My Favourite Nursing Friendly Tops & Dresses

Before giving birth I never thought I would spend so much time thinking about which clothes I would be able to nurse in. It wasn’t until after I brought Everleigh home that I realized how essential it is to have a good stock of nursing friendly pieces in your wardrobe.

This is hands down my most worn top the past few months. It’s so comfortable, it’s cozy enough for the cool weather without being too heavy for the warm spring afternoons and it’s so easy to nurse in. I love that it can be worn knotted or undone, which makes it a great length for a growing bump, so you can wear it through pregnancy and after. I have this in two colours and will likely buy a couple more the next time they go on sale. I wear a medium in this one (TTS)

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Amazon and target also has a versions of this top that I have heard good things about, you can find those here:

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I also have this version of the button front top that I am in love with! The material on this one is super soft and a bit more stretchy than the waffle knit top above. This company sells out of products quickly but they do re-stocks quite often which you can sign up for when you find a product that is sold out in your size. I wear a medium in this one (TTS)

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This snap front bodysuit has been another staple since giving birth (I want to cry looking at this photo because she was SO little and this wasn’t all that long ago, time is a thief y’all!). I love the fit of this, it’s got a good stretch to it and is so easy to nurse in thanks to the snaps. I also just love a good basic white tee so I know this will get some miles even once I’m done nursing. Size up one for this one, I am wearing a large.

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I bought the navy version of this top last year and it was the first thing I wore when I got home from the hospital (then again and again) so when I saw that they brought it back in more colour ways I grabbed another. The material on this one feels a little more like linen so I know it will take me through the hot summer months. It’s currently on sale for 60% off! making it only $26.50, it comes in white, navy gingham, and this cornflower blue. I wear a small in this one, which is usually what I wear at J.Crew.

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While we’re still on tops, and seemingly I am organizing this by sleeve length, this top from Abercrombie has been another favourite. I think the last time I shopped at Abercrombie was in high school, but this year they are doing all the right things! My sister-in-law, who is not nursing, and I bought got this top (it comes in a handful of colours) and we both love it! I wear a medium in this one (TTS)

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There are quite a few other tops that I wear to nurse and love but haven’t grabbed a photo of. I think the three types of tops that work best are either button front, wrap or oversized. Below are all of my favourite tops:

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Onto dresses!

Again, wrap front or buttons are key for making dresses nursing friendly. I have some friends who would also say an oversized dress is an option with shorts under it but I don’t feel like I am coordinated enough to get Everleigh under my dress to nurse her without some kind of mishap.

This flows maxi dress has a wrap and hook and eye to close the top which makes it perfect for nursing. I just unhook the clasp and loosen the top string a bit and we’re good to go! Size up one for this dress, I am wearing a large and it is the perfect fit.

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This is another wrap front option that comes in a four colours and is under $50! I feel like this photo just doesn’t do it justice, it’s SO good. I wear a medium in this one (TTS)

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This has to be one of my favourite dresses I have ever owned! The fit is so flattering, the floral print is darling and it buttons all the way making it very nursing friendly. It comes in this print or a red option that is equally as beautiful. I wear a medium in this one (TTS)

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Another button front dress, except this one has pockets! I wore this for Mother’s Day (my first!) and nursed Everleigh three times while we were visiting my sister-in-law. I had to lose the belt but the cardigan and dress were perfect. I am wearing a size 6, my true size, in this one. This is currently on sale for $61! – If you live near an outlet you can get it in store for an extra 50% off the sale price (I hate that they don’t do the same sale online!)

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The last one I have a photo of is this button front beauty, also from J.Crew Factory. This comes in three colours and has the cutest little cap sleeves and eyelet detailing. It runs big so size down, I am wearing an extra small in this one. This is currently on sale for $61! I didn’t see it in the sale section when I was in store last week but it would be worth checking since they usually do an extra 40-60% off clearance.

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I have more nursing friendly items to shoot soon, but you can shop them now with the links below. I will save all my nursing friendly favourites and keep them updated under the shop tab on my home page.

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Floral Kimono

Pink Floral Kimono (similar here, here & here) | Forever 21 White CamisoleAmerican Eagle The Dream Jean | Brown Mule Sandals | Pink Bauble Earrings | Poppy & Peonies Midi Bag

This past weekend it FINALLY felt like spring! I thought I might cry tears of joy when I saw the forecast, and the real thing was even better. We walked around town for a few hours, stopping to get some fro-yo and a drink on the patio – it was everything I have been dreaming of for the past six months of snow.

One of my favourite pieces to wear this time of year is a simple kimono or light oversized cardigan, they’re the perfect topper for this time of year and quickly elevate a simple outfit.

