March 5, 2013

A Maternity Workwear Capsule Wardrobe For Spring (and an ASOS Giveaway)

Maternity workwear.  Isn't that phrase just so…depressing?  Ugh.  It conjures up images of schlumpy, black, ill-fitting suits and those awful maternity button-down shirts.  (shudder)

We can do better, Mamas.  

I threw together a small Spring capsule wardrobe for working mamas-to-be.  And it's almost completely post-partum friendly, and much of it is pumping-friendly.  But best of all?  Maternity workwear (blaaaah) has come such a long way that not only would I happily(!!) wear any of these pieces NOT pregnant, but most are pretty. darn. affordable. 

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1. Layering Camis

The secret to stretching your non-maternity clothes at the office is to make sure your belly is always covered.  I tried many a maternity cami, but the only ones that would reliably cover my GINORMOUS pregnant belly was Isabella Oliver's.  Also, these camis are more like tank-tops than undershirts, so can be worn alone on the weekends.

Featured:  Isabella Oliver Ruched Cami, $52 

 

2. Blousey Tops

Look for tops with both volume, and drape.  They will hide the early-pregnancy pooch from your co-workers, have enough room to accommodate a growing belly and serve you well in your post-partum days.  Many are even nursing-friendly.  Extra points if you can find a cool pattern.

Featured: LOFT Maternity Printed Blouse, $64 | Seraphine Bamboo Nursing Top, $85 | ASOS Cowl Neck $29

 

3. Maternity Trousers

If you can get away with your non-maternity work pants…well.  You are a luckier Mama than I.  I had to buy actual maternity pants for work…and the side panels (like the black ASOS pants above) are my preferred waistband.  They fit even if you carry low and large, and also work post-partum.  

Pregnancy is a great time to try an unexpected style.  Your body is changing so fast, you might be surprised by what works!  Personally, I'd snap up the slouchy, cropped, Topshop trousers (styleboard below).

I found that if you work full(ish) time, you can get away with two pairs of pants.  It gets boring after a while, but works.

Featured: ASOS Black Maternity Pant, $37 | Topshop Maternity Brushed Chinos, $56

 

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4. A High Waist Pencil Skirt

This is such a flattering silhouette for pregnancy and post-partum.  Pull that waistband up over the bump (or post-partum pooch).  In post-partum, you'll need Spanx, but the high waist does help distract from the pooch.

Featured:  TopShop Maternity Tube Skirt, $40  (Or try the ASOS Maternity Pencil Skirt, $33 if you prefer black)

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5.  A Day-To-Night Dress

This dress isn't *really* going to work post-partum, or even after you get your shape back – at least not on its own.  You can't nurse in it, it's only borderline work-friendly.  So why was it included?  Because everyone – especially pregnant mamas – should have something that makes them feel sexy. And besides….I think pregnant mamas can get away with a wee bit of…creativity in the work place.  Throw a blazer over this bad boy and you've got a work outfit.  Take it off?  Voila!  Date night.  Besides, these maternity bodycon dresses are surprisingly affordable.   

Featured: ASOS Maternity Geo Scarf Print Dress, $50  

 

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6. Comfy and Cheerful Shoes

At some point….most mamas surrender their killer heels.  I resisted all through my first pregnancy, but my second?  BWAH HA HA…NO.  Pregnancy is a good time to invest in some seriously comfortable shoes.  But OMG there is NO REASON they need to be depressing comfort shoes.  You know?

Featured:  Tieks Lavender Snake Flats, $265 | Kate Spade NY Kimmy, $209

ps.  Tieks are pricey, but I was recently sent a pair to review and…OH MY.  They are the only ballet flats I've tried that are seriously cushy with butter-soft leather.  I'm showing a printed pair here, but their solid colors are roughly $100 less.

 

7.  An Oversized Tote

You belly is big.  Your bag can be bigger.  Besides, you can always use it as a diaper bag eventually.

Featured: Vince Camuto Julia Satchel, $248

 

*****THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED****

Winnner:

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ASOS GIVEAWAY!!

ASOS has generously offered one of our lovely readers a $50 gift card!  If you aren't familiar with ASOS, they are a huge (HUGE) online retailer of amazing, on-trend pieces.  They are one of my very top picks for maternity clothes (see their entire line here), and have a decent selection of gorgeous nursing bras.  If I won, I'd snap up this dress, and I wish this parka came in a non-maternity version….which reminds me:

You don't have to be pregnant to win.  Any US resident can enter this giveaway.  The $50 code is good for anything on ASOS.com.  The giveaway ends Friday, March 8th  at midnight.

