How to Create a Nursing Friendly Spring Capsule Wardrobe

“Finding clothes that fit my pregnant/nursing/postpartum body is ______.” What is your blank? My blank would’ve been all over the place a year ago…from impossible, to attainable, to I-don’t-want-to-talk-about-it, to manageable-but-meh. After I had Izzy, I felt like nothing I tried on was really working for my postpartum body shape. I was shrinking in some places, yet staying the same in other places, it was very hard to find clothes that fit. I was on the hunt for clothes that:

  • were classic and flattering
  • I could easily nurse in
  • I could grow a bump into for baby number two
  • I would still want to keep around heading into my 30’s which is only a year away.

After really searching high and low outside of my normal go-to stores, I finally have found some timeless, fun pieces at a great price that work well for a classic capsule postpartum wardrobe heading into spring and summer! They’re all nursing friendly, great to work a bump into later on, and styles that I can add a pop of color to with an accessory, patterned or textured bag or shoe, a bold lip color, or fun hairstyle.

A capsule collection should be versatile, transitional, and functional for every season. Pick a few core pieces you truly love for your body, add in your favorite accessories to create texture and vibrancy, and embrace a more simplistic timeless wardrobe!
-the mini apartment

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How to effortlessly style a floral dress for Valentine’s Day

Floral is one of my favorite patterns to wear. So when Cleo Madison reached out to me asking if I would like to blog about one of their lovely dresses, I was delighted to see they had floral options! What girl can say no to flowers? And speaking of flowers…can you believe Valentine’s Day is just around the corner?!  I feel like it creeps up on me every year. John and I never really go big for Vday, but we do like to make it special for each other. Last year, we gifted each other Enso Rings and this year, we’re doing a date night dinner at The Prado. 

This Valentine’s Day, I wanted to wear something simple yet fun, and easy to throw on for all the day’s festivities. So if you’re on the hunt for a flattering, soft, stretchy and nursing friendly dress, look no further than Cleo Madison ❤ My two favorite things about this dress are the length, and that it’s nursing friendly (even though it’s not actually maternity)! It’s so hard to shop for clothes sometimes because I’m always looking for pieces I can nurse in that aren’t part of a maternity line. But sometimes, like with this dress, I score a piece that totally works! Continue reading

Two Easy Ways to Dress Stylish as a Mom

THE MINI APARTMENT dress stylish as a new mom.jpgFinding pieces that flatter your post-baby body that are stylish, comfortable and conceal/hold in any leftover bump-tummy squishyness doesn’t have to be hard if you know what to look for! I am 6 months postpartum now, and feel pretty good about where my body is at thanks to a good diet, EBF, and working out. But it took me a while to figure out how to dress during those postpartum changes to best fit my body type. So I put together two fun + stylish “cool mom” looks here that can be easily transitioned into your post-baby regular wardrobe! These outfits work with any shape and size, and are not restricted to where your body is currently at postpartum…I also included different price points based on what you prefer to spend ❤ Continued below! Continue reading

How To Survive A 5k Mud Run

There are so many fun runs coming up this Fall in San Diego, and I really want to sign up for at least two of them…I’d like to do another mud run, as well as a bubble run or something silly.

Fun runs are super easy to do, being only a 5k (3 miles), and they actually seem a lot shorter when you’re running them due to how crazy fun they are (especially if you’re doing it with friends..bonus points for fun!). I’ve done the Color Me Rad 5k and the Rugged Maniac 5k so far, and I just realized I haven’t talked at all about the rugged manic 5k John and I did last year in Portland! 🙂

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What’s In My Gym Bag?

Now I’m just going to come out and say it…..I haven’t been to the gym pretty much the entirety of summer–I’ve been eating pizza and netflixing at night working out from home instead. But when I do frequent the gym on campus during the semesters, my bag is pretty packed with gym necessities for a good workout sesh. 😉 So take out your own gym bag, and let’s compare! Xo Continue reading