Now I’m nearing the end of my pregnancy I am starting to think ahead to Summer and what I will be wearing and how I will be dressing my postpartum body.  I’ve got to be honest, I’m not relishing the idea of having to find clothing to; keep me cool, suit my weird shape, and that I can breastfeed in discretely as I am a bit of a novice at it and will no doubt be self-self-concious.

I think this might be a common thing, as I have spoken to my sister and she felt the same, but after I’ve had a baby I feel like my style changes. I look at my old clothes and wonder what on earth I was thinking.

I’ve put together two outfits I’d love for Summer. For the first outfit I wanted something floaty and light for those really warm days and so I chose this gorgeous maxi dress.  I love how the dress has a sheer floaty panel to help hide any lumps and bumps – there are lots of similar styles available too. I paired the dress with these embellished sandals; which are also available here from JD Williams.  I accessorised with a simple pair of sunglasses from H&M.

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My second outfit choice is a bit more ‘mum on the run’ for an everyday look.  I’ve been seeing these pinafore dresses everywhere and I immediately thought how good they’d be for breastfeeding. I’ve kept it light and summery with a pop-over shirt from Joules in a classic stripe.  The shirt unbuttons at the front and so I am able to feed quite discretely once I have undone the dress.  I chose a pair of White Converse to keep the look casual and comfortable.

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I’m hoping we’ll see some proper sunshine soon and I’ll get to treat myself to a few of these pieces.  How did you feel about your style postpartum and what do you plan to wear this Summer?

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I’m not known for my patience and I’ve been holding back going baby mad on the spending front. I have, however, been doing a little bit of window shopping and dreaming about how I’d like the nursery to look so I’ve come up with a nursery wishlist for baby number 3.

We recently moved into a new house and have four double bedrooms. Matt and I are in the master bedroom, the second bedroom is currently our guest room and has built in wardrobes so we use it for a lot of storage, the third bedroom is Logan’s and Florence is in the fourth bedroom. I guess, naturally, you’d expect the baby to have the fourth bedroom but we have decided to keep Florence where she is and put baby in the second bedroom. This is mainly because we want to keep the second bedroom as a spare for as long as possible and also because, although small, babies have ALOT of stuff! Matt goes off to work early and so we’d need provision in the babies room for me to stay in there some nights so Matt doesn’t wake me up when he goes off at 5:30am. We also recently had blinds fitted and have had lovely girly ones in Florence’s room and went for a neutral pale Grey in the spare room which leads me on to our nursery theme.

Ever since I went to a wedding in July I have been obsessed with Grey, Yellow and White as colour scheme. I just think the contrast of Grey to Yellow is stunning and it works for both genders. We may find out the gender at our 20 week scan but either way I don’t want to go down the traditional blue or pink route. So, on that note I have been surfing the web in search of interiors for the baby’s nursery and I’ve stumbled across lots of bits I really love.

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Where you can find these items:

1. Chevron Fitted Cot Sheet, Mothercare – £3.99
2. Reversible Cloud Blanket, The White Company – £36.00
3. Various Pom Poms, Etsy/Ebay etc
4. Cloud Garland, The White Company – £19.00
5. Grey Star Cushion, The White Company – £16.00

This isn’t a sponsored post, I just adore The White Company’s nursery range!

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