October 3, 2013

Seriously Gorgeous, Pooch-Hiding Sweaters You’ll Wear All. Winter. Long.

Mamas, the sweaters below are all stupidly expensive sweaters that are now on sale.  And you know how the Shopping Enabler luuuuuvs her stupidly expensive sweaters. 

Even better, between now until Sunday, Bloomingdale's is running an additional 20% off of the sale price with the code FRIENDS (including free shipping)  These sales are seriously how I score the vast majority of my wardrobe.  

Post-partum* Mamas and Pregnant Mamas…this one is especially for you.


*And by "post-partum" I mean anyone who has ever had a baby ever.




1. Vince Cashmere/Wool Seamed V Sweater, currently on sale for $260 –> $208 with extra discount

I live for Vince sweaters, and this one is lightweight, soft, and perfectly flowy for hiding a pooch.  Yet it's not too bulky on the shoulders, so the overall feel is feminine, not tubster.

2. Free People Cozy Cat – currently on sale for $75 –> $60 with extra discount

This one hides a pooch beautifully, and the neckline is stretchy enough to nurse.

3. DKNY Dolman Sleeve Sweater, currently on sale for $176  –> $140 with extra discount

Well.  If this one doesn't say happy new mama…I don't know what does.  



4. Aqua Cashmere Sweater – Twist Oversized Cowl Neck, currently on sale for $180 –> $144 with extra discount

STOP IT. An over-sized, oatmeal, swingy turtleneck?  Bestillmyheart.  And she's wearing it over camo pants.  [applause]

5. Aqua Cashmere V-Neck Elbow Patch Pullover, currently on sale for $142 –> $113 with extra discount

The black leather patches on the heather brown is killing me.  I'd size up for a slouchier fit (and a lower neckline).

6. Autumn Cashmere Camo Sweater, currently on sale for $238 –> $190 with extra discount

Look at the banded-waistband-pooch-hiding-perfection!  Look at that low nursing neckline!  And best yet?  Camo. Dang.



7. C by Bloomingdales Cashmere V-Neck Poncho, currently on sale for $198 –> $158 with extra discount

Gosh I just kinda want to wrap all up in this one.  The cozy factor is off the charts.   

8.  Velvet by Graham and Spencer Dolman Top, currently on sale for $64 –> $51 with extra discount

This isn't a sweater….but it's so fabulously pooch-friendly and totally sexy and comes in a million colors that I was hoping you wouldn't mind. 

9.  C By Bloomingdales One-Sleeve Colorblock Cashmere Cardigan, currently on sale for $158  –> $126 with extra discount

Love the interesting twist on the boyfriend cardi stand-by.  Layer over a nursing cami and let the deep V distract away from the pooch.  (I'd buy a size up if you want goo pooch hiding.)


I know some of these prices seem high, but I'm a firm believer in quality over quantity (you can read my argument here).  The pieces above are made with much better fabrics (we're practically drowning in cashmere) and seem to have cooler design elements than your average Old Navy sweater.  I tend to buy a really expensive sweater once at the beginning of the season, and then once in January (both on sale, or, uh….eBay).  Then I wear one allllmost every day. 


Happy Shopping!



  • Seanna
    October 3, 2013

    Gorgeous… if only I had the broad shoulders to carry them. Mah.

  • Anne
    October 3, 2013

    I just ordered no. 4… You are SUCH an enabler!

  • Ann
    October 4, 2013

    These are great, I have been looking for a top like this to buy as a gift for my sister, who is expecting her first baby in just a couple weeks. So many great choices!

  • Anna
    October 4, 2013

    Haha-still “postpartum” after 10 years!
    All good thoughts to you.

  • J
    October 4, 2013

    Category: Postpartum aka all moms. LOVE.

  • ErinP
    October 4, 2013

    how do you wear them without looking slouchy? Do you just go with a fitted pant?? I love a big sweater, but i always end up looking like a weigh more, swimming in fabric.
    p.s. thinking of you and your rockin head scarves Mama :0)

  • Shana
    October 4, 2013

    Yup. Fitted pants are key. These sweaters are perfect over leggings, skinnies, etc. I’ve also worn mine with cuffed straight-leg (just make sure your ankle shows)…or even flares, as long as the the thigh and knee are fitted….

  • Rebecca
    October 4, 2013

    Shana, what do you think of this one? I want to be in trend and I’m drawn to it but I want your seal of approval 🙂

  • Shana
    October 4, 2013

    Rebecca – I love it!  This sweater would really show off some rocking curves, too!  Nice pick!
    Sent from my iPhone

  • Cathy
    October 5, 2013

    I love this – thanks for the inspiration. I could use a new cozy sweater for winter. Thinking of you this week after your 2nd treatment.

  • Beth
    October 5, 2013

    Shana- cuffed with ankle showing…can I then wear ankle booties with the jeans? I pretty much live in mine- not a flats/oxford/sneaker gal.
    And, by the way- you are a rock star. Thinking of you and sending you HUGE hugs, and many, many healing wishes. xo

  • Belinda
    October 5, 2013

    So Shana…which was your splurge? mine was #4..:)

  • Ginny
    October 5, 2013

    I’m in love with #4, I think it might need to be my anniversary gift.
    Thinking about you this week, Shana.

  • Megan
    October 7, 2013

    Sigh, I somehow missed this email in the crazinees of the weekend, and I’ve been hunting for something just like #4 for ages. Now it’s $225 🙁 I might just have to bite the bullet anyway….
    Hope you are doing okay Shana… thinking of you every day.

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