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Thursday’s Workwear Report: Tweed Peplum Blazer

machine-wash-blazer-2I’ve featured this suiting blazer over at Corporette before, and there are two notable things about it, one of them new: 1) it’s on sale, and 2) it’s machine washable!! I was surprised to see the care instructions — but if you’re looking for a suiting blazer that’s machine washable, this one may be for you. It was $159 but is now marked to $95; it’s available in plus sizes and has multiple matching pieces.   Vince Camuto Tweed Peplum Blazer


Washable Workwear Wednesday: Triple Pleat V-Neck Jersey Top

washable-top-for-work-2This top isn’t terribly fancy, but that’s kind of what I like about it. It’s got a nice high neckline, is machine washable, and would make a great layer beneath a sweater, cardigan, or blazer.  It’s even on sale — it was $39, but is now on sale for $25, available in sizes XS-XL at Nordstrom.  Anne Klein Triple Pleat V-Neck Jersey Top

Looking for other washable workwear? See all of our recent recommendations for washable clothes for work, or check out our roundup of the best brands for washable workwear.


Budgeting for Your Maternity Wardrobe

Budgeting for Your Maternity Wardrobe Behold: a chart of what I spent on my maternity wardrobe during my first pregnancy.

I share my maternity wardrobe budget not because this is the definitive list for maternity clothes (trust me, it’s not), but simply for shock and awe value, at least for newly pregnant moms. You’re going to be amazed at a few things here: a) how cheap everything was — nothing designer, nothing fancy, all bought on sale, b) how many pieces were gifted (usually by my mother sending me something in the mail), and c) how small my collection of maternity clothes was, and d) how I still managed to spend almost $900 on maternity clothes that were only worn for about four months. For most moms-to-be that is not an insignificant amount of money, so budgeting of any kind can be very helpful. (Stay tuned for our upcoming post on how to save money on maternity clothes!) I recorded my thoughts in 2011, during my first pregnancy, as well as during my second pregnancy, in 2014 — note that I was still working as a lawyer during much of my first pregnancy (my final day was in May and my son was born in August), and that for my second pregnancy I barely gained any weight at all. (I did buy a few more tops and warmer bottoms for my second pregnancy — those totaled $138 — but by and large I wore my maternity clothes from my first pregnancy.)



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Nursing Tuesday: Raspberry Leaf Tea

raspberry-leaf-tea-for-nursing-2I was sick last week and going through my tea collection, which I almost never do because I hate tea — and I found my old raspberry leaf tea, which my breastfeeding consultant had prescribed as an aid for my supply with Harry.  The same brand has another Nursing Support tea, but no — Fredda prescribed me this. I’m not sure if it worked or not, but I liked the flavor and dutifully drank it once a day. Ladies who had supply issues, what did you try — and what did you believe worked? The tea is $30 for a pack of 6 (so 96 tea bags!!) at Amazon.  Yogi Woman’s Raspberry Leaf Tea


Maternity Monday: Teagan Maternity Dress

teal-maternity-sheath-dressI’m seeing a lot of asymmetrical necklines in maternity sheath dresses right now, and i really kind of like the look. It can make layering necklaces a bit more difficult, of course, and it makes dresses more memorable, but sometimes you want to be remembered.  This teal maternity dress looks flattering and comfortable, and I like that it’s only $88. Kimi and Kai Teagan Body-Con Maternity Dress

Building a maternity wardrobe for work? Check out our page with more suggestions along both classic and trendy/seasonal lines.