Sunday, November 11, 2012

A rare date night and Milk Diary - Review & Giveaway!

It's no secret that Mike and I do not get out alone very often. While we are much closer to our families {who are eager to babysit} than we were in Wisconsin, we are still over 2 hours from mine and almost 4 hours away from his. Finding babysitters is a little bit of a challenge around here, and we can't often afford to go out and pay a babysitter. When one of Mike's friends at the lab offered to babysit, we jumped at the chance faster than I run {with my pants down} when I'm in the bathroom and hear an ominous "BOOM!"

Last night we went out to dinner to celebrate our 7 year dating anniversary, which was on November 1st. Confession: it has been a little while long time since I've made a concerted effort to look nice. Most days I consider it an accomplishment to get out of my pajama pants, so I was quite excited to wear something that made me feel pretty - a dress from Milk Diary.

Their story:
Milk Diary was founded by Lana Hegstrom who initially struggled to nurse her son so she started a tedious Milk Diary (hence the name of the company) and tracked everything on her Excel spreadsheet. After numerous hours of pumping, visits to a breastfeeding clinic and many tears, she was finally able to successfully nurse her son! But, she had difficulty finding functional yet sophisticated nursing clothes that she could wear without announcing, “I am nursing!” She created Milk Diary designs, which can be worn by professional mothers who are pumping at work and by stay-home mothers who want to look fabulous on a day out with their babies.

Since I still think I might return to work next Spring, Milk Diary really caught my attention. I received the Wrap Knit Dress in Onyx (black) which - in addition to being a fantastic date night dress - would double perfectly as a functional and stylish outfit for work. Before we left for dinner I had to pump and I was impressed with how easy it was! The nursing openings at the armholes are large enough to even make pumping a breeze, but are located in just the right place so you never have to worry about an errant boob hanging out in front of your boss ;)

My dress and a weird super-blurry Carina photobomb?
This classic dress features a shirt collar, tie belt, and three-quarter sleeves which have two buttons just below each elbow. Made of 92% Rayon and 8% Spandex Jersey, which is super comfortable and surprisingly warm in this chilly Fall weather. Machine wash and dry flat. This dress is perfect for so many occasions, I plan on wearing it even after I'm finished nursing. No one needs to know, right?

Front detail close up

How often do you get out with your significant other?

Milk Diary offers a number of fashionable nursing tops and nursing dresses, suitable for work and/or every day wear!

Lana is generously offering one of my readers their choice of either the Pleated Button Front Knit Dress in Charcoal Heather or the Deep V Knit Tunic in Onyx (black) - both below:

How to Enter:
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