Hello + welcome to this tiny space on the internet! I created this blog (+ changed the name twice since) 14 years ago as a creative outlet from my career in the emergency room as a PA. After spending the past 7 (or so) years on social media outlets, I have decided to delete all of the ones associated with this blog and get back to the heart of blogging.
I really hope that this Postpartum Capsule Wardrobe is helpful for you, it’s finally live! After my first was born, I lived in sweatpants and a tee and over the period of a few months, started to feel really depressed. Having just a few items as your go-tos once you deliver makes you feel put together and ready to tackle on a day of breastfeeding 😉 It took me a few years to nail down what I think is necessary for your postpartum wardrobe but I think I finally did it. Some of these items you may already have in your own wardrobe too! I made sure to include different versions of many of the items as well as high and low price points as well!
Barefoot Dreams Cardigan | They have quite a few on sale here! These are SO cozy and great for the recovering post partum at home. I even wear these with a pair of leggings for running errands as well! I love gifting these to new mamas!
Loose Tunic Length Tops | This floral one I scooped up at Target last week is a “dress” but I will be wearing it as a tunic and it will be perfect with a bump and postpartum too! I also love these baby doll tops below!
Loose Basic Tee | this tee from my recent Old Navy try on is the perfect length and slouchy enough for nursing! As far as a basic white short sleeve, I recommend these here! Excellent quality and I just lifted them up to nurse!
Button Front Tops | A basic button front top will become your best friend! Simply unbutton to nurse and there are so many that look great with a postpartum bod! This one from my recent Old Navy try on is my favorite but I have a few others I recommend that I will link below too!
High Waisted Leggings | You all know my love for these high waisted basic Zella leggings (size down one)! But I will also include my faux leather Spanx in here too because it’s a great way to dress up during the holiday season and keep everything tucked in! Here is the link the the dupes from Target for $16! They don’t have as much compression but definitely a good option for those on a budget!
THESE are also an amazing option for during pregnancy and AFTER. Just like the Lululemon align leggings but less compression!
High Waisted Denim | My favorite Good American denim that I am always raving about – are the winners here! Size down if you size 00-8 and get your normal size if you are 8+! As for a budget friendly version, I recommend these jeans here or here that I recently found at Old Navy!
Your “Comfy Pants” | I shared these last week but they really are THE BEST and would be great for C section mamas too! They roll down and they are SO comfortable!
Nightgown | I have SO much love for this button front nightgown from Nordstrom that I bought YEARS ago but I did find a very similar version for cheaper here too if you are on a budget! This one is also made of 100% cotton (sustainable natural fabric)!
Button Front Pajamas (long sleeve, short sleeve) | These ones are my FAVORITE but I did find a few budget friendly ones that are very similar in fabric HERE in grey and HERE in black! If you are looking for a short sleeve/shorts version, you can find that HERE.
Natori Nursing Bra | my favorite every day nursing bra!
Wireless Nursing Bra | If you are breastfeeding, you will want a wire free nursing bra for the first 6-8 weeks while your body adjusts to the milk production (your breasts will increase and decrease in size during this time and you do not want to wear a wire when this is adjusting)!
Postpartum Underwear | This was my favorite postpartum because they are high cut and VERY comfortable!
Compression Shapewear | These are THE BOMB for underneath dresses!
3 n 1 Maternity Coat | I have this coat and it’s one of the best purchases! Great for during pregnancy, postpartum WITH a baby carrier and then unzip the middle part for a regular coat when you’re done!!
Converse Sneakers | Always my go to shoes! I wear them with everything, leggings and dresses!
Madewell Mules | I got these this year and love that they slip right on! Perfect for running out the door!
Simple Black Booties | These will go with everything, and they’re a great price!
Hi! Can you share links for the shoes ????
I love the lUxe tanks from old nAvy! Im 8 weeks pp and Those are my Go to tops!
Thank you for also including budget friendly items! I STARTED following you on IG in recent weeks and appreciate all of your content! ????
Me too! I really like the luxe swing tanks from old Navy. I four and I wear them almost every day.
Ill never forget after my Second being sick Of wearing sweats but not wanting to buy new jeans….then you saved me witht the old navy pull on jegging!! I tell all new moms to buy them fOr that awkward not fitting into jeans phase. Still thank you for those!
I Love this post… it’s like you knew I’m having a baby any day now! I’ve already scooped up tHe Old Navy cardigan and the Zella leggings!!!
Amazing thank you!
The Maternity Scoop Neck Tank by ISABEL MATERNITY BY INGRID & ISABEl at target are my favorite nursing take and base layer. I have a large chest, especially when nursing, so the nursing tanks with built-in shelf bra did not offer enough support for me and wearing one of those WITH A BRA ADDED TOO MUCH UNWANTED BULK. THESE TANKS ARE AWESOME SINCE THEY’RE STRETCHY AND WITH THE SCOOP NECK I WOULD JUST PULL IT DOWN TO NURSE. GIVES A GREAT BASE LAYER AND DOESN’T REQUIRE EXPOSING THE BELLY WHEN NURSING EITHER!
SUch a great post! Trying to switch over my summer/MATERNITY closet for fall now that my second baby is A month old. Love the idea of doing a capsule waRdrobe…the easier the better since i have a 22-month-old too! Would love to see The outfits you could put TOGETHER with these items
I have read so many postpartum capsule posts and this is by far the best! I just emailed it to my sister as well with the subject line “this makes me so excited to feel like me again!”. Thank you for doing this!