Everyone Thursday: Lucite – Imperial Noir Link Statement Necklace

Bittar Imperial Noir Necklace I am seriously obsessed with Alexis Bittar’s new collection of lucite, labradorite, and gunmetal accents, and I’m loving this fabulous bib neklace. It’s wearable in pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond… it’ll fit you when nothing else will, and it’ll draw more attention to your face (and away from any bust/stain issues you may or may not have elsewhere). It is, sadly, $445 at Nordstrom. Alexis Bittar ‘Lucite® – Imperial Noir’ Link Statement Necklace

Working Through Your First Trimester

How to Work Through Your First Trimester | CorporetteMomsHow do you work through your first trimester — and keep your nascent pregnancy on the down-low? Trust me, the exhaustion of the first trimester can take you by surprise, so how do you stay productive at the office when all your body wants to do is nap? (Particularly when you’re probably not telling most people!)

When I got pregnant with my first child in late 2010, I was still trying to juggle a full-time job as a lawyer and a nearly full-time second job as proprietor of Corporette. I’d worked long hours in BigLaw and thought I’d seen it all — I had even gotten mono and two bouts of strep throat and barely slowed down. All of this, it turned out, was nothing compared with growing a human being inside of me.

We had a much longer discussion on how to work through your first trimester on Corporette when I announced my pregnancy (including about whether it hurts women to talk about the hardships of pregnancy), but I thought these tips might be helpful to those of you actually trying to work your way through your first trimester:

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Washable Wednesday: Knit Shirred Surplice Dress

Lands End Knit Shirred Surplice Dress Happy Hump Day! This dress comes with longer sleeves too, but something about the proportions of the short sleeves looks best to me here. I like the bright, happy colors it comes in (blue, green, pink, as well as navy, pictured), and the fact that it’s machine washable. It was $65, but is now marked to $35 at Lands’ End (available in regular, petite, tall, and plus sizes). Lands End Knit Shirred Surplice Dress

Feeding Tuesday: Spun Scarves by Subtle Luxury Bamboo Scarf

Spun Scarves by Subtle Luxury Bamboo ScarfI’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: scarves can be great accessories when you’re breastfeeding, nursing, and beyond. Don’t fit into your regular clothes yet? Scarves help switch it up. Have to breastfeed your baby somewhere public? Pull out a regular scarf to help give you more coverage. Pumping at the office and got a spot on your blouse? Throw a scarf on to cover it up. This particular one has a nice dark bamboo pattern on there, is hand washable, and is only $85. (And, ShopBop is now part of sister company Amazon’s Prime program — nice!) Spun Scarves by Subtle Luxury Bamboo Scarf

Maternity Monday: Jersey Wrap Dress

Rosie Pope Jersey Wrap Dress | CorporetteMomsI never splurged on Rosie Pope dresses during my pregnancies, but this wrap dress looks like a great basic for work, and I like that “wash cold” laundering instruction. It even looks like it could be a great option for pumping and for the postpartum period (when you may or may not fit into your regular clothes). It’s $178 at ShopBop. Readers who’ve bought Rosie Pope, please chime in — what were your thoughts on the quality? Did anyone have this exact dress? Rosie Pope Jersey Wrap Dress

Finally Friday: Vera Bradley Baby Bag

Vera Bradley Baby BagI haven’t seen Vera Bradley’s black diaper bags before, but they look great — lightweight, functional, professional.  Zappos also has this in a number of bright, happy colors which I’m guessing would do a great job of hiding stains.  The bags are $138 at Zappos; Vera Bradley has a few other options at the brand’s website. Vera Bradley Baby Bag