I used to love clothes. I like to think I appreciated finer fabrics and timeless style rather than being too fast-fashion-consumerist, but I also did a lot of online shopping in my fashion heyday and I was super cheap about it. I’m feeling my old love of nice clothing slowly coming back after a year and a half of maternity dresses, leggings and nursing camis. I think it’s because fall is on the horizon, and, as much as I love a flowing maxi dress, I love a good sweater and boots more.
So what does this have to do with breastfeeding? The shirts. I have worn the same pile of camis and tank tops all year so I could easily pull my shirt down to breastfeed. Lifting a shirt up didn’t work for me – it would fall over the baby’s face a lot and annoy me. I have shirts that I haven’t worn in a long time and they’re calling my name… But I can’t comfortably wear them while I’m around my baby. The first silk shirt I wore in over a year was worn on my date night last month, for two hours. I love breastfeeding, but fashion freedom is one thing to look forward to when it’s over.
And mom jeans. I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror the other day and realized how “mom” my jeans really were. How did that happen? I’m sure I wore these jeans before getting pregnant and they didn’t look like this. Maybe it’s because now they’re paired with a nursing cami to complete the my-body-belongs-to-a-baby look.
My goal for the fall season is to make sure my bottom half has style, and to get use out of nice shirts when I can get away with it (maybe when the baby is in daycare through the day).