by Kileah McIlvain
It’s that time of year again! Our Facebooks and Instagram feeds are filling up with photos of newly-cut hair, carefully-chosen first-day-of-school-outfits, smiling shiny faces and brand-new backpacks full of new sharpened pencils (I have a thing for new school supplies. I’m pretty sure I get more joy out of shopping at Target for them than my kids do!). For a lot of us, this means school drop-off and pick-up, bringing our babies along to cozy coffee-shop playdates (in Portland we have several kid-friendly coffeeshops set up with puzzles, wooden toys, and play kitchens). Falling back into a fresh, more predictable routine after the adventures of summer vacation is something I look forward to with my trusty day planner! (Yes. I’m the rabid scheduler. Because #MomBrain)
So here are some of my first #LeakyLooks picks for this week. Outfits designed to not take much brain space, #boobfriendly for easy pumping and breastfeeding access, and easy to put together! What are some of YOUR favorite things you look forward to when school starts back up? Tell us in the comments on this post-we’d love to share with our Leakies!
It’s all about clever layering this fall! Pieces that can be worn by themselves or layered with something else as the weather starts changing and becoming more unpredictable. This brilliant nursing dress is designed to work well as a stand-alone piece or layered over a collared shirt or nursing tank/bra. From lined rainboots and a lightweight cardigan, to cognac-colored handbags and a simple wine-colored ring sling-this collection is a great way to bring in autumn and work well throughout your day!
1.Leche Libre Tunic in Slate 2.Forever21 Classic Opaque Tights in Burgundy 3.DairyFairy Arden Bra in Slate 4.DidySling Indio Rubin Red 5.Joules Rainboot Bees Print 6.Modcloth Bicycle Education Cardigan 7.Kohl’s Croft & Barrow Satchel in Brown Sugar 8.H&M necklace and earrings
Mama On A Budget
Would you believe this whole look was created under $50? You can still feel put together and functional without having to sell your right arm or backup breastmilk stash hanging out in your freezer! From start to finish, this look is a great way to ease into fall without being too fussy. Our unusual summer here isn’t quite over so we’re still having to pair layers with shorts at times! To find where I got these great deals, see below.
1.Target Linen V-Tee Merona 2.Faded Glory Women’s Infinity Scarf w/Tassles 3.Old Navy Sweetheart cuffed denim shorts 4.Zulily.com Seashell Pink Nursing Bra 5.H&M Accessories 6.Poshmark.com maroon ballet flats 7.H&M Shoulder Bag
Milk & Cocktails
I was in a dead sprint on Sunday headed from a birth I was doula at, to a wedding on the other side of town. With 15 minutes to put together a quick classy look that was nursing-friendly and golf-club-reception-ready. My husband absolutely LOVES fashion (I know. It’s AMAZING. He always knows my size and shape for EVERYTHING. I love him!) and he picked out an outfit similar to this one. I hope you enjoy. 🙂
1.Modcloth I Think I Can Dress in Teal 2.Wildbird Double Layer in Dove 3.AE Navy Draped Feather necklace 4.Cake Dark Croissant Smoothing Flexi-wire nursing bra 5.Sophi non-toxic nail polish 6.Sofft Desma in Firesky 7.Storksak Olivia Diaper Bag/Handbag