Maternity Monday: ‘Audra’ Dress

Here’s a simple, pretty maternity dress from Rosie Pope, with 5% spandex for a bit of stretch. We’re featuring the indigo floral pattern, but it’s also available in emerald and navy. It comes in sizes XS-XL and it’s machine washable, tumble dry. It’s $178 at Nordstrom. Rosie Pope ‘Audra’ Maternity Dress

Here’s a plus-size option.


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

News Roundup

Some of the articles of interest to working mothers that we’ve seen around the web recently…            

  • Real Simple shows you the best beauty subscription boxes.
  • Refinery29 announces the winners of its Beauty Innovator Awards.
  • “I Became a Mom and Gave Up On Clothes,” writes Kate McKean at Racked.
  • The Mercury News reports on new study findings that say highly-skilled, well-paid white women face the greatest motherhood penalty when they take a career break to raise kids.
  • Harvard Business Review tells you how to respond to an offensive comment.
  • Working Mother has advice from Tiffany Dufu, author of Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less [autoplay ad on page].
  • The New York Times introduces you to Werk, a job search company that champions flexible schedules, and The New York Times’ Well Family talks about making the decision about whether to send your kid to school when he or she is slightly ill.
  • CBC News (Canada) looks at the practice of raising children with a platonic partner rather than a significant other or spouse.
  • Bustle reports that 12-year-old activist Marley Dias is creating an activism guide for children and teenagers.
  • Martha Stewart Living checks out Nurture Life, a healthy, ready-to-eat meal service for kids.
  • For your Laugh of the Week, Liana Finck re-imagines some children’s classics for The New Yorker.

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Finally Friday: Woven Back High/Low Knit Top

This Vince Camuto top looks like a great basic — you can wear it to work or on the weekend, you can pair it with skinny pants, and you can layer it under a cardigan or blazer. It looks flattering and also not too out-there in terms of the high/low style. (Note that it does seem to be slightly sheer on most of the back.) It only has a couple of reviews so far, but they’re very positive. And, bonus: It’s machine washable, tumble dry low. The top, which is $69 at Nordstrom, is available in plus sizes in black and coral, as well as other colors in regular sizes. Woven Back High/Low Knit Top


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Everyone Thursday: ‘Bristal’ Ankle Strap Pointy Toe Flat

These flats happen to have a zipper up the back — huzzah! That’s great news for the harried mom who can’t actually be bothered to undo or redo these straps every time. This shoe comes in burgundy suede, black suede, and this charcoal suede (all lucky sizes at this point) for $89.95 at Nordstrom. (I should note, if you’re a fan of this sort of style you should check out this similar shoe with grommets — and in fuchsia.) Pictured: ‘Bristal’ Ankle Strap Pointy Toe Flat


Washable Workwear Wednesday: V-Neck Dress

This dress is pretty highly rated, with 16 reviews and 4 stars. Note that, like most of Ming Wang’s designs, it’s machine wash warm and tumble dry low (and it’s wrinkle-resistant, too). If you’re looking for a basic dress that feels more luxe than, say, a t-shirt dress from Old Navy, do consider this brand. This style is $275 at Nordstrom, online only. V-Neck Dress

Looking for other washable workwear? See all of our recent recommendations for washable clothes for work, or check out our roundup of the best brands for washable workwear.

Psst: At least Carter’s President’s Day sale has started already, and it looks like Nordstrom has already started marking stuff down as well — any sales you have your eye on?