Everyone Thursday: Zuma Beach Necklace

Banana Republic Zuma Beach Statement NecklaceOooh, pretty. I really like the gray stones for this statement necklace. I like the linear, yet natural, feel to the stones, and I think the mix of gray and gold is an unusual one (they also have it in a teal agate). The gray necklace was $98, but is now marked to $45 at Banana Republic; use code BRSHOPNOW to bring the price down to $22.50. Banana Republic Zuma Beach Statement Necklace

Washable Wednesday: Sleeveless Jersey Shift Dress

Eileen Fisher Washable Sleeveless Jersey Shift Dress | CorporetteMomsEileen Fisher is another brand that, I’m learning, has an entire line of washable items marketed as such. This jersey shift dress looks simple but, I suspect, is well made enough that it’ll hold up well for quite some time, which hopefully makes up for the fact that they’re all a bit pricier than your standard ponte dress. This one is $198; there’s a lovely plus-size one with 3/4 sleeves that is marked down to $130 (and a slightly different one at $142). Eileen Fisher Washable Sleeveless Jersey Shift Dress

Feeding Tuesday: Formula Mixing Pitcher

Formula Mixing PitcherI’ll be honest: as a breastfeeding mom, I’m most familiar with making single servings of formula for times when, er, Mommy couldn’t feed the baby (or, yes, for times we’ve supplemented, or for purposes of mixing with cereal). Still, I wanted to throw the formula-feeding moms one since that’s obviously a valid choice that’s been underrepresented with our nursing/pumping-friendly picks. So formula moms — what are your favorite products?   The pictured product, Dr. Brown’s Formula Mixing Pitcher, is highly rated on Amazon, with 598 customer reviews and 4.5 stars — it makes up to 32 ounces at a time with minimal air, it’s BPA free, and all parts are dishwasher safe. Oh yes: and it’s marked down from $19 to $14 (and eligible for Prime). Formula Mixing Pitcher

(In general, should I include feeding products in the mix (along with nursing and pumping-friendly picks) for Feeding Tuesdays, in the interest of sparking discussion and sharing tips?)

Maternity Monday: Maternity/Nursing Tank

bun maternity nursing tankHmmn. In our Guide to Looking Professional While Pregnant, I noted that I didn’t think maternity tanks were worth the money — but I’ve also said that I do recommend a few “nursing” tops (if you’re nursing) for those fun times that you can plan on nursing in public — airplanes, doctors’ offices, the occasional playdate, and more. This tank seems pricey ($45!) but the numerous positive reviews — from women who say they hate the shelf-bra nursing tanks anyway (agree!) — seem solid. I like the fact that it’s a good layering in piece in pregnancy and beyond, and I like the fact that it comes in 8 colors — it shows confidence from the brand. Ladies, what are your thoughts on the necessity of maternity tanks — or nursing tanks? Bun Maternity/Nursing Tank

Finally Friday: Fabulist Heels

Anne Klein FabulistI’ve tried a lot of the brands mentioned in our comfortable heels guide — but I must say that the one of my favorite pair of shoes ever was from Anne Klein’s iFlex line.  I like the super flexible fit (it can bend up to 90 degrees!), the 2″ heel, and the comfortable ankle strap.  The price is also great: it’s $79, full price at Zappos.  Anne Klein Fabulist 

Everyone Thursday: Marled Cable Cardigan

Nic + Zoe Marled Cable Cardigan | CorporetteMomsOoh: I love this cotton blend cardigan with all of its interesting, fun details. Love the peplum hem, the single button closure, and the diagonal stitches in the back, which I think would be super flattering. I’m a huge fan of the marled look, too, and I’m in love with all of these colors. I think it would be a great layering piece in the fall and spring, worn with a pencil skirt, a sheath dress, a pair of trousers… pretty much anything. The care instructions are to hand wash cold, dry flat, and it comes in regular and petite sizes XS-XL for $144. Nic + Zoe Marled Cable Cardigan