One Week

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
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thrifted black blazer - $3 (similar) | Edward Sharpe t-shirt - $25 | skirt from Korea - $10 | two-tone oxfords c/o Wanted Shoes | thrifted bag - $3 | Total = $41

I wore this when my Grey baby was a little over a week old. We were going to his doctor's appointment and I had been looking like a slob all week that I needed to dress up even if it was only for an hour. Thank goodness by that point my feet and legs were back to normal and not bloated! I can wear shoes again!

Now that I'm a mom fashion blogger, I have to consider breastfeeding when selecting my outfits unless I'm going somewhere sans baby, which probably won't be happening anytime soon. Any tips from you moms out there?? I can only wear t-shirts right now because all of my button-ups are too small for my burgeoning bosom so those are out of the picture..

39 comments :

  1. When I was breastfeeding, I loved stretchy fabrics, and lots of layers! I could simply push and pull an outfit the way I needed it to go, in order to feed baby. And a cute cardi or jacket covers any showing skin while doing it.

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  2. Ok, I haven't been by in a while. I saw the picture that comes up on the blogger feed and I'm like, "Whoa! This outfit is so perfect it doesn't even look like she's pregnant." Haha, congrats on the baby. He is absolutely adorable. And you look great!

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  3. Strapless dresses under a cardi or jacket are perfect for nursing. Also nursing tanks under your button up (just leave the shirt un buttoned.)

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  4. I don't really know anything about convenient mommy tops but ...off the shoulder sweaters and tops sound like a good idea, no?


    xo
    Maggie A
    Love Scrapbook

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  5. Until your milk regulates a bit in the next few weeks, try wearing the side sling nursing tanks from Target with button ups (partially unbuttoned), jackets or cardigans over the top.

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  6. Shut up, this is not you 1 week after having a baby! Yuo look fab!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  7. scarves are good for when you dont want to bother with the nursing cover up (church). nursing tank, pull your shirt up (not down, cause then you're naked in public), and a scarf hides the rest, and you can still see baby. but everyone's different and likes different things. dresses were out for me. and button ups, actually.

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  8. ps. props on getting dressed after 1 week. i think it took me about 2 months! hah.

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  9. I love layering cardies or button downs over nursing tanks. Bravado makes incredibly supportive ones! You look amazing...congrats on your little one! :)

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  10. Literally have a nursing clothing post in mind for later this week. I think it's trickier than dressing while pregnant! I'm a fan of the undershirt + looser shirt or sweater, so I can pull one up and one down and be covered (button ups expose way more). JMO! You look amazing, btw.

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  11. You are looking gorgeous, new momma! :) It's kind of nice sometimes you get to dress up and looking put together after wearing all those slouchy mama clothes. :)

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  12. Nursing really does make things difficult. Maybe TMI, but I always just lifted up my shirt anyways, because I had the same problems with the button downs.

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  13. I highly recommend this blog, if you aren't already reading it!

    http://www.camppatton.com/

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  14. I second the suggestion to wear a tank that opens from the top straps and layer it under a button-up that is partially open. I loved loved loved wearing a nursing tank to help my wardrobe stay versatile.

    Also... there were days I just had to sit against a wall/chair/etc and pull up the shirt to get access. As you get more comfortable iwth everything, you really GET MORE COMFORTABLE if you know what I mean.

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  15. T shirts + cardis are my fave. Since I hate nursing g's I just wear my normal ones over my bra & pull everything up. The cardi works as my cover up. Nursing is crazy. Good luck!

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  16. Buy more button downs. You'll lose the weight over time, but as long as you are nursing, you probably won't get back in those shirts. :( 2 years later (& all the baby weight gone) none of my pre preg woven shirts fit. One thing I did a lot in the beginning was wearing cardigans buttoned all the way up as a top, especially tucked into skirts. They give you the flexibility of button ups with the added bonus of stretch.

    Good luck! I'm sure you'll find a good balance for you. Also, you look amazing!

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  17. Super cute look! Little Gray definitely has a stylish mommy. I have no idea of breast feeding or so but I wish you the best nursing your babe.

    Cee. ♥

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  18. Wow, you look so incredible! I didn't look this good until 6 months after my son was born. Way to go :)

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  19. you look great! i'm a nursing mama too...and its hard to let go dresses..but there are def ways to get creative! i do a lot of the shirt/cardi's too...but you can also wear dresses flipped with the zipper in the front instead of the back! :) i also do a lot of shirt dresses.

