      It’s true that skinny folk can encounter shaming and concern trolling, and that sucks. I imagine you’re just going around living your life, and suddenly someone makes you feel like you’re doing something wrong, or perhaps even that your body is wrong. No fun.

      BUT the fat shaming that happens in our culture (indeed, in your own comment) far exceeds this. The bald-faced fact is the fat folk face a systemic lack of representation and institutional lack of access (ie clothing, breastfeeding necessities that she mentions) that skinny people do not.

      Also, you don’t like to talk about bodies, then don’t. She does, so cool. Fat people are forever being asked to disappear; maybe by talking about it, it’s helping her fight that feeling. That’s how I feel about it, as a fat person.

    • Lyss says...

      Fat woman here: kindly, NO. It has taken years for me not to literally hate myself and want to die because of the way my body looks. I’ve been following COJ for 5+ years and this is the second post I’ve ever seen that specifically features bodies that are larger than a size 12. If I want new clothes, I have 2 stores I can go to. If I post a bikini picture, I’m brave. Until bodies like mine are normalized in the way bodies like yours are, we will not have “body neutrality.”
      Celebrate your body, I’ll celebrate my body, and please don’t tell fat women that their body positivity somehow harms your own.

    • isabelle says...

      Based on the fact that you felt compelled to leave a comment like this, it’s plainly obvious that you still have a lot of self-education ahead of you. Sometimes it’s better to ask rather than to tell. For instance, instead of leaving this insensitive comment, you could have done a Google and found that there IS a huge body acceptance and body neutrality movement focusing on deprogramming our brains from the cultural fixation on appearances and the moral value we assign to those who fit within our narrow standard of beauty (particularly women). You could have listened to the experiences of people for whom this movement was built, rather than feeling somehow entitled to voice your own discomfort about a conversation that might just have nothing to do with you. You would also learn why it’s ridiculous to feign concern about a stranger’s health to mask your distaste for larger bodies behind a thin veil of moral superiority (seriously, please never do that again). You might also learn about the research on body diversity, and how you really shouldn’t presume to know ANYTHING about someone else’s life based solely on appearances. You could perhaps also understand why commenting on how thin someone looks is NOT the same as aggressive and systemic fat shaming, and how people in larger bodies or “atypical” bodies of any kind are subject to comments, stigmas, and experiences that you have no idea about unless you also inhabit one of those bodies. (See also: critical race theory.) This can include abuse and bullying but also really practical stuff like Mia not being able to see an example of how to properly wear a baby on a body like hers.

      We all have to start somewhere on the journey of un-learning what societal stigmas have ingrained in us, but it’s important to recognize when it’s your turn to LISTEN rather than to share your unfounded opinion. I hope you think about that next time you feel the need to share a thought like this.

  5. Naomi says...

    Love this post! And all your body positive posts, actually :)
    Thanks COJ!

    Ps another Aussie here. It’s sweltering and stormy here today so I loved seeing the summer looks with bare arms.

  6. Marn says...

    Love that black and white gingham dress and the pairing with the orange accessories. So fresh and pretty.

  7. Asia says...

    Love Mia’s style and that she incorporates gorgeous, affordable looks in which everyone can feel fabulous. Great post!

  8. Émilie says...

    This is such a wonderful post. Thank you Cup of Jo for showcasing bodies that are REAL. I look forward to more posts with women who have bodies that are beautiful and that are easy for us to relate to. Thank you Mia for your confidence. It is contagious and inspiring.

    • Anon says...

      I agree that Mia is lovely and I enjoyed the post. However, I am a little confused by the expression “bodies that are real”. I am a naturally slim person, and last I checked, my body was real, too. I don’t know if you realize that comments like that are hurtful. Inclusivity should be making everyone feel better about their bodies, not simply changing who gets excluded.

    • Isabella says...

      I agree that inclusivity, like reality, needs to come in all shapes and sizes! :)

    • Émilie says...

