It's taken me a long time to start doing fashion posts again. Styling a postpartum body has been nothing short of a challenge for me, especially when nursing is a factor to consider. Isla is a cluster feeder and often wants to eat about every hour or sooner. As such from the moment I walk outside, my outfit is a huge consideration. It's funny because in today's modern view of pregnant women, we are supported, proud, and empowered. Almost every store sells stylish maternity clothing. Have you seen maternity Pinup Girl Clothing or Pink Blush Maternity? It's amazing! I've never felt so lovely pregnant like I did with Isla.
But now, with nursing, I get frustrated a lot. Not many clothes are made for nursing. Sure I could pull up my shirt and nurse but it exposes a lot of me and in the winter, burrrr! So you can imagine when I find a dress that is nurse friendly I tend to pounce on it. Because seriously I live in dresses! This dress isn't quite my style but it's a jersey stretch material with a wrap style bust that makes nursing practical. It's also wonderfully comfortable.
What I love about this dress, is how easy it is to dress up for a date night or for a casual stroll with my family. It's a bit short for my height (in my opinion; 5'6) but with stockings it's perfectly fine. I've worn this dress several times now and I'm excited it comes in other colors. While it's not quite my usual style it is easy to accessorize, making it more "me". It's also more than a nursing dress it works for those who aren't nursing too. It does show it can be worn by a pregnant woman but honestly I don't think it would work for those further along.
I decided to make this into a family photo shoot. The weather lately has been too nice to stay inside. I love the photo captured of Chloie and I. I've raised two very wacky girls. I have no doubt Isla will be any different.
If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen me mention my excitement for tights & socks season. I love wearing wearing them! They make the perfect accessory, a pop of color or pattern to a basic outfit. These are actually above the knee socks but on me they are nearly thigh highs.
I hope everyone is enjoying this strange fall weather! It's nearly Halloween and I'm optimistic it will be warm enough to enjoy being out. Nothing is worse than having to wear heavy coats over your costume.
Dress: Pink Blush Maternity
Cardigan: ModCloth (discontinued color)
Socks: TabbiSocks c/o
Shoes: Restricted (Old pair) similar
Brooch: Femme De Bloom
Take Care & Enjoy,