Can personally verify this skirt is very spinny and fits well
Acquired myself a birth year (1984) 5513 sub. Absolute grail watch for me and I’m over the moon with it. Has a pretty wild spider dial that shows up in certain light. I know this is kind of the most basic watch you can own but they are classic for a reason. I’m excited to add all of my own scratches and dents to it as it puts a lot of hours on the wrist.
I was a bit worried that the spider dial would be really obnoxious but honestly you almost never see it and it just flashes for a split second under certain light conditions which is really interesting. Most people prefer the “tool” look of the matte maxi dials but I really love this transition into the glossy dial with the white gold indexes.
My other watch is an old Speedmaster MKII which feels like such a monster compared to this. Slowly getting used to not having to wind my watch every day as well, will need to find something else to fidget with when wearing this one.
Got this from the amazing folks at Craft & Tailored in LA. Amazing guys and amazing watches and service!
[link] <— video of dial.
Someone pointed out that the strap is from a timex weekender. That is correct. [link]
Description: The best value watch available in my opinion. Looks pretty good, lasts a long time, water resistant to 30 feet. Can't beat for a beater watch or just an everyday sorta thing
This is the shirt
Here is the skirt. It's a MUST HAVE.
Urban CoCo Women's Basic... [link]
Here you go! It's literally the first thing that comes up when you search "skirt" so I'm guessing that is why a lot of us get it
I just graduated from high school and I wanted to get myself a small watch reminiscent of those generic clocks they have in all the classrooms. The Timex Easy Reader was the cheapest and classiest looking option.
It's exactly as the name describes, an easy reader. The dial is a very light silver which I'd rather be plain white but oh well. Day-date is a nice touch. Indiglo is also nice. It's just a nice little 35 mm watch. I also put a new strap on it if anybody was wondering.
Optima watch case
A cheap Timex that I got on Amazon. Based on my hourly billing rate, I take shits that cost more than my watch.
Like this fold over folio type that zips up?. It's a $20 Amazon watch case. Cheap but effective. There is even a divider panel that goes between the bands so no scratching. [link]
If you get a NATO style strap, it's incredibly easy and in my opinion, looks a lot better. Takes about 15 seconds.
Here is mine.
They exist. There is even an AmazonBasics one. I think people who travel a lot (enough to care about one bag travel) don't have a problem with spending a few hundred on the right bag.
But for those who are just getting into this and are not sure using what they have or even buying a "cheap" bag makes sense.
Bag I mentioned: [link]
The real pro tip. I have small wrists and if I bought any old men's watch I saw, it would typically be ginormous on me. My forearms are beefier these days after years of deadlifting, but my wrists have stayed the same. Slim watches are the way to go. My everyday watch is the Timex Easy Reader and it's 35mm. For a dress watch I would go even more minimal, or wear none at all. Something like this is similar to what I have, which is a black leather Bulova watch. Amazon has a lot of watches and you can filter by case diameter in search.
Can't recommend the Simple Wishes pumping bra enough. I just pull up my shirt, unclip or pull down whatever I have on as a bra or undershirt, and zip the bra on. It takes like ten seconds and allows me to get a ton of work done while pumping. It's around $30 and has held up really well for me. They sell the same one at Target (branded as Lansinoh) but it doesn't come with the extra extender thing included like the Amazon one does.
When my SIL had her baby a month after I had mine, she unexpectedly had to start exclusively pumping her first week PP, and I bent over backwards to deliver her one of these bras the day she started. That's how essential it is to me! She bought a second one the next day.
Aside from pumping bras, you could also consider Pumpin' Pals. They allow you to lean back when you're pumping instead of having to awkwardly hunch forward. I haven't tried them myself but I've heard good things.
I would HIGHLY recommend this one:
Medela Pump In Style Advanced Breast Pump with On-The-Go Tote
The tote looks just like any bag, the pump stays right in the side of the bag all the time, super convenient. Enough room in the bag for extra batteries, the plug, lots of bottles, tops, cleaning supplies etc.
I used this with two kids, and I took it to a law firm constantly where I work and no one ever had any idea it was my pump. It also comes with a little cooler and ice pack for the bottles you pump, which is also discreet and can go right into the fridge.
