Maternity Monday: New Look Maternity Essentials Pack

Asos Maternity Basics I like the idea of this “maternity starter pack” — and I know I’ve seen similar but I’m blanking on where. For $76.15, this pack includes a maternity mini dress (probably more useful for work as a tunic top), jegging, legging, t-shirt, long-line camisole, and over-the-bump band (super helpful for those early weeks of pregnancy when your regular pants may stop fitting but you don’t want to give in to maternity clothes just yet). Each one of these pieces could cost $20 elsewhere, so to get all six pieces for $75 seems like a good deal.  Readers, have you bought similar “starter packs” anywhere else?  What would your starter pack for new moms look like?  New Look Maternity Essentials Pack

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Finally Friday: Julianne Flat

Born JulianneI’ve often heard this shoe come up in discussions of comfortable flats over at Corporette, and it’s one of Zappos’ best sellers, so I thought I’d post a link. Mamas, do you prefer flats or low heels to other shoes? Did your preferences change after having kids? Zappos has the shoe in 7 colors for $90; 6pm has it in an additional three colors for $56. Happy weekend, ladies! Born Julianne

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

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