Maternity Monday: Twinkle Maternity Dress

Dote Twinkle Maternity DressI always feel like a basic black dress is a must-have for pregnancy. I like that this one has a high neckline, and I think it could be worn a few different ways — which always helps to avoid overspending on your maternity wardrobe (as discussed in our eBook on maternity style). Try it layered with a thin turtleneck or long-sleeved tee beneath it, worn with a waterfall cardigan or blazer on top of it, and even belted (above the bump, obviously) or plain. The dress was $109, but is now marked to $87.20 at Amazon — and use code 20OFFVET to take another 20% off. Dote Twinkle Maternity Dress

(Amazon sales can sometimes be so confusing — here’s a direct link to the maternity sale section, kids section, and women’s section — if you’re really on the hunt for a deal note that you can filter by % off, as well as Prime eligible only.)



Finally Friday: Cap Toe Flat

Crocs Cap Toe Flat | CorporetteMomsYou may have mixed feelings on Crocs (hideous for all! great for kids only! great as slippers only! great for all!) but these 85 positive reviews and, let’s face it, a pretty cute look, make these rubber shoes kind of great, particularly for mamas. Wear them as a commuting shoe (or your shoe shoe) to work, and then wear them around the sprayground with your kiddo. I love that pop of yellow, but the shoe also comes in black, white, bronze, dark brown, and tortoise. Amazon carries the shoe in many colors, including purple, with prices from $22-$53; and 6pm has a sale color, espresso reduced to $29. The shoes pictured are $39 at Zappos. Crocs Cap Toe Flat

Psst: Note that Amazon’s Deal of the Day is 70% off coats, including lots of coats for babies and kids.

Everyone Thursday: Tailored Peplum Jacket

Topshop Tailored Peplum JacketI originally had my eye on this little number for Washable Wednesday, but I’m trying to limit that feature to things where the care instructions are actually “machine wash,” not just things where they say something other than “dry clean only.”  This one says “dry clean,” but I wouldn’t even give this one a grace period — it looks totally washable to my eyes.  I like the slightly fitted nature, the collarless jewelneck, and the slight peplum flounce in the back.  It comes in charcoal and “nude”, sizes 2-14, for $96 at Nordstrom. Topshop Tailored Peplum Jacket

(Although this piece is (sadly) not part of the Nordstrom clearance sale, lots of other great pieces are — please do check out our workwear roundup.)

(Psst: the Kate Spade surprise sale ends today, with prices up to 75% off — baby bags are included.)

Washable Wednesday: Sweater Jersey Wrap Top

Ann Taylor Sweater Jersey Wrap TopI love this soft textured sweater jersey from Ann Taylor, which looks like a great basic for work or the weekend — and why yes, it is machine washable. It’s available exclusively online in green, light blue, red, burgundy, and black, sizes XXS-XXL in regular and petites. It’s $59 full price.  Ann Taylor Sweater Jersey Wrap Top

Psst: Note that the Nordstrom Clearance Sale starts today, with prices up to 40% off — check out our in depth look at the sale options for women’s workwear at Corporette. Additionally, please note that maternity clothes are included, as well as a few choice baby bags, baby gear, as well as a lot of kids’ clothes and shoes (I usually clean up on the shoes!) on sale.

Nursing Tuesday: Asymmetrical Fleece Wrap Cardigan

Asymmetrical Fleece Wrap CardiganReader M wrote in to nominate this cardigan, noting, “I bought one a few weeks ago and I have already gotten so much use out of it. I can nurse discreetly in public without a separate cover, the fabric is warm and cozy and the shape is flattering for postpartum lumps. The fleece (a nice sweatshirt material) is probably too casual for the office, although it’s fantastic for maternity leave. It comes in lots of colors, is machine washable, and is currently on sale. It also looks like there is a knit version that could be suitable for work.”  Nice!  It comes in 38 (!!!) colors, and has almost 2000 (!!!) positive reviews — and that is just the fleece version; there is also the drapey rayon version and a more summery poly blend. The pictured cardigan comes in sizes XS-XL, regular, petite, and plus size, and is marked down from $58 to $39.90.  (Allegedly some colors are $19.90, but after adding about six of them to my cart I can’t for the life of me figure out which.)   Bobeau Asymmetrical Fleece Wrap Cardigan

Maternity Monday: Cowl Neck Sweater Tunic

Old Navy Cowl Neck Sweater TunicsI only had one maternity sweater  for all of last winter, just making do with cardigans for most of last winter — but I really like this cowl-neck sweater-tunic from Old Navy, which looks like it would be nice with leggings, skinny cords, pencil skirts, or even as a top layer on top of some more summery tank-type dresses.  The sweater is available in sizes XS-XXL at Old Navy, and is $26.94 full price.  Old Navy Cowl Neck Sweater Tunics