Here is the link to it at Target, but you can get it anywhere: [link]
I also bought a pumping bra on amazon, which held both of the pumps up to my breasts making the whole thing hands free and able to pump both sides at once. Completely necessary, a lifesaver.
It looked something like this: [link]
Haha yeah it's $18 on Amazon [link].
Sweet of you to offer to buy it for me. I'll just ask my wife to get it for me for Father's day or something haha
You can never go wrong with a Timex Weekender or EasyReader. Those two are the most recommended on here, and you can probably find them cheap on Amazon. However, you would probably have better and more in-depth advice over at /r/watches.
I bought this Optima Band Organizer off Amazon after another poster on here showed theirs off. At first I thought I had just enough bands to fill it, when I realized that it had a whole other side hidden behind a separator panel!
Thanks for the write up.
For a newbie like me who is going to one bag for the first time at the end of the month (10 days to Japan), is it worth it to get one of the brands that you mentioned, or just get something basic for now to see if one bagging is even going to be feasible for me?
I'm thinking of just getting the Amazon basics backpack for now and see if this is something that will stick. Stick as in I don't do a lot of traveling currently but do intend to try to travel more in the next few years.
Timex Weekender is a great, inexpensive watch. I'm afraid you overpaid, especially for used. Brand new on Amazon is just over $30
Quartz movements are actually extremely accurate (more so than automatic)
If that doesn't work, it's Urban CoCo Women's Basic Versatile Stretchy Flared Casual Mini Skater Skirt
I'm eyeballing a $30 Timex on Amazon. I'm not a huge watch guy. Can I replace the straps on it if I want to later on down the line?
This is the one in question
Timex Unisex T2N651 Weekender Olive Nylon Slip-Thru Strap Watch [link]
I came back from Vietnam 2 days ago for a month long trip. The first time one bagging.
I used the €35 "Amazon Basics" backpack because I'm cheap.
Let me tell you, the thing held up fantastic. I was really happy with the bag in general.
For €35 this thing was pretty freaking solid. I'm sure that there are better bags out there but usually they are triple the price.
I got this one off Amazon.
I'm up walking 3-5 miles a day for work, and it's helped a ton.
I got this one from Amazon and I’ve been loving it!!
AZMED Maternity Belt, Breathable Abdominal Binder, Back Support, One Size, Beige [link]
I would have thought something with black text on a white face, and big Arabic numerals. A Timex Easy Reader for instance.
Spectra and Medela pumps are both pretty reliable. There’s one called Willow that is a wearable pump but otherwise people often buy a hands-free pumping bra separately (this was the best one that I used). Freezer bags are sold separately as well and doesn’t matter which brand, doesn’t have to be the same brand as your pump
I lied. This is the one I have: [link]
Here’s the one in the video. I’d recommend black because it helps hide stuff and it goes with everything
Urban CoCo Women's Basic Versatile Stretchy Flared Casual Mini Skater Skirt [link]
This is another one I wanna get. It’s a little longer and has ✨Pockets✨
Belle Poque Women's High Waist A-Line Pockets Skirt Skater Flared Midi Skirt [link]
Most likely the uniform.
I am 36.5 weeks and also have a herniation in the same spot.
Buy yourself THIS maternity belt (highly reviewed on amazon). You'll thank yourself as you get bigger. I wear it every day and if I ever forget I can tell immediately in the difference in pain. Before my bump was super big I just wore it when doing a lot of walking/standing, now I wear it all the time.
I have been going to physical therapy throughout the pregnancy and that has helped a lot. My therapist is actually a prenatal/pelvic floor PT specialist, too. I have pregnancy approved excercises that I do to strengthen my back and hip muscles, which help a lot but don't get me wrong - you're in for some pain and discomfort that will likely be worse than the average pregnant person's because of your situation. My physical therapist also recommended I get this Sacroiliac joint belt as because of my herniation my pelvis is misaligned (or maybe my pelvis misaligned caused my herniation, who knows) and therefore she said I was at extra risk for SPD. Lo and behold, I started getting SPD symptoms as early as 11 weeks!