      Hello Anon, you are right and I apologize for my misuse of language. All bodies are real, perhaps the correct word would have been diverse. It is nice to see a diverse representation of bodies. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      what a gracious comment thread. this is one of the reasons i love this community so much. thank you, Émilie and Anon.

    • Cin says...

      Inclusivity…. it comes in all shapes and sizes and politics and on and on. Respect and the Golden Rule never goes out of style. Your stylist above is lovely.

  9. Jean says...

    I have those exact Target booties, and they are great! Surprisingly good quality for a $34 pair of shoes, very comfy for my wide feet. They made a pair of flats in the same cut out design this summer and I adore them too.

  10. Elise says...

    Killin’ the game, Mia! You look awesome.

  11. Taylor says...

    this is really a godsend–I’m 7 weeks pregnant and my excitement has been tempered by the surprising lack of options for plus size pregnant ladies–I was excited to explore comfy robes and cashmere sweats and I go onto Hatch and Storq and its just size 2 women with a pregnant belly. Like with any other store, it tells me nothing about how the clothes will look like on me when I’m 20+ weeks, thanks so much Mia, excited to follow you!

  12. Cynthia says...

    Mia just glows! Her outfits look great on her, and while they’re for warm weather, I’d put a cardigan on over any of them and go with it. I remember as a teenager all the cute clothes were in the smaller junior sizes, and once in a while there would be something cute in size 13. In those days, the smallest size was a 3. No 1 or 0. That’s why I learned to sew.

  13. I would love to know the brand of bras she’s wearing! Especially with tiny dress straps.

    Also, I’m highly considering buying those Target booties!!

  14. Laurel says...

    Following on insta. Wicked good post! I love her style ❤️

  15. Allyson says...

    Goddess!!!

  16. Beth says...

    Beautiful!

  17. Holly says...

    You are so gorgeous, Mia! And wow, that t-shirt and jeans photo stopped me mid-scroll. You DO rock that tied-up tee. Thanks for sharing these.

    • Amy says...

      I agree – what a cute look!

  18. Alissa says...

    Mia is doing such amazing work fighting diet culture and fat phobia. I’m particularly obsessed with how cute she looks in the tied-up tee, jeans and booties.

  19. Monica says...

    Please, please give us all your hair secrets! And red looks so good on you!

  20. Sarah says...

    Super cute!

  21. katie says...

    Love Mia’s style so much, this was a great post! And speaking of Hope&Plum, can COJ ask Mallory (H&P owner) to do a style or beauty post? Her personal style is uhhhhmazing!!!!

    • I love Mallory! She has amazing style and grace!

  22. Jess says...

    Thank you thank you for this!

    • karen says...

      What Mia said about VBO was so helpful, “my whole life because I’ve been very self-conscious about my lower belly and my VBO (visible belly outline). And after having a child, my lower belly is the biggest and lowest it’s ever been. I’ve only recently become comfortable enough to try a look like this. It’s both so scary and so liberating!” Fantastic post, fantastic style, and what a wonderful and helpful instagram page.

  23. TG says...

    And we need her haircare secrets!!!!

  24. Andrea says...

    What a beauty inside and out! You are such an inspiration to ALL women!

  25. Carol says...

    Love Mia’s style and confidence!

  26. Claire says...

    Love this so much. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  27. Katie P. says...

    She is absolutely stunning, and I love all of these outfits! Thanks for sharing.

  28. Clare Hepworth says...

    That gingham dress and orange shoes outfit is absolutely GREAT!!!

  29. Emily says...

    You look so beautiful in that black gingham dress!

  30. Cathy says...

    What a beauty! I’m inspired!

  31. K says...

    Loved this post!

  32. I’m dying to know where that wall is! What a beautiful space mural! I’ve stared at the top picture all day because I am so mesmerized. I love all the outfits and quotes, too! A perfect COJ post in my book : )

    • In downtown Jersey City, near The Archer! It’s so beautiful!

