Happy Thursday! I like the simplicity of this necklace, as well as the option to wear it as tight or as loose around your neck as you like. The fact that it comes in eight colors speaks pretty highly of it, too. It was $195 but is now $156 at Nordstrom. Kendra Scott ‘Harlow’ Frontal Necklace
Loft has a number of cute things lately, including this spotted skirt dress, which is that rare mix of fun and sophisticated. I like the dark colors, the modest hem and high neckline — I think it would look great with knee-high boots and a chunky cardigan on a casual day, or a blazer and pumps on a more important day. And, of course, it’s washable (70% rayon, 30% tencel), and $69.50 full price, in regular and petite. Loft Spotted Skirt Dress
Psst: Here’s a plus-size option.
This dress looks great for maternity, nursing, and even pumping. I like the dark, sedate colors, as well as the mostly glowing reviews. It’s $99-$109 at Amazon in sizes S-XL. Dote Women’s Maternity and Nursing Twinkle Dress
Old Navy is having a maternity sale (prices up to 40% off) through October 1, and I like a lot of what I see in there. This jersey shift dress (pictured) looks chic, and I like that it’s machine washable — it was $33 but is now marked to $30, available in sizes XS-XXL. I also like this dress. It’s fleece, so the thicker fabric should make it more wearable if your complaint with jersey dresses is that they “show everything,” but it should also be nice and cozy for the winter. I also really like this dolman-sleeved top, which reviewers note is great to wear to work. Old Navy Maternity Jersey Shift Dress
I love the more subdued, textured patterns and colors that LeSportsac is coming out with lately. Take, for example, this Everygirl tote, made out of their classic nylon. At 12.25″ x 7″ x 12″, it isn’t huge but strikes me as plenty big for all of your stuff and — in early days, at least — for use as a diaper bag, one that your partner would be happy to grab. (Am I the only one whose baby diaper bag was miniscule but toddler diaper bag is huge? Also, do you guys have any interest in seeing what’s IN my diaper bag?) The tote also comes in a nice navy nylon with a floral texture, as well as about 7 other colors, from $82 to $102. (6PM has a few more colors, included a muted gray with a floral texture, for $71.) LeSportsac Everygirl Tote
When my first son was born I got obsessed with a terrycloth cardigan from Old Navy. (How obsessed? I am sorry to tell you that, in what I hope was a bout of postpartum hormones, I wore it to my 35th birthday party). Anyhoo: I’m on the hunt for a new one, and I like this highly-rated drape neck zip cardigan from Caslon, available in both regular and petite sizes XS-XL. It comes in four colors (gray, black, a beige “morel,” and a light green “olive grove”) and I kind of want them all. It looks nice zipped up or not, and would be nice whether you’re pregnant, nursing, in the sticky-fingers phase of momhood, or beyond. It’s $68 at Nordstrom. Caslon Drape Neck Zip Cardigan
P.S.: Happy Rosh Hashanah!
P.P.S. If you’re thinking, “Gosh, I wish Kat posted more expensive items,” here’s a $258 version of a terrycloth cardigan.