So now, I wear the SI joint belt and the maternity belly brace daily. Before the past month or so, I just wore them when I was walking/standing a lot (my husband and I refer to the combo as my 'sausage casing,' it's hilarious).
If you go month to month, it costs $30. I think you'd get a much, much better bang for your buck buying a Timex Weekender on Amazon:
If that's not your style, and you're really, truly not sure what you want, doing watchgang for a single month is probably not the very worst thing in the world. You definitely won't be getting a $30 watch. In honesty, I would be quite surprised if you got a $10 watch.
But if you're ok with the fact that you're paying a fee to someone to send you a random watch they sourced for as cheap as they possibly could as a way of helping to refine your style, then that's cool. There's worse uses of money out there.
I bought this on from Amazon [link]
It's quite good especially for travelling. Which country are you in that Amazon doesn't ship to? You should be able to use a forwarder without any hassle, someone like myus.
For traveling, I just bought the Amazon CarryOn and am using it this summer for a two week trip to Spain/Portugal. It had pretty good reviews and I'm excited to be hands free this trip while going through airports and train stations.
For everyday, I just use this small leather crossover bag I bought at Target but have been meaning to upgrade to something larger to accommodate all the crap I schlep around.
I actually mean something like this (link below) which is used for holding the pump flanges in place while you pump.
Flanges are typical on the more traditional breast pumps that insurances cover. I personally used a spectra and highly recommend it. I've heard mixed reviews on the willow/elvie and they're unfortunately not often covered by insurance.
Here’s the link ^ ^ it’s on Amazon
I started seeing a chiropractor who specializes in prenatal care and it was the first thing she told me to get when I started seeing her at 26 weeks. This was the specific belt she had me get: [link]
TBH I use it mostly when I’m working from home but she advised wearing it as much as possible. It’s fairly thin so you could easily wear it underneath clothes. The other thing she said that’s important is the placement. The belt should be low (not high on your belly). She said how the model is wearing it in the product photo is wrong, it should be lower. Hope that helps!
[link] this is what I’ve been using since week 15. I’m showing but it’s not huge. I’m 5’5” about 135 pounds at this point I guess (haven’t been weighed in a few weeks) Maybe there’s something better but it works for me.
My husband bought me on early on from Amazon after it was suggested by my doctor. It's a simple wrap with a velcro closure in the back. It's one size fits all and I felt it was a bit snug initially, but it's stretched and definitely helped, particularly on days where I have been out and about and more active. I ordered a breast pump through my insurance with the help of aeroflow and also applied through them for a belly band that my insurance covered (I'm in the US). The one they sent is Motif brand and definitely higher quality and easier to put on (esp now at 32 weeks). I'll include links to both below.
This is what I use [link]
Here is the link on Amazon
Optima Unisex 33-190 Black Twenty Watch Case with Zipper [link]
So far just this olive Timex Weekender watch from Amazon for $11.50 shipped. Hoping for some better deals on monday from Uniqlo, or maybe an Alpha Industries jacket since i missed that sale.
I am 24 weeks today and just bought a belly band off of amazon. I work in a school and am on my feet for most of the day. On monday i had to go home early cause was I was so uncomfortable. Now that i have one, i cant imagine going through the day without it! it just feels like extra support and im in much less pain by the end of the day.
this is the one i got: [link]
I just ordered the top one on Amazon since I'd like relief as soon as I can get it.
AZMED Maternity Belt, Breathable Abdominal Binder, Back Support, One Size, Beige
I had SI pain, then sciatica pain and now just lower back pain in general. I started wearing my belt at 12 ish weeks when I wasn't even showing. I bought this one from Amazon AZMED Maternity Belt, Breathable Abdominal Binder, Back Support, One Size, Beige [link]
(Sorry I'm on mobile).
My pain never disappear but it felt way worse when I skipped a day of wearing it so I recommend it.
Not for ultra-light folks but I recently did a month long one-bag trip using the Amazon Basics Travel Backpack for €35 and it couldn't have gone better.
This bag did (almost) everything I could want and was sturdy as hell.
That's the skirt! I'm pretty sure it's the US link for it.
My friend used a Wine Rack to bring alcohol in to Spring Fest a few years ago. She only got caught because she was sharing with everyone, but it worked for most of the night!
