Madewell Brought Back My Go-To Post-Partum & Nursing Top (And I Still LOVE It)


Once upon a time, a new mama was looking for a shirt.  Not just any shirt, mind you, but one that made her feel feminine and pretty (or heck – she’d settle for ‘less tired looking’), despite her soft and poochy stomach.  A shirt that would open easily for nursing, but one that would also be soft and cozy against a baby’s cheek.

A shirt that was Machine Washable And Wouldn’t Shrink In The Dryer because, $#%*&!!!, it was the 21st century and that shouldn’t be freaking impossible.

And then she walked into Madewell and found the shirt and they lived happily ever after.

Until she finished nursing (years and years and years of nursing – the sounds of the breastpump haunt her dreams still) and she was so. sick. of that effing shirt that she burned it BURN BURN BURN.

The End.

Happily for us all ever after….Madewell has recently reissued the shirt (also at Nordstrom).  And since I haven’t nursed in….oh…..WOW almost four years now….I was suuuper excited to see that the shirt is back.  And I wasn’t wrong, oh-so-many years ago:  it’s a pretty great shirt.  (And yes, Mom, I bought you one too. xoxo)

It’s just one of those easy, throw on pieces that always looks cute.  Even when my not-pregnant, never-will-nurse-again self meets hubs for lunch.

(In related news, Philly food trucks are the bomb.)

Outfit Details:

top: Madewell Market Popover Shirt. Available at Nordstrom, too.

jacket: IRO Luiga Moto Leather Jacket Other options here, here and here.

jeans: AG Adriano Goldschmied Women’s Legging Ankle Jean In 11 Years Swap Meet. Also available here.

boots: Stuart Weitzman ‘Lowland’ Over the Knee Boot. This is a pretty close second.

gloves: kate spade new york mondarian colorblock gloves

sunglasses: Ray-Ban Erika Womens Wayfarer

scarf: LOFT Faux Fur Popover Scarf

backpack: Rebecca Minkoff ‘Medium Julian’  Also available here.