Nursing plaid and simple: 10 grunge shirts from Urban Outfitters

I was a teenager during the 90s, so I think grunge has never left me, style wise. Angela Chase from My So Called Life was my first style icon, so go figure.

We are having a little grunge revival of sorts lately, so I thought it would be fun to adapt this trend for nursing ladies. Urban Outfitters has a wide choice of cool, oversized plaid shirts, roomy enough for the first months of pregnancy and super ideal for those first weeks of constant breastfeeding and mind-numbing sleeplessness. When you find yourself feeling mumsy, grab a comfy flannel shirt and get your edge back (kind of).

I know I’m showing my age here but,  what’s with the no-pants thing? Angela wouldn’t approve.

 

BDG Flannel Curved-Hem Shirt

BDG Flannel Shirt

 

 

BDG Waterfall Tunic

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BDG Obie Flannel Shirt

BDG Obie Flannel Shirt

 

BDG Buffalo Check Tunic Top

BDG Buffalo Check Tunic

 

BDG Lumberjack Shirt

BDG Padded Lumberjack Shirt

 

Urban Renewal Overdyed Shirt

Urban Renewal Overdyed Shirt

 

Chiffon Plaid Blouse

Chiffon Plaid Blouse

 

Sleeveless Maxi Tunic

Sleeveless Maxi Tunic

 

BDG Waterfall Tunic in Neutral

BDG Waterfall Neutral

 

BDG Flannel Shirt in Blue

BDGObie FlannelBlue

Time to get cozy! 7 snug mama-friendly cardigans for fall and beyond

Time to get cozy!

It’s that time of the year again, when nights start getting chilly and early school mornings get fresh! Soft, open and neutral cardigans can get you warm and stylish in two seconds, and they are obviously maternity and nursing friendly too. Here are my fave cozy cardis for fall (top to bottom, left to right):

Mango Long Wool-blend Cardigan

Mango Long WoolBlend Cardigan

Monki Knitted Cardigan

Monki Knitted Cardigan

Mango Trim Cardigan

Mango Trim Cardigan

 Mango Violeta Chunky-knit Cardigan

Mango Violeta Cardigan

H&M Mohair Cardigan

H&M Mohair Cardigan

Monki Ofelia Cardigan

Monki Ofelia Cardigan

Weekday Hatch Knit Cardigan

Weekday Cardigan
(Pss, as always, check my Pinterest board for more updates and ideas for pregnant and breastfeeding ladies)

Kimono mamas! 10 gorgeous mama-friendly kimonos under 100$

I am so glad kimonos are on trend right now, because that means that there are lots of them to choose from, and some of them are actually beautiful AND affordable. They give you instant glamour, whether you are in the final swelling months of your pregnancy or exhausted with an absorbing baby.

Here is a selection of my 10 favourite mama-friendly kimonos around the internets (and don’t miss out other mama friendly fashion inspiration on Pinterest!):

1- Topshop Maternity Kimono

Topshop Maternity Kimono

 

2- Navy Tassel KimonoNavy Tassel Kimono

3- Free People Ikat Kimono

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Job done! 12 breastfeeding friendly dresses from ASOS

As a busy nursing mother, I know how time consuming can be searching for a pretty, on-trend and affordable dress that allows breastfeeding my child. Well, I made the hard work so you don’t have to, here is a dozen of breastfeeding friendly dresses from ASOS:

Glamorous Swing Shirt DressNishe Tea Dress With Feather EmbroideryNW3 Shirt Dress in Carnation PrintASOS Swing Dress With Lace InsertsASOS Shirt Dress With Military DetailNishe Shirt Dress With Butterfly Embroidery and Contrast CollarPeople Tree Brushed Cotton Check Shirt DressASOS Shirt Dress In Chambray Floral PrintASOS Shirt Dress In Check With Dip DyeASOS Extreme Swing Dress In CheckASOS Shirt Dress With Color Block And EmbroideryASOS Shirt Dress In Winter Floral Print

Also, don’t forget to follow Mamalooks in Pinterest, I have a dedicated board for breastfeeding and maternity friendly fashion, take a peek and get inspired!

