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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Easy Like Sunday Morning

Carlson Textured Cardigan | Sole Society Aerin Bag | Lush Swing Cami | J Brand Low Rise Cropped Skinny Jean | Steve Madden Stecy Sandal | Ray-ban Aviators

A simple outfit I can toss on and go is what I look for 90% of the time. So, when I find an easy outfit pairing like this tank and cardigan combo I’m sold.

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Body-Con Beauty

Elisa J Off The Shoulder Sheath Dress | Poppy & Peonies Purse (similar)|  Daniel Wellington Classic Petite Melrose Watch | Call It Spring Lace-up Sandals (similar)

With another summer full of weddings, I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect wedding guest dresses. I’ve usually steered clear of body-con dresses but fell head over heels for this beauty as soon as I put it on. This dress is oh so flattering and comes in a few colour options. I can’t wait to wear this to my friend’s wedding next month.

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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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Making the Best of The Cold

Gap Long Pink Jacket (similar) | ASOS Lace Detail Blouse | American Eagle The Dream Jean | Sam Edelman Nude Pumps | Amazon Bamboo Tote | Indigo Meadow Floral Neckercheif | Aldo Septile Sunglasses

 

I’ve started to feel like my blog and instagram have become a weather report lately. We have certainly had the most intense winter I’ve encountered in my time and this weekend’s ice and freezing rain storm certainly put a damper on my hopes of spring blooms popping up soon. I am just keeping my fingers crossed that all the little buds I saw earlier this week haven’t died.

With this ice and freezing rain keeping us under covers I decided to make the best of it and get my bags packed for some upcoming travels, along with cleaning our house and playing with and snuggling my puppies. I may have also binge watched a bunch of interesting shows on Netflix. What are your favourite Netflix shows to binge watch?

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Overall Obsessed

Madewell Denim Overalls | Splendid White Striped Turtleneck | Rebecca Minkoff LOVE Crossbody Bag | 424 Fifth Bow Flats | Ray-ban Aviators

When I noticed overalls were on trend, I wasn’t so sure how I felt about them. As a child I had a few pairs and, though I wore them all the time, looking back I didn’t think they were all that flattering on me. After seeing so many photos on Instagram of ladies rocking their overalls, I decided to pull the trigger on a pair of my own. It took a little convincing from my bestie before I decided to give them a try with a few different outfits, and now I am hooked! I’m pretty sure I am going to be rocking these many more times.

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Classics With A Twist

Zara Pearl Detail Turtleneck | Zara Blush Faux Leather Skirt | Madewell Black Booties | SheIn Black Quilted Purse | Missguided Blush Fedora | Le Specs Caliente Sunglasses

While I love a good floral print, or vibrant outfit, the classics will always hold strong in my wardrobe. So when I find classic pieces with a fun twist I’m sold! I recently took a trip to Zara and fell in love with this skirt and turtleneck. I love the pearl detailing on the turtleneck and the blush tone of the skirt! They’re such perfect pieces that take me from the office to date night and into the weekend.