Making hump day feel like the weekend!

Today I decided to road test my Happy Weekend dress from Capsule Australia. It only had to stand up to a chilly morning of teaching, a quick break for lunch and the small one “Have milk ‘fore Mummy goes?”, a drive down the peninsula and an afternoon of more teaching in a small, stuffy room. Easy, right?

I paired with black leggings (lucky this dress is such a dark navy you can totally get away with it!), a skinny belt slouched around my hips and black ballet flats. Underneath, a trusty nursing-friendly tank/singlet top. Since the neckline on this is a nice change from most bf-friendly clothes (high and round), I figured I’d need to lift the hem to feed.

Teaching morning complete, I came upstairs to the demands of “Mummy! Milk PLEASE!” (You’d think we starved her, but she’s fighting a cold and hey, whatever works. Belt off, dress up and excellent- I’m all still covered and the nice a-line shape of the skirt means I could probably show very little skin even without the singlet under. GOOD TO KNOW.
As I escape the sticky fingers and grab car keys, I leave my belt lying on the bed and instead tie an experimental knot off to one side with a hank of skirt. Works well, and would look good layered over another short skirt, but I don’t have time to change, so knotted over leggings it is!

Get out of car an hour later and realise it’s ten degrees warmer. Fortunately we’ve had a spate of warm weather and I don’t NEED to wear leggings (this is code that my legs are not hairy enough to shock anyone), so I just take them off in the car and hey presto! Check out my sweet summer frock ;)

Luckily, it also goes very nicely with a certain ring sling I like a lot… ;)


In short: this is working for me. It’s not my usual style, but it’s a gorgeously flexible and easy piece to have kicking around. It’s light enough to wear to the beach and horrendously comfortable; easy to layer with neutrals and work in every season, and would be a great dress to follow you through a pregnancy and beyond, with a forgiving drape and weight to the fabric. I ordered an au size 10 (what I usually wear) and I think the sizes are quite generous; next time I’ll be eyeing off a size 8 ;) go forth! Enter with our handy dandy widget and score one of your own- we get to draw THREE winners on Friday!


Author: Chelsea

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  1. This is the sort of dress I love to wear and its good to know it can be worn when breastfeeding. My 10 week old is a boobie monster! Lol

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  2. My fav item in my wardrobe is a maxi dress with elastic neck that makes it easy to breastfeed a baby.

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  3. The items I love most in my wardrobe right now are my leggings. Comfortable, lots of options and they fit!

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  4. My harem trousers are my fave! I now have 3 pairs. I loved them before I got pregnant and was thrilled when I realised I didn’t have to sacrifice much on my wardrobe! Epitome of easy style – super comfy, stylish and goes with most things!

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  5. A black v neck top… Always makes me feel good!

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  6. My grey long sweater with leggings, or my high waisted black and white skulls skirt with a black top, Lace Dress, and my Dark Blue Mini dress with leggings

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