To enter, leave us a comment and let us know what is at the top of your shopping list for Spring.

Good luck, and happy shopping!!

xoxo

S

 

 

 

 

 

203 Comments
  • JAG
    March 5, 2013

    I definitely want wedged sneakers, a cropped top and high-waisted shorts!

  • Belinda
    March 5, 2013

    OHHH I like the striped dress you have linked..or also the Aran knit boyfriend sweater>>>so much to pick!

  • Fran
    March 5, 2013

    Nude heels!

  • Katherine K
    March 5, 2013

    !!!! As a nine-months postpartum working mom, I have lived in my Isabella Oliver cami and that Seraphine sweater… I feel so validated by the great ANMJ! I’m almost-but-not-quite down to my prepreg size, and trying to dress nursing boobs in my original work wear can be an adventure, so a blazer in a funky color is on the top of my list for spring!

  • Jodi
    March 5, 2013

    A decently long length nursing cami, or rather camiS.

  • kt
    March 5, 2013

    at 6 months pregnant i refuse to resign myself to sweatpants!
    my wishlist includes wedge sneakers (to make my maternity skinny jeans and tshirts more interesting) and patterned blazers to top off my (almost-finished) handmade maternity pencil skirts

  • Dawn
    March 5, 2013

    Post-partum pants!

  • Amy
    March 5, 2013

    A spring dress that isn’t nursing friendly – it’s been a long time since I was ready for that!

  • Tara
    March 5, 2013

    Printed denim. Is that too predictable? Maybe also a spring jacket in a very cheerful color. I’m so done with winter!

  • abby
    March 5, 2013

    I’m so ready for something light and flowy! A summer maxi dress is so high up on my list :)

  • Zarah
    March 5, 2013

    I am pregnant, so…. I guess I need one of those cute skirts!

  • Katie
    March 5, 2013

    I am loving some of the unique maternity pants they have, they would come in handy for work this summer :)

  • Emily
    March 5, 2013

    New. SANDALS! My office lets us wear sandals (thank goodness), but they of course must be on the fancy side. I can’t justify paying $100 for a pretty pair of sandals like I can boots. Oh, and also, some new shorts!
    -Emily
    http://www.herphilly.com

  • Emily
    March 5, 2013

    New and cute sandals are on my must-have Spring list. Also, a summer dress!

  • Liza
    March 5, 2013

    Wedge sneakers!

  • Celeste
    March 5, 2013

    Love all these picks! I just gave birth a few months ago, so right now I’m (almost) back in my regular clothes and looking forward to spring trends. One item on my list is the perfect jean skirt!

  • Sarah
    March 5, 2013

    Drapey t’s and tanks and some bottoms that actually FIT!

  • Ashley E
    March 5, 2013

    Anything to help me feel put together! It’s a constant battle

  • Susan K
    March 5, 2013

    I am 25 weeks pregnant, and finally “popped.” I definitely would like that pair of ASOS dress pants, as I still have 12 weeks of teaching college students ahead of me before my leave. My GAP maternity pants are humiliating (maybe because I am not big enough yet?) and those side panels would be nice!

  • Ginny
    March 5, 2013

    Anything to love my post partum body again. Pregnancy number two did a number on my self image.

  • Shelby
    March 5, 2013

    I have 6 weeks to go until D day, so this spring I will be hunting for lots of post partum, nursing friendly options that will still allow me to chase around my two year old.

  • Heather
    March 5, 2013

    Hoping to be pregnant with my second this spring, so some great maternity jeans are on my list!

  • Chrissy
    March 5, 2013

    I just recently quit my job to stay home with my one year old daugther, I need more toddler friendly tees, boyfriend jeans, and tan wedge sandals and a complimenting tan crossbody bag.

  • Tricia
    March 5, 2013

    That top! That top!! I want.

  • Sassy
    March 5, 2013

    I really like those maternity work pants– everything I had when I was pregnant was either stifling or practically fell off. Could use some better ones for next time.

  • Bre
    March 5, 2013

    ANYTHING cobalt blue is at the top of my list!

  • chole
    March 5, 2013

    I need some bright skinnys, bc I’m seriously that far behind.

  • kilee
    March 5, 2013

    I’m feeling way preggo at 26 weeks so this would be a fabulous prize to win! I would love some black wedge sandals or some maternity boyfriend denim.

  • Itsjustme91770
    March 5, 2013

    I’d like a new dress. My son is going to be a ringbearer and the bride told me if he gets scared, she wants me to walk him down!

  • Hana K.
    March 5, 2013

    I want some of those slouchy trousers!

  • MC
    March 5, 2013

    I’ve worn all my skinny jeans/jeggings to the point they’re stretched beyond what a wash and dry can fix, so I’ll be restocking this spring.

