Hi, my name’s Lisa and I’m a shopping addict.
I had my little boy a couple of months ago and since then I have been buying ALL the clothes. Towards the end of the pregnancy I was wearing the same old leggings and maternity tees and hoodies on repeat. (And my beloved LBD on the rare occasion that I had to look remotely smart). It’s been so nice to be able to buy clothes that I know I can get more than just a couple of months’ wear out of. I thought I would share with you the fruits of my 3am online shopping sprees.
My requirements when looking for new clothes have been:
- They’ve got to be flattering on my post-baby tum but ideally something I can also wear when I have (hopefully) lost a bit more baby weight.
- I’ve got to be able to breastfeed in them so any tops and dresses must have buttons/poppers/be easy to pull up or down. Whilst preferably not flashing my boob to all and sundry.
- I try to go for classic and simple shapes and colours which can be worn year on year and with other items in my wardrobe.
They’ve got to be vaguely practical and as I’m lazy, preferably no need to iron.
Marks & Spencer
Let’s start off with this pom pom dress from Marks and Spencer. It’s navy and white, the crispest and classic-est colour combination in my view, and a lovely flowy stretchy material. If you’re jetting off on your holidays then you probably need the palm print version too. Both are under twenty quid.
In my maternity fashion post over on Rock My Family I asked if there was such thing as a pretty breastfeeding bra. Turns out there is. The M&S bralet draped over my cushion of dreams in the header image above is EVERYTHING. And it’s a mere £9.50. It’s not specifically for breastfeeding but the material is super stretchy and I actually like the fact that it’s not a breastfeeding bra because I will definitely still be donning it when those days are over. As it’s just lace it’s never going to be the most supportive bra, so I won’t be wearing it when Lyra drags me on to the trampoline or through soft play hell, but will nonetheless be perfect for the odd date night/meal with the girls.
This is the perfect summer top. It’s bang on the Bardot trend and is made of a floaty light material so you won’t be sweating even on the balmiest of days. However Rich shrunk mine in the tumble dryer. (What are the rules when your boyfriend shrinks the perfect summer top? Can I ask him nicely to replace it?!)
My love affair with Topshop is still going strong. Unfortunately it seems that a whole load of other people are also having the same love affair as the dress in the header image above which I bought for my little brother’s wedding is now only available in a couple of sizes. Luckily there’s a plethora of gorgeous Topshop tea dresses at the moment – this ditsy one is very similar and this one has a bit of a retro seventies vibe going on.
I have also treated myself to a new denim pinafore dress. Wear with a slogan tee (and tights or leggings if you don’t want to bare your arse to a million strangers whilst chasing your three your old through a shopping centre, pushchair and baby in tow. True story).
And currently on my wishlist are these pom pom sandals. Because, you know, POM POMS.
& Other Stories
I’m also having a love affair with & Other Stories, in particular their rik rak pieces. My favourite being this linen dress. Unfortunately when I tried it on it just wasn’t flattering on me but if you are a skinny minnie then no doubt it would look beaut. (Speaking of rik rak, how cute is this Asos dress?).
Well that’s quite enough from me and my post pregnancy spending spree. I would love to know about any fashion purchases you guys have made recently. Extra points if it’s breastfeeding friendly. x