One of the reasons why I love having our blog is that it’s such a useful tool to share pregnancy info and Spoiled Mama news…but it’s also a great platform to share with y’all some of my favorite things!
As an independent woman business owner, I think it’s important to seek out similar women-operated businesses and support them. So this week I want to share with you one of my favorite independent shops in San Francisco: Covet Boutique.
Covet, which began in 2009, is run by Atlanta-raised Adrienne Wiley. She just opened her third location in San Francisco (congrats!), and launched an online store that is full of great maternity and pregnancy gift ideas!
What makes Covet stand out from other boutiques are the beautiful handmade jewelry made in Adrienne’s San Francisco studio, the handpicked selection of clothes and vegan handbags from Los Angeles, Canada and even Spain. If you want effortless — and affordable — style, this is the shop to go to, ladies!
Adrienne knows how we love to spoil our Mamas, so she’s been kind enough to sponsor a $50 gift certificate to CovetSF.com for one lucky Mama!
What can you put that gift certificate towards? Here are some of my fave picks:
1) The Dee Co-Lab Nylon Satchel, $87
This new fall 2013 satchel comes from Canadian designer Christopher Kon. I love the roomie bag (approx. 12x7x11″), which can be carried by handles or a detachable, adjustable long, wide strap. As a busy Mama, you know I need my versatility! It also comes with two side zippers that open up to even more compartments.
Plus, the nylon fabric is great for all kinds of weather…or milk spills and spit up.
2) The Monterey Maxi, assorted colors – $48
Whether you’re pregnant, losing the baby weight or super fit, the maxi skirt is flattering on most body types. The skirt features a foldover top that can be adjusted for the perfect fit. According to Adrienne, preggo Mamas flock to her boutiques to load up on these stretchy skirts that grow with your belly. Aside from being crazy comfortable, they’ll free you from nine months of dumpy sweat pants and boring leggings.
Pair with a tank on warm days, or layer up with your favorite sweater or cardigan during the fall. (Check out our maternity style Pinterest board Pokies for more ideas on how to sport your maxi!)
3) Personalized Initial Necklaces, starting at $49
According to Adrienne, this is the #1 gift at her store. These best-sellers are simple, elegant, and easy to wear everyday. The initials come in gold vermeil or sterling silver, and are worn on an 18″ gold-filled or sterling chain. If you want to make it unique, add $12 for additional initials for your babe or a Swarovski crystal charm for his/her birth month!
4) OKA b. Ballet Flats, starting at $45
Whether you like ‘em embellished or plain, OKA b. rubber ballet flats will ensure your feet look good and feel good. Named the Huffington Post’s best shoes of fall 2013, I’m unsure where to begin with these babies! Made in the U.S.A, they’re recyclable, machine washable and antimicrobial.
With soft bedding for arch support and anti-slip soles, they are perfect for chasing your little ones indoors and out.
5) Papaya! Large Accessory Pouch, assorted designs – $34
Whether you’re headed to doctor’s appointments, leaving on your babymoon or taxi-ing the kids from school to soccer, every Mama needs a bag like this. This large accessory pouch comes in assorted fun designs, and can carry all your essentials at 14x9x2″. It’s large enough to tote around important documents, makeup or beauty tools for a trip, but cute enough that you’ll want to flash it around on your errands.
Each bag is made from durable oil-cloth, which means it can withstand unfortunate spills and other accidents.
So now that you see how I’d use my $50, how will you?
Enter the Giveaway:
To enter the giveaway, visit the Covet online store and leave us a blog comment with what item(s) you’d buy with your prize money!
For multiple entries, fill out our Rafflecopter widget below. (Remember, you can tweet about the giveaway daily for even more chances to win.)
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The fine print: The giveaway ends Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 at 12 a.m. PDT. No purchase necessary. Gift certificate amount ($50) can be used towards any product on CovetSF.com. The random winner will be contacted via email, and have 72 hours to respond and claim their prize. Contest is open to US Mamas with addresses in the contiguous United States (our apologies to entrants from Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico!).