14 posts categorized "Clothing (mama)"

Short, fat and pregnant - seeking cheap maternity clothing

November 03, 2008

I'm looking for used maternity clothes to get me through the next 6 months. If you've got any to spare, I'd love to buy them. A mix of casual and office casual would be perfect, and I'd love a pair of good-looking boot-cut jeans that don't make me feel horribly frumpy. I'm 5'3" and overweight (even before pregnancy, I mean), so I usually wear around size 12 in pants (regular are slightly too long, petite are slightly too short) and size M or L in shirts. If you've got any prospects, please email me at ostling32@gmail.com  - thanks!

Do you need any suits?

October 26, 2008

Hey Mamas! I heard from Leah that I somehow missed out on a little naked mama action. Totally sad. I admittedly have not been keeping as close an eye on the blog as usual. Anyway, hopefully I can make it to the next one. In the meantime, I have 4 beautiful suits that have been hanging on my racks for too long. I don't want to drive around trying to sell them, and I'm too lazy to try and sell them on ebay (photos, measurements, posting, etc., etc.).

So- I want to give them to someone! Is it you? They were not MY suits. I sell vintage/contemporary clothes at a local shop as a side project, so my basement has become a miniature warehouse of fun clothes. some things i can sell, some things i can't, and some things are really hard to just give to Goodwill if they don't sell (like these suits).

I will provide brief descriptions, and if you're interested, email me and i can give you more detail:

3 of the suits are skirt suits. These are all vintage suits in good-to-excellent condition. 2 of them are a light brown/tweed color, and one of them is a thick (gorgeous) navy blue wool suit. they are all seriously beautiful and well made. Each one has a very stylish cut. I think they'd fit a medium - probably about a size 6-10ish.

The 4th suit is a buttery ivory silk pantsuit from Bloomingdale's, with beaded lapels on the jacket and a beaded stripe down the outer leg of the pants - like a tuxedo stripe. it is beautiful! I would guess this one is from 1990-1994. The tag says it is a size 14 - though it looks a bit smaller than that. I think sizes were smaller in previous decades. this suit is also in good-to-excellent condition.

I would love to give these to someone who could use them!


FOR SALE: Baby boy clothing 3-12 months AMERICAN APPAREL, H & M, HANNA ANDERSON, BABY GAP, JANIE & JACK, PATAGONIA & more! Also Graco, Arm's Reach & BUMBO

October 11, 2008

Hi! I have a large amount of baby boy clothing, shoes and socks (sizes 3-12 months) as well as some "gear" that I would like a new home with a loving, dynamic family. None of these items were hand me downs, so it is in EXCELLENT condition. Some of these items have not been used and do still have tags on. Also included are: unused Nike bibs, unused hooded towels, gently used burp cloths and two unoped Winnie the Pooh toys if you'd like them. I also have an ANYA HINDEMARCH DIAPER BAG available for a separate sale, please contact me if you are interested...

Photos are available for the clothing (contact me). However, due to time restraints (courtesy of my 11 month old wild child) I have not taken pictures of the "gear" which includes: 1 BUMBO chair, 1 Arm's Reach co-sleeper, 1 Graco carseat with base, 1 Graco stroller, 1 Graco Bumper Jumper and 1 Graco Pack n' Play playyard/travel sleeper - yet all is in good and SAFE condition.

For all the clothing items (over 60 items) and the gear combined, I am asking $250.00 OR contact me with a reasonable offer. I'll send you pics and answer any questions. Thanks for your time. My how they grow!

Please contact Kim at:       cheelove@gmail.com

Eco-Friendly Tees

July 26, 2008

Andreea here from Tees For Change, a line of eco-friendly tees that inspire positivity.

We'd love to share our tees with urbanMamas readers and to offer a 15% off coupon for our organic cotton and bamboo products. Our tees are available in women's and men's styles and we also just introduced our 100% organic cotton baby line.

Adorned with messages such as CHOOSE HAPPINESS, TODAY MATTERS, PRACTICE KINDNESS and EMBRACE CHANGE, our tees are designed to inspire you to live life with passion, purpose and positivity. We've also partnered with Trees for the Future to plant a tree for EVERY eco-friendly tee we sell.

You can see more info about our tees and company at www.teesforchange.com.  Interest in a coupon or more info?  Email Andreea at info@teesforchange.com

Looking for a way to get rid of your baby clothes, toys, and other items? Let Cousins' Closet help you out.