Not speaking from personal experience yet, but this is the one a good friend of mine strongly recommended after her two kids: Simple Wishes X-Small/Large | Hands-Free Breast Pump Bra | Adjustable and Customizable Pumping Bra Fitting for Breastfeeding Pumps [link]
Here's a real Casio (similar not exact same). I've never seen a replica Casio like this in my life. Most replica watches are $100 or more.
Casio Collection Unisex Adults Watch A168WA [link]
You could look at a Casio bracelet digital like the A168WA or A178WA-1ADF very inexpensive, but still a little dressy. The batteries in these watches last a long time and the batteries are cheap and easy to replace. Even without Bluetooth or radio sync, these watches are very accurate.
I bought it on Amazon. Here is the link: https://www.amazon.es/vers%C3%A1til-el%C3%A1stico-acampanado-Casual-Skater/dp/B014FA0NB6/ref=sr_1_omk_6?__mk_es_ES=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&crid=5835ZT6TDY11&keywords=falda&qid=1640907099&sprefix=falda%2Caps%2C104&sr=8-6
Hi! I bought it on Amazon. Here is the link: [link]
my FAVORITE skirt that i ever bought was made by Urban Coco on amazon! it was $12 and the cutest thing ever. i bought the maroon one, but if you’re looking for black here is the link!! Limited-time deal: Urban CoCo Women's Basic Versatile Stretchy Flared Casual Mini Skater Skirt [link]
I'm currently 29 weeks pregnant and have used two different support bands. I was having issues with pelvic pain while standing for long periods of time or while walking for short periods. Once I started using belly support bands, that pain has been greatly reduced.
1) AZMED Maternity Belt - This one velcros in the back so it is sometimes a struggle to get it adjusted how I want, but it is still the one I grab when both are clean. It feels supportive while still being something I can wear all day regardless of if I'm sitting, standing, or whatever. It's easy to move without unhooking it when I need to pee (which is all the time) so I don't feel like I'm fighting with it.
2) Motif Medical Pregnancy Support Band - This one velcros in the front and feels more firm in its support, but I don't gravitate toward it. My biggest issue has been that it works great when I'm standing/walking, then rides up any time I bend over or sit down. It's also a pain to take it off when I need to pee.
I've also seen people recommend the style with a strap that goes over the bump, but I haven't tried that style.
A pregnancy pillow helped me. I wouldn’t suggest the one I got because it started falling apart and looking ugly right away 😅
Don’t skimp on maternity clothes, you will really want to feel comfortable and can wear your third trimester clothes the few weeks after giving birth, if not longer.
A back brace if you plan on doing any kind of work/cleaning that involves bending AZMED Maternity Belt - Belly Band for Pregnant Women to Support Back/Waist/Abdomen With Belly Brace - Breathable & Adjustable For Different Stages [link]
I believe that our last specialty shop has closed. We had two back in the day but I haven't seen anything from them in years. If it helps, for my last baby I wore regular nursing camisoles or bras and then slid this on when pumping at work. It was pretty easy to flip down my nursing bra and hook this on. I didn't use the straps.
I bought this AZMED Maternity Belt from Amazon a month or two ago and it’s been amazing! I have extreme pelvis pain this time around and can’t walk very long without it. Not sure if it’s the best out there - I got upset because I couldn’t find any consistent/solid recommendations from old Reddit posts, but it definitely has worked for me!
I have this in yellowand I like it
If that's not quite it, look for circle or skater skirts
I don't know abbout best as I've only tried one, but I had this one and I liked it and it's not too expensive. I think someone else here recommended it at some point and that's how I ended up with it. I used it mostly for running, and then later for walking, and didn't find it too constricting. I never really sat in it though.
i would just like to say props to you and your ex partner for handling an unexpected pregnancy while not being together more maturely than many people twice your age. It's unfortunate that you are in this position where you are not going to be able to rely on family help during a time when even having someone hold the baby for an hour while you shower and fold laundry is such a huge relief. If you're going to try breastfeeding don't forget that insurance will provide a breast pump for when you return to work and pumping tanks/bras are hugely helpful (I had this but have given it away now) [link]. I didn't end up being able to, but the spectra pump was nicer than the medela (I borrowed a spectra from a co worker who was done with hers when I was having difficulty, she had said the medela hadn't worked for her).