  33. Rachel says...

    I want all these outfits! SO GOOD

    • rachel too :) says...

      yes!!!

  34. Chelsea says...

    I have those brown booties from Target as well and LOVE them! They are comfortable, cute, and I receive compliments every time I wear them.

    • I am seriously thinking about buying them!!! I’m guessing you wear them without socks?

    • Chelsea says...

      Olga, I wear mine without socks. They are very comfortable and affordable too! And they seem like good quality for the price.

  35. Abbie says...

    Love everything about this post and wish I had been aware of her insta while I was still (plus size) babywearing. Thanks for being awesome Mia!!

  36. jules says...

    I seriously I hope you’re not still cautious about wearing rompers because that one in the first photo is fire. Love it!

  37. Jade says...

    Wow, I adore you in that black and white dress. So comfortable looking and stylish.

  38. Eliza says...

    Mia in that leopard dress – you’re on fire! I love it. I also love the Kat Von D liquid lipsticks – she’s right, they don’t budge! I live in west coast BC (Canada) and most of these looks could still be worn a lot of the autumn here with a sweater over and a closed toe shoe!

  39. Sadie says...

    That first photo is gorgeous!

  40. Susan says...

    Love this!!! Mia, where is your adorable hair scarf in the last photo from? I love your style. I’m just now starting to get confident with the tie up tee in workout classes ! Your confidence is boosting. Xo

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      the scarf is from zara, thank you! xo

  41. A says...

    Hells yes! Mia is a total babe – her smile, her confidence, her style! #momgoals. I had my second baby 10 months ago and I am still feeling so disheveled and shlumpy. Mia’s photos remind me of how damn good I could look!
    I love seeing all kinds of mom bodies. Some of them grew a tiny human, some of them feed tiny humans, some of them carry and comfort and support tiny humans. They are all amazing and beautiful and miraculous.

  42. A. N. says...

    Mia, your HAIR and whole look in that leopard print dress – omgggg. Insert clapping emoji here!

  43. Kelly says...

    So happy to see a happy mom. Motherhood is hard enough without worrying about what size you are. A lucky child that young one is.

  44. Jenny says...

    Yay, love Mia! Her comment about plus-sized clothing coming a long way is so true! When I was a kid/teen and a size 16/18/20, it was near impossible to find clothes that even remotely looked like what my friends where wearing. It was like only 70+ year old women could be above a size 10. Now, you can not only shop at the same stores (J Crew, Reformation, ModCloth) – You can actually buy the same pieces – and not just a weird plus-sized only line. What a time to be alive!

  45. Ceridwen says...

    Love all of her outfits, especially the jumpsuit and the check dress. Gorgeous!

  46. Mims says...

    Huzzah for baby wearing! I just dont understand why more parents don’t do it. I see them struggling with complicated harness and straps that look like a moebius strip, or worse, carrying a carseat in the grocery store. My partner and I wore our son till he was four (by then only when he got tired walking on hike or when it was unsafe for him to be walking like along a cliff or on busy street with no sidewalk). And seriously, it was a Dr. Sears denim sling from target that cost less than 25 bucks for the entire 4 years. Our son is 21 now and the sweetest man, whom I think, is well adjusted in part to his attachment parenting. Since we made the conscious decision to have only one, I wanted to get the most out of my time with him. Give it a try! I loved, loved, loved baby wearing, but understand it might not work for everyone, but you won’t know until you try. And omigosh these outfits are so adorable and so well accessorized….the best fashion accessory being Mia’s obvious confidence and great smile!

    • LP says...

      Re: I just don’t understand why more parents don’t do it:
      Well, first, in places that are walkable (e.g., walkable urban neighborhoods, which are often expensive and therefore a privilege to live in) it is very common, but it doesn’t really make as much sense in an area where you need to drive everywhere, which is most places in the US. Second, it can exacerbate postpartum pelvic floor issues. Third, some babies don’t like it. And I would venture to say most toddlers don’t like it–many are resistant to anything that restricts their movement after they become mobile themselves.

