Everyone Thursday: Stone Collar Necklace

Sequin Stone Collar Necklace | CorporetteMomsGorgeous! I always like a big necklace for maternity/nursing (takes the focus off your chest!), and I’ve found they can be a really easy way to add some polish to a simple outfit (even if you have to put the necklace on when you get to work because your kiddos grab at it when you’re at home).  This one looks awesome — the green stones, the depth and movement in the agate… love it all.  The necklace is available in green, blue, pink and white at Nordstrom for $118. Sequin Stone Collar Necklace

Washable Wednesday: Straight Leg Trousers

NYDJ Stretch Straight Leg TrousersLadies, what are your favorite brands for washable trousers? I always used to like the Gap washable trousers, but online the reviews suggest that they’re really hit or miss of late. These NYDJ stretch trousers are very highly rated, but mostly by older women — but then that is their demographic (NYDJ does stand for “not your daughter’s jeans,” after all). They’re $120, and were available in three colors but are sold out in everything except the black, which I take as a good sign. They’re available in regular sizes 0-14, and petite sizes 00P-18P. NYDJ Stretch Straight Leg Trousers

Feeding Tuesday: GoGo Squeez Applesauce Pouches

applesauce pouchesI’m always amazed at how much those little pouches cost for babies and kids — some of the fancier ones are almost $2 per pouch. I buy these GoGoSqueez pouches in bulk on Amazon, though, and the price comes down to $20.40 for a pack of 48 with Subscribe & Save (or $.42 cents per pouch). When I’ve done the math in the past, they even come out less expensive than the big jar of organic applesauce we get on Fresh Direct.  Hooray! GoGo Squeez appleapple, Applesauce on the Go

Maternity Monday: Slash Neck Skater Dress with Belt

ASOS Maternity Slash Neck Skater Dress with Belt | CorporetteI’ve long admired this simple maternity dress from ASOS — it looks grown up and flattering, but fun and versatile. And the fact that it’s $53.06 doesn’t hurt. The black seems to be sold out right now, but it’s still available in this light blue/orange belt combo, as well as a rust orange/cobalt belt combo. It’s $53.06. ASOS Maternity Slash Neck Skater Dress with Belt

(Actually: it comes in a lot of colors, as well as different sleeve styles, some marked as low as $17.  Nice!)

News Roundup

news update - maternity clothesSome of the articles of interest to working mothers that we’ve seen around the web recently…

  • From The Cornell Chronicle: “‘B’ Maternity Wearables … use conductive silver fibers to sense heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature and respiration levels from an expectant mother’s skin.” (Hey, what could possibly go wrong?)
  • Cafe offers an essay by a mom about the “narrative of choice” for working women and how much of a choice working women really have.
  • Working Mother offers tips on time-saving workouts for busy moms.
  • Scary Mommy ponders the use of giant strollers, and The New York Times shows you what your kid is seeing from that stroller, no matter what the size.
  • Flashbak reminds us how our moms and dads were decidedly not helicopter parents…
  • If Facebook is a highlight reel of our lives, then #WomenIRL is the stuff that ends up on the cutting room floor.

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Finally Friday: Penny Boot

Sam Edelman PennyI was intrigued to find these Sam Edelman boots in Zappos best sellers list. Among heavy hitting perennial favorites like Hunters, Uggs, and Sam Edelman’s very popular short Petty boot, these tall, flat boots are new to me. (There’s also a wide calf version!) The lining looks soft and warm, and I believe the Zappos video lady’s words were “squishy bottom,” which sounds good to me (at least in the shoe context). The boots are $150, and available in black and brown, sizes 5-10. Sam Edelman Penny

Psst: It looks like Zappos has limited sizes — note that Nordstrom has sizes 4-13, as well as a darker brown color.