Since giving birth to Naiya seven weeks ago today (I can’t believe how quickly time is flying!), I’ve mostly been wearing a lot of basics around the house on repeat. Between pumping, nursing, cleaning countless dirty diapers and trying to get at least a tiny bit of sleep in, getting dressed (let alone showering or having time to look halfway decent) has been nearly impossible. That said, when I pulled out this comfy floral dress I’d been eyeing in my closet for a while and decided to actually get dressed this week for a change, I felt so more like myself than I have in a very long time; it was so liberating! At the end of my pregnancy, I was down to just a few dresses that fit comfortably and putting on something new and fall-inspired felt so refreshing. 

This dress is so soft, it almost feels (and looks) like pajamas. It gives me the perfect excuse to feel as relaxed as possible throughout the day which I definitely need in my life right now with baby Naiya! I also love that it has buttons down the front because it happens to be perfect for nursing.

I’ve been on a quest for more outfits like this that have buttons, zippers or open down the front because it’s too frustrating to wear anything but this sort of thing when Naiya is hungry and needs food pronto! Furthermore, since I have to pump so much throughout the day as well, wearing outfits with easy access is everything right now. Of course I can always go out and buy a bunch of nursing tanks but its so much more fun to stock up on unique pieces too that I’ll be able to wear after nursing is over too.

Thankfully, I’m finding a ton of fun pieces for fall–like this button-down lace dress, this kimono and this velvet top. Today, I paired this dress with OTK boots I’ve been dying to wear for so long but it’s been way too hot here in LA. I topped off the look with my favorite round sunnies. THE LOOK: Floral Dress / BootsSunnies PHOTOGRAPHY: Azusa Takano

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  1. Arielle, you look beautiful.
    Enjoy your little girl, she’s precious.

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