Budget Thursday: Jacquard Bird’s-Eye Silk-Cotton Cardigan

Oooh: after hunting for what seemed like hours for a good “under $100” pick for Corporette this morning, I checked my email and see that I got an alert from an online shopping app that this gorgeous silk-cotton cardigan is marked from $148 to $59. LOVE IT. Not only is it sedate AND interesting, it’s got silk in the blend, which I always find makes the cardigan a) retain its shape so much better than a 100% cotton cardigan, and b) means it’s a lighter weight cardigan but can be warmer, particularly against wind, than 100% cotton. The matching shell is $39; both have all sizes left. Jacquard Bird’s-Eye Silk-Cotton Cardigan

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Washable Workwear Wednesday: Ruched Ponte Sheath Dress

machine washable sheath dress for work (and under $100!)Oooh: a machine washable sheath dress for work that’s also under $100, and from a great brand like Brooks Brothers Red Fleece? Sign me up. I love the length and the ruching detail, the fact that the dress is $68, and that it comes in black, navy, and gray. Lovely. Ruched Ponte Sheath Dress

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: Nylon Backpack

Here’s a question that I don’t think we’ve talked about: once you’re past the diaper bag phase of things, what bag do you think is the best? Do you prefer a huge tote bag? A small crossbody? A hobo? When my lower back was killing me and I was in PT I was using my old convertible nylon backpack again, and was surprised how much I really liked it, perhaps because I’m in the “mom why do *I* have to hold [insert list of 15 things he’s insisted we bring, none of which we need]” phase of things.  In any event — backpacks ARE having a moment, and there are a ton of great options right now — so I’ve been eyeing something like the nylon version of this very popular Rebecca Minkoff bag. The nylon version is almost sold out over at Zappos, but there are a TON of leather options still available at the usual spots like Amazon, Nordstrom, and Zappos. Rebecca Minkoff Julian Nylon Backpack

Psst: here’s a link to our post on what to carry in your diaper bag, and if you’re looking for a backpack big enough to replace your work tote, here’s our last post on backpacks for work on Corporette.

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Maternity Monday: Skinny Ankle Pants

These bestselling pants at Loft are an online exclusive and look like great skinny ankle pants if you’re looking for a maternity style like this for work. They come in navy and black in regular and petite sizes and are machine washable. When I was pregnant, Loft had some of my favorite pants, but where are your favorite maternity pants from, ladies? Do tell! Maternity Skinny Ankle Pants

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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: Boys’ Iron Knee Blend Plain-Front Chino

Here’s a question for the readers, for those of you whose kids wear uniforms to school: What’s your favorite place to buy them? The store I always see them at is Lands’ End — they have a bunch of these “Iron Knee” plain-front chinos, and they come in four colors in sizes starting with Little Boy 4–7 (in regular, slim, and husky) and going all the way up to adult sizes (regular and long). So if you’ve got a kid who’s tough on their pants, these Iron Knee Blend ones can be a lifesaver. They’re $25–$40 (some color/size combinations on sale). School Uniform Boys’ Iron Knee Blend Plain Front Chino

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Organizing Thursday: Gray Cotton Rope Storage

I keep reading that using things like baskets is the best way to organize kids’ toys — you can have them stationed all over your apartment or house so that you can just shove things in there quickly when people come over. If you’re looking for some cute storage baskets that are actually big enough to make a difference, Pottery Barn Kids has a lot of them right now. They look really cute and are flexible, and the four sizes (in white, pink, and blue) range from $24–$69. I’m curious to hear from you guys: Do you have storage baskets and bins in your home, and if so, which ones do you like best? Have you found anything that’s really affordable? Do tell! Gray Cotton Rope Storage

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