Friday, September 26, 2014

The Perfect Postpartum Shirt {+ a White Plum Giveaway!}

I first heard about White Plum through Grace I think, and I have loved them since the beginning. Hilary's story is amazing- anyone who goes from dancing with the stars to dancing with toddlers, stay-at-home mom style, and then starts a company to keep fellow moms looking cute without spending hundreds has my business. White Plum is offering some sweet little treats for you readers with a giveaway of a pair of their leggings AND a discount for 20% off entire purchase until 9/28 when you use the code TIMEFLIES. So hit up the rafflecopter at the end and head over to use the code!

Now let's talk about these shirts.


I have been on the lookout for some cute shirts that are friendly to the just-bore-a-baby midsection, because Jenny hit the nail on the head when she insisted that non-maternity clothes should be purchased after the baby is born, even if they are 5 sizes bigger than your pre-baby size, it is so worth it! Feeling pretty just helps everything, it just does. For me it has been essential to not be sporting my many maternity shirts with that side-rouching, which incidentally does nothing but create a pregnant belly for you if there isn't still one.

When I go in search for a good postpartum shirt, I try to stick with 3 strict criteria:
1) Must be NON-maternity
2) Must be nursing friendly
3) Must cause as few people as possible (preferably none) to ask me when I am due while I cradle my obvious newborn.

Ok, #3 hasn't actually happened to me yet, but this time around I have just been waiting for it. Baby #4 has left the old belly looking a whole lot more early 2nd trimester-ish than 8 weeks postpartum-ish. Needless to say when the wonderful ladies at White Plum sent over these spectacularly flowy+cute shirts, which are both great transitional pieces for the warm to cool fall days, and great transitional tops for the early postpartum days, I was thrilled. They certainly meet all my criteria, the colorblock one is especially forgiving in the midsection and the pink one has so much luscious fabric I could just use it as a nursing tent and drape it over Joseph, and I just might.

You like this senior picture side stance, don't you? I knew you would.

While they are great for postpartum days they are really wonderful shirts whether you've just had baby or have never had one and are never going to have one. So comfy, so cute, so great.

And don't forget!! White Plum is so generously offering one winner-of-a-reader a pair of their super cute leggings. I am a sucker for all things seasonal and festive, so if I were picking I'd go with these or these, but their selection is stellar so I recommend some extensive perusing. Either way, do up the rafflecopter now!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

41 comments :

  1. Looking great, Ana!! Ummm the Log Cabin Leggings or Alberta Reindeer ones looks excellent for Christmas time!

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  2. Piko tops are my absolute FAV shirts!

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  3. I loveee both the Netherlands and Nordic patterns. Would be great for holiday loungewear especially when I am home in the Northwoods.

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  4. love that green color blocked number...and thanks for the shout out. It's my solemn mission to spread the post partum maternity wear rejection message near and far.

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  5. I like the Skagway and Northern Lights for cold weather... but so many good ones makes it hard to choose!

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  6. I kinda love the Hot Pink Textured Leggings. If that's wrong, I don't want to be right. Also the "Can't Hold Me Down" dress, though it's not nurseable. But I won't be nursing forever, right? (Right?)

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  7. Such cute tops, Ana. And I love their cutout flats!

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  8. You look great Ana! And I'm fully on board no maternity wear after birth, because is there anything more depressing?? I feel like I have all sizes of jeans for the different stages of postpartum-pregnant-postpartum-repeat phase that I live in perpetually.

    Also, I obviously need Canadian Caribou leggings.

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  9. Looking good friend!! That paneled shirt is so cool.

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  10. I've been entering every White Plum giveaway hoping to win! I really want one of their leggings or one of their dresses. I don't have a Twitter account, but I did all the other entries.

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  11. It would be a very hard call between their boots and the hint of lace tunic

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  12. You look great! And, I could definitely use more leggings in my life! Especially fun ones (have none.) and more tunics! (because mama pouch). Loving the purple caribou flower and the red rose leggings as well as their tunics!

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  13. I love the Bronze Metallic Palazzo Pants and the Zeyla Crochet Blouse!

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  14. Yeah! I could use some cute clothes.

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  15. You look sooo great! I can't believe you just had Joseph! What's your secret?!

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  16. I like the plain fleece lined ones - they look very warm!

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  17. So cute! I'm in need of these flattering shirts after Baby 2. And probably the fleece-line leggings since this winter is supposed to be worse than last!!

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  18. ohmigosh alllll the leggings. all of them :)

    but i'm a sucker for a good tunic top with leggings like the kaylee and the sheer grace and the ashland hi-lo!

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  19. The boots are my favorite!! Abigail Knee Highs..love them!










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  20. Their leggings are amazing but I really love their dresses! Especially their Nottinghill one- so pretty!

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  21. I like the Fate: Margaux Open Cardigan.

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  22. Both your shirts are so cute! I love the pink one you have

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  23. I live in the arctic. ( not really but winter sure feels like it! ) Fleece lined leggings are calling my name.

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  24. MELINDA CUT-OUT BOOTIE , DIAMOND GEOMETRIC GRAPHIC TEE and CARIBOU RIVER CARDIGAN are a few of my favorite items - shaunie on rafflecopter

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  25. Love the Prim & Paisley dress!

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  26. I love pretty much all their leggings & I've always envied their tunics but I'm not sure how they'd look on a petite lady like myself. All of their models on the site are always 5'7 or taller. Anyone else who's not overly gifted in the height department try any of their tunics and make them work?

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  27. I need a pair of palazzo pants.

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  28. I love the Cambridge Faux Suede Oxfords.

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  29. The gold metallic leggings are HOT! You look awesome in that colorblock top...adding to my postpartum wish list!!!

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  30. There are many favorites from White Plum but I especially like the Rowan Jacket. Thanks so much.

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  31. I like the Sheer Grace Tunic Dress!

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  32. Was a winner selected? I've been checking everyday hopeful! :)

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