Finally Friday: ‘Jane’ Handbag

MZ Wallace 'Jane' Handbag | CorporetteMomsI have always admired MZ Wallace’s line of intelligent, lightweight bags, and — while a lot has changed with two kiddos in my life! — that admiration hasn’t changed. There are a bunch of styles to choose from, but I like this Jane bag — great size, lots of pockets, easy-wipe nylon. Love it. The pictured bag is $365 at Nordstrom. MZ Wallace ‘Jane’ Handbag

Here’s a lower-priced alternative.


Everyone Thursday: Open Front Cardigan

Bobeau Open Front Cardigan | CorporetteMomsI like this casual, hand washable cardigan from Bobeau — it’s soft, flattering, and easy. (Their maxi skirts are also pretty great for a casual summer day.) The cardigan is $29-$42 at Nordstrom. Bobeau Open Front Cardigan


Washable Wednesday: Gray Flat Front Washable Wool Pants

JNY Collection Gray Flat Front Washable Wool PantsJones New York continues to have a zillion sales with steep discounts — as one commenter on Corporette noted, this feels like a clean-out-close-up sale.  So: if you like the brand at all, take a swing by now. (Here was our deal alert from a few weeks ago.) For years they’ve had a great washable wool line of suiting, including these basic pants — they were $99, are now marked to $79, and with the “extra 50% off all sale styles,” they come down to under $40.  Nice. JNY Collection Gray Flat Front Washable Wool Pants


Nursing Tuesday: Empire-Waist Maternity and Nursing Top (And: What’s Your Favorite Underwire Nursing Bra?)

BellyMoms Alexa Empire Waist Maternity and Nursing Top | CorporetteMomsThis maternity and nursing top looks great for work, weekend, and beyond — it’s machine washable, comes in four colors, and is on sale for $38 (was $48).  Nice!  BellyMoms Alexa Empire-Waist Maternity and Nursing Top

Psst: a friend and I were just talking yesterday about our favorite underwire nursing bras.  My hands down favorite is Elomi, which readers turned me on to — what is yours?  Sizing never worked out for me but I always thought Cake looked really promising as well. As mentioned before, this was my favorite sleep/nursing bra.


Maternity Monday: ‘Bengaline’ Straight Maternity Skirt

Japanese Weekend 'Bengaline' Straight Maternity Skirt | CorporetteMomsThe Bengaline maternity skirt has been around for several years now, and I like the looks of it — it’s simple, chic, and stretchy; everything you need in a pregnancy skirt. It’s $68 at Nordstrom. Japanese Weekend ‘Bengaline’ Straight Maternity Skirt

Building a maternity wardrobe for work? Check out our page with more suggestions along both classic and trendy/seasonal lines.


Finally Friday: Fabulist Pump

Anne Klein Fabulist Pump | CorporetteMoms

These highly rated 2.25″ heels look great — the iFlex technology makes them very flexible, while the ankle strap keeps them in place. The price is good, too: they’re $79 at Zappos, available in three colors. Anne Klein Fabulist Pump