after wearing them daily as part of my uniform in middle and high school, i’ve harbored a great disdain for button-front shirts for years. however, once i became a mother and learned of a button-front shirt’s functionality in terms of nursing, i quickly changed my tune. now i find myself considering a top’s breast-feeding friendliness before hitting “purchase.” i realize i won’t be nursing forever, but for the foreseeable future (aiming for at least six months), it’s important to me to fill my closet with mama-friendly pieces (that means easy access to the ladies, haha).
i initially ordered this cotton top after seeing it in natalie’s mini summer capsule collection. i loved the rich mocha color and how its oversized shape draped on her frame. once it arrived, i was pleasantly surprised by how much i loved it myself! perhaps the 15+ years since my uniform days have finally given me an appreciation for the classic button-down silhouette because i quickly ordered the top in the cream color as well. now i have two nursing-friendly and machine washable blouses to incorporate into my new mama wardrobe and to test their versatility, i decided to style the cocao-colored version five different ways with existing pieces in my closet (i believe all outfits would also work with the cream color). i managed to film a speedy video showcasing all five looks during one of gogo’s (what we call my mom) visits (her extra set of hands is the only way i can maintain this space these days) and it’ll be up on my IGTV channel at 3:00 p.m. PST. in the meantime, links to the outfit pieces (or similar options) are provided below and also featured in the @liketoknow.it app.
which look is your favorite?
everlane japanese goweave light square shirt (2) || h&m wide-leg bermuda shorts (run small -sized up to 6) || target universal thread woven mules (TTS) || amazon rattan bag || madewell perfect belt (small)
everlane japanese goweave light square shirt (2) || everlane wide leg crop pant (2) || madewell harper woven mules (sized up 1/2 size) || janessa leone hat (similar) || madewell belt bag (similar here & here)
i’m wearing my natalie borton clare earrings (c/o) in all five looks as well as my christina kober designs element inspiring rings (c/o) honoring the twins. my glasses are the warby parker ‘ada’ frame in acorn tortoise and my pearl clip is from amazon. the hampers can be found here and the hat rack and console table were handmade by my husband (inspiration for the table found here).
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