Summa, summa, summa-time. Time to sit back and unwind...unless you're a leaky mama with a hungry baby! Summer is the season for cute dresses, flowy jumpsuits, shorts, skirts, and your favorite sandals. But let's be real, who has time to shave or paint their toes with a newborn or toddler? These stylish pieces work for nursing mothers or any mama. Most of these pieces don't require a fresh pedicure or shave. You can just throw them on and go!
1) Wrap Maxi Dress
1. Lulu's 2. ASOS Design 3. Forever 21 4. ASOS Maternity
Currently obsessing over wrap maxi dresses for this summer. You can easily pull these down to nurse, leave the house with those unshaved legs, and look super cute at the same time! These are perfect for those days when you don't have a lot of time to get ready.
2) Kimono Sleeve Jumpsuit
1. ASOS Design Curve 2. Target 3. TJ Maxx-Donna Morgan 4. Missguided
Kimono-sleeved anything, really, should be your bff this summer. The loose/plunging neckline allows easy booby access for baby, while giving mommy a sleek look without much effort.
3) Any Milk-Maker Accessible Jumpsuit
1. Nordstrom Rack 2. Forever 21 3. Boohoo 4. ASOS 5. Missguided
V-neck and thin-strapped jumpsuits are perfect for nursing. They allow you to easily nurse on-the-go and are super quick to pop on. Bandeau/strapless jumpsuits work great too if your breasts will be comfortable and supported enough.
4) Nursing Friendly T-Shirt
1. Old Navy 2. Madewell 3. Motherhood Maternity 4. Forever 21
There are t-shirts made specifically for nursing moms. However, a regular v-neck with a cami underneath works the same!
5) Comfortable Stretchy Pants
1. Macy's 2. J. C. Penney 3. Boohoo
These are essential for anyone IMO. They're as comfy as sweats, but more stylish. Any slim leg pants work, but finding one with a little stretch? BOMBBBBBB.
6) Loose & Flowy Wide-Leg Pants
1. Forever21 2. Rainbow 3. Nasty Gal 4. Nordstrom Rack
Stylish, comfortable, and don't require you to shave.....need I say more?
7) Stunna- Shades
1. Zenni 2. Walmart 3. Sunglass Spot 4. Firmoo
Okay so this isn't technically a piece of clothing, but they're essential!! Aside from the obvious reason of blocking the sun, these are great for covering puffy eyes from sleepless nights. Thank me later.
Invitation to Salvation
Hey there! You probably weren't expecting this at the end of a post like this, but I have really good news to share! God desires so much more for us than we know. God desires for us to be restored back to His original design for mankind. I’m sure you’ve heard the story before about Adam & Eve and the fall of humanity (see more here.)
God designed us to display His glory. Unfortunately, we chose to follow our own idea of evil and good, and sin was introduced to the world. For a better understanding and in-depth analysis of why we need salvation please visit these resources!
The Gospel of Jesus Christ
1 Corinthians 15:3
For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, and then to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
The gospel is God’s good news of reconciliation of Him & mankind. God is not looking for robots to aimlessly follow a leader who will smite them for doing the wrong thing. The truth of the gospel is that God loves us and invites us to dwell with Him in eternity. That is life. God’s overall plan is so much more than we could ever understand, but the beauty is that we don’t have to fully comprehend to believe in Him. Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God (Romans 10:17). As a result of human nature, we are all destined to die. The wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23). So instead of us having to die eternally and suffer the full sentence of death that came about as a result of sin, God took on that punishment for us. Through Jesus Christ, He justified us through His own blood and made life available to all who would choose to believe.
The gospel is so much more than a story about an angry God who wants to control your life and just send you to hell if you don’t do what He wants. I implore you to study the scriptures and God’s creation and redemption story. He will give you the answers you seek. The gospel is God’s plan to restore us into relationship with Him. Sin keeps us from God.
If you believe, or you feel that God is trying to get you to invite Him into your life, the first step is accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Believe that He died for the atonement of your sins (1 John 2:2), that He was buried, and resurrected on the third day, defeating sin and death (Revelation 1:18), and that He invites us to partake in this victory too (Romans 6:5-10.)
So What Must I Do To Be Saved?
It is by grace, through faith! (Ephesians 2:8-9).