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  20. WOW!! You look amazing! I'm pretty sure I didn't put much effort into my style until at least a month after all mine were born. I bought a lot of wrap and faux wrap style shirts and dresses for breastfeeding. They give easy access but still look cute.
    Good luck! Your baby is adorable!!

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  21. you look so good already!!


    www.studentswife.com

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  22. You look so cute! While I realized why you were posting your pregnancy outfits (obviously!) I'm glad to be able to get some outfit ideas for me again!
    You look fantastic, you took off the baby weight so fast! Congrats on a handsome little boy!
    Natasha
    A Modest Fashion Blog:
    www.natashaatkerson.blogspot.com

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  23. You look great! Highly recommend Boob clothing. Their nursing clothing have a slit in the middle so your tummy can stay covered and warm. Throw a scarf or cardigan over that and you are good to go. Expensive but worth the investment. I have a shirt and hoodie that I lived in during my breastfeeding months. Congrats!

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  24. Elaine, you look awesome! The first thing I thought of when I saw the title of this post was that song, "It's been one week since you looked at me..." Yeah, it's weird.

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  25. I loved nursing tanks. No worry about showing belly, back or Gs while getting situated. I just went for the ones at target. Dresses are pretty much out of the question. I hadn't realized that until the first time I wore one to church. Bad move. I loved t-shirts and high wasted skirts. I also figured out that if I wore a button up with a nursing tank, I could unbutton the shirt from the bottom and manage nursing without too much exposure. It is pretty tricky. My fashion has improved immensely since I'm no longer nursing.

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  26. YOu look beautiful! I'm 34 weeks and have loved checking out your maternity style :)

    x
    Michelle
    www.michellesstylefile.com

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  27. You look fantastic. I love your shorter hair, and that skirt is a long-time favorite!!!

    theoriginalbrynn.blogspot.com

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  28. Try wrap dresses, maybe (not the faux wrap ones, but the type you can actually lift your breast out of)?

    -You could also layer a scarf or button-up shirt over the wrap dress, if you're worried about flashing too much.

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  29. Wow! You just had a baby? You look fabulous!

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  30. I am not yet a mom, but some time ago I came across some breastfeeding dresses with lateral opening, which I think it's genious!
    I see many moms wear button up blouses or shirt dresses when breastfeeding, and I think it's ideal so you don't need to get totally undressed. Also v-neck shirt or dresses like these might help!
    http://www.laredoute.com/cocoon-v-neck-nursing-t-shirt/prod-324388793-687213.aspx

    I loved your mom-to-be outfits btw! Very creative!

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  31. You look so good right after having your little! Thanks for the nursing question, I'm wondering for myself soon and these comments have great tips! Thanks mamas :)

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  32. I love Undercover Mama. (I should be their spokesman or something.) These shirts are genius. They are so much better than nursing tanks because you can still wear your supportive, comfy, nursing bra. I don't like to wear a lot of layers when nursing (I'm wearing gs too), and sometimes I think "how many layers do I have to remove to feed this baby?" Undercover Mama allow you to wear pretty much anything you want and still be fully covered when nursing.

    http://undercovermama.com/

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  33. Basically, no long tunics or dresses except shirt dresses. Everything that can be pulled from the waist up will work. I used nursing bras. Anita is the best, but expensive. I got a 34E with underwires, and it worked fine. If you need to breastfeed in public (I did not), just get a coverup.

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  34. I remember when my first one was brand new (a week or so), I was at a family party and I wore this awesome dress that hid my post baby belly beautifully. Unfortunately, when I went to feed the little guy, I realized I had not thought about HOW I was going to feed him. I ended up in a bedroom with the dress up to my neck, trying to feed the baby and hold up yards of material. I can laugh now, but I was crying in the bedroom (thank you hormones) because I was such a terrible mother, that I didn't think about feeding my baby when I got dressed.

    Times of transition are always a challenge with what to wear. Whether a new baby, moving to a new climate, losing/gaining a lot of weight. Figuring out what to wear to accommodate a new situation is tough. However, I have found that through trial and error, I am able to figure out what is best for me. Transitions are also a time when I find myself able to step out of my comfort zone, to see what will work.
    Good luck. You are awesome, and I am sure you will find what works best for you.

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  35. Check the Internet for nursing dresses. That make breast feeding so much easier at church. They can be pricy but I think it's worth it to feel pretty and be able to feed your baby without feeling self conscious. I had some when I had my fourth baby 14 years ago an even though we were pretty poor I was glad I bought them.

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  36. love your purse! super cute outfit!

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