Everyone Thursday: Asymmetric Acrylic Bar Pendant

Asymmetric Acrylic Bar PendantIt’s hard to beat BaubleBar right now for personalized gifts — from prices to selection, they have a TON of great stuff. I constantly wear my Maya Brenner initial necklaces (I have a G in gold and silver, for our last name), but I kind of like the idea of wearing a few of these pendant necklaces, stacked, in different colors with an initial for J and H (for my sons Jack and Harrison). The pendant can be on a gold or silver chain, 16-18″, uppercase or lowercase, comes in 24 colors of acrylics, and each bar can hold up to 3 initials.  Nice.  Prices start at $44. Asymmetric Acrylic Bar Pendant Asymmetric Acrylic Bar Pendant

(If you’re more on the hunt for a wide selection of birthstone jewelry, check out Gemvara.)

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Washable Wednesday: Gemma Wrap Dress

Gemma Wrap DressThe Gemma wrap dress has been around for several seasons now, and it’s a reader favorite over at Corporette — and it’s machine washable. BR has it in 11 colors and patterns, all marked between $58-$98. I particularly like this diamond print wrap dress, which strikes me as flattering but fun. It’s $89.99. Gemma Diamond Print Wrap Dress

If you’re looking for a more affordable version, little sister brand Old Navy has a ton of wrap dresses in fun prints, as well as maternity and plus sizes, for anywhere from $11-35.

Feeding Tuesday: Zoli Straw Sippy Cup (OR: Which Sippy Cups and Bottles Are Your Favorites?)

ZoLi Bot Straw Sippy Cup Blue I was going to feature a bottle for today’s feeding post — we’ve started supplementing a bit so they’re on my mind. I have yet to find a brand that I truly like, though, so I’m punting and posting something we did really like: the ZoLi sippy cup/bottle, which is pretty much what we went to immediately when Jack started drinking regular milk. It’s generally great — it doesn’t leak, is easily held, and as far as I understand it, avoids some of the dental issues sometimes associated with sippy cups. Which bottles or sippy cups are/were your favorites? This one is $12 at Amazon. ZoLi Bot Straw Sippy Cup Blue

(Also great, and a bit more budget friendly: The First Years Take and Toss Straw Cups, 4 for $2.68 as an add-on item at Amazon.)

Here’s another general Q: does your child have the day “off” today from school or daycare? Do you? What arrangements did you make?

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.)