Maternity clothes can be a fun way to try some trendier styles, like this shirt from Loft. Bonus: It’s machine washable.
What hobbies have you hit “pause” on now that you’re busy with kids? What hobbies are NEW to your bucket list — a newly discovered interest after having kids?
If you’re serious about your coffee, check out this insulated travel mug — it’s a bestseller at Amazon and comes from a brand with a cult following.
This is a really pretty “sweater jacket” from White House Black Market. As the name suggests, it walks the line between sweater, jacket, and blazer, and it looks like it would be a great addition to a winter wardrobe. I like the fact that it is unlined, which adds to the comfort factor, but still … Read More about Washable Workwear Wednesday: Embellished Sweater Jacket
I can draw a straight line between my love of Vitamin E and my mother. For every skin/nail/lip ailment, she wholeheartedly recommends trying it, and buys Vitamin E–based lip balm in bulk. After getting out of the shower, I use regular body lotion and add Vitamin E oil to it. I don’t find that it … Read More about Makeup & Beauty Monday: Vitamin E Dietary Supplement Oil
Sometimes the simplest shoe is hardest to find. Personally, I have a very specific shoe buying personality: comfortable, unadorned, a toe shape that is somewhere between pointed and round (almond shaped), with one unique element that keeps the shoe from being boring. This shoe from Dr. Scholl’s hits all of those marks for me. Here, … Read More about Budget Thursday: Brief Bootie
In most articles about the retail slump, Gap is mentioned as a brand that has lost its way, both from a design and price standpoint. When I’ve had the occasion to shop in person, I do find most of their clothing to be… uninspired, but when I do find something I like there, I REALLY … Read More about Washable Workwear Wednesday: Sleeveless Split-Neck Shift Dress in Tweed
I really like this ring from David Yurman. I think the cable design he’s known for is recognizable without being overly flashy, and I like how it’s incorporated into the band of the ring. I also like the pave diamond oval shape. Nordstrom is selling the same ring with a quatrefoil, heart, and starburst shape, … Read More about Accessory Tuesday: ‘Cable Collectibles’ Oval Ring with Diamonds
I never have had the occasion to actually button a blazer I’m wearing, so I didn’t purchase any specifically maternity blazers or open-front cardigans while pregnant. However, I saw this one online, and I probably would wear this even while not pregnant! The wine color is beautiful and perfect for the fall and winter. The … Read More about Maternity Monday: Drape Front Reversible Maternity Jacket
Singing the praises of this drawer organizer makes me feel so old. However, at this point in my life, kitchen organization is extremely satisfying to me. The way my kitchen is set up, I did not have the space in an upper cabinet nor on the counter for a spice rack. We did have an … Read More about Organizing Thursday: SpiceLiner® Spice Drawer Organizer 6-Pack
Banana Republic Factory has gotten a few recent shout-outs in the comments for having a flattering selection at a decent price-to-quality ratio. After perusing the site, there were definitely a few things that tempted me. One item is this machine washable herringbone pencil skirt. I like the unique teal color and that the herringbone print … Read More about Washable Workwear Wednesday: Herringbone Pencil Skirt
For the holidays two years ago, I purchased one of these for myself and one for my sister-in-law who was nursing her son. This serves somewhat of the same purpose as a Boppy but is more travel/on-the-go friendly. I think that this is a good product not only for nursing, but also for situations where … Read More about Nursing/Postpartum Tuesday: The Nursie