After 3 years of searching, I finally found a comfortable nursing bra I love! I wrote (and raved) about it, and much like when I had my first child, I doubted that I could ever love another bra so completely! But, like any mom of multiple kids knows, when another one comes along your heart grows big enough to accommodate them all! And that’s exactly what happened when I found the Bella Materna Basic T-shirt Nursing Bra with underwire.
Category Archives: Maternity Fashion
*Disclosure in accordance with the FTC: I received a sample product to facilitate the following review.
Mark my words. One of these days, I’m absolutely going to answer the front door with my boob out.
I guarantee it.
Poor FedEx guy…Keeping myself together is a challenge these days. I’m still on maternity leave, adjusting to having 2 children, and adjusting even more to meeting the needs of 2 breastfeeding children. Most days, I’m kind of a mess, struggling to “get it together” (whatever that means) before I have to go back to real life at the office. One of the very last things on my mind is how I look.
That said, there are days that I have to muster up the courage to pack both kids up in the Honda and go to a place where there are other people. Like Target. Target is where my sanity lives. It’s also the place where I can’t show up wearing sweatpants and a milk-spotted pajama shirt.
Enter Milk Nursingwear, the freshest nursingwear on the planet!
The folks at Milk heard my cry for help and they sent over their long-sleeved empire scoop neck nursing top in this pretty chocolate brown color. And my husband got happy, and life got just a little bit easier.
Now that is what I’m talkin’ about. This nursing top is so comfortable, and it goes with everything. It’s a total no-brainer. I put it on, I look put-together. The super soft fabric is 60% cotton, 35% poly, 5% spandex and easy to wash in a warm cycle. Then, just hang to dry (you can tumble it on low, but I don’t. I just put it on a hanger and let it dry.)
Our budget is tight right now, so I can’t go out and buy a whole nursing wardrobe, as much as I’d like to. So, the pieces I have need to be versatile, and this one is. I can pair this easy-to-wear nursing shirt with jeans to go shopping or with nicer pants for work, where it will make pumping a snap. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate pieces that take me from work to weekend. The less complicated, the better, and this shirt fits the bill. And there’s no weird contraption in it like I’ve found in some nursing tops. Just a simple empire seam to access the nursing openings. (Works like a charm with a sling!) When you lift up that seam, it looks a bit like a nursing tank. And when you’re done? It goes right back into shape, without having to fuss with it. Barely anything shows, which is great for NIP. Especially in Target…which I do a lot.
…and while we’re talking about that empire seam, I have to mention how flattering it is. Especially with the slight flare happening around the midsection. I really loathe posting photos of myself around here, and I’ve been especially uncomfortable being photographed since I had Little E. I still have 8 pounds to lose, and the spare baby tire is still hanging around. But you know what? I’m not a model, I’m a real mom, and I’m willing to bet you probably are, too. So here it is. Me, 7 weeks after baby.
It really inspires me to lose those 8 pounds because I think once my waist is slimmer, the cut of this top will really show it off. I’ll have to retire it to the back of the closet during the hot weather, but I have no doubt it will be my favorite nursing top again come fall! For now, to get me through the summer, I’m putting the Knotted Nursing Tank Top from Milk on my wish list for Mother’s Day!
The Empire Scoop Neck Nursing Top in long sleeves is available in berry, brown or deep purple at MilkNursingwear.com for $38.00. You can even earn Milk Money Rewards when you shop and use them to save on future purchases!
Milk is offering one lucky ABCGP reader a $35 gift certificate to spend at MilkNursingwear.com! Enter using the easy Rafflecopter form below. (Open to residents of the US, age 18 and older. Ends 4/28.)
Have you seen the Maternity and Baby Guide that has found a home up in the tabs at the top of my page? I’ve been having a blast checking out some really great maternity wear lately, and you can find it all there. Today, I have a really unique review for you from one of the very best maternity collections I’ve found anywhere: Isabella Oliver.
When it came to maternity clothes, I thought I knew what to expect when I was expecting. Obviously, I was wrong.
I thought everything looked the same. I thought nothing was flattering. I thought it was all expensive. And then I started looking online, and a whole world of maternity fashion opened up! And now, some of the most useful pieces in my wardrobe (for both work and weekend) are from Everly Grey Maternity.
Are you ready to Style the Look with Seraphine?
After my recent review of the maternity dress I received from Seraphine, I fell completely in love with their line of chic, comfortable, versatile maternity and nursing fashion.
Well, it seems I’m not alone! The lovely Jessica Alba has been spotted making Seraphine a regular part of her wardrobe, too!
She’s been spotted rocking this super cool Seraphine leopard print scarf all over town, looking fabulous, of course! That’s right…Seraphine carries accessories, too! (It took me until this pregnancy to realize how far you can stretch your maternity wardrobe with the right accessories!)
I need to get this scarf because I want to pair it with red shoes too! LOVE!!
Now, for the FUN STUFF:
The folks at Seraphine want to know how YOU would style an outfit around the very same scarf, and I’m helping them host a contest so you can do just that! All you have to do is style your own look with items from Seraphine, and you could win this fabulous scarf AND a $100 gift certificate to Seraphine!
*Second and third place winners will also receive a leopard print scarf!
THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED! WINNERS ARE:
Grand prize ($100 GC and scarf): Bre D.
Runner up (scarf): Colleen P.
Runner up (scarf): Kerry L.
- Choose one other item from Seraphine to pin to your board as part of your outfit.
- Pin any other items from around the web that you’d like to use to complete your fabulous fashion statement (Use a minimum of 5 photos total, maximum 15 photos total)
- Be sure to tag each photo with the hashtag #SeraphineStyletheLook (we’d love if you’d add other hashtags, too! Maybe #Maternity or #MaternityFashion?)
- Leave a link to your board in the comments section below so we don’t miss it! (This is a requirement for entry.)
- Don’t forget to follow Seraphine Maternity on Pinterest! (Also a requirement for entry.)
- Contest is open from October 12th through November 9th. Plenty of time to get creative!
- I will be helping Seraphine choose the winners based on style and originality. Winners will be chosen at the end of the contest and announced within one week. Each winner will be notified via email and will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
- Winner must be age 18 or older; US residents only.