One of my favorite breastfeeding-related bloggers, Elita of Blacktating just celebrated her Blogiversary with a contest and I won the $50 gift card to One Hot Mama. Because this was unexpected, I decided to treat myself and buy whatever I liked instead of trying to buy the most practical thing. I picked this nursing top from Japanese Weekend.
I've heard great reviews of Japanese Weekend, but have never ordered anything due to the cost. However, I figured that now is my chance to try it out and judge for myself whether the pieces are worth the cost. They had size XS, which is often hard to find. Even size S (in maternity/nursing) is often too big for me. I am not that small (34C) but the way my body is shaped or something makes it hard to fit. In fact, I am giving away some nursing pjs that I got in size S and some in size M because that was what the size chart showed I should order, but they never really fit right. Anyway, I've learned to size down when I am on the borderline. It doesn't always work, I am a size M in the Bravado Body Silk (also carried by One Hot Mama) but I was fortunate enough to try that on in person while I was still in Erie at the St. Vincent Nursing Boutique.
While I was checking out the nursing wear at One Hot Mama, I found Roxanne's One Hot Mama Blog. Roxanne is an actress, wife and mother of four as well as running the One Hot Mama store (in LA) with her husband Bob. The blog has great posts about maternity/nursing fashion, breastfeeding questions/advice, attachment parenting, and her acting gigs. It is a great read!
But, I won't keep the winning to myself, One Hot Mama has provided a discount code to Blacktating readers for 10% off your order. Check here for that code and a few others.
I do need to take a little time to plug the Blacktating Blog. The tagline to her blog is "breastfeeding news and views from a mom of color". The information she posts is relevant to all nursing moms, but she actively promotes images of black women nursing (something very often lacking on other sites) and tackles issues specific to nursing moms of color. One great features of her blog is the Friday 5 that contains links to five breastfeeding-related studies, quotes or news items of the week. So, if you are nursing, or thinking about it, check out the Blacktating blog.
Thanks, Elita, for the wonderful surprise. It helped to brighten an otherwise downer of a day, yesterday.