A denim jacket is one of my favorite things to wear in the Spring! It’s the perfect layering piece, and I love this fringe denim jacket from J.Jill. The detailing on the pockets is so fun, and different from the other denim jackets that I have in my closet already. I love wearing denim jackets with dresses like this pleated black dress here, and also with a pair of black distressed denim if the weather is a little cooler. This outfit is really comfortable which is definitely key for me as a new Mom, and it would be perfect to wear out to lunch on the weekend. What do you think of denim jackets?
c/o J.Jill dress and denim jacket | Open toe booties | Clare V. clutch | c/o SUGARFIX by BaubleBar earrings
Photos by GloryRoze Photography
Here are the items that I’m currently craving this week! Today’s items all feature pieces from Madewell which is a place that I’ve actually only shopped at a handful of times surprisingly. I really love the laid back vibes of the clothing at Madewell, which definitely fits in with my sense of style lately. I’ve had my eye on a few different pieces, especially the button up chambray top and the button up striped top which would both be perfect for nursing. Which is your favorite, and what are you currently craving?
Top: Transport tote | Oversized jean jacket | Embroidered striped tee
Middle: Chambray button up top | Rose gold sneakers (on sale!)| Striped button up top
Bottom: Panama hat | Floral dress | Striped cover-up
Today I thought I would share some of my nursing essentials with you! Being able to nurse Charlotte is something that’s really important to me, but it can definitely be a little stressful at times. Here are some things that making nursing a little easier if you’re a Mom too:
Nursing friendly tops:
I have a few nursing tops from Old Navy and Target (like this one, this one, and this one) which makes feeding Charlotte so much easier! I also find that wearing shirts that are a little loose and ones that button are also really easy to nurse in (like this one and this one).
I’ve been using a boppy pillow since day one and it makes nursing a lot easier, especially when Charlotte was itty bitty! The boppy pillow gets her in the perfect position, and it prevents me from having to hunch over which I definitely appreciate.
The perfect nursing bra can be really hard to find, especially when you have a larger chest! I recently ordered this one from Old Navy, but my favorite nursing bra is from Cake Maternity that I mentioned here. On a side note, when I’m away from Charlotte I also use a pumping bra and this is the one that I use here.
Drinking plenty of water is key in order to keep up a good supply. I drink water constantly throughout the day, and I always carry a water bottle with one like this Swell water bottle.
Making sure that you eat enough calories is also important to keep up a good supply, so I make sure to carry snacks with me and also have them on hand when I’m nursing. I did a lot of research about things that can increase milk supply and found that oats, brewer’s yeast, and flaxseed are all foods that can help. I make a big batch of these no-bake lactation bites every Sunday which includes all of these ingredients.
Legendary Milk supplements:
I tried taking supplements that included Fenugreek about a month ago, but found that it actually decreased my milk supply. I recently discovered supplements by Legendary Milk that don’t include Fenugreek which is perfect! I take ‘Pump Princess’ which has helped increase my supply by about 1 oz or more each time that I pump when I’m away from Charlotte.
What are your nursing essentials?
Today I wanted to share an outfit that I’ve been wearing a lot lately, which is basically my ‘Mom uniform.’ It’s funny because I haven’t been a Mom for long, but I can tell that my style has already changed! I rarely reach for heels these days, and you’ll usually find me in sneakers like this pair of Converse. I’m also reaching for layers lately, and my favorite Spring jacket to wear is this lightweight drawstring jacket by J.Jill. I think that when it comes to getting dressed as a Mom, comfort is key for me but I still want to look put together when I’m out and about! If you’re a Mom, what is your Mom uniform?
c/o J.Jill jacket | c/o SUGARFIX by BaubleBar necklace | Lush tee | Old Navy jeans | Rebecca Minkoff bag | Converse sneakers
Photos by GloryRoze Photography