The caped crusader strikes back! 10 mama friendly capes for a warm and chic winter

Leslie Tessler Capes

If your pregnancy and post-partum spans the cold months of the year, and your belly and baby weight don’t fit in your coat, it may be wise to think about getting a cape: forgiving cut, cozy warmth and a timeless, classic shape to wear for winters to come.

The caped crusader strikes back - 10 mama friedly capes for a warm and stylish winter

Top row

1 Dorothy Perkins Tweed Piped Cape / 2 Twenty Easy by Kaos Orange Cape / 3 Femme by Michelle Rossi Brown Cape / 4  Oasis Salt and Pepper Cape / 5 Route des Garden Cape Coat

Bottom Row

6 Replay Cape / 7 Warehouse Melton Cape / 8 Camo Poncho Cape Coat / 9 Dorothy Perkins Black Cape / 10 Adele Fado Cape Coat

(top image: Leslie Tessler)

Loose women! 14 mama friendly oversized tops

oversized tee

You don’t need to get a whole new wardrobe when you get pregnant. If you spend your budget wisely, you can acquire garments that you can wear before, during and after your pregnancy. Take these oversized tops for example; or the open cardigans and floaty kimonos.

If you (like me) love the loose top/ skinny bottom silhouette, what better than soft, stretchy and roomy t-shirt? Perfect to wear with a bump and then afterwards really easy (and discreet) to lift for nursing.

Don’t you love how she does it?

Loose women! 14 mama friendly oversized tops
–Top row–
Rag & Bone slouchy t shirt / Yaman Boyfriend Tee / A Postard From Brighton Oversized Top / Enza Costa Oversized Top / Vila Confi Oversize T-shirt
–Middle row–
American Vintage Loose T-shirt / H&M Oversized Top / H&M Jersey Top / Monki Julika Top / Uniqlo Easy Drape T-shirt
–Bottom row–

Cozy times! 8 mama friendly cardis

Newsflash! A cozy cardigan keeps you warm when it gets chilly like these autumn days. Who would have thought, hu? Well, in all its obviousness, I want to emphasize the goodness of this classic garmet: it’s super mama friendly, like these open versions that envelop the baby bump or give you easy access for nursing.

A graphic style is perfect when you want to add a quirky touch to your outfit, and the neutrals are a safe haven in the crazy daily caos. What’s your pick?

Cozy times! Mama friendly cardis

>> Geometric <<

 

– neutrals –

5 / H&M Knitted Cardigan / 6 Pull & Bear Openwork Jacket / 7 Calypso St. Barth Uma Cashmere Cocoon Cardigan / 8 Mango Waterfall Cardigan

(top image: I couldn’t source the image, the link from Pinterest wasn’t working when I edited the post. If you know the origin of the image drop me a line and I will be happy to credit it. )

basic, pretty and sexy nursing bras, autumn edition

It’s time again for a new edition of the “Basic, pretty and sexy nursing bras” series, this time with autumn inspired berry and burgundy hues. And just how chic is that peach Topshop lace bra?

basic, pretty and sexy nursing bras, autumn edition

Basic

Amoralia Organic Berry Bra / Gilligan & O’Malley Comfort Nursing Bra
Pretty
Topshop Maternity Satin Bra / Elle Macpherson Intimates Light of the Moon Maternity Bra
Sexy!

The world is flat!

Flats

Well, my shoe world, that is. Pregnancy is not the best time to strut around in high heels, as it can cause back problems (and there is a risk of falling flat on your face, which is not as funny as when you are non-pregnant).

And we flat wearers, are now spoilt for choice. There hasn’t been some many different cute   flats shoes in the shops ever. You have the preppy loafers, the trendy slippers, the super fashionable d’Orsay flats, the classic brogues, and I could go on and on.

Anyway, this is a small selection of pretty flats that I put together, what do you think of them?

The world is flat!

a Modcloth Coral Flats / b ASOS Jemima Flats / c Ruche Navy Suede Flats / d ASOS Link Pointed Flats / e Office Monochrome Slingback Shoes / f Ruche San Clemente Mint Flats / g New Look Monochrome Flats / h Office Tan Leather Sandals / i Office Princeton Shoes / j Office Tan Leather Loafers / k ASOS Medley Shoes / l Forever21 Zigzag Flats

(Top image source: Refinery29)