June 01, 2008

Cousins' Closet is run by two sisters/moms trying to help other moms in the community.

*Let us do all or most of the work! You price your items and keep 70% of the sale price or we'll price them for you and you still keep 50%

*No Participation Fee!!

*We accept gently used baby and children’s clothes, toys, and more (Maternity clothes too!)

*Pickup up your unsold items at the end of the sale or we can donate them to Northwest Children’s Outreach on your behalf

Email us at cousinscloset@hotmail.com if you'd like to consign with us or visit http://cousinscloset.blogspot.com to learn more.

NEXT EVENT: Friday June 20th and Saturday June 21st 9AM-4PM Come ready to shop!

Mother's Day Special at Icebreaker

May 02, 2008

Icebreaker- the hip New Zealand merino wool apparel company- is celebrating mamas this mother's day with a special in-store promotion! Bring in your kid's favorite t-shirt (perhaps one that you can't bear to part with even though it now it barely covers his belly button) and they will turn it into an adorable- and utterly usable- bag...for free! Plus, moms get a free pair of cozy wool socks!

You can drop off the tees anytime, but if you want to watch the transformation in person, here's when the seamstress is in-store:

o 1-3 pm, Saturday, May 3
o 5-7 pm, Wednesday, May 7
o 5-7 pm, Friday, May 9

Icebreaker is located in the Pearl at NW 11th & Burnside; tel. 503-241-8300


Non-trendy maternity clothing?

April 28, 2008


I'm not sure if this is the right part of the website to post this kind of question, but here goes....

I'm having trouble finding maternity clothing and I would greatly appreciate any shopping tips.  Normal clothes shopping is tough for me, but this is even more of a challenge  I tend to not fit or be comfortable in the current fashion of shirts and pants and I'd really like to find some "boring" basics.  I've tried Target, Motherhood, Mimi, Gap.  I did find one or two things at used stores, but the selection is small. 

I prefer to wear shirts that aren't tight and that don't have low necklines.  Similarly, I'm looking for pants that aren't low cut/tight/flared (and petite lengths if possible).  Something like very basic khakis and solid color LLBean type shirts. 

I did use a Bella Band for a while, which was great until my belly got bigger.

Thank you for any suggestions!
Pregnant Mama


March 25, 2008

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Birth Bucks - Local Savings for Pregnancy & Baby

March 11, 2008

Are you pregnant? Local mamas are here to help by giving you their favorite picks and hundreds of $$$$ in savings at  50 local mama-preneur and favorite must-know-about services and organizations all in one wonderful little Birth Bucks Book for Birth, Baby and Beyond. It's the Mother Lode for savings for your little bundle.

Get yours at www.birth-bucks.com or at participating businesses.

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  • Free Childbirth Series                  
  • Free Classes: childbirth preparation, prenatal yoga                                  
  • Free Exercise Band & Exercises                                    
  • Free Photography Planning Session & $100 off sitting fee                                    
  • $50 off Aqua-baby swim lesson                                  
  • 50% off home cleaning service                                    
  • $40 off your first order of organic baby food                                 
  • $40 towards a ring resize or jewelry cleaning                                    
  • 30% off first naturopathic well baby visit                                    
  • $20 towards a postpartum lactation consultation                                    
  • $20 towards your next acupuncture treatment                                    
  • $10 off a spa treatment                                    
  • $10 towards a prenatal massage                                 
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Seven For All Mankind Maternity Jeans for Sale

November 08, 2007

My motto while being pregnant had something to do with life being too short to not feel sexy while pregnant. So, I went out and bought 2 pairs of Seven for All Mankind maternity jeans which turned into the foundation of my maternity wardrobe. They really are worth the money. I started wearing them late in my first trimester and wore them through the middle of my 3rd trimester so I got a lot of wear out of them, but they still have a lot of life to give.

One pair I bought brand new on Ebay for $140 and I'll sell them for $110. They are a size 30 (they recommend going up one size from your pre-pregnancy size) with a nice long leg, bootcut and a bit of stretch so they'll last a lot of months. They are in perfect condition.

The other pair I bought used, so they will be starting their 3rd life, but again, still have a lot of life to give. The waist band on this pair has separated from the denim part of the jean. I've repaired it and it looks great, and they are otherwise in excellent condition. This pair was made for A Pea in The Pod so their sizing is a little different--Medium. I'd like $85 for this pair.

I can't figure out how to post photos here, but email me if you'd like photos, or if you want to come over and try them on. Thanks for looking! leahnoreng@yahoo.com