Sorry, Summer clothes budget. You’ve been tapped out already.
Soooooo…I ordered a bunch of LOFT dresses to try on, promising myself that I would only keep one or two (or three), but then I put them on…and well, I now have a good selection of dresses to choose from.
Apparently it’s really too hard for me to say no to an easy dress these days, especially when they’re pretty…and nursing-friendly. When it comes to a dress that can just be thrown on…any given day…and makes me look and feel sort of like a real human, one that tried a little bit that morning…I BUY THAT DRESS.
Or rather, I buy ALL the dresses.
What’d you say? You want to see how and for what I’ve been wearing all of these dresses?
Good, because this took me forever…
Yeh, hmmm. Looking at the outfit now, I would have totally swapped out the black sandals with a tan pair of fringed sandals, like these SS fringed sandals. I like the black sandals I had on, but it’s almost…too black with the grey. A neutral would have looked really nice with the soft grey. Hind sight they say, right?
dress: Lou & Grey (LOFT)…and it’s now sold-out. *gasp* nooooooooo. I am so sad about that, because it was totally nursing-friendly. Darn. Okay, but here’s the thing. The aim is a comfortable dress you can throw on and wear with sandals. Lou & Grey is amazing when it comes to both, so here is their Heathered Bare Swing Dress or they have this cool Brushed Linen Wrap Romper. Both look like they could be nursing-friendly. I haven’t worn them or nursed in them, so don’t quote me on that. haha. I do think they’d work though.
necklace: the Carrie Name necklace – yep, have always loved Carrie’s necklace from SATC…so I got one with my own name. Even on those bad days, when I have this on…I still feel a smidge fabulous. 😉
dress: LOFT Double V Flare Dress – very flattering. Thank you, nursing boobs for the little extra somethin’ somethin’, which made this dress look even better (and that’s the only time you’ll hear me thank them for that, probably). This dress is comfortable and easy to throw on and nurse in.
sandals: Sam Edelman Eavan Gladiator – you may have heard me wax poetic about these babies before. Well, here I go again…buy these sandals. Buy them now. I wear them with everything.
necklace: the Carrie necklace – love it. Considering starting to buy them as gifts for all of the women I know. Wouldn’t that be cool? I am a terrible gift giver, so this actually really is exciting. ha.
Mom Play Dates
as in, playdates where “mom juice” is served. Mmmm. Mom juice.
dress: LOFT Off-the-shoulder Dress – such a fun dress. It hides things in a cute way. Also, nursing-friendly! Note: it is slightly see through (when you’re outside), so I’d either wear all black unders or a light slip. It would be an awesome beach cover-up, too!
shoes: not shown (because I probably forgot to snap a pic of them after a couple of “mom juices”), but they were my Halogen Dylan espadrilles – almost sold out, so I would also consider these Topshop Espadrilles, as well. Very pretty with the wrap laces.
necklace: neighbor’s necklace…that she so kindly let me borrow. Thanks, Raegan! ;). I found this Chunky Turqoise Howlite Necklace , which is similar, but not a multi-strand. Here’s another one on Etsy that is a multi-strand and is absolutely beautiful. I’m not a jewelry person, but I felt awesome in a necklace this, because it’s a bit funky and it was the only piece I really needed to add. Simple.
Amazing. Gorgeous. Now, the only thing is…I accidentally ordered it in a LARGE and a TALL size at that. So…you see. It’s a bit too big (under the arms) and it’s a bit too long.
In the proper size, I do believe it would look so ravishing. It’s such a nice color…and it also has tassels on the side. Really…such a pretty dress. I felt like a Grecian goddess in it. A Grecian goddess that promptly got spit-up on right after this picture was taken and I picked up my 4 month old.
dress: Tasseled Halter Maxi Dress – gorgeous. Note: I ordered a size L and Tall – too long, even on my 5’10 frame. I’d go with the regular, if you plan on adding it to your day-to-day rotation.
bag: Sole Society, old – but oh my gosh…this Mezi Saddle Bag from FP…love it in grey or ivory. I’d wear it dressed up or down, tooooo.
The Everyday Dress
dress: LOFT Embroidered Split Neck Dress –
arm party: old, old and I made the jeweled cuff.
Work to Play
I picked this dress, because it looked like a great office-to-weekend dress. Now, yeh…it does seem a bit basic, butbutbut I knew it’d work well with a blazer and heel for a more professional look…and then with flats for a casual outfit. It’s also so darn comfy! I think with the right accessories it can go farther than just being a basic dress. Maybe add a fringe bag for a bit more edge? Think Shana’s coveted Rebecca Minkoff backpack (I think that’s the one?…it’s at least a similar one) or this Sole Society cross body.
dress: LOFT Leafy Flare Dress – comfortable and fits well on my postpartum bod.
blazer: Banana Republic, sold out. LOFT’s On Duty Blazer is on-point though.
An Off-the-Shoulder #
Yehhhhh, so about this dress. You might be thinking, umm…sack much? It is sack-ish looking on me. Here’s the deal though, ya’ll – I ordered it in a TALL…and that was a big mistake, apparently. Usually a tall is a good thing on me, but no…nonono. Not with this dress.
This dress needs to be shorter. As you can see by my super helpful demonstration, it would be a lot cuter if a little more leg was showing. It’s very comfortable. It wears well with a nice bright lip, too, for Summer and you can pair it with allthesandals.
See. It’s cute. It just needs to be the right length. (I kind of just wanted an excuse to share my bangin’ new head shots, soo….yeh, thaaaanks)
dress: LOFT Chambray Off-the-shoulder dress – a nursing-friendly dress. Order it in a regular length…unless you’re over 6 feet. I would then maybe consider the tall size.
sandals: Sam Edeleman Eavan Gladiator – my favorite pair of sandals. Hands down.
lip color: Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm – these are great. I get a new color every so often and it’s a great little color pop. I also love that it doesn’t leave my lips feeling sticky or weird.