Hey Gang! My sister Scotti is going to start contributing to The Mom Edit, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. She just had her first kiddo this past July (baby Greenlea if you follow me on Instagram), and I think you’re going to love her perspective.
When I was pregnant with my daughter, leggings became my best friend. Not only were they comfortable, but they expanded along with my butt, thighs and belly as the weeks went by. Regular leggings get old, though, so on a whim, I bought a pair of maternity leather leggings from H&M that I LOVED. They instantly made me feel more put-together and fashion-forward than the old leggings I was wearing on a (almost) daily basis. After having Greenlea, I found myself reaching for leggings again in my postpartum days and knew that I needed to purchase a pair of non-maternity leather leggings stat.
Faux leather leggings are as comfortable and as versatile as regular leggings, but add an extra bit of attitude and style to the same outfits. I love dressing mine up for date night by adding a blazer, fancy shoes and some stylish accessories or dressing them down for lounging or running errands by pairing them with comfy booties, fabulously soft t-shirts and cozy sweaters. They’ve been a saving grace with styling my postpartum body, hiding my pooch and replacing my pre-pregnancy jeans (um, made the mistake of trying them on too soon!) until I can fit in them again!
Faux Leather On Date Night
Leggings: (Similar) Michael Kors Faux Leather Leggings (currently 40% off!)
Nursing Tank: Undercover Mama
Sleeveless Tank: Old, but I loved this Step Hem Tunic Tank (covers the bum!), this Metallic Tank from ASOS and the vibrant color of this Sateen Cami, also from ASOS
Blazer: Old, but this ASOS Blazer or Slouchy Boyfriend Blazer are both similar and I loved the details on this Vince Camuto Collarless Jacket
Shoes: These Madden Girl Sandals or these Sam Edelman Heels would both look awesome
Earrings: Old Stella & Dot but these Silver Hoops from Urban Outfitters (on sale!) are perfect
Rings: These Stackable Rings are a little dressier than the simple sterling silver shown
Necklace: Silver-Leaf Pendant Necklace (under $20!)
Bag: Fringed Drawstring Bucket Bag from Express
Faux Leather On Weekends
Leggings: (Similar) Topshop Faux Leather Leggings
T-shirt: Alternative Apparel Ideal Tee in Eco Grey
Jacket: Gap Knit Moto Jacket
Boots: Nine West Booties
Stacking Rings: (Similar) Melissa Joy Stacking Rings in Sterling Silver
On The Nursing Cami
The nursing tank I’m wearing is another FAVORITE postpartum piece of mine. Being a first-time mom, I was so nervous about breastfeeding in public and finding shirts that would make it easy to do so. Undercover Mama’s Nursing Cami turns any shirt into a nursing shirt. The tank attaches to your bra via clip or elastic band, allowing your shirt to be pulled up while having your stomach covered when you have to nurse. I love the longer length and the fact that I don’t have to stress about shirts being low enough when I’m racing to get ready to leave the house (which has become significantly harder after having had Greenlea!). Product pics of the cami are in the collages below.
To Recreate the Looks
1. ASOS Blazer
3. Silver Hoops from Urban Outfitters
5. Undercover Mama Nursing Cami
7. Michael Kors Faux Leather Leggings
8. Fringed Drawstring Bucket Bag from Express
2. Alternative Apparel Ideal Tee in Eco Grey
3. Silver Hoops
4. Sterling Silver Stacking Rings
6. Topshop Faux Leather Leggings
7. Fringed Drawstring Bucket Bag from Express (Big enough to carry a couple diapers and some wipes!)