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Maternity
What Target Does Best: Spring / Summer Picks
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The Liberty of London for Target Collection helped woo me back in, but it wasn’t the only source of temptation under those fluorescent lights. A perfect romper (M’s post has completely addicted me to rompers for moms), look-alike Hunter Rainboots, and a perfect tiny cross-body bag — all under $20!!! — sold me.

Maternity
Reader Question: Help, I’m Pregnant and Going to Disney World, I Need Cute Comfy Shoes!
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I am going on a trip to Disney World in late May (God help me) with my husband’s family. Our 2.5 year old will be along for the trip, and I will be about six months pregnant.
I am trying to find comfortable, breathable shoes to wear for this trip, that are also cute and stylish. My feet are wide to begin with, so pregnancy swelling+Disney crowds+heat and humidity will probably turn them into Fred Flintstone feet.
I’d appreciate any suggestions you can come up with. I’m feeling desperate.

Style
Worth A Closer Look: Ann Taylor Loft’s Spring Line
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On the fairly rare occasions I’ve wandered into Ann Taylor Loft (usually suckered in by a big sale), I’ve often left feeling underwhelmed. The clothes were never horrible…just “eh”. Once in a while I’ll pick up a necklace or something…but overall, I saw Ann Taylor Loft as a place to be bored. Nice basics, nothing exciting, nice prices, nice sales, but nothing worth a trip. Yawn.
So I was very confused, the other day, when I happened to glance over at the Ann Taylor Loft window displays. For a moment I thought I was looking in J. Crew’s windows. But no – it was good ‘ol ATL. But this time…the clothes were cuter, somehow. A bit…dare I say it? Trendy?

Post-Partum / Nursing
Reader Question: How To Minimize a Large Chest Without Showing Cleavage
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This is a tough one! Neither S. nor I are large chested, so we can’t for the life of us fathom why anyone would want to cover up the girls. We love the girls. And one only gets to show them off for so many years in one’s lifetime. . . but I guess this all goes back to people with curly hair wanting it straight, statuesque gals feeling awkward whilst their petite pals kill themselves on heels, and, in general, the grass being greener on the other side.

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What We’re Reading This Week: Wearing Flats With Tights from Blue Collar Catwalk
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Dear reader: have you ever considered the rule of thirds with regard to your flat footwear? How about the sheen and texture of your shoes in relation to your tights? Have you recently scrutinized the curves of your feet and how your flats accentuate them, either elongating or shortening your leg, depending on their fit? No? Mmm hmm. . . I didn’t think so.
Neither have I, and I suppose that’s why I’ve been largely unsuccessful at pairing flats with skirts and tights. I either a.) spit and curse my 5’4″ (and 5/8ths!) height, then put on a pair of heels instead, or b.) spit and curse my 5’4″ (and 5/8ths!) height, then opt for trousers.

#momlife
Reader Question: How Do I Spend a $200 Nordstrom Gift Card?
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Reader Question:
So, my last birthday I was VERY pregnant and couldn’t come up with gift ideas because I was having trouble imagining life post-baby. My husband gave me a $200 Nordstom card as my present. I used to have no problem spending money there. But now after baby and with not working, I can’t for the life of me decide what to spend it on. I could use some new things for spring because last year I was pregnant. Any ideas? I am comfortable spending a little more than just the card if it is on something essential or fantastic.
– Liz
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Happy birthday and congratulations on the new babe! Having had two in the past 25 months, I can totally relate to not knowing where to start spending on yourself post-babe(s)–there’s a lot of ground to cover when you’ve sat-out several seasons in elasticized pants.

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