Everyone Thursday: Berkley Large Clutch

Michael by Michael Kors Berkley Large Clutch | CorporetteA lot of women feel like they lose a bit of glamour when they become mothers — there are a million reasons for this, including that huge bag of stuff we now have to haul around when traveling with bebe. My own personal items have become so sparse that I suddenly realized, when leaving the house sans kids, I could fit everything I needed into a clutch. Hooray for that teensy bit of glamour, regained. This one pictured is a bestseller at Zappos, and it’s easy to see why — it comes in four different colors for $198. Michael by Michael Kors Berkley Large Clutch

Psst: a more affordable option, here.

Washable Wednesday: Merona Tailored Ponte Blazer

Merona Tailored Ponte Blazer | CorporetteL, a pregnant reader, wrote in to recommend this piece: “I thought I would share with you a great blazer I just got at Target. The tailoring is really nice, it’s washable, and you can’t beat the price! I think it fit true to size and looks like I paid a lot more than I actually did.” Congratulations, L — and thank you for sharing! Readers, have you bought any great washable pieces lately? The blazer is $29.99 at Target (online only), available in four colors and sizes XXS-XL, as well as petites and plus sizes (reduced to $15 and $17, respectively). Merona Tailored Ponte Blazer

Psst: Amazon is having a sale of up to 60% off baby items!  Gear, clothes, and more.

 

Feeding Tuesday: Baby Be Mine Sleeveless Maternity Nursing Nightgown

Baby Be Mine Sleeveless Maternity Nursing Nightgown | CorporetteAfter I delivered my first son, I’ll admit it: I was just in the hospital gown for the entire stay. I heard the same from a lot of my friends — it can be a really overwhelming experience. As I prepared for my second son’s birth, though, I decided to buy this lovely nursing nightgown — I figured it would help me feel more “normal” right away after birth, and look far prettier in the pictures (and with people visiting) than the usual hospital gown. (I also specifically bought a chemise instead of PJs so I didn’t have to sit directly on it in my hospital bed and instead could scrunch it up around my waist when I was under the covers. If you haven’t delivered yet and are trying to figure out why… well, let’s just say you’ll thank me later.)

I liked this one because of the pretty pattern, pull-down neckline, and easy care (machine wash/dry) — and the affordable price: it’s $29.99 with Amazon Prime, available in seven colors. Baby Be Mine Women’s Sleeveless Maternity Nursing Nightgown

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

As always, don’t forget that you can get The CorporetteMoms Guide to Looking Professional During Your Pregnancy (an 18-page PDF) for free if you sign up for our newsletter! 

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