      Honestly, this comment comes off as a bit judgmental to me–how do you know that people aren’t trying? How do you know that your son’s personality as an adult is related to your babywearing–maybe he just has an easygoing nature which meant he was willing to get in a sling until age 4 and also carried that personality through to adulthood? This is a parenting choice that is so far from life/death/health/safety, why the need to say any more than “I loved babywearing and did it until my son was 4”?

      Broader than this particular comment, too often parenting debates elevate what would otherwise be a simple choice to an unnecessary level of angst because of this kind of tone. It can be exhausting.

    • Nicola says...

      Well said LP!

    • Christine says...

      There are lots of well-adjusted people who were not attachment parented, and there are lots of NOT well-adjusted people who WERE attachment parented — and vice versa. Why are you still trying to assert a ‘right’ way to parent if your child is already grown up? Let people live.

  47. Jackie says...

    Super cute. Love the jumpsuit and the cutie pie baby. Thanks for sharing!

  48. Bravo, Mia!

  49. I love this! Mia is so radiant + I love her style and general life energy!

  50. Claire says...

    Love these gorgeous outfits with fun prints and pops of color! I wish I was more adventurous with my colors! Oh, and your baby is adorable! :)

  51. heather says...

    I love this post and Mia’s honest approach to fun, simple fashion for a busy mom. I’m plus size and have a wild 4 year old boy who keeps me on my toes. I am nowhere near as confident as she is in her looks, but I love them and strive to be that someday!

  52. Laura says...

    OMG I didn’t realize J Crew did plus size! Onto their website immediately…

  53. Tea says...

    ugh love those jeans on her!

  54. Ellen says...

    I love everything abut this! Thanks Cup of Jo for being out ahead in a lot of ways — size, race, politics, etc.

  55. Kristy says...

    Thank you, thank you, thank you times a million. I’m a loooooong-time CoJ follower and have recently commented on a few posts (along with, ya know, a bazillion other people) that felt a little icky. I know without a doubt that this team values opinions, and I’ve never felt afraid to share mine here for that reason. That said, it’s equally important to voice my excitement and enthusiasm and general HELL-YES-ness when posts strike a positive chord, and this one is ringing loud and clear.

    Thank you for using and explaining terminology that might not be well-known (VBO, for example), for showing fashion as the advocacy issue it is (along with a million other things fashion can be), and for allowing me to check your site today and see someone smiling back at me who has a body similar to mine.

    xoxo,

    Kristy

    • Catherine says...

      So well said, Kristy!

  56. Kerry says...

    I want her hair. And the leopard dress looks amazing.

  57. Marlena says...

    Thanks for sharing, from another plus-size mom! I’m so glad I get to be part of a wave of parents who don’t share diet culture in their families.

    • YES to this! So happy to break the cycle!

  58. Katy says...

    Kinda beside the point, but yikes that is a gorgeous head of hair!

    • Ashley says...

      I kept getting distracted by it! Can she do a beauty uniform???

  59. Emily L says...

    She’s stunning!

  60. Caitlin says...

    Mia! Well this is just the coolest thing ever. I’ve loved seeing your posts throughout the years change and become more focused on advocacy. So cool and so necessary. Kicking ass, taking names, and looking fabulous the whole time.

    P.S. The headband and leopard dress are my faves. I also have those Target shoes and they are awesome!

    – Cait (Keeli’s friend!)

    • Hi Cait! 👋

      This was so touching to read! Thank you so much for all the support! I really have motherhood to thank for the mind and body reset I’ve been through. It’s transformed me In the best ways!

      Those target shoes are the best I bought two pairs immediately

  61. agnes says...

    It’s true they’re all summer looks but her whole attitude makes me think of summer and lighter days! so thank you, I’m taking every thing!

