Pumping Tuesday: Bay’s Nursing Scarf

Bay's Nursing Scarf | CorporetteMomsI recently came across an article that advised pumping moms to bring their nursing covers to work to use as a pumping cover as well — it hadn’t occurred to me but I think it’s great advice. I like the listed reason (that you can have friends in your office to maximize the time without making anyone uncomfortable), but I’ve also seen enough readers trying to figure out how to pump in an office without a lock on the door to think that this might be a great solution. There are a ton of nursing covers on the market, but many have unappealing prints (and don’t get me started on the company names). I like this simple, easy black one from Designs by Bay — it’s available at Amazon for $18.99. Bay’s Nursing Scarf


Maternity Monday: Pixie Pants

Maternity Pixie ChinosI was intrigued to see that Old Navy’s popular Pixie pant comes not only in numerous colors as maternity pants, but that they also have the side panel and the full panel pants. I always preferred the full panel pants personally — ladies, which were your favorites (and why)? The side panel pants are available in three colors, sizes 1-18, and full price at $34 — the full panel ones are available in this sage green and marked down to $21 (very limited sizes left, alas). Maternity Pixie Chinos


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Finally Friday: Josie Flat

Munro Josie FlatMunro is one of those brands that I hear a lot about as being super comfortable and well made — and this Josie flat looks really stylish as well. I love the teeny tiny wedge heel (1.25″ high), and the three colors it comes in.  As always, a sale never hurts: the shoe was $184, but is now marked to $99 — available in five widths, sizes 4.5-11.5. Munro Josie Flat


Everyone Thursday: Slub Jersey Cardigan

C&C California Slub Jersey CardiganOff Fifth has a ton of great sales right now, including a bunch of stuff from brands like C&C California, Splendid, Vince, and more.  (Who knew Vince made so many kids’ shirts? If you can’t get to the free shipping limit of $75, do note that a child’s shirt is only $9, and shipping charges are $7ish… so…).  In any event: I like this lightweight, washable jersey cardigan from C&C California.  I really got into sweaters like this when Jack was small — no buttons or zippers to scratch baby’s face, and because it’s t-shirt material, it washes very easily. It’s mostly appropriate for a casual day, but it can still be a sophisticated look with a belt, jewelry, and a structured piece like a pencil skirt.  The cardigan was originally $108, but is now on sale for $45.49. C&C California Slub Jersey Cardigan


Washable Wednesday: Short Sleeve Wool Dress

Lands' End Short Sleeve Washable Wool Dress | CorporetteMomsLands’ End has so many washable dresses, but this washable wool dress looks great — sleek and elegant. I like the pockets, and although I’m generally not a fan of the self belt, I like the way they’ve styled it here. (I’d still probably swap it out for my own belt, but there you go.) It’s $95, available in regular sizes 4-18 and petite sizes 00-16. Lands’ End Short Sleeve Washable Wool Dress


Postpartum Tuesday: Essential Rollover Skirt

Royal Robbins Essential Rollover Skirt | CorporetteMomsReader E wrote in to recommend her favorite skirt:  “Someone recently asked about maternity leave clothes that aren’t yoga pants, and several people suggested knit skirts with foldover waists. I think this is my favorite knit skirt from Royal Robbins — it is a thicker knit than the Old Navy jersey skirts, and doesn’t hug every curve. It also has a little zip pocket that is just big enough for an iPhone or a key, if you’re carrying a newborn. Very comfy, and it hit me just below the knee — I’m petite with short legs, so it would probably be a modest knee length for all but the tallest women.”  It looks lovely! It’s $50, and available in 3 colors.  Royal Robbins Essential Rollover Skirt