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


Maternity Monday: Urban Max II Pants

Theory Maternity Urban Max II Pants | CorporetteMomsI was surprised to see these in the 70%-off section over at ShopBop: gray maternity pants from Theory. Even at 70% off they’re $82 (and they are final sale), but there are a ton of sizes left in both black and gray. Black is full price at $275; gray is 70% off at $82.50. Theory Maternity Urban Max II Pants


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

Weekend Open Thread

Eileen Fisher 'Slew' Lace Up Bootie | CorporetteMomsSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

If you have fussy feet, either from pregnancy, age, or, ha, too many miles, these shoes may be for you. Eileen Fisher is supposed to make great shoes for comfort (this podiatrist’s blog often chooses her shoes) but they’re more fashionable (and even a bit minimalist/artsy) than most “comfort” shoes. These lace-up heels look great for spring, summer, and fall — wear them with skinny pants, flowy pants, dresses, and hey, even shorts. They’re $275 at Nordstrom, available in taupe and black. Eileen Fisher ‘Slew’ Lace Up Bootie


News Roundup

news roundup - skincare motherhoodSome of the articles of interest to working mothers that we’ve seen around the web recently…

  • Racked has an essay from a woman whose skin care routine dramatically changed after she became a mom.
  • The New York Times magazine looks at the complicated issue of antidepressant use during pregnancy.
  • Quartz shares a piece (ignore the alarmist headline) about how parenting in the U.S. has become like a religion.
  • Girls Gone Strong has tips on which exercises to avoid after a c-section.
  • The Guardian reports on a study that shows women who exercise during pregnancy can lessen their chances of developing gestational diabetes (and also gain less weight, but that’s not exactly a surprise).
  • Sunshine & Hurricanes rounds up 10 free road trip apps for families.
  • The New York Times brings news of four children’s animated series created by and available on Netflix.

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Finally Friday: Gatitote Tote

Mosey GatitoteI was poking around for totes for yesterday’s Coffee Break and found this tote (not pictured), which is HUGE when you click on the link — if you’re that woman who needs to carry every single thing with you (and want it in a shoulder bag), that tote is for you.  But: it got me thinking about the brand Mosey, which makes the convertible backpack that I wore all the time when Harry and Jack were small (it’s a great backpack with some baby carriers), and poked through their offerings — and found the pictured Gatitote.  It isn’t huge like the other one, but rather looks to be sized juuust right. All of the brand’s bags are made of repurposed plastic bottles; the bag I own was very durable, lightweight, and easy to clean — perfect for summer.  I like the red and light blue version pictured (love those colors together!), but the bag is available in a ton of colors. It’s $106 at Zappos. Mosey Gatitote