  • hillary
    March 5, 2013

    I am shopping for nursing-friendly tops! There’s a 7-year gap between my girls so I totally moved away from clothes that are easy to nurse in. Since I have at least a year and probably more like two or three years ahead of needing easy-access, that’s what I’m shopping for this spring.

  • KD
    March 5, 2013

    I’m in the market for dresses with nursing access. I love that a dress can be forgiving with a fluctuating post partum body but more put together than gym wear. I just need to find some with wrap tops or buttons.

  • K
    March 6, 2013

    I’m due with #2 at the end of April. I’m looking for some things that will get me few the last month with a giant belly, then usher me through Spring baby wearing and nursing whilst running after a toddler!

  • Arielle
    March 6, 2013

    S, you have inspired me to finally break down and get out of my it-doesn’t-have-holes-yet-so-I’ll-keep-wearing-it rut. I feel confident enough about what trends I like and have FINALLY parted with the clothes I have had since HIGH SCHOOL (10 YEARS…pathetic). I need to continue building up some fresh wardrobe basics!

  • Bonnie
    March 6, 2013

    I’m a few months post partum from my fourth child! Would love flown dresses or maxi skirts.

  • Axon
    March 6, 2013

    I am six weeks pregnant with my third, and cannot even bear to think about what I will wear through another Baltimore summer of pregnancy. Nor can I think about what jeans I will wear when I can no longer button my one pair of skinnies. A dress and a pair of maternity jeans?

  • Jen
    March 6, 2013

    Due in August. Just wrapping up my maternity wardrobe purchases. I think I’ve done well with a variety of dresses, skirts, shorts, and tees. As a stay at home mom, I don’t want anything fussy. Would like to add some blousy tops that I can use now and postpartum. On the hunt for nursing friendly.

  • Elizabeth
    March 6, 2013

    A preppy blazer that’s washable!

  • Amanda
    March 6, 2013

    I’m on the lookout for nursing friendly dresses and tops. I’ve practically worn out my yoga pants this winter and I’m ready to make more of an effort this spring and summer! As a stay at home mom the yoga pants are just so easy and it’s really hard to get out of that rut.

  • Priti
    March 6, 2013

    I am 20 weeks pregnant with my second and am looking for a few additional maternity pieces to increase my options. I need jeans, 1-2 more work trousers, and few more tops.

  • shelly
    March 6, 2013

    Maternity clothes are actually at the top of my list for spring, since I’ll be in my 2nd trimester then. But I’m really just psyched for summer and crazy maxi dresses once I have a serious bump. :)

  • sakina
    March 6, 2013

    Anything to hide my belly pooch that looks like it will never dissapear! :) Slouchy pants maybe?

  • Emma G.
    March 6, 2013

    At first I hated the wedge sneaker…now I want to give them a try!

  • Jeanine
    March 6, 2013

    A pair of white skinny jeans!

  • Lindsey M
    March 6, 2013

    I am 12 weeks pregnant, work full time and live in the south, so my spring shopping will be mostly long layering camis (like the one shown), maxi skirts, and maxi dresses. I’ll dress them up for work with blazers.

  • Amanda
    March 6, 2013

    Looking for bright colored skinnies and cute wedge sandals!

  • Lindsey
    March 6, 2013

    24 weeks pregnant with baby boy #2 and I’m looking for a brightly colored (and comfy) kimono-style maxi; and the top to the gorgeous maternity bikini I bought last pregnancy :(

  • Jennifer
    March 6, 2013

    A great spring colored trench! That’s next on my shopping list.

  • Sara
    March 6, 2013

    Trying to get pregnant with #2 so would purchase your maternity suggestions!

  • Clare
    March 6, 2013

    Still nursing so I want the Hot Milk Light Up The Stage Set. It would be nice to have non-Costco underwear to match my nursing bras. :)

  • JessG
    March 6, 2013

    I’m anxious to find a cute maxi skirt – - and I desperately need some new shorts, too!! Come on, spring!

  • C
    March 6, 2013

    I’m in my first year of teaching college courses and have had to do some serious wardrobe improvement since finishing grad school! On the list for spring: anything but wool pants & sweaters!

  • Melanie
    March 6, 2013

    I need nursing tops! I’m not down to prepregnancy size, so I need new things in general, too. Uggh!

  • Nicole Wilson
    March 6, 2013

    If I won, I would be on the hunt for a decent, non-tent-like maternity dress for a wedding I’m going to in May as I am pregnant with my second babe and probably wont be able to squeeze myself into any of my non maternity dresses in 2 months. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Ellen
    March 6, 2013

    I’m due in August, so some flowy, breezy maxi dresses are definitely at the top of my list – I think they’ll be the only thing to make the NYC summer bearable at 7+ months!

