Upstate Sweatshirt

I love tie-dye. Tie-dye is TO-DIE for. Especially when it is on a hoodie sweatshirt. I mean, can you get a better combination than that???? That combo is like peanut butter and jelly. Or cookies and milk. Or toast and butter. It just makes perfect sense and goes together hand in hand. So, thank you Upstate for making the most amazing and awesome sweatshirts. It is my dream come true!

Upstate is a Brooklyn based company that designs (and hand dyes) garments with a technique known as shibori. Shibori is an ancient Japanese tradition of dyeing cloth using several different methods of binding, folding, or compressing the fabric. The look creates an artsy array of patterns and textures.

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Love the contrast in colors, the geometric consistency, and overall look of this Upstate piece!

dress

Here is me from September in an Upstate dress. Super easy, fun, unique, and summery. LOVE.

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Hospital Lounge Wear

Yes, I know, when it comes to sleepwear,  loungewear, and underwear, I am a very lucky girl. Being part of a lingerie family, I definitely have better access to robes, sleepshirts, bras, panties, etc. than the average person. With reason, of course. That said, my husband, Ken, who works at Natori and heads e-commerce as one of his many responsibilities, gives me grief if I start placing too many orders.   So while I have access to amazing Natori products, I have to control myself.

The exception is clothes for the hospital. With this baby’s birth quickly approaching, I knew that I did not have to ask Ken for permission to get comfortable clothes, since I am pushing a baby — HIS baby — out.  If he gives me grief for this, we are going to have to have a little (aka big) conversation.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know it’s totally RIDICULOUS that I care what I look like in the hospital. But who wants to wear some gown that opens in the back that a bazillion other people have worn in the past? Mothers know what goes on in delivery rooms.  NARSTY!!! SO, like my birth with Cruzzie, it is very important that I have a hospital bag packed with only the best lounge wear items — stylish and comfortable.

These are the items that I ordered and have already packed away in my hospital bag for Little Baby Girl Natori!

Natori Affinity Cotton Mandarin Tunic

When I gave birth to Cruzzie, I had a similar Natori sleepshirt that I was obsessed with. It is long enough to walk around the hospital in by itself, and the buttons provide easy access for breastfeeding. Plus, something about the collar screams “put together” and shows that you are a little less disheveled than you actually are….

affinity sleep shirt

I absolutely love the bright color of this sleepshirt. Nothing better to brighten a hospital hallway with some cheery turquoise!

The sleepshirt is the perfect lightweight fabric and is 100% cotton. Comfortable to sit, lie, and walk around in, while looking sophisticated and upbeat.

Natori Shangri-La Robe

This robe is one of the best sellers at Natori, and has been for years. It is also my go-to present for mother’s and friends’s mothers. It is an all around winner — the solid jersey is lightweight and ultra-soft, making it a perfect topper when you are cold or a little embarrassed about the loungewear you are wearing underneath (but if you have all these Natori items for loungewear in the hospital you will NOT be embarrassed. Trust me)

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