January 25, 2017

The Top You’ll Love (Postpartum, Nursing or Not!)

Zack recently broke his leg . . . it was right around the time I got pink eye.  (In both eyes.  Apparently you’re supposed to treat both eyes . . . learned that the hard way.)  Since he recently started his own drywall business, the timing wasn’t exactly ideal.  We’ve been trying to make lemonade out of lemons, though . . . and that includes taking advantage of the extra time together, family members willing to babysit and daytime dates.  The time has loooong passed when we go out late at night and if it’s 9pm I want to be on my couch thinking of bed.  Daytime dates are SO much better.  Even if it’s just bowling.  Which I hate and am horrible at.  Beers help.

Even though I’ve only recently stopped nursing (I can’t believe how sad I was about it too), I’m always thinking about nursing-friendly tops.  Greenlea nursed for over two years and we’re hoping to have another someday.  I remember how hard it was when I first had G to find clothes that were both nursing-friendly and forgiving of a post partum belly.  So many of the maternity/nursing tops are so tight on the bottom that they don’t hide a thing.  I found myself reaching for wrap tops more and more – either layered over a nursing tank or alone depending on how low they were.  (My favorite nursing tanks of all time are Undercover Mama nursing tanks . . . they work with ANY nursing bra and make breastfeeding so much easier).  I’ve rounded up some favorites below.

Wearing:

Hudson Jeans: Runs big, wearing a 27 (usually 6/28), also available in ankle length which I’m loving for spring/summer!

Cross Over Sweater: Also available in a dark grey, this is a super comfortable and easy sweater to wear.  I wore it alone but it would also look great layered over a cami.

Aldo Over-the-Knee Boots: (More sizes here) I like the heel . . .  just enough for a height boost but not too tall to be uncomfortable.  The laces in the back add interesting detail.

Rebecca Minkoff Backpack: Again, my favorite go-to hands-free option.  All the girls at TME love this bag.

Necklace: This was a Christmas present from my Mother-in-Law!  She had a picture on one side and our names engraved on the back . . . such a cool idea and I love taking Greenlea and Zack’s picture with me.  You can wear it on the shiny side or the photo side for a more matte look.

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XOXO,

Scotti

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  • CatS
    January 25, 2017

    This sweater is almost identical to a Free People one from last year that I LOVED. The issue was the FP one was really itchy and far too hot for the climate where I live and I almost cried when I had to send it back because it was stunning. This one seems like it will be a much better option! Thanks for the recommendation!

  • Christy Hartman
    January 25, 2017

    Yeah, no one ever talks about the post-nursing blues. I had them pretty bad. It was such a surprise and felt so unfair to suffer yet another hormonal shift after ALLLLLL the ones that come with childbirth.

    I still wear lots of wrap tops because they are so flattering. But I prefer a true wrap top vs. a faux wrap which is much harder to find for some reason.

    • Katheryne Ackerman
      January 26, 2017

      Hi! Great post! Do you mind sharing the size sweater you bought and how tall you are? You look about my size and I’m trying to gauge the size that would work for me. Thanks!

      • christine w.
        January 26, 2017

        Yes, I need to know this too. Always love when you post Scotti because while I think I’m taller than you (I’m 5’8″) we both have the curvy thing going on. Love this look on you and hoping I can replicate on myself!!

        • Scotti
          January 27, 2017

          Love this! Curvy girls unite! Lol I’m 5’4″

      • Scotti
        January 27, 2017

        Thank you! I was wearing a size small . . . and I’m 5’4″ 🙂

    • Scotti
      January 27, 2017

      Agreed . . . I never knew I would fall in love with nursing as much as I did!

  • Eden
    January 26, 2017

    Thanks for all the links – totally on target with nursing PLUS pooch friendly needs.

    • Scotti
      January 27, 2017

      Yay! So glad it helped!

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