  • Lisa C
    March 6, 2013

    At the top of my list is an adorable pair of wedges that I can run around with two little ones while wearing!! Or that adorabel Hobo bag I found on the ASOS site!

  • Jessica Cingel
    March 6, 2013

    I’m unnaturally obsessed with overalls right now!

  • Maggie
    March 6, 2013

    A double-breasted trench, either navy or white. Or one of each.

  • AmandaBryce
    March 6, 2013

    Ooooh any kind of stretchy skirt! I always seem to be pregnant in the summer and skirts are a life saver!

  • Megan
    March 6, 2013

    As always, I’m on the hunt for interesting, pooch-hiding, cheap t-shirts for summer.

  • Christina
    March 6, 2013

    Spring… dresses, shorts, sandals!

  • Meghann
    March 6, 2013

    I need a dress to wear to my baby shower! I’ll be 36 weeks pregnant, so basically a moose. :)

  • Lauren
    March 6, 2013

    I need a new pair of skinny jeans (ASOS has the BEST maternity skinny jeans, but I finally had to give them up since I’m 7 months post-partum) and a striped blazer.

  • Carrie
    March 6, 2013

    Something new to wear to my baby shower! I feel like I wear the same thing every.single.day.

  • Julie
    March 6, 2013

    I am still looking for a go to dress. One that is easy to wear, washes well, flattering when I put it on, and of course good for baby chasing.

  • JLee
    March 6, 2013

    At the top of my spring list is a maxi skirt with a slit (need some room for running after my toddler). It would be bonus awesome in a color like coral or turquoise. I haven’t found The One yet…maybe you can help!

  • RY
    March 6, 2013

    More slouchy tops — still need to hide that post baby belly.

  • Kim B
    March 6, 2013

    Long cami’s, a pair of cute maternity colored denim and sandals!

  • who2
    March 6, 2013

    A tiered maxi tops my spring/summer shopping list!

  • LJ
    March 6, 2013

    Grey heels

  • Stephanie S.
    March 6, 2013

    I will be on the hunt for emerald, tie-waist shorts (with a relaxed fit) to pair with a sheer white tank and black and white striped long cardigan that does not tuck under my butt like most long cardigans do! Can you tell I’ve put a little thought into my spring wardrobe already :)!

  • Heather Johnson
    March 6, 2013

    A maxi dress is the top of my list! 10 weeks pregnant and so excited to starts hoeing of a bump!

  • Jessica
    March 6, 2013

    I can’t wait to pick up some floral accessories for spring, like a bright scarf!

  • Heather J
    March 6, 2013

    *showing

  • Leslie
    March 6, 2013

    I am obsessed with maxi skirts and dresses! Perfect for a stylish mommy. Definitely need more this spring. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • sarah
    March 6, 2013

    I just discovered I am pregnant, so this would be great for creating a maternity wardrobe!

  • Katherine
    March 6, 2013

    I’m on the lookout for a pretty spring day-to-night dress

  • The Little Mother
    March 6, 2013

    I’m beginning the hunt for a maxi skirt/dress in prep for the hot AZ summer coming up!

  • Bethany
    March 6, 2013

    Love the created looks from such easy, basic pieces! Topping my Spring “have to have” list: the perfect boyfriend jean.

  • Ellen B
    March 6, 2013

    I am on the hunt for a maxi dress and some “mom approved” wedge sandals that still allow me to scoop up my little wild man when he is on the run.

  • Jenny
    March 6, 2013

    I am 1 month postpartum and looking to completely revitalize my wardrobe from top to bottom, but a go-to maxi is at the top of my list right now!

  • Tysie
    March 6, 2013

    The top of my Spring list… MATERNITY to keep me sane while I bake these two babies as long as I can through the sweltering summer!!! Help a growing Pregasuarus Rex out pleeeaaase! ;)

  • FaithJ
    March 6, 2013

    The top of my spring list is a black leather cuff watch! Thanks for the chance to win, I love ASOS for Maternity!

  • JS
    March 6, 2013

    A skater dress!

  • Jennie w
    March 6, 2013

    Since I (mostly) live in my workout clothes (I’m more likely to get in a workout at the boys’ naptime that way) I’m on the lookout for some new, cute options so I don’t always wear the same running pants and sweatshirt…

  • Carin
    March 6, 2013

    Nine weeks pregnant with #2 and STRUGGLING to hide it at work! I love love love that ASOS scarf dress!

