Tuesday, June 23

nursing in style

When I started breastfeeding almost two years ago, I had a bit of an identity crisis as my whole wardrobe had to change to suit my new lifestyle of constantly feeding a newborn.

Ever since I can remember, clothes for me have been what I consider an experience, a way for me to express myself.  Even the colors that I choose to wear are usually impacted by the mood that I am in that particular day (maybe it's because I'm married to a psychiatrist haha).  As time progressed, I became more and more comfortable in the things that I wore and I finally put aside the nursing tank and yoga pants for clothes that made me feel really good, while also being "milk friendly."  One of my favorite bloggers was actually a nursing style blogger and ever since she retired her blog two years ago, I have been wanting to start a style feature on my own blog, so here it is!

I think it would be an understatement when I say that crop tops and high rise (anything) are the almond butter to my jelly (because we're peanut free waaah!).  I don't feel like I'm not dressing my age because I'm pretty sure my mother started the high rise trend back in the early 90's, when I made fun of her for it.  I don't know about you, but every day I'm reminded about how right my mother was about a lot of things..

A slightly cropped top is so easy to for me to nurse in because I can lift it without exposing much skin and comfortably nurse our two babies anywhere.  I have never been one to do the tank under a t-shirt trick because for one, I don't own any t-shirts and two, hormones keep me very warm all day that layering clothes in this tropical weather sounds a bit like torture.

// above photo //
top - free people here but I think it's sold out so here is a similar one
skirt is just a wrap skirt that I found in a bookstore called Book People in Austin Tx

// bottom photo //
chambray top (perfect for nursing because of the convenient snaps) - forever 21 found here
high rise pencil skirt - nordstrum rack has similar ones here and here and on sale!

I plan to do a nursing style feature at least once monthly if not more and I would love your ideas if there is anything else that you would like to see more of on the blog!  Honestly, I have never felt more beautiful or confident than when I became a mother and started breastfeeding, stretch marks and all.  So don't let a slight change in the way we have to dress to accomodate our precious babies stop you from expressing yourself and feel the absolute best that you have ever felt!


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