Style: A Drapey Tee

Everything I’m wearing these days has to be nursing-friendly and machine washable, but most of my pre-pregnancy shirts are still a bit too tight and my options are pretty limited. I was feeling kind of schleppy, so I went out shopping the other day to pick up a couple of new tops that would work for me at my current size, and I came home with my new favorite shirt.

Nicole Balch

It has a high/low hem, but it’s subtle enough that it doesn’t feel too trendy, and it drapes just right. There’s also a pretty pleated detail in the back.

Drapey Tailored Tee

I was a little worried about the practicality of a white shirt like this with two little kids around and a baby constantly on my hip; it has a slight texture to it and I thought it might stain easily. Then I spilled coffee on myself within the first hour of wearing the shirt. Because I am a klutz. Happily, the shirt cleaned up nicely!

The necklace and shoes I’m wearing with the top are no longer available, but I found a couple of alternatives and included them below.

Style: A Drapey Tee

  1. Pixie Ankle Pants, Old Navy

  2. Percey Glasses, Warby Parker

  3. Tailored Tee, Madewell

  4. Horn Link Necklace, Anthropologie

  5. Mamuye Leather Bag, FashionABLE

  6. 14K Bezel and Baguette Diamond Band, Zoe Chicco

  7. Gabor Patent Leather Oxford, Nora’s Shoe Shop

  8. The ABLE Scarf, FashionABLE

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  • Maggie
    November 13, 2014 at 10:12 am

    You look GREAT!! (as usual). I love those pants and just ordered a pair in black for the end of my pregnancy/post partum…at your suggestion. :) This print is on sale right now and I wasn’t sure I could pull it off but you are inspiring me!! I have a question about nursing tops though – do you find that they all have to button down or pull over in the front or can you slip baby under a shirt like this and get away with it?

    • Making it Lovely
      November 13, 2014 at 11:02 am

      My preference is for shirts that unbutton or pull down, but with a top like this I just lift it up. As long as the fabric isn’t too bulky, it works. (I’ve tried wearing some of my thick sweaters, and they’re annoying for nursing.)

  • Katie
    November 13, 2014 at 10:16 am

    You are the cutest post birth Mommy! My last (only) pregnancy I was a shlub in my cotton maturnity T’s for far too long. Thanks for the inspiration this time around.

  • Sarah
    November 13, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Great outfit and love this shirt! Just wondering with the neckline, how you make it nursing friendly? I’m in the same boat right now, trying to find flattering, stylish clothes postpartum. Thanks!

    • Making it Lovely
      November 13, 2014 at 11:04 am

      I just lift it up! You can wear a nursing tank beneath if you like — I didn’t feel comfortable exposing my belly before, but now I kinda don’t care as much. I’m not exactly in great shape right now, but I just had a baby! Big whoop. ;)

  • Clair
    November 13, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    It to me over a year to figure out that I could nurse in a shirt that I could lift up! I was with a friend who lifted her shirt up and I thought, “Oh yeah!”

  • Julie.
    November 13, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Oh wow it looks great on you!! I can never tell with Madewell – I can’t STAND how they show items on their website on wire hangers. Just…no. I always preferred just lifting up a shirt when nursing – I wore nursing tanks or the baby covered my tummy enough. I always felt too cold and exposed with unbuttoned blouses.

  • Your motherp
    November 13, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    LOVE the scarf!!!!

  • Corrin
    November 14, 2014 at 6:48 am

    That’s the kind of shirt I’d buy in every color and extras just in case.

  • Alana
    November 16, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    It is utterly unfair how quickly you bounce back after babies! You look completely adorable. :)