My daily outfit choices these days are driven by practicality, so I especially appreciate pieces that work as well with sneakers and flats as they do with heels! And for additional points on the practicality scale, being compatible with a regular bra, machine washable, and stretchy + nursing friendly is always a bonus for me.
I’m partnering with Nordstrom to share this little cotton dress that checks all the boxes, and a few ways I’d change up the accessories for a different look! Since I’m working with all neutrals here, these combos can be applied to pretty much any similar dress in your closet.
The dress is a great petite-friendly basic with a little feminine flair, thanks to the lightly puffed sleeves, squared neckline, and gently swinging A line skirt. It’s TTS and light in weight but not too thin, made of 100% organic cotton with a slight slub textured print on the fabric. The elastic sleeves and smocking have plenty of stretch to it, making this nursing friendly and also early bump friendly (note: the dress length might become too short for late pregnancy).
For fellow bucket bag lovers, I also wanted to mention this purse above as a similar option to one in my collection. The pebbled faux leather is nice quality in person, it comes with an adjustable shoulder strap, and also has a removable canvas liner bag!
Try a chunkier slide sandal like these fun white Birkenstocks and a netted tote bag for an on-trend outfit that works for a trip to the beach or farmer’s market! This pairing is actually my favorite here since the shoes are a little different than my usual.
Dress it up with a ladylike mini bag and low heeled sandals for brunch or a dinner date.
Tie an extra layer around your waist, and throw on chic sneakers and a neutral baseball cap for a casual, laid back look. This has been my go-to for trips to the playground (add a pair of bike shorts underneath if blending over a lot) or longer walks around the city!
For a lunch meeting or a more casual work setting, add a knit blazer and mules (swap in closed-back flats or shoes for business casual offices).
Thank you to Nordstrom for partnering on this post. Which of these pairings is your favorite?