it’s officially caftan season, and this new caftan by storq is so perfect that it almost makes me miss being pregnant. fortunately for me, i still have a postpartum belly to contend with and an 8-week-old baby nursing on demand. oh, and i’m human. so yeah, this caftan is awesome. it was designed to be worn before, during, and after pregnancy, so i’m basically gonna be wearing it every single day. the fabric is super soft and sturdy, while the cut is generous and forgiving while still having some interest. i really love the subtle shape of the collar and sleeves, and i appreciate that there’s a button front, which is pretty much necessary for breastfeeding.
speaking of clothes to wear during the “4th trimester,” i was thinking about creating a guide on what to wear during recovery, breastfeeding, and babywearing. but instead of holding out on you guys for one big lookbook, i thought i’d just start sharing some of my favorite looks as outfit posts and then rounding them all up into one post at the end. i’ve definitely learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t after having two babies, but i’m sure there are tons of great brands out there that i haven’t even heard of, or styling tips that i haven’t considered, so please let me know if you have any tips or recommendations while i go along!
and in the meantime, you really should check out storq if you haven’t already. lots of really great basics for maternity and beyond!
brookes boswell cortland straw hat
marais usa jardin heels
My go-to for breastfeeding is most definitely the 2 shirt method! I just wear a bra tank underneath all my shirts and when it’s time for a feeding, just pull up the top shirt and lower the tank so that only the breast comes out(there’s even the tanks that snap into place at the straps much like a nursing bra). I keep some bambooies pads(they’re incredibly soft!) in there too for leakage. Bonus is that you can strategically place the top shirt to cover the top of the breast so you’re not exposed at all and it’s easy-peasy while babywearing too! It gives me the options of looking for “normal” shirts and blouses instead of only ones that have a deep neck or buttons. You look absolutely incredible and I’ve really enjoyed watching your motherhood journey and your babies are so precious! Keep up the good work!