  • Mari
    March 6, 2013

    I am on the hunt for a dress that I can wear to my sister’s bachelorette party and also the rehearsal dinner. I will be about 6 months pregnant with my second at the time.

  • Krsfitzgerald@gmail.com
    March 6, 2013

    As a mommy with three kiddos, ages 3, 22mos & 4 mos, I am DROOLING over those Elle Macpherson nursing bras! I am seriously still using the two that I bought when I had my three-year-old ;P They are still in fairly good shape considering that they’ve been used non-stop for 41 months. They are WELL worth the price you pay :)

  • Amy
    March 6, 2013

    Fifteen weeks and counting! I own a Pilates studio, so I’m working mama but with different dress requirements. But those drapey tops are PERFECT for teaching! And so pretty. I’ll be putting those on the top of my list for sure!

  • Allie
    March 6, 2013

    The top of my shopping list, being 2 weeks postpartum, are some nursing-friendly pooch-hiding tops. When I look back at pictures of what I was wearing after my first was born….((shudder)).

  • Patricia S.
    March 6, 2013

    I need t-shirts something awful. My current ones are holier than the Vatican!

  • kristen
    March 6, 2013

    After yesterday’s post, I’m looking for bandage skirts!

  • Emily
    March 6, 2013

    Just found out I’m preggo with #2. How is it possible that I looked pregnant as soon as I peed on the stick? (Or maybe it’s just postpartum pooch continued). Anywho, I have a feeling I’ll be needing maternity wear sooner in this pregnancy. And these are all fabulous picks! (as always)

  • Crunchy Con Mommy
    March 6, 2013

    I really want: a midi skirt, cropped leggings, and some cool sneakers. I’m thinking maybe zebra print.

  • lauren michele
    March 6, 2013

    i’m due on april 24th, so i’ll desperately need some spring clothing to fit my newly non-pregnant body!

  • Lisa
    March 6, 2013

    Love ASOS! For spring I need some new flats, & pooch-hiding tops!

  • melissa
    March 6, 2013

    A not-too-dressy (maybe stretchy?) lightweight blazer, for throwing over casual stuff.

  • Elizabeth
    March 6, 2013

    I am looking for some great dresses for work and also casual! I want something with some color!

  • KAS
    March 6, 2013

    Pregnant with #3 and trying to get stylish this time around on a limited budget. Been stretching my non maternity clothes thus far but its getting very uncomfortable. I’m looking for the perfect maternity skinny jeans/pants, maybe a fun color, looong tanks that can work post pregos, striped tops for layering under a chambray or blazer aaaand I am always in search of those amazing spanish gladiator style sandals featured here on one of the mom street style posts last summer I think.

  • Gina F
    March 6, 2013

    I really need a nice lightweight cardigan. Thanks so much!

  • NatalieK
    March 6, 2013

    A flattering dress to show off my post baby figure when I return to work. I need all the confidence I can get because I’m so sad to leave my little baby D.
    Here’s to the sunshine!

  • Maggie
    March 6, 2013

    Ain’t that the truth?!?
    I’ll be hunting for blousy, nursing friendly tops and destructed denim. Jeans with zippers – one of the little pleasures I missed while pregnant!!

  • Ginger G.
    March 6, 2013

    Loving the sleeveless v neck swing dress on theier site!

  • Robin
    March 6, 2013

    A fun, bright top for date night. Waaaay too much black in this gal’s closet.

  • Beth
    March 6, 2013

    A fabulous hobo bag, and some pretty dresses- that are simple, chic and go from day to date night easily. Thank you for hosting the give-away!!! xo

  • Megs
    March 6, 2013

    Neon and faux leather shorts!

  • Jill
    March 6, 2013

    I want something lace – either a dress or skirt.

  • Kathleen
    March 6, 2013

    Colorful skirts

  • Lisa
    March 6, 2013

    I need all things maternity as this baby (3rd) is due in the late summer unlike my other two spring babies. Some flowy tops would be great right now!

  • Kathleen
    March 6, 2013

    I need some new, springy skirts! Thank you!

  • Ashley Pullen
    March 6, 2013

    Anything with COLOR!! I love the scallop bottom shirt!

  • Meg
    March 6, 2013

    Everything spring! Maybe a new maxi dress or some playground friendly skirts.

  • Kirsten
    March 6, 2013

    I am dying for some small-scale floral print shorts and cropped pants – like J. Crew’s Liberty prints but cheaper.

  • themahlers@sbcglobal.net
    March 6, 2013

    Shooooorts and flowy tops! Ohmygoodness I can’t wait to wear shorts again!

