Maternity Monday: Mosaic Side Pleat Long Sleeve Dress

Maternity Mosaic Side Pleat Long Sleeve Dress 2Happy Cyber Monday! Stay tuned for a sale roundup later today, but for today’s workwear pick for pregnant moms, I like this simple ruched dress from Loft. It’s machine washable, has a nice high neckline and modest hemline, and looks totally wearable as soon as you have a bump. Lovely. The plain black version is almost entirely sold out, which I always take as a good sign. It’s $84.50 full price, but with code MONDAY it comes down to $42.25 at Loft (available in sizes XS-XXL).  Maternity Mosaic Side Pleat Long Sleeve Dress 2

25 Thanksgiving Sales for Moms, Kids, and Gear!

Which sales are you eyeing for your family this week? Don’t forget to check out the longer Thanksgiving sales list at Corporette for general workwear — this list is focused on maternity, nursing, kids’ gear (like shoes), etc. Stay tuned — we’ll update as we can. Friday’s additions are in red.

  • A Pea in the Pod – Buy 1 item get 15% off, buy 2 items get 20% off, buy 3 items get 25% off, buy 4 items get 30% off, or buy 5 or more items and get 35% off (through 11/28).
  • Amazon – Clothing: All girls’ Frozen apparel $10 or less, boys’ Nautica sweaters and hoodies under $17. Nina dress shoes for girls and Hush Puppies for boys 50% off, 60% off Calvin Klein boys’ items (through 11/29). Up to 65% off boys’ clothing, shoes, and more. Up to 65% off shoes for the whole family.  Gear: 35% off select Graco strollers and car seats; 20% off Maxi-Cosi car seats, strollers, and accessories; 50% off Levana Sophia Video Baby Monitor; 40% off select BABYBJORN bouncers, travel cribs, and carriers; and 30% off select Skip Hop diaper bags (through 11/29).
  • ASOS – 30% off everything with code TGIBF.
  • Bare Necessities – 25% off sitewide with code THANKS. 25% off sitewide with code BF25.
  • Bloomingdale’s Kids & Baby – 20-40% off selected baby merchandise (through 11/30).
  • Boden – 30% off sitewide.
  • Carter’s – 50% off everything.
  • The Children’s Place – 50% off everything plus free shipping.
  • – 30% off your purchase with code JOLLY14. $10 off your first case of diapers and $5 off future cases through 1/31; Cyber Deals 30-70% off. 
  • Dorothy Perkins – Up to 30% off everything.
  • eBags – Up to 70% off.
  • Eddie Bauer – Up to 50% off everything.
  • Figure 8 Maternity – 20-70% off Olian Maternity and Maternity America, 20-30% off Bravado select styles. 20% off Baju Mama, Belly Bandit, Blanqi, Boob, Bravado Designs, Majamas, MEV. Save on rarely discounted brands: Baby K’tan, Body After Baby, Carriwell, Ingrid & Isabel, Peek-a-Boo, Sophie & Eve. 
  • Gap – 50% sitewide with code BLKFRIDAY (through 11/28).
  • Giggle  $20 off $100+, $50 off $200+, $150 off $500+ with code GOHOLIDAY.
  • Gymboree – Everything 50% off.
  • Isabella Oliver – 33% off all maternity jackets, coats, and knitwear with code AT38.
  • Japanese Weekend – 40% off sitewide (excluding mamacoat); $200 mamacoat plus free infinity scarf. (11/28). 35% off everything and 25% off mamacoat (11/29-11/30). 30% off everything (excluding mamacoat) (12/1).
  • JCPenney – 60% off select Carter’s sleepwear and apparel. Doorbusters online through 11/28 1pm CST.
  • J.Crew – 30% off select full-price styles and 40% off sale items with code HOLIDAY (through 11/30).
  • Kohl’s –  50% off select toys and $15 in Kohl’s cash for every $50 spent. 20-50% off VTech, LeapFrog, and Playmobil toys; 60% off select outerwear for the family, 50-60% off sleepwear for the family; 50% off select toys (11/28 through 3pm CST).
  • Lands’ End – 40% off select categories each day and 30% off the remainder of your order (through 11/30). Fri.: 40% off all outerwear.
  • Macy’s – Extra 15% off Thanksgiving Sale + Black Friday Specials with code THANKS (through 11/29).
  • Old Navy – Up to 50% sitewide, extra 15% off sale items with code GRAVY (through 11/28).
  • OshKosh – 50% off everything.
  • Pottery Barn Kids – 20% off any regular-price item (excludes furniture) with code GOBBLE. 30% off all wooden trains plus free shipping; 20% off dolls and doll accessories, Anywhere Chairs and beanbags, pajamas, and super hero collection. 
  • – Extra 30% off sale items. Extra 30% off sale shoes with code BLACK.
  • – BOGO 50% off second toy of the same favorite brand; 40% off sweaters for men, women, and kids; $18 Fisher Price gift sets.

