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New Mom Style

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FashionABLE Scarf // Gypsy Threads Tunic (similar) // Athleta Cashmere Cozy Up Sweater  // Frye Carson Ballet Flats//  FashionABLE leather clutch // Willow & Clay Leggings // Everlane Ryan Long Sleeve Tee // Lou & Gray Sweater Tunic

So I know I owe you a recipe {it’s coming soon!} but I thought this would be a fun post in the meantime. I’ve received a lot of questions on postpartum / new mom style and an overall call for me to share my favorites. I do find that I dress differently now that I’m a mom. I have to think about things I never thought about before, like “can I easily pull this top up or down to nurse?” or “will this color hide spit-up?”.

I find that I’m most attracted to a classic style with hints of boho thrown in there for fun. My daily “uniform” is usually a comfy t-shirt or button down shirt with skinny jeans and flats. Hair in a ponytail and bracelets instead of necklaces because Grayson likes to pull on anything he can get his hands on lately. Hence the hair in a ponytail.

I do feel like I am pretty much back to my old self after delivery but I still skip on outfits that are too hip hugging or clingy. Let’s be real: I still have a little belly pouch happening and don’t feel like flaunting it to the world. Lately, I have loved loose, flowy tops that are flattering but not tight. Tunics and leggings are a must, as are classic comfy sweaters and dark jeans. Anything from Everlane because I’m obsessed.

My diaper bag goes with me everywhere these days, but I throw in my favorite FashionABLE leather clutch to separate my things from Grayson’s diapers and burp clothes.

 

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30 Comments

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    Jess
    October 8, 2014 at 1:07 am

    Super cute picks Jenna! I have definitely been feeling the need to have a little re-do of my closet now that I’ve got two little babes running around and all the clothing considerations that come with new-motherhood. The spit-up requires constant vigilence. 😉

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    Bri | Bites of Bri
    October 8, 2014 at 4:10 am

    Love this! I’ve had a hard time finding good t-shirts so I’m pumped to try the Everlane brand. Thank you for linking these great finds.

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    Sarah
    October 8, 2014 at 5:11 am

    Thanks, Jenna! I have a five month old and am battling the same issues. I had emailed you wondering what you were wearing, hoping to find some inspiration. This is perfect! Thanks!!

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    Adriana
    October 8, 2014 at 6:17 am

    Love all of these picks! As a soon-to-be new mom, I really appreciate all the comfy and cute choices.

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    Bri
    October 8, 2014 at 7:12 am

    Jenna, hi!

    Quick question about the leggings. I love the cranberry color, but are they more for workouts/walks or can they work as casual bottoms? Thanks for the fun post!

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      jenna
      October 8, 2014 at 7:28 am

      I’ve never used mine for exercise. I feel like they are nicer and better to wear out under tunics or dresses!

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        AshleyL
        October 8, 2014 at 8:22 am

        Great I think I might get some soon if the weather in so cal ever cools down. Anthro usually has some great leggings that come out every year too. I love that cardigan although I don’t see myself buying any expensive cashmere while carrying around my breast feeding 3 month old. I think I’m also going to buy that clutch! So cute. Gap makes cute inexpensive flats that don’t have any wearing in period. Thanks for the great advice. Keep it coming!

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          jenna
          October 8, 2014 at 9:23 am

          Haha. Yeah, I save the good stuff (nice sweaters) for naptime when I’m getting stuff done around the house and want to be comfy. Also, for traveling it can’t be beat. But breast milk on cashmere is no bueno. 😉

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        Bri
        October 8, 2014 at 11:23 am

        Just the answer I was hoping for – thanks!

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    Catherine Parks
    October 8, 2014 at 7:41 am

    Hey Jenna! I am in the same boat. It’s hard to find tops that are cute and meet all the obvious requirements as a new nursing mama! I was wondering…are the Everlane tees long enough to cover the umm, tush, with leggings? Thanks!

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      jenna
      October 8, 2014 at 9:24 am

      Not really. I would probably do a longer tunic (Athleta has a few I like, too) with leggings. I like the tees with skinny jeans!

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        Bri
        October 10, 2014 at 2:23 pm

        I ordered the leggings in Port 🙂 Thanks for always sharing such a fun variety of posts!

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    Colleen
    October 8, 2014 at 7:49 am

    Oof! I love the Athleta sweater but not for $198! Also, at Payless they have very comfy ballet flats with foot pads, saving me at least $120 from the Fryes. But the Ts are reasonable, thanks.

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      Laura
      October 8, 2014 at 7:55 am

      Those payless flats are the BEST! And like 12.99$, haha. I wish I had bought one in every color they offer.

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      jenna
      October 8, 2014 at 8:44 am

      The flats ARE expensive but I have had mine for over two years now and probably wear them 3x a week. They show no sign of wear, are the most comfortable flat I own and have taken me miles in Europe when all my other shoes caused blisters. I definitely feel like they are worth the money!

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        Katie
        October 15, 2014 at 6:54 am

        I now have them in two colors and completely agree – you get what you pay for!

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    allie | 6000 miles to home
    October 8, 2014 at 9:05 am

    cute simple and comfy, can’t go wrong! I’m very interested in those flats – thanks for the rave reviews…i might have to go for it 😉 6000milestohome.blogspot.com

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    Jill
    October 8, 2014 at 11:35 am

    So you prefer the Frye flats over Tieks? I love my Tieks and need a new pair, but the price tag keeps putting me off, the Fryes actually seem like a bargain!

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      jenna
      October 8, 2014 at 11:47 am

      I do, for sure. They are way more comfortable and more supportive than my Tieks.

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    Katie
    October 8, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    Curently wearing the Frye flats!! So wonderful!! And seriously, if you haven’t checked out the Frye crossbodies, you HAVE to! My husband got me a crossbody for mother’s day this year and I love it!!

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    Stacy
    October 8, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Thanks for this. Expecting baby two any day. Any suggestions for sizing on the leggings?
    Don’t like super tight things and often leggings are…
    We look similar in size. Just curious if you’d suggest small or medium as for it not to pinch the baby belly 😉 ?
    Thanks!

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      jenna
      October 9, 2014 at 7:28 am

      I wear an extra small in them – I would suggest a small? you don’t want them to be baggy!

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    Natasha
    October 8, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    What skinny jeans brand and style do you prefer?
    Thank you.

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    SusieQ
    October 9, 2014 at 7:59 am

    Have you tried Lula Roe fashions, http://www.lularoe.com? Their items are amazing!

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    Linda
    October 9, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Hi Jenna,
    I always love your fashion posts! I’ve been eyeing those frye flats but do you have a high arch?

    thx,
    lc

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      jenna
      October 9, 2014 at 2:42 pm

      I do not. But in the reviews on Zappos, people commented that it worked fine for those with high arches.

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    Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner
    October 9, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    I’m not a new mom, but I love your style! I love tunics and baggy sweaters with leggings for winter. Easy to dress up or down with boots and jewelry. The Lou & Gray Sweater Tunic is adorable.

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    diana
    October 11, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    i love everlane! cute picks!

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    Natalie
    October 20, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    After seeing your 10/6 post about Everlane, I decided to check them out. OMG, you were not kidding about the softness of the t-shirts! I ended up ordered 3 t-shirts, a sweatshirt, and a tote- I love their stuff! Thanks for the tip!

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    Lara
    January 4, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    Love your comments about post-pregnancy tummy. It’s been 8 months since I had my son,and although I use to have great flat abs, today it’s just a squishy pooch unless I really try to suck it in! Bye-bye midrif showing crop tops! Ha. Lol. Nice to hear someone deal with the same stuff!

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