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

Washable Wednesday: Straight Leg Ponte Pants

Eileen Fisher Straight Leg Ponte PantsThe Nordstrom Clearance Sale has started, and there are some great pieces. This morning’s washable find: these highly rated ponte pants from Eileen Fisher. The bad news here is that there are very limited sizes, unless you’re a petite — but there’s a highly rated pencil skirt and slim pants, both machine washable as well. The pictured pants are $208 (not part of the sale, alas), but the pencil skirt is 40% off and the slimmer pants are 50% off. Eileen Fisher Straight Leg Ponte Pants

I’ll be doing a roundup for general workwear picks on Corporette later today — but note that Nordstrom clearance sales are a great time to stock up on shoes for the littles. (I think this sale was historically focused on the men’s sale — and indeed they have a TON of men’s stuff 50% off and higher.)


Nursing Tuesday: Mama Scoop Cowl Neck

nursing-top-PattyBoutikAs I’ve mentioned before, I think every nursing mom needs at least one or two proper “nursing tops.” They should be functional from the dual purpose of a) letting you feed your child b) without exposing your entire breast and/or belly to the world. It’s a bonus if it looks cute with jeans, trousers, skirts, and more — all of which this $35 top looks like it will do. (PLUS, you wear it while you’re pregnant.) It’s available in this light blue and a black, sizes S-XL — at Amazon. PattyBoutik Mama Scoop Cowl Neck


Maternity Monday: Nursing Wrap Front Dress

Mamalicious Nursing Wrap Front DressThis jersey dress from Mamalicious looks great for work — comfortable, functional both before and after pregnancy, and also professional — love the high neckline and long sleeves. It’s $65.40 at ASOS. Mamalicious Nursing Wrap Front Dress

News Roundup

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

  • The Hartford Courant looks at the (apparently) growing trend of elaborate maternity photo shoots.
  • Colorlines reports on Butchbaby & Co., a startup that makes maternity clothing for those who present as masculine or agender.
  • A mom writes an open letter to mothers of toddlers, in The Huffington Post.
  • New York magazine has an essay on the experience of having a baby and immediately being assigned the generic and inadequate label of MOM. (A key point is that the word is not “mother”).
  • The Toast shares an essay about an expecting mom’s response to people telling her that they hope her baby will be a girl.
  • The New York Times reports on a new study that looks at maternal depression — not just in the postpartum period, but before the baby arrives.
  • PopSugar Fitness has some tips for staying on track with those new year’s healthy-eating resolutions.
  • Liberating Working Moms gives advice about trying to keep a clean home in a household where both parents work.

Do be sure to check out the news update over at Corporette!

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Finally Friday: ‘Damian’ Pump

Charles David 'Damian' Pump | CorporetteMomsOooh, nice: I like these low pumps from Charles David. The heel is only 1.75″, they have 15 mostly positive reviews, and they come in 7 colors, including this wine leather (you know I love a purple pump) and a lovely bright cobalt. They’re 50% off at Nordstrom — were $200, now $99. Charles David ‘Damian’ Pump