Washable Wednesday: Long Line Ravello Top

Boden Long Line Ravello Top | CorporetteMomsInteresting: a silk/viscose blouse that is also machine washable. Say what? I like the relaxed fit, the fun prints and colors, and the details like the pleats at the neckline and the keyhole in back. The blouse is $88 at Boden, available in sizes 2-18. Boden Long Line Ravello Top


Nursing Tuesday: Freya Nursing Bra

Freya 'Pure' Underwire Spacer Foam Nursing Bra (D-Cup & Up)Whoa: I do not think Freya had a nursing bra the last time I looked at nursing bras, because I definitely would have tried it. (My favorite underwire nursing bra was the reader-recommended Elomi.) Ladies, we haven’t talked nursing bras for a while — any new favorites beyond old favorites like Bravado and Elomi? The pictured bra is $70, and available in sizes 30DD-38G. Freya ‘Pure’ Underwire Spacer Foam Nursing Bra (D-Cup & Up)

Maternity Monday: Short Sleeve Scoop Neck Beaded Detail Top

Destination Maternity Plus Size Short Sleeve Scoop Neck Beaded Detail Maternity Top | CorporetteMomsThere are far too few cute plus-size maternity tops (at least that I’ve seen), so I’m going to feature this lovely one from Destination Maternity. I like the simple navy, the bit of bling at the collar, and the kind of peplum/tunic shape it has going on. I’d wear it with pencil skirts and ankle pants, perhaps with a bright shoe if possible (I’m loving burgundy heels right now). The top is $40, available in sizes 1x-3x. Destination Maternity Plus Size Short Sleeve Scoop Neck Beaded Detail Maternity Top

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


News Roundup

news roundup - maternity fashion bSome of the articles of interest to working mothers that we’ve seen around the web recently…

  • Baltimore Magazine brings you some tips on maternity fashion.
  • The blogger behind Renegade Mothering reflects on being a working mom and not being able to, for example, leave work in the middle of the day to go with your kid on a field trip.
  • Forbes reports that more working mothers are leaving their corporate jobs for new careers as entrepreneurs, consultants, and freelancers.
  • The Wall Street Journal discusses the stigma surrounding working fathers who reduce their hours to part-time or ask employers for flexibility.
  • The New York Times reports on a school that no longer accepts parent drop-offs of forgotten lunches, homework, etc.
  • Lifehacker shares meal-planning apps, while The New York Times suggests some apps for pregnancy and babies.
  • PopSugar Moms has a list of some kids’ shows that Netflix started streaming this month.
  • For your Laugh of the Week, The Onion has some tips on babyproofing your home.

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Finally Friday: Lucille Oxford

Dansko Lucille Oxford | CorporetteMomsWe just rounded up a ton of booties for work over at Corporette, and one area we didn’t quite get to was the burgeoning trend of the lace-up bootie. These Dansko boots look comfortable, walkable, chase-able (on the playground and beyond), and work-appropriate — huzzah. They’re $180 at Zappos, in gray or black. Dansko Lucille Oxford


Everyone Thursday: Premium Supima/Modal Open Cardigan

L.L. Bean Premium Supima-Modal Open Cardigan | CorporetteMomsI got this washable cardigan recently from L.L. Bean when I ordered some new sheets recently, and like that you can dress it up or down — they even have matching shells for it, which is not something I’ve seen with many washable cardigans. It feels like it’s made from a really nice t-shirt material, is stretchy and comfy, and comes in seven colors, sizes XS-XL (and petite), and is currently on sale for $44 (with free shipping). (Just a note that they have another verrry similar cardigan with a bit more shaping to it — hilariously I think I wanted this one, but actually ordered the other one. Whoopsies.) L.L. Bean Premium Supima/Modal Open Cardigan