Washable Wednesday: Two-Way Stretch Ankle Straight Leg Pants

NYDJ Two-Way Stretch Ankle Straight Leg Pants | CorporetteMomsThese ankle pants kind of look great — I like the slits at the ankles, the straight pockets in the back, and the mix of cotton, rayon, and spandex (6%, which I’m assuming is part of NYDJ’s shaping-but-comfortable reputation). They’re also available in stone (and well-reviewed), if that’s your thing. They’re available for regular and petites, sizes 0 to 16, for $110 — instructions say machine wash cold. Score! NYDJ Two-Way Stretch Ankle Straight Leg Pants


Nursing Tuesday: Gathered Loop Top

Milk Nursingwear Gathered Loop Top | CorporetteMomsOoh: I love the look for this simple V-neck gathered top that is nursing friendly — it looks discreet, functional, and flattering. It’s available in coral, latte, and purple for $35 at Amazon, sizes XS-L. Milk Nursingwear Women’s Gathered Loop Top


Maternity Monday: Liv Blouse

Rosie Pope Liv Maternity Blouse | CorporetteMomsOoh: great sale on this lovely pintucked Rosie Pope blouse, available in both black and white. I like how close the buttons are placed together (less chance of a gap), and I think the vertical pintucks look flattering. It’s polyester and spandex, which might raise eyebrows at $148 — but it is “wash cold,” so there’s that. It’s 60% off at ShopBop, though, so the price comes down to $59.20 — and it’s eligible for Prime shipping (ShopBop is owned by Amazon). Nice. Rosie Pope Liv Maternity Blouse


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

News Roundup

news roundup - $5000 wardrobeSome of the articles of interest to working mothers that we’ve seen around the web recently…

  • If you had to build an entire wardrobe from scratch for $5,000, what would you buy? Lisa of Privilege does some imagining…
  • The Mom Edit tries out the blazer + sneakers trend (although not at work).
  • The Pew Research Center compares the effects of a career on working moms vs. working dads.
  • At Above the Law, Mommy Dear, Esq. writes about breastfeeding and pumping as a Biglaw associate.
  • A mom writes a great piece for Working Moms Against Guilt about how she’s gotten used to leaving her kids every day to go to work but still struggles with date nights.
  • Slate’s XXfactor looks at what we expected from young kids 30+ years ago compared to today.
  • Forbes talks to the founder of Cricket’s Circle, which aims to make registering for baby items much easier.

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Finally Friday: AGL Flats

AGL ballet flatThese are a reader favorite over at Corporette, and a doctor friend of mine was JUST raving about how insanely comfortable they are.  There are many highly reviewed AGL flats at Nordstrom, but I like these pretty tortoise-toe ones — and they’re 30%. They were $298, but are now $208 — lots of sizes left. Attilio Giusti Leombruni Ballerina Flat


Everyone Thursday: JCP Knit Blazer

JCP Knit Blazer | CorporetteMomsThis popular blazer from JC Penney is only $39, and comes in a variety of neutrals as well as a coral. It’s machine washable, line dry, and the sleeves are lined with a fun stripey pattern. Lovely. JCP Knit Blazer