The kidney bean isn’t the only one getting new clothes around here. Even after birth, I will definitely have outgrown most of my old shirts for some time, and they definitely aren’t nursing-friendly. I’m also sick to death of the meager choice of affordable maternity “fashion”. And every winter, I begin plotting my new fabulous spring look, anyway… the fact that this year the spring look will be absent a baby bump is just extra-exciting, even if it means that everything else is a size bigger for a while.
I was completely cuckoo over J. Crew’s spring collection last year. Imagine my joy when while perusing the post-Christmas sales this year I discovered that Old Navy has done a pretty blatant ripoff of it. Except that Old Navy’s pieces are machine washable. And reasonably priced. And come in sizes that I’ll be able to wear, and to nurse in. LOVE.
So I snaffled up a collection of pretty, flowing tops at post-Christmas prices, then moved on to my favorite junk jewelry outlet, Forever21. A little contemplation told me that necklaces and earrings are probably not the most sensible accessories for nursing mothers… so I treated myself to some big chunky bracelets. Bracelets are my favorite kind of jewelry, anyway.
And then J. Crew, bless their hearts, ran a 40% off clearance prices sale. And bless their paws and whiskers, they still had the metallic pink espadrilles from last spring. In my (new) size. For like $25.
Mama deserves it all.