Like many busy moms, I tend to do most of my shopping online. But, over the past two months I have discovered the biggest perk of having both kids in school - I can go shopping kid free! This means I can go into stores and actually try things on! And talk to salespeople! And leisurely look around the racks! I have really been enjoying walking around the neighborhood and taking some time to relax and see what's new.
Over the next few weeks I want to share some great stores, right here in Northern Brooklyn, to all of our readers.
I recently had the opportunity to stop at Violet Pepper owed by fellow mother Jade, the owner, happens to be a neighbor of mine and I love supporting a locally owned business. Since I know several pregnant ladies, I thought it would be fun to check out some great transitional pieces.
Here is what Jade and I came up with:
For pregnant mamas not ready to shop maternity: Check out The Twiggy Dress. At $120 it is an investment - but you could wear this dress so many ways, it is worth it! Dress it up with a scarf or a statement necklace. Or, you can pair it with some comfy tights on the quickly approaching cool nights. The best feature of this dress is that it is long enough to grow with your bump! (I also think it would make a great postpartum piece when you aren't quite ready to slip into your old clothes....)
For breastfeeding mamas: I remember when I was a nursing mama, I loved the practicality of nursing tops, but was always excited when I could find a top that was a bit more chic and not screaming nursing top, yet still functioned as one. The Henley Top ($58) is a soft, woven top that features 4 buttons that will ensure you don't need to be uncomfortable while nursing your little one. This is also a great blouse for working mamas who need to pump - again, easy access for the pump while still looking fashionable in the office. (Full disclosure - while I am not currently a nursing mama, I loved this blouse so much I bought one for myself!)
For the post-natal mamas: All mamas have been there post-baby.... we want to look nice, we want to ditch the maternity tops, but alas, our pre-baby tops don't exactly work.... Enter the Salty Cupro Jersey Tee ($68). This top is super soft, and with the oversize look of it, it will look great with leggings or some skinny jeans. It buys us a few extra walks around the park before fitting into our already-owned-stuffed-in-the-back-of-the-closet-pre-baby-tops.
These are just three pieces, but go through the racks and I think any lady can find something that works for them. Violet Pepper has a beautiful selection. If you are looking for a time when you can stop in, check this out.....
Violet Pepper is hosting a Mama's Night Out from 8pm-10pm on Friday, October 24th. Shoppers will enjoy 15% off their entire purchase. The event will feature the new collection from local jeweler, Winden (http://www.windenjewelry.com/). There will also be wine, along with cheese from Greenpoint Meat + Cheese.
Monday thru Saturday 12-8
Posted By Erica
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