What to Wear to a Spring Wedding

Ivanka Trump Embossed Bell-Sleeve Dress | Poppy & Peonies Darling Blush Bag | Sole Society Primrose Jewelled Pumps | Daniel Wellington Melrose Watch

At this age it feels like the wave of weddings and babies is at it’s peak. It’s such an exciting time in life to be able to celebrate these monumental occasions with our friends and families. With another year of a handful of weddings on our plate, I’m getting a jump on my wedding guest dress shopping. I stopped in at Hudson’s Bay this weekend during their Bay Days sale and picked up a couple dresses for these upcoming events. The first I picked out is this embossed blue bell-sleeve number. I love that it’s a slightly thicker fabric so I will be warm if it’s still cool later this spring, and that it makes it very flattering. I always love this soft blue colour on blondes, it’s just so flattering!

Below are my favourite wedding guest dresses under $150:

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Spring Dresses for Less(es)

SHEIN Frill Detail Bishop Dress | Grey Sam Edelman Booties | Navy Blue Fedora | Chloe Dupe Beige Cross-body Bag

See what I did there? dresses for less(es)… I’m at least trying to be clever haha!

If you’ve been following along here you would know that I have been obsessing over spring lately, particularly when it comes to fashion and florals. With some fun travel and event plans on the horizon, I have been on the hunt for the perfect dresses to take me through this transitional period and into spring and summer.

Since many of you, like me, are on a budget I decided to round up a bunch of my favourite dresses under $100 (most under $50) to take you through this last bit of winter and into spring:

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How Do I Wear That Wednesday: Overalls

A trend I’ve had my eye on lately is overalls. I clearly remember wearing a pair throughout the summers when I was young, pairing them with all my favourite neon t-shirts. I was really into highlighter brights at the time. Now that I’m a little older, and want to look more pulled together I’ve pulled together a more age appropriate look.

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My tips for taking your overalls from casual to office appropriate:

Keep the cut clean: This pair from Madewell has the perfect clean line keeping the look put together and professional

 

Pair with a blouse: I love adding something with a fun detail like this BP Ruffle Shoulder blouse, a blouse also helps to elevate the look

 

Add height: Make your legs look even longer by pairing your slim fit overalls with pumps. Step it up a notch by print mixing these fun floral pumps with a striped blouse

 

Add a touch of glam: Pull your look together by adding a mid-sized accessory like this fan necklace

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How Do I Wear That Wednesday: Print Mixing

Mix prints of the same colour

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Treat stripes as a neutral

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Pair two types of the same print

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Textures count as a print

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Leopard is pretty much a neutral

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Invert colours

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Pre-mix

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Mix it all

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No matter what you’re style there’s a way to mix it up and add some fun prints into your wardrobe. Below are more of my favorites and pieces I hope to add to my wardrobe.

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How Do I Wear That Wednesday: Dresses In Winter

Today’s How Do I Wear That Wednesday comes from one of my very best friends, who asked how to style a dress for work while we’re in the dead of winter. When wearing a dress in -10 temps the key to being comfortable, and stylish, is layering.

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A solid base: I picked this dress from Leith because it’s the perfect basic dress that can be dressed up or down and take you throughout the seasons. This is one of the most flattering dresses I’ve tried on and the long sleeves provide an extra layer of warmth.

Warm tights: A good pair of tights is definitely worth the investment. I can’t tell you how many pairs of $5 tights I went through before finally spending a bit more money to get a quality pair. That quality pair has lasted me a couple years and definitely saved me from buying another dozen pairs of $5 tights.

A cozy cardigan: I love pairing a long cardigan over just about every outfit during the winter. If your office is anything like mine you’ll appreciate the added layer.

Scarf: I bring a scarf with me EVERYWHERE during the winter. I always find that if my neck isn’t covered I get cold so quickly, especially because it’s so drafty in my office. You can find me wrapped up in a big blanket scarf four months out of the year. Aside from the added warmth, I love how a patterned scarf can pull a look together.

How do I Wear That Wednesday: Winter Boots for Work and Date Night

Last week I took to Instagram to get some feedback from you all about how I could better serve you through this blog. The three main takeaways were 1) start doing hair tutorials again 2) do more beauty and makeup posts 3) start a series answering your fashion questions.

The main reason I started this blog was for my girlfriends, and for a creative outlet for me. I often had friends coming to me with questions about what to wear for a certain occasion, how to style a piece of clothing, or looking for a recommendation on a certain product or piece. With that in mind, I am starting up the series “How do I Wear That Wednesday”. Each week I will pick one item or category to talk about and will either show you a few ways you would style a piece of clothing or, like this week, will show you options for pieces to help you solve a fashion problem.

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This weeks focus is on practical, and stylish, winter footwear to take you through your day, and this season. Over the holidays I had a handful of conversations with friends and family about the struggle to find fashionable footwear in the winter. This is something I am challenged with every year and I feel that over the years I have found some really good solutions to this problem.

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I searched through a number of sites to compile my favouite boots that are stylish, waterproof, and affordable (under $300 – I think a good pair of boots is worth the investment). Here are my top picks:

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I would love to hear from you about pieces you would like to see over the coming weeks and if you find these posts helpful. Thanks so much for reading!

If you’re looking for more substantial winter boots, here are my top picks:

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Of all the boots I own, these quilted Hunter boots are definitely my favourite ones. They were worth every penny and will be worn many, many more times.

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