During the event, the new mom, 35, talked about the pressure to lose the baby weight. “It’s hard, it’s really hard,” she told E! News. “And I wasn’t sure where I was going to fall and what was going to happen and how I was going to feel. It just feels great to sort of be honest about the fact that it is tough and these clothes make it a little easier, make me feel beautiful.”
After welcoming her first child – daughter Autumn – on November 26, the actress is not putting pressure on herself to lose the baby weight fast.
“I’m still in a lot of my pregnancy clothes and there is just where I feel good right now,” she shared. “Everything hasn’t returned back to where I want it to be and put on my other clothes and feel good about that.”
The Client List star is setting the stage for healthy self-esteem for herself and her new daughter.
“If your priorities are right, the baby’s most important,” she said. “You have to eat to feed to your baby. And I have a girl so I want her to see some day why her mom has good self-esteem and good body issues. It gets you down sometimes, I’m not going to lie. I’ve had days where I’m like, ‘Ugh, I wish this was easier.’ But it’s not, and that’s OK.”
And that’s exactly what inspired her to design a maternity line for A Pea In The Pod.
“We’re sort of in this odd time in our society right now where women are not being nice to each other,” she shared. “We’ve got a lot of reality stuff where people being mean to each other and, fashion-wise, people are talking bad about each other. I thought, ‘What a beautiful place to put my energy?’ Make a line for women, by a woman, who actually wants them to feel great and feel beautiful and look fantastic and look better than everyone walking around, especially at a time when you cannot feel very good about yourself.”