Whole Parenting Family

Part 1: Postpartum Capsule Wardrobe for Moi

capsule wardrobe for the postpartum mom

Capsule wardrobes for four year olds? Two year old girls? Babies? Done and so happy with them!

How about for me? I am not going to stick hard & fast to the super minimalism, but I did want to cull through and pick out clothing that would feel good on me this summer.

Anyone who has experienced motherhood, physically growing children or heart-growing children has most likely also experienced the changes that come along with for our bodies. Stress and lack of sleep lead to weight retention. Multiple pregnancies lead to a soft belly. We wear scars most can’t see. And this is OKAY!

I’ve written about embracing your postpartum body and I needed to re-read it the other day.

None of my jeans were fitting right. Tooooo tight. I complained on fb. You guys were so supportive. Obviously I need to ditch them and buy a fabulous pair that actually fit. Eat less sugar, too? Sure. Workout more? Absolutely. But this is my body today. This is my body now. And I love the heck out of it.

So I’ve made a summer capsule wardrobe for my amazing baby-making bod. For what flatters it and loves it and doesn’t shame it. And that I can easily nurse in! My wardrobe is always such a battle after a baby and this summer I want to dress stress free.

woman capsule wardrobe

woman capsule wardrobe

woman capsule wardrobe

woman capsule wardrobe

woman capsule wardrobe

woman capsule wardrobe

Baby PhotoBOMB!

Tell me what your summer staples are. I’ll dish my others in a new post soon.



  1. Molly on May 20, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    I’m finishing up mine right now. After doing a capsule for Fall/Winter I actually wore HOLES into some of my pants – so I finally hit up the best consignment store ever and filled in a few holes in the wardrobe… made by holes. 😉 Still not doing too well with that whole “there are colors other than green, blue, grey and black thing”, but I’m a ginger and our selection is limited.

    • Natural Mama Nell on May 21, 2015 at 1:38 pm

      Hahaha you’re aaesome.

  2. Caitlyn on May 20, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    You are the cutest. I weeded through my closet a few weeks ago and I’m happy to say I officially have MAYBE 3 outfits for summer. So I bought a pair of shorts and now it’s more like 4-5. haha!

    • Natural Mama Nell on May 21, 2015 at 1:38 pm

      Hahah I know!!

  3. Amanda on May 20, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    You are the cutest! I’m with you and even more so since my lower back injury. Give me all the comfy that doesn’t cut at the waist! Leggings are tough since for some reason a lot of them do tighten quite a bit there. I found one pair recently that just hugs me in the waist and I wear them a lot with all the tunics I’ve been collecting the past couple years! Excited for when you make more adult leggings. How would you say they fit in the waist? And love your wardrobe!

  4. Michele on May 21, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Ohhhhhh….I love your style, Nell!!! Can’t wait to see the full capsule!

  5. Christie @ Everything to Someone on May 21, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Very cute!

  6. misty on May 22, 2015 at 1:39 am

    I absolutely LOVE that floral dress! Where did you get it?

    • Natural Mama Nell on May 22, 2015 at 3:08 pm

      It’s a hand-me-down from my sister. The brand is Xhileration!