  62. Sonja says...

    Mia – you gorgeous mama! Thank you for all you do. Expecting in May and inspired to try baby wearing. And a tied tee – though that may have to wait a few months.

  63. Andrea Makris says...

    She looks amazing in the leopard print dress!!

  64. liz says...

    love her style! she sounds awesome

  65. Katie says...

    This is fab. I’m a birth doula and I love the positivity here, and was not aware of her IG account. Will certainly be passing along word to those who can really use support from folks who look like them and have kiddos like them. Babywearing is for all bodies. Lots of people can have babies. People will all body types need support. Thank you!

  66. Lisa Z says...

    Love her style! And that she advocates baby wearing. What a great niche she’s filling!

  67. florence says...

    Mia, you have great style! Love that last headband. And baby wearing is the best!

  68. Susan says...

    Love her style! Seeing how she rocks these looks is so inspiring. I’d love to see a beauty post from her as well – how does she get her hair so shiny and soft looking.

    • Dana says...

      I love everything about this and about Mia. Such pretty clothes and such a pretty lady.

    • Heather says...

      SECONDED!

  69. Jess. says...

    So inspired by her style and red lips. I wish she could be my neighbor and teach me her ways! Following. Love it all. xox

  70. Cait says...

    Where is her headband from?? It’s awesome!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      zara!

    • Ceridwen says...

      Love her headband. I’ll che k out Zara. Gorman do gorgeous headbands. They’re an Australian brand…lots of co.lur and greatest prints.

  71. Mary says...

    Fun and beautiful outfits! Inspiration for all sizes.

  72. Sandra says...

    As a side note, after seeing so many shoes not at my price point on COJ I love that she’s rocking so many Target styles! I’ve found so many great shoes there lately.

  73. CaraM says...

    As someone who went through the hurdles of a plus-size pregnancy, I only wish I had been made aware of Mia’s instagram sooner! Cup of Jo, thank you for featuring her beautiful outfits, confidence, and style. Your site always does such an incredible job of making sure many types of women are featured. Representation does matter and it makes my heart warm to see someone who has a similar body style to mine! I feel heard.

  74. WMom says...

    As a plus size mom, I totally agree with the idea that just looking happy is an advocacy issue! Thank you for putting yourself out there and being beautiful and happy! You are a GREAT role model! After having lived in Hawaii for a year and a half, I finally feel beautiful, living in a culture where EVERYONE wears a swim suit all the time, I am so much more comfortable with my body. Everybody deserves to feel happy and beautiful! Thank you!

  75. AGY says...

    Mia’s so gorgeous! Love her hair wrap in the last couple of photo’s. I am just 3 months pregnant, and plus size myself, so how refreshing to see someone my size, baby wearing and looking amazing. Thanks for all of the inspiration Mia! <3

  76. Julie says...

    Love her style! Fun and classic❤️

  77. Pam says...

    Gorgeous! I love her outfits, but the attitude is what makes her glow. This quote forever “When I post a cute photo, it’s not about the clothes, but about the fact that I’m not afraid of my body in them.”

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      i agree!

  78. Meredith says...

    It was great hearing from Mia and seeing her outfits. However, I feel like these photos were taken a while ago when there was warmer weather. It seems kinda silly to be posting them now when a lot of readers are having cold weather and wearing cold weather clothing. Though I acknowledge that there are still many places that are having warmer weather, it seems like the last outfit post was for warmer weather to. Maybe there should be more of a mix.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      yes, thank you for this note! we did take these a couple months ago and bumped the post for a few reasons. we’ll be sure to get our timing right in the future, thank you! xo

    • becky says...

      I didnt notice that until you mentioned it. Maybe I’m in denial about the snow outside my window- yet its 50 degrees! I do not own a whole lot of winter clothes- a few sweaters and some warm socks- and I live in the northeast. I take lot of my summer clothes and adapt them. So if it is a summer dress I add leggings and a cardigan. I’ll place leggings under jeans and light weight pants, nobody notices. Many of her clothes are adaptable with some layers and add a pair if stylish boots.

