Budget Thursday: Linen-Blend Blazer

I like the fun palm print on this Old Navy blazer — and if you need to look professional and want to wear a blazer in the summer when it’s deathly hot (and/or you run hot), this is a nice option. The blue palm print will hide the wrinkles better than solid colors, but this also comes in black and white. It’s $36 and is available in sizes XS-XXL. Linen-Blend Blazer for Women

Here are a few linen-blend blazers in plus sizes from Old Navy.

I wanted to include their jersey knit blazer and ponte blazer in my Corporette roundup of blazers under $50, but they were sold out at the time — so I’m glad to see them back.

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Washable Workwear Wednesday: Cordelia Ottoman Dress

Everyone loves Boden’s ottoman fabric — it’s a medium-weight, stretchy, sort of fitted material, and this Cordelia dress is fully lined but still machine washable. We’ve featured a number of other dresses in the ottoman line, but not this one. I like the little button details and the simple neckline. It comes in regular and long sizes 2-18 in black and red, and it’s $120 at Boden. Use the coupon code C64T for 25% off. Cordelia Ottoman Dress

If you’re looking for something more affordable, we just highlighted a Lark & Ro dress (at Corporette) at Amazon that’s very similar for $64.

New to Boden? Check out our recent roundup of how to build a work wardrobe at Boden. Another psst: the big Nordstrom sale starts today! Stay tuned over at Corporette for a roundup of our #Nsale sale picks for workwear.

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.

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Accessory Tuesday: Initial Pendant Necklace

If you’re looking for a good, faux-diamond sort of look, I always hear readers singing the praises of Nadri — and here’s one example of their offerings. This initial necklace comes in a lot of different finishes and, obviously, letters. Each letter comes in rose gold, gold, and silver (it’s actually rhodium plating) for only $45. The necklace is really highly rated at Nordstrom, too. I’m a big fan of initial pendants to celebrate my kids, or to celebrate our family name, but you could also celebrate your own name/your maiden name, etc. This just looks like a really wearable, happy little pendant. Initial Pendant Necklace

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Maternity Monday: Megan Maternity Nursing Top

Happy Monday! I love this sophisticated top from Lilac Maternity, as well as all three prints it comes in right now — it looks flattering but comfortable, and wearable from work to the weekend.  It’s also a nursing top, huzzah! It’s $66 at Nordstrom. (There are also some longer-sleeved solid versions that were $88 but are now marked to $61.)   Megan Maternity/Nursing Top

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

Family Friday: Primary

I love the idea behind Primary — basically, that kids’ clothes should be colorful and fun, but not necessarily full of sequins and “cute” phrases like “DADDY’S PRINCESS!” As their tagline notes, there are no logos, no slogans, and no sequins — just awesome colors in the softest fabrics they could find, all under $25. Nice! The site also offers free shipping with no minimum purchase, and they’re offering 25% off today! This pretty picnic top for girls looks great — it’s $18, available in sizes 2-12 in 10 colors. Primary Picnic Top

Organizing Thursday: Book Rack Storage Bookshelf

elegant organizing bookshelf for kidsWe have this $29 bookshelf in the “primary colors” version, and honestly I’d have pulled the trigger a lot quicker on it if I’d seen this more elegant espresso/white version. The books-forward bookcase is great for toddlers and littles who aren’t speaking well yet but who can point at the book they want when they see the cover; we also find it useful for series like Golden Books where there is nothing written on the spine of the book or the “I Can Read” type books that are so thin everyone’s squinting at the book anyway. (Honestly we also use the bookshelf to store a random keyboard that gets trampled on elsewhere.) The “shelves” are made of cloth so it’s very light weight — we go crazy anchoring furniture and I’ve never been very concerned about this one. The bookshelf is $29, available in five color combos. (The matching “affordable” toy storage organizer, $59, also comes in the espresso/white version — again we have it in primary colors, but I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it because both boys tend to take everything out of every bin and dump/throw it in a huge mess and then walk away until someone (Mommy) sorts it and then they repeat the process, hence our recent switch to toy bins that click/lock shut. Perhaps if your kids are less obsessed with chaos than mine it’s a good purchase…) Pictured: Tot Tutors Kids Book Rack Storage Bookshelf

Psst: to those commenters wondering about how you fit an entire kids’ library on these — you don’t. At least I don’t. We have most of the books in our old Expedit (5×5) for the kids but they’re overflowing there too — I just use these little shelves for “display” (as in look, Mom got you new books from the library, don’t they look fun!) or to keep the “most-loved books of the moment” out and reachable. I try to rotate books but… yeah.

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