On Saturday, I had an appointment at this magical place. I’ve been really hurting for flattering workwear (my recent Macy’s excursion left me with a lot of casual gear) and I asked a coworker how she managed to always look so put together during her recent pregnancy. She recommended MM. LaFleur. They don’t have maternity clothes. They have what’s called “maternity-friendly.” These are clothes that fit now, that will grow with you, and will magically shrink back as you lose the pregnancy weight. They also have a ton of stuff for non-prego ladies.
Two very pretty twenty-somethings greeted me. Janet had set up a room for me with a rack of options. I’d pop out in something and we’d head to one of the mirrors in the room and she’d make adjustments and grab additional sizes as needed. There was another fitting going on as well as a model shoot (she had legs for days, I sighed wistfully). The woman in the fitting next to me, who started doing improv, found out I did stand-up.
“I’m from Chicago and there really aren’t places to take stand-up classes.”
“If you already do improv, you really don’t need stand-up classes, you just need to do a lot of open mics until you want to kill yourself.”
This post about maternity work style on MM. LaFleur’s blog is fascinating and inspiring. Maura Kutner Walters (pictured above), digital executive editor of Conde Nast Traveler, didn’t purchase any maternity clothes other than jeans.
So fab, right? I was able to take a few pieces home with me (that I could wear to work TOMORROW) and the rest will arrive in three to five days. So exciting!