  • Melody
    March 6, 2013

    I want some beautiful maxi dresses to ride of the rest of this pregnancy in! It’s even better if I could find some non-maternity options that can accomodate the bump (and still be worn post-partum).

  • Kay Lynn
    March 6, 2013

    I’ll be watching out for a chambray skirt and a fun printed scarf. :-)

  • E
    March 6, 2013

    This reminds me: I would love to see a post on hiding early bump at work while not looking like a bag lady. I showed very early with my second and failed big time. Most people didn’t know I was pregnant, but they definitely knew something was wrong.
    Aside from buying waaaay too much cashmere on clearance, I’m looking forward to buying a pretty, NON-nursing bra this spring! And t-shirts badly in need of refreshing. I’m anxious awaiting your next t-shirt review.

  • Lara S
    March 6, 2013

    The top of my list is a fun and cheery trench coat in a spring green or other such bright color!

  • Katie K.
    March 6, 2013

    I’d love a skirt or dress that I can wear with tights/leggings now and then later without. Come on warmer weather!

  • Suzanne
    March 6, 2013

    Top of my list…chambray shirt to go with, well, to go with everything!

  • Nell
    March 6, 2013

    I’d choose something cheery to update my spring wardrobe. Something double duty- Work wear that can be worn other ways too

  • Kaci Walker
    March 6, 2013

    I’m excited for all of the floral prints!

  • Swissmama
    March 6, 2013

    Great post. Do you my any chance know how the Isabella Oliver tanks compare in length to the Glamourmom BF tanks? The IO stuff is always gorgeous but kind of pricey… Sounds like they might be worth it, though.

  • Megan B
    March 6, 2013

    I’m on the hunt for a new bag and fun accessories this spring.

  • claire
    March 6, 2013

    This Spring I am excited to shop for maxi dresses that will work during pregnancy and post partum. Also on the hunt for cute maternity workout wear and sports bras that fit my new additions!

  • Jen
    March 6, 2013

    Cute patterned shorts – I love the butterfly shorts at JCrew!

  • Mara
    March 6, 2013

    Living in Florida we’ve been in “spring” weather since November:) I’m looking for some fun maxi skirts

  • laura
    March 6, 2013

    I’m on the look out for cool, breezy summer dresses to wear through my third and final pregancy (but first summer pregnancy!).

  • Courtney Handermann
    March 6, 2013

    I’m looking for a cute stripey maternity tee, to make my spring wardrobe a little nautical. :)

  • sarah goodman
    March 6, 2013

    my must have list this spring is all sorts of maternity wear! im pregnant with my first babe and due in july, so im still learning how to dress this bump ;) husband and i love our date nights and i cant wait for some new wardrobe pieces! that parka is totally amazing, as is ASOS!

  • alicia
    March 6, 2013

    A cheery spring dress is on my list!

  • Michelle Pickett
    March 6, 2013

    I haven’t tried a maxi dress before but I think this spring Im gonna try a few :)
    me.shell12@gmail.com

  • Lauren G
    March 6, 2013

    Maxi skirts!!

  • Goldstein.sandy@gmail.con
    March 6, 2013

    Great post! This is my first time commenting, but I’m a long time fan! This spring I’m hoping to add edge to my usual classic look.

  • lise
    March 6, 2013

    would love to get some neon accessories, like a pair of cute neon yellow flats or statement necklace.

  • Melanie Triebel
    March 6, 2013

    If I won – I’d give it to a pregnant friend who nneds it more than me.

  • Beth
    March 6, 2013

    I’m thinking a wear-with-everything skirt. Maybe a maxi?

  • Amy
    March 6, 2013

    Fun spring dresses or skirts that are a bit on the long side to hide varicose veins!!

  • Jennifer N
    March 6, 2013

    I’m still on the hunt for some pretty–yet comfortable–flats.

  • Jess
    March 6, 2013

    Looking for no snow…
    And looking for cute, versatile and low cost maternity clothes. Especially bright colored pants.

  • Megan
    March 6, 2013

    I’m looking for the perfect spring scarf to brighten up my neutral tops and jeans wardrobe, and also a raincoat that actually looks cute :)

  • miranda
    March 6, 2013

    an orange purse

  • Amalia Oppie
    March 6, 2013

    I am on the hunt for a fun spring/summery dress that I can wear for the rest of this pregnancy and that I can wear after to perhaps help hide the dreaded pooch.

  • Kelli
    March 6, 2013

    I love the boyfriend shirt on the ASOS website and might get many for the spring/ summer. They look like they would be great for after pregnancy too. My top pick would be the strapless tankini with the bow in blue. I will be living at the pool this summer being 9 months pregnant in August in AL!! My toddler will want to be at the pool anyway so it will be a win for both of us!

