Finally Friday: Comfort Craving Pilot Path Mt Pump

Rockport Comfort Craving Pilot Path Mt Pump | CorporetteMomsThese 2.75″ simple pumps are stuffed to the gills with comfort features — flexible rubber sole, sneaker-like cushioning, and Adidas technology. They’re $100 at Zappos, but note that Amazon has some sizes and colors as low as $20 (!). Rockport Comfort Craving Pilot Path Mt Pump

Everyone Thursday: Crystal Embellished Sabre Bib Necklace

Alexis Bittar Crystal Embellished Sabre Bib Necklace | CorporetteMomsHappy Thursday! I love all things Alexis Bittar, and this bib necklace is no exception — the gold/beige is such an unusual color for a necklace. It’s the kind of piece you can wear while pregnant, nursing, or beyond — lovely. It’s $345 at ShopBop. Alexis Bittar Crystal Embellished Sabre Bib Necklace

Here’s a similar lower-priced option.

Washable Wednesday: Pattern Knit Ponté Welt Pocket Sheath Dress

Lands' End Pattern Knit Ponté Welt Pocket Sheath Dress | CorporetteI’m glad to see that Lands’ End has created a sleeved version of their popular Welt Pocket Sheath. It’s a bummer it only comes in one pattern, but I happen to think the navy/blue floral combo is lovely. The dress was $89, but is now marked to $45 — it’s available in regular, petite, and plus sizes. Pattern Knit Ponté Welt Pocket Sheath Dress

The Best Clothes for Pumping: A Poll

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2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on the best work clothes for pumping milk, but you may also want to check out our new page on tips for pumping at the office. This 2017 threadjack also includes a lot of great advice from working moms about which clothes they wore to pump at the office. 

Ladies, let’s take a poll today on pumping habits, and the best clothes for pumping.  How do YOU pump? Bra on, bra off? Shirt pushed up, shirt opened?

For my $.02, I have always found it easiest to pump with a nursing bra and a nursing bustier — so for me just pushing a simple shirt (t-shirt, sweater, whatever) up around my neck is easiest. However, I know a lot of readers have commented that they just wear regular bras and will get undressed all the way (even pumping in sheath dresses!), and others love wrap blouses and dresses (I’m guessing you guys are omitting the hands-free bustier?). Do you feel less naked with your shoulders covered? So let’s discuss:

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(Pictured: There’s a great sale on this Pleione faux wrap blouse, one of the reader favorites for pumping — some colors are up to 70% off, marked as low as $20. This black and white is higher at $40, but I love the versatile pattern — great for hiding a host of stains, leaks, and more. The blouse was $68, but is now marked to $19-$40 at Nordstrom.) Pleione Faux Wrap Blouse

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Finally Friday: ‘Ryan’ Baby Bag

LeSportsac 'Ryan' Baby Bag | CorporetteI realize I am not yet OUT of the diaper bag years (Harry is almost 9 months) — but it feels a bit silly to purchase MORE diaper bags at this point. Yet, gosh, this one is cute. I love that lightweight LeSportsac nylon, the lovely print, the nice big size. Ladies, how many diaper bags is TOO many diaper bags? This one is part of the Nordstrom clearance sale — was $138, now $92. LeSportsac ‘Ryan’ Baby Bag

(Psst: 6pm has other colors on sale if you’re not feeling the stripe, priced $76-$104. Nordstrom has the camo print on sale here, as well.)

Everyone Thursday: Wool Cashmere Blend Wrap

Nordstrom 'Peacock Tissue' Wool Cashmere Blend Wrap | CorporetteAm I the only one who, in winter, has been known to take my scarf off and add it as another layer to my child’s bunting? For a long time I used to keep a very thin cashmere scarf in my diaper bag anyway, just for that very reason — I even used to pull it out in restaurants that were too cold. It packed down better than most of the hoodies or sweaters, and I didn’t have to remember to keep changing the size. I like this wool/cashmere scarf from Nordstrom — all of the color combos look lovely. It’s part of Nordstrom’s clearance sale — was $98, NOW $65. Nordstrom ‘Peacock Tissue’ Wool Cashmere Blend Wrap