Working With Style {Nursing Mom Edition}

I’m excited to share my first Working with Style! My style at work is business casual. I go more on the casual side & try to accessorize to make my outfits a little more dressy.

Grey/black sweater & purple cords; LOFT. Bracelet; Silpada.

I’m clearly not afraid of brights or patterns. But I tend to pair them with darker colors & basics to make them more classic & stand out less.

Last Thursday, scarf; Lilly Pulitzer. Purple light sweater & khaki corduroys; LOFT. Black patent flats; Target.

All my outfits have one main feature; easy access to the girls for pumping. And after a year of being unable to fit into LOFT clothes due to IF treatments & a multiples pregnancy, I’ve had a bit of a LOFT shopping habit as of recent. In my defense, they’ve had great sales I couldn’t resist & I’m able to buy a size or two smaller for the first time in years {thank you nursing/pumping for two!}.

Jeans; GAP. Blue top; LOFT. Headband from 25 Designs, Friday festive long silver drop Silpada earrings, my Tiffany heart necklace again & Pandora bracelet, & Stella & Dot black flower ring.

I think I’m wearing a Target nursing tank under the tops in all the photos too. That’s my new standard ~ long sleeve light sweater or top, Target tank, cords or pants, flats. That wardrobe works fine for my work day & also transitions well into evenings running errands & wrangling my 6 month old babies.

Did your wardrobe change post-partum? Any yay-this-fits-again favorites?

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Suz Brown has worked in the insurance industry since 2004 & has enjoyed being a wife to J since 2007. After overcoming infertility & a crazy multiples pregnancy, Suz has been working for the nights & weekends & happily running wild as a Mommy to preemie twins Zach & Lucy since May 2012. Follow along with Suz's journey as a new working mom & sharing other treats in her life at Suz's Treats & on twitter @suzstreats.

15 Comments

  1. Brandy says:

    For an added “umph” to the girls, I sometimes wear a front clasp regular bra. Some of my outfits or necklines show too much nursing bra or make me droopy. I found this option is nice for a pick me up…literally.
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    • Suz says:

      Yes, the one draw-back of the nursing tanks is the uni-boob factor. I have a few nursing bras that I feel offer more lift & less “shelf” when I’m feeling up for it. But I do like the fact that when pumping/nursing, I still have my stomach covered when wearing a tank.
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  2. Rebecca says:

    Can you recommend your favorite brand of nursing tank? I nursed last time around but never had nursing tanks and always felt ill prepared!
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    • Suzanne says:

      Rebecca, thanks for your comment! All my nursing tanks are from Target. I bought four to try right after the babies were born. I thought I’d end up wanting some from a more expensive brand, but I’ve liked & had good luck with the Target ones. I now have one in each color plus two black & two white ones. :)
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  3. KeAnne says:

    You look great!
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  4. Misty says:

    That blue top from Loft is really pretty on you and looks SO comfy.
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  5. Observacious says:

    Great post. Before having kids I didn’t think about how breastfeeding/pumping would impact my wardrobe choices. I’m happy to finally be able to wear my sweater dresses again! (Even in a private mother’s room I wasn’t comfortable hiking a dress up to my boobs in order to pump.)
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    • Suz says:

      Thanks for your comment! I recently tried on {& even purchased} a sweater dress from Loft. I ended up returning it for that reason. I didn’t want to be holding up a heavy dress while pumping.
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  6. Mary Beth says:

    Yay for purple pants!! Also… I never had this much style when I was nursing! I remember the days I “forgot” about pumping/nursing and wore a dress. Oops! Total near-nudity in the lactation room! LOL
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    • Suz says:

      Thanks Mary Beth. I went back to work in September & thankfully it’s been cool enough that I’ve had leggings on under all dresses. But that would be a big fear of mine too! Or that someone else using our pumping room does that… ewww….
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  7. beth says:

    Hi! You look great and its encouraging to see a working mom succeed at pumping. I’m going back to work on Monday and a little nervous about how its all going to work. I spent a lot of time thinking about how pumping will affect my work wardrobe. Like you, I want my stomach covered, but I dont like the target nursing tanks for the uniboob reason. I looked at other nursing tanks but could not justify the high price tag. I found a blog post on a different website that detailed how to make your own nursing tanks so I did that! Using a regular camisole, you detach the strap from the back of the tank and sew the strap into a small loop that can then attach to the clasp of a regular nursing bra. I’m not very crafty, but this was easy and cheap and now I have a bunch of tanks in various colors!

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