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!