Washable Wednesday: Silk Legacy Blouse

Ann Taylor Silk Legacy Blouse | CorporetteMomsThere are a TON of glowing reviews for this lovely silk blouse — it’s perfect for work! It has a nice weight (not too thin, but not too thick). It’s the perfect interview shirt! Sadly no one talks about whether it actually is machine washable without becoming a wrinkly mess, but then again my ironing skills leave something to be desired. The blouse is on a great deal: was $119, now marked to $99, and get an additional 60% off. It’s available in three colors, regular and petite sizes. Ann Taylor Silk Legacy Blouse

(Ladies, do you own this blouse — how is the care? Is something that requires ironing a deal breaker for you for Washable Wednesday? Do tell.)


Nursing Tuesday: Nursing Shift Dress with Asymmetric Overlay

Nursing Shift DressThis dress isn’t for everyone, I’ll grant you, but I’d take a chance on it — I like the high neckline, the fact that it works both for maternity and nursing. Also — am I the only one who hates “nursing” tops that leave, for example, huge slits in your shirt? I like that this one has you covered, and keeps you covered from both the top and the bottom when you’re nursing. It’s $56 at ASOS. ASOS Maternity NURSING Shift Dress With Asymmetric Overlay


Maternity Monday: Ivybridge Maternity Dress

Isabella Oliver Ivybridge Maternity DressThis dress!  Love the satured blue color (of course I do), the jewel neck, the sleeves, the ruching… lovely.  There are also a few sizes available in a taupe (in maternity and “regular”?  what?!).  The dress is $97-$149 at Nordstrom. Isabella Oliver Ivybridge Maternity Dress


News Roundup

news roundup - plus maternitySome of the articles of interest to working mothers that we’ve seen around the web recently…

  • The misleadingly-named PLUS Model Magazine (nope, apparently not for plus-size models…) has tips on finding plus-size maternity wear.
  • Red Tricycle tells you which baby products you don’t really need.
  • Liberating Working Moms gives tips on talking to your boss about pumping at work. They also share some more general tips for working moms.
  • Breadwinning Mama talks about the difficulty of getting kids to after-school activities in families with two working parents.
  • Speaking of difficulty, The New York Times talked to parents trying to keep kids entertained during a cold and snowy winter break.
  • DailyWorth looks at what attachment parenting means for women’s careers.
  • The Science of Mom looks at new information on preventing peanut allergies.
  • For your Laugh of the Week: Hello Flo (of “Camp Gyno” and “First Moon” viral-video fame) is spreading the word about its New Mom Kit though song (and dance)…

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Finally Friday: Navy Sydnee Bag

Pottery Barn Kids Navy Sydnee Bag | CorporetteMomsI always love a good sale, and there’s a big one on this stylish diaper bag. It’s 17″W by 5″ deep by 13.5″ high, looks functional without being juvenile or cutesy, and has a variety of different handles and ways to carry it. Nice. It was $169, but is now $60 at Pottery Barn Kids. Pottery Barn Kids Navy Sydnee Bag


Everyone Thursday: Drape-Front Open Knit Cardigan

Tahari Drape-Front Open Knit Cardigan, GravelPretty, pretty. A drapey cardigan (that instructs you to “hand wash,” which I instantly translate as “machine wash with Woolite on delicate,” because that’s how I roll) works for everyone, whether you’re pregnant, nursing, or beyond. I think the dark gray color is lovely, and I like that this one is longer in the back than the front — that is strangely hard to find. I like it open, as shown, but I’d also probably try it belted. It was $98, but is now marked to $51.75 at Last Call.Tahari Drape-Front Open Knit Cardigan, Gravel

N.B.: Last Call is now offering an extra 50% off all clearance.