I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly.
If your dad is into very classic looking watches, I would highly recommend a Timex Easy Reader.
Start with this one.
I got one and wear it when I run, starting around 22w. I definitely wouldn't still be running (31+2 now) without it, as it really does help relieve bladder pressure (though some is still present) and provides needed support. I have this one and find it to be comfortable.
Up to personal preference. I use this for my longer trips. There are lots like it but this is a cheapo one that I don’t care what happens to it.
Amazon Basics Carry-On Travel Backpack - Black [link]
this is the one I got off Amazon. I mostly wear it when I’m exercising or going to be walking around a lot. I think it helps but it doesn’t eliminate the pain I have.
I had a Timex Weekender for almost 4 years (Christmas 2015 --> finally broke in the fall 2019 right before a trip I was going to take). It was a fantastic watch. After it broke, I realized I needed a bit more diversity on my wrist. It doesn't make sense to wear a beater from the lake to a business meeting for most folks.
They're just supportive bands, some are just like a stretchy sleeve that go over your jeans so you don't have to button them lol. But the one I linked I actually bought for more back support. I am on my feet all day and that slight bend forward kills my lower back. Hoping this will help once I'm further along!
On Amazon there are great deals. As far as getting one I would recommend [link]
Here's mine, also from Amazon
It's worked wonders. I love wearing it around the house, cleaning, walking dog, etc. It's relieved a lot of my pain that used to plague me right before bed. I recently recommended it to another Redditor, as she was having a lot of hip pain. Definitely worth it!
I got this one
Amazon maternity belt
It definitely didn’t cover me like it does the model haha seemed a LOT thinner when I put it on. It provided just enough support, but if I were to need another one, I would try the wider one with the extra band on top.
Ok, I'm going to assume you're young and still live with family whom you'd rather not know about your interest in skirts, whether for social safety or your actual physical safety. My advice to you:
Look around where you live for amazon lockers. If you need to be discrete, find a locker near a place you already frequent, and bring a backpack or duffle bag of some kind. Place an order online and ship it to the locker. If you don't have a credit card, or don't want the transaction on your account, look at amazon gift cards. You can buy them at almost any grocery store/retail store/gas station with cash. Once the order arrives at the locker, just use the barcode/passcode provided in an email to pick up your package and stuff it in your bag. Then you can bring it home with you and open it in the safety of your own room.
As for your other concern about the skirt fitting, look into elastic skirts like this one. Many clothes on amazon have sizing charts. If you really want to be sure, get some tailor's tape measure and measure your waist. And if all else fails and it doesn't fit, just return it and get it in a different size.
Good luck bro! Hope you get some cute skirt spinnies!
AZMED Maternity Belt, Breathable Pregnancy Back Support, Premium Belly Band, More Than 1.3M Happy Mothers, Lightweight Abdominal Binder, One-Size (Beige) [link]
I have this one, and I call it my wrestling belt. Yeah, it’s huge but helped so much with back pain during the second/third trimester.
I have two of the Simple Wishesbras. I only wear them for pumping. You can put them over a regular nursing bra or on their own.
I will. FYI, I ordered this one AZMED Maternity Belt, Breathable Pregnancy Back Support, Premium Belly Band, More Than 1.3M Happy Mothers, Lightweight Abdominal Binder, One-Size, Beige [link]
I'm 6 foot 4 and love the way I look in a skirt, you can pair thigh highs with it to minimize the amount of "thigh" that is shown. I have this one and I'm rather satisfied with it.
Pump bra - it’s a game changer to not have to hold the phalanges yourself even if you don’t pump that often. I have a couple of these.
I got one of these for like $18 a couple years back and I legit love it. It's a conversation starter too: I get more comments on it than any other watch I've owned.
I'm looking for a watch that is like the Timex Weekender but has a silent ticking mechanism. I use my current Timex Weekender when I go backpacking in the spring and summer, so whatever watch you can recommend should be tough, non-digital, a stop-watch accessary is fine but not preferred, and silent. I request a silent mechanism because the ticking has kept me up some nights while out on the trail or when I'm wearing it at home.