News Roundup

news roundup - warm in strollerSome of the articles of interest to working mothers that we’ve seen around the web recently…

  • Lucie’s List rounds up a bunch of products that keep babies and kids warm in car seats, strollers, and baby carriers.
  • DailyWorth shares the DW25, its list of the 25 best companies for women, determined by a point system that “factored in upward mobility and a culture of support for women and their families.”
  • The Washington Post reviews a report that shows companies who offer generous maternity leave and flexible work arrangements may feel that they’re already doing enough for women and fail to adequately support them in other ways. Speaking of flexibility, Working Mother has some tips on proposing a telecommuting arrangement.
  • An essay in The New York Times ponders the “mommy” role and how it dominates societal expectations of women who are mothers, while the NYT’s Motherlode blog has a response commenting on the lack of support for parents in general.
  • Fortune talks about the much higher proportion of male executives who have support from a stay-at-home spouse as compared to their female counterparts at the office.
  • Need a laugh before facing Thanksgiving travel this week? Here’s one from Off the (Meat)Hook.

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

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Everyone Wednesday: Vintage Vida Clutch

Hobo Vintage Vida Clutch | CorporetteMomsWe talk a lot about wristlets at the main site — great for lunch runs, and digging in a huge tote bag — but mamas, I think this idea was made for us. It’s a great way to transfer the few personal items from your diaper bag to your work bag — take it with you if you want to leave the diaper bag unguarded on the playground while you run around with the kiddos — and more. I like the look of this bright HOBO clutch — it was $98, but is now $73.50. Use code HOLIDAY25 to bring it down another 25%, to $55. HOBO Vintage Vida Clutch

(Through 11/28, Amazon is offering an additional 25% off shoes, boots, and handbags — tons of great selections for moms, kids, and, hey, Daddy too.)

Washable Tuesday: Belle Stretch Ponte Twist Dress

Dobbin Belle Stretch Ponte Twist Dress | CorporetteMomsI’ve always heard great things about Dobbin dresses, but someone recently clued me in to the fact that they’re almost all machine washable — love it, and especially the twist detail on this bracelet sleeve dress. The dress comes in sizes 00-16 for $168. Dobbin Belle Stretch Ponte Twist Dress

Maternity Monday: Slouch Dress

Hatch Slouch DressI’m generally not a fan of the uber-slouchy, uber-boxy, so-ugly-it’s-cool style of fashion that’s become popular lately — but even I can get behind this dress.  I like the bright, happy color, and let’s face it, some of the more fitted bodycon styles are the last thing one wants to wear while pregnant (no matter how proud you are of your bump).  I’d try it with tights, flat boots, and a closeknit sweater (silk, maybe merino) to hug my shoulders and arms.  The dress is $208 at Shopbop, also available in black.  Hatch Slouch Dress

Psst: Amazon is offering 25% off a ton of shoes and handbags — check out the selection here.