  • Catherine
    March 6, 2013

    I’m in the market for a great dress that can be worn in the spring and summer and even in to fall with some layering that ‘s easy for me to run around in after my one year old!

  • Kristi P
    March 6, 2013

    I am due April 22 in Texas, so I need a couple of dresses that work in the heat for maternity and newly post partum until I get back into my old stuff.

  • Kate
    March 6, 2013

    I love all of your ASOS picks – I want cropped pants this spring!

  • Brooke Lusby
    March 6, 2013

    I love ASOS!
    Hmmm, top of my list for spring? Casual spring dresses!
    -Brooke

  • kate C.
    March 6, 2013

    A couple new tops for work

  • Alison
    March 6, 2013

    I’m still searching for a dress that looks cute with the bump but is neither a tent nor a skin tight tube. No luck so far…

  • Colleen Boudreau
    March 6, 2013

    a new bag!

  • Sara
    March 6, 2013

    i love asos and I love your pics!

  • Angie Coussirat
    March 6, 2013

    Need cute tanks. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • April G.
    March 6, 2013

    Anything maternity…but a fun dress would be great!

  • Jennifer
    March 6, 2013

    Sandals, dresses, tanks, everything really! :)

  • Katherine
    March 6, 2013

    Nursing bras and camis, since I’m expecting our third son in just a few weeks and I’ll be living in those things for the next few years!

  • Lily
    March 6, 2013

    Tunics, skirts, something with stripes!!!

  • Julie
    March 6, 2013

    Great post. I love the dress you featured. I’m 5 months pregnant with number 3 but in a different climate so I’ll be shopping for cute tops. And let me tell you this belly gets HUGE. Pick me, pick me!

  • Vivian
    March 7, 2013

    I need the nursing bras!

  • Jess Long
    March 7, 2013

    Nursing tanks (long ones), maternity friendly maxi dress, and nursing sweater/cold weather shirt

  • Shannon
    March 7, 2013

    I would love the bright pink J. Crew Factory City Mini for spring, as well as some colorful wedges and perhaps a cute spring tote. I’m also still on the lookout for the perfect pair of affordable ankle booties.

  • L.
    March 7, 2013

    Non-panel maternity pants!

  • Elena
    March 7, 2013

    I need a new dress
    elena150980 at yahoo dot com

  • Jamie
    March 7, 2013

    I’m in LOVE with this Seraphine top – I would wear it constantly now and postpartum. And I ASOS – best maternity clothes at the right price!

  • Melissa
    March 7, 2013

    Ummmm a whole new wardrobe? My whole closet is so depressing and full of boring clothes I wasted my time and money on throughout my 20s. Now that I’m an early 30s workin’ mama, it’s time to jazz up my post-partum self.

  • Janna
    March 7, 2013

    I am not a mom or mom-to-be yet, but I think your ideas are great, and I’ve forwarded your blog to my friends who are! I’m looking for the perfect, lightweight, drapey, leather jacket.

  • Kerry
    March 7, 2013

    Top of my list? Summer maternity wear! Especially a maxi dress. I am determined to be comfortable all summer during this pregnancy. :)

  • Shanna H.
    March 7, 2013

    Love ASOS! I’m needing some new maxi’s this spring!!
    p.s. As a working mother of two, your blog is my daily read!! You totally make me feel like I’m not alone in whatever life struggle I’m dealing with (crazy toddler, body issue, severe sleep deprivation)!! Thank you for that! :)

  • hever Y
    March 7, 2013

    Cant find my post anywhere :-( … i would love some wedge sandals!

  • Kristen
    March 7, 2013

    I’m expecting (yay) but am depressed by my clothes…
    Help a girl out I need it all!

  • Krista
    March 7, 2013

    Top of my list are some cute maternity shorts because Texas is HOT in the summer and I’m not due until late July!

  • featherdee
    March 7, 2013

    I’m pregnant with number 3 (surprise!) I have a couple of wants for this time around that can carry over into my (looooong) post partum period of frumpyness. Onm y wish list are a good chambray tunic/shirt, a good pair of maternity jeans or casual trousers, and some blousy shirts that can carry over into pooch hiders later. I gave away all my maternity clothes after #2 since weren’t having any more!

  • Jessica
    March 7, 2013

    Maxi dresses and a new bag!

  • Amy
    March 7, 2013

    Just gave birth to number four, eight days ago. My first boy! Eeeee! It was such a fun surprise! I’m already realizing my post-partum/nursing wardrobe is pretty much non-existent. I vaguely remember getting rid of stuff so that I would feel better about shopping this time.
    A fabulous nursing friendly, pooch friendly top would be first on my list!