    • Phillippa says...

      It’s worth remembering that not all readers are in the northern hemisphere – just a thought from a plus-size Australian who is loving this post!

      Thanks Cup of Jo for your inclusive fashion posts!

    • ks says...

      i have been sitting on the sidelines recently @COJ and quietly getting frustrated of the people that pipe in with these type of comments that have said @COJ is not inclusive enough, not covering all bodies | cultures | jobs | now weather etc. and @meredith your comment was not wrong, it just came at the end of stream that apparently pushed me to write.
      while not everything COJ posts applies to me as a single, 33 YO, construction manager, I come back every day because 99.99% of every COJ does post pushes forward this message of a celebration of us as a powerful force of women (and in the rare blip – men too!) doing badass things with our badass bodies regardless of shape, size, structure, job, color and so forth. its 80 degrees outside for me & whether intentional or not, i’m kind of excited to see a post that celebrates my winter weather!

    • ks says...

      i have been sitting on the sidelines recently @COJ and quietly getting frustrated of the people that pipe in with these type of comments that have said @COJ is not inclusive enough, not covering all bodies | cultures | jobs | now weather etc. and @meredith your comment was not wrong, it just came at the end of stream that apparently pushed me to write.
      while not everything COJ posts applies to me as a single, 33 YO, construction manager, I still come back every day because 99.99% of what COJ does post pushes forward this message of a celebration of us as a powerful force of women (and in the rare blip – men too!) doing bad*ss things with our bad*ss bodies regardless of shape, size, structure, job, color and so forth. i worry if we limit this voice to suit everyone on the internet every time we will lose our favorite slice of internet joy – COJ.

      its 80 degrees outside for me & whether intentional or not, i’m kind of excited to see a post that celebrates my winter weather!

    • Mel says...

      Hello from the, often forgotten, Southern Hemisphere. My city is currently experiencing a heatwave, so these clothes most definitely resonate.

    • Bobby says...

      This reply is for KS. You’re a construction manager? Respect! I want to see YOUR beauty uniform, or an interview with you!

    • Megan says...

      Also enjoying summer weather where I’m at in Brazil; glad to see these warmer weather looks! (And of course, for those who are enduring the winter cold right now, I think there’s nothing wrong with looking ahead to looks for spring!) I think this post is inclusive in all the right ways, thanks CoJ team!

    • Rebecca says...

      Fellow Aussie here who reads CoJ religiously and is pleased to have hemisphere diversity reflected (lol)!

    • Hoiho says...

      As someone based in New Zealand, where we’re entering into (an admittedly stormy) summer, these posts are just right for me, as the weather gets warmer. Thanks Cupofjo – this suits your antipodean followers.

    • T says...

      It’s 39 degrees Celsius all week here in Western Australia. That’s 102 Fahrenheit, so I for one, am grateful to see something other than snow and eggnog on the pages I follow. Though that’s cute too – it’s just a little bit of a tease for those of us sweltering all the way down here.

    • Zanele says...

      As a Southern Hemisphere (Hello from Johannesburg, South Africa) reader it is really nice to have summer representation and not feel like the whole world is happening in the Northern Hemisphere! I personally think if you can share a mix of seasons, it is lovely for your diverse global audience.
      I love Smitten Kitchen who frequently shares recipes or refers to previous recipes for the other side of the world :-).

  79. Kelly says...

    As a new mom, I kept thinking as I was reading, “I hope to get to see her precious kiddo in one of these photos”. Seeing mom and babe rocking the sling in the last photo was so satisfying (and the other photos were gorgeous!). Thank you for this body positive and upbeat post. So many of Mia’s clothing choices were also affordable, which is a plus. Love this post!

  80. Justine says...

    Love Mia’s style! She’s gorgeous. And I loved baby wearing too!

  81. celeste says...

    Love the orange sandals, dresses and bonus red lipstick tips!