Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Pop of Red & Practicality

Before I had Addie I was mostly a pretty functional dresser.  Though, once in a while I might have opted for wedges or heels over flats and toughed it out for the "sake of style."  :P  But after becoming a mom, function wins even more.  And more and more.  

I was totally planning to dress up this super duper comfortable dress (that is also conveniently nursing-friendly) with heels and more jewelry for a wedding this past weekend, but I actually just wore it like this.  Sans fancy jewelry, with flats, with this diaper bag, and all-a-dat.  (Thank goodness the diaper bag is chic!)  And this, for once, was not one of the typical casual San Diego weddings that I usually attend so I honestly felt a little awkward because I would have worn this exact outfit on any normal day.  BUT, I was wearing/carrying Addie in a baby carrier the entire night and was not about to do that for several hours in heels.  And then dance.  No thanks.  And if I was wearing a larger necklace she would have rubbed her face against it while I wore her, which freaks me out worrying that one day she'll cut some part of her face on one of my necklaces!  #momproblems

Soooooo yeah.  Happy red flats it was!  I like to think that as long as I looked presentable, no one cared what I was wearing because all they saw was a cute little baby hanging on me--the best accessory I could have worn, anyway.  *cue sappy music*

On another note, I'm looking forward to styling this dress for the fall.  Most dresses transition well with tights, boots, and a cardigan/sweater/jacket and scarf, and this dress is no exception.  Good thing too, because I need more pieces I can nurse in and extending the seasonal life of pieces is good news to my baby, my wallet, and my sanity!

If you missed some of the posts on dressing for the fall, find them here: Resources to Dress for the Fall Transition and Fall, and How to Wear a Dress in Multiple Seasons.  For other nursing friendly outfits see HERE.

Links to Shop:
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Shop for the Look:
Dress: c/o Joules (exact--beware that UK sizing is different!  Got this in UK 12 / US 8. )
Shoes: Gap (similar, similar, similar)
Bag: c/o Lily Jade (exact)


  1. What a beautiful dress! Even dressed down it still looks fabulous on you!

  2. Gorgeous! I think the minimal look is chic. Sometimes accessories can be overwhelming when you already have pattern and color going on anyway.

  3. IMO the flats look great!

  4. Earlier this summer I was in a toy store that had baby friend necklaces for Mom. They were solid colored beads, but not really beads, because they were made for the baby to be able to chew on. I think these were the ones I saw. Anyway. I look forward to seeing how you style this for the fall!

  5. That is a very cute dress, and a great outfit! I think you're right, while we want to look nice as new mums, everyone only has eyes for the babies - and too right, they are cute little things! :) It comes in handy when you get covered with baby vomit - everyone is too busy looking at baby to care, haha!

    I'm the same as you with necklaces too - every now and then I'll try one but it's not ideal when baby wearing or nursing to have a big necklace for baby to possibly hurt themselves on!

  6. I've seen those before, and was actually given one but maybe I need to look into one of the other styles because it just didn't feel like my thing. Great concept though!

  7. This is gorgeous, I love the print!

  8. Yes, wrap dresses are a nursing mom's best friend! With a nursing tank underneath, you don't even have to worry about the neckline being too revealing which can sometimes be an issue with them.

  9. I just love this dress, Audrey! It's so me, everything about it. Except the price, that is. Sigh. Why can't it be from, like, Target?

  10. What a fresh and pretty look! love your smile:)


  11. I love this dress!

  12. That's a pretty print on the dress, and the colours really suit you.


  13. I actually like that you let this dress do all the talking in this outfit! The print is so pretty, and I love that silhouette on you!

  14. lovely floral dress,that bag is cute.


  15. I'm still in the no statement necklace stage, but now it's less of an issue being scratched and more that the baby with be chomping on it. Love the dress though... Usually just end up wearing separates to weddings.


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