  • Mary
    March 7, 2013

    Warm weather dresses (since I can because baby is almost weaned!)!

  • Tracy
    March 7, 2013

    I’m looking for a lightweight, cute hooded raincoat to get ready for spring showers (though we don’t have many here is Southern California). I literally haven’t had a hooded raincoat in years. It’s time!

  • Brianna lopez
    March 7, 2013

    I’m pregnant with my second, due in July! This was a very timely post for me :) High on my shopping list this spring is a comfortable/pretty maternity maxi dress. I love maternity dresses because I remember that as my belly grew, I loved the freedom of a dress (instead of something with a band around my hips!).

  • Amy
    March 7, 2013

    Some sneaker wedges, new flip flops, and some fun trouser pants!

  • carrie
    March 7, 2013

    Some shift dresses

  • Lindsay-Jean
    March 7, 2013

    A dress! I am SO ready to get out of my skinny jeans! (But I’m not burning mine!)

  • Mary
    March 7, 2013

    Hooray! I need this because I am pregnant and none of my work clothes fit anymore!

  • Kate
    March 7, 2013

    Jeans, jeans, jeans…it’s time to get out of the maternity ones, no matter how cute they are. My baby is one now!

  • Sara
    March 7, 2013

    Maternity jeans!!

  • The OCPDiva
    March 8, 2013

    I am still searching for the elusive perfect chambray shirt (popover preferred instead of button down). HELP! Like this one but not as pricy:
    http://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/shirtsandtops/denimchambray/PRDOVR~30313/30313.jsp

  • Sara
    March 8, 2013

    I love maxi dresses! I’m pregnant with #2 and on the hunt for cute summery dresses (no horizontal stripes! Ugh!!)

  • Tessa
    March 8, 2013

    I’m looking for the perfect day to night dress!

  • Erica
    March 8, 2013

    I’m almost done cooking #2, and I’ll need nursing, pooch-friendly tops for when I go back to work. Also, I loved Cam’s v-neck sweater over shirt dress outfit, so I’d like to replicate that.

  • Lauren
    March 8, 2013

    I desperately need some on-trend shorts…I stuck with knee-length last year, and now my wardrobe needs help!

  • kl
    March 8, 2013

    I’d love a pair of wellies! The baby, pup & I are itching to get out to walk in the parkway once the weather stays above freezing. But that will be a sloppy mess, so the boots are an absolute must this spring. For a slightly less practical item, I really need to replace my pair of nude wedges. Those things go w/ everything, but I’ve worn them out! I might need to have a little ceremony to retire them. We’ve really been through a lot together.

  • Katie
    March 8, 2013

    Being pregnant with my third, I hate all of my maternity work clothes, and have so many client meetings this spring I am in the market for some key pieces you’ve highlighted!

  • Charissa
    March 8, 2013

    Looking to bless my precious pregnant sisters!

  • meg @ fairfield county child
    March 8, 2013

    a new spring jacket and a bright bag

  • Melissa
    March 8, 2013

    I would love to get something bright, colorful, printed, something that is NOT black, white, or gray :) Something I wouldn’t normally buy for myself. It’s so much easier to take a chance on something when you’ve got a gift card!

  • rebecca
    March 8, 2013

    number 3 on the way, I could use a great summer dress. I’ll be sweating my brains out in NC waiting for this baby to come and chasing 2 little girls until August! :)

  • carissa
    March 8, 2013

    preggers with #2 with 2 months to go and am already large and low…would love some bright jeans and fun top…to ring in spring

  • Shana
    March 8, 2013

    I am definitely looking to invest in a great everyday Tote bag! My days of carrying two bags for me and the little one are OVER LOL! I’m looking into the LV Neverfull Bag…its an investment but well worth it in my opinion.

  • Rebecca
    March 8, 2013

    Wow I could totally use a new nursing bra… !! Love those blousey tops you posted.

  • Michelle S
    March 8, 2013

    Oh those clothes are great! I am in search of cute skirts and dresses for spring.

  • meredith
    March 8, 2013

    I need a new pair of strappy sandals for spring!

  • Lisa H
    March 8, 2013

    I’d love to donate some of my REALLY outdated spring attire
    and find some cute distressed jeans, cool printed tees, and maybe
    a fun blazer!

  • Erin
    March 9, 2013

    I’m learning to dress my new body post twins…ugh. Maxi dresses, flowy tops and some new Toms are at the top of my list. FINALLY found some jeans that fit.

  • Sophia
    March 17, 2013

    A Dress for my maternity shoot!

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