Hey mamas of tiny ones…this post is yours. New mamas and all of us with still-soft tummies want a fall update, too. There are some lovely finds this season that are still kind to feeding babes and feeling fab postpartum.
Rounding up some of these finds made me a little nostalgic about those early days with Sienna. She was an adorable little bundle, with the roundest cheeks you ever did see! She started saying ‘hi’ at about 8 months old….and hasn’t stopped since.
Confession: I still have and wear a pair of my favorite maternity jeans. Nostalgia is a powerful force.
Fall Staples: Plaid
Top – Madewell Flannel Classic Ex-Boyfriend Shirt – Soft and a little generous in the fit, this would be a lovely but cozy choice. I adore dusty rose for fall and this top could easily take you into the holiday season, too.
Jeans – Madewell Slim Boyjean in Amedeo OR my favorite jeans ever, Citizens of Humanity Emerson Slim Boyfriend – it looks like Nordstrom has restocked a few sizes in these. I love that they fit a bit lower (read: softer) in front, but have a nice higher rise in back. I wear my usual size and they are the tiniest bit loose, as are most boyfriend jeans.
Shoes – Steve Madden Carrson in Olive Suede – I’m dying over this color.
Fall Staples: Tie-Neck
Dress – Banana Republic Floral Tie-neck Dress – Loving this print and the retro vibe of the tie-neck. Kind of an updated Lois Lane look.
Jacket – H&M Distressed Denim Jacket – Liking the raw hem with this dressier outfit.
Boots – Halogen Cori Bootie in Chestnut Suede – Loving this warm rich shade with the denim and pale blue flower of this dress. Gorgeous with any blues and the height of the boot shaft is spot-on for this fall.
Fall Staples: Fall Palette
Top – JCrew Silk Pocket Blouse – Dying over this emerald color. Maybe it’s because I’m a green-eyed lady, but this would look stunning on many.
Pants – JCrew Martie Skinny Pant in Bi-Stretch – Nice and slim, but stretch. Yes.
Shoes – Clarks Kendra Sienna Pump – This color. Woah. And I’m a bit partial to the name. These are Clarks so comfy, too.
Earrings – Nordstrom Bar Drop Earrings – Loving the interesting shape of these.
Fall Staples: Ponchos
Poncho – Banana Republic Plaid Poncho – A cozy blanket for you and babe.
Jeans – Blank Denim Coated Skinny Jeans – Stretch and a reasonable price point. The mix of coated/faux leather with cozy plaid is one of my favorite combos. Rad jeans always helps me feel really bad ass on those tired mama days.
Shoes – Vince Camuto Elizas in Midnight – Really adoring these shoes. Digging the lacey shoe with the other warmer, heavier pieces. A great outfit is all about balance.
Super great options!! I love the easy styles and ponchos are amazing!!
Laura, this might be my favorite post you’ve ever done! All of your picks are fantastic, on trend, but really wearable. Now I have to narrow down all the pieces I want to order! Love!
I adore that green j crew blouse but not sure where a new mommy would be wearing a dry clean only silk blouse 😉 thanks for all your other great ideas!
I’m a new mom and I nurse and work outside the home and the silk blouse is an amazing staple in my work wardrobe! Great post, Laura!
Thanks for the post! I am a nursing mama and just happened to buy 2 tops listed above (the Madewell flannel in fig which is slightly darker irl but still lovely, and the faux-wrap blouse from Nordies in sphinx which is just lovely). I’m tempted to get a poncho now, too!
THANK YOU!!! Needed this! Love all your edits, but this one is perfect for me in current life situation.
So glad, Amity! Thank you.
I know none of you are pregnant but any chance of a maternity/pregnancy post? 🙂
I love the suggestions for drapey tops, but my experience is that they require boobs from which to drape. What if your bust is an A, but your belly is a B? What would you suggest (besides crunches)?
Just got the H and M dress in the mail and it’s cute but cut very generously. I ordered a small (6/8) and I am typically an 8 in H and M sizes. Not sure if their nursing sizes are larger for the postpartum body or just an odd dress.
Thank you for the feedback! It’s super helpful.