Thank you for any help.
Everyone should have a good watch. It's useful in clinical situations and just a nice fashion accessory.
You can get good watches under $50 too.
46K here. Used this pumping for two kids. Full adjustability, it has a giant Velcro section in the back and zips up the front. LOVE it.
I have both the BaoBei Support Band and this (less expensive) belt from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/AZMED-Maternity-Breathable-Abdominal-Support/dp/B0113WE0QS?ref_=ast_sto_dp
I actually find the Amazon belt is better for curbing round ligament pain and specifically seems to support the lowest part of my belly better. The BaoBei gives me better overall support (it almost seems like compression wear and really keeps everything in place) but I still get round ligament pain when running. So, I'm more inclined to wear the cheaper belt while out running and the BaoBei for just normal everyday activity (walking, cleaning, cooking, taking care of the dog). But since these things get sweaty and I sometimes slack on washing them, I do like having two and I'll grab whichever one is clean in a pinch.
On the super cheap you could always get a timex weekender, stylish and can be found for well under 100 dollars
If your collection are still growing like mine,I think this travel pounch can help you, 20 watch max.
I ordered this Timex Weekender with a leather strap yesterday after about a year of having a black Weekender. The Weekender is more casual than a Fairfield I think but you can't beat it for $33 (and Amazon Prime free shipping).
This one. I have a spectra and it works perfectly.
Simple Wishes X-Small/Large Hands Free Breast Pumping Bra | Signature (by Moms for Moms) | Fully Adjustable and Customizable, Reliable Tight Seal of Breastshields/Flanges | Soft Pink [link]
I have used the Amazon Basics carryon backpack currently with my Cougar QBX ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01J24H2K0/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 ). For LAN party trips, I am able to fit everything except the monitor in one of these.
They seem more likely that I'd be able to fit under an airplane seat. I'd use it for a 1-2 day trip, but also as a personal item for longer trips. They are also in the mid-price range. There's an Amazon Basics version that looks like it would fit the bill, but is cheaply made.
Ok so there’s this nursing bra hack that works in a pinch, I’ve also heard about cutting holes in a sports bra. I’ve bought this bra from amazon and it’s pretty good. I want to buy the kindred bravely nursing/pump bra when I go back to work though.
Personally? I've used the Kelty Redwing 50, it should be around $90. Very good quality bag and comfortable to carry, but with the experience of hindsight its too big and I've downsized to a 21L bag but the one I'm using is a bit pricy. Kelty Redwing also has a 32L version, haven't tried it personally but heard good things about it.
There are allot of good opinion for the Amazon Basics Travel Bag. [link]
I've also heard good things about the CabinZero lines. [link]
Both of those have the advantage of better straps, back padding, a frame, and panel opening for easier access.
Thank you~!! I got the skirt from Amazon. Here's a link: [link]
i've been using this amazon basics bag for a while now as my daily bag (office drone) it's HUGE and well built.
AmazonBasics Carry On Travel Backpack - Black
I got this one on Amazon. It had the highest and most ratings, and it’s not as huge as the other styles.
It’s conveniently kept my leggings up all day so they stopped sliding under my bump.
I'm a guy so I'm not sure about women's watches, but I've always thought something simple like the Timex Weekender or The Timex Chronograph would go decent in a DA type outfit. Something with a tan face and maybe a leather strap. Perhaps a skeleton or open heart watch Go for brands like Orient, Seiko, Timex, Citizen as they have relatively affordable options while still being of quality. Avoid Fossil.
I mostly used this style of pumping bra but with the straps taken completely off so it is just a bandeau or tube top that zips up in the front:
Medela also makes a pumping bra in this style.
Then I could drop the cups in my nursing bra and quickly put the pumping bra over. Or later when my supply regulated and I stopped leaking, I could just go braless.
I got this one. It has been great!
For sure! Here's the skirt: [link]
And socks: [link]
I got this one a few weeks ago. I haven't tried any other ones to compare, but so far this one is helping a lot with lower back pain. I wear it every day!
Not sure which model Easy Reader you have, but they make one that looks a lot like the clocks at the schools I went to