Everyone Thursday: Marled Cable Cardigan

Nic + Zoe Marled Cable Cardigan | CorporetteMomsOoh: I love this cotton blend cardigan with all of its interesting, fun details. Love the peplum hem, the single button closure, and the diagonal stitches in the back, which I think would be super flattering. I’m a huge fan of the marled look, too, and I’m in love with all of these colors. I think it would be a great layering piece in the fall and spring, worn with a pencil skirt, a sheath dress, a pair of trousers… pretty much anything. The care instructions are to hand wash cold, dry flat, and it comes in regular and petite sizes XS-XL for $144. Nic + Zoe Marled Cable Cardigan

Business Travel – As a Mom

mom business travelHow do you handle business trips as a mom? Is there anything you can do to prepare your kids for your business travel? How do you balance everything? Reader A wonders:

I am a working, single mom and happen to be taking my first of quite a few “extended” business trips next week. My sister and parents are helping out with my lovely 4-y/o for the 4 days/3 nights I’ll be gone, but I want some tips on how to make the whole thing easier. I’ve read the pieces on business trips on Corporette, but haven’t been able to find one on the Moms side of things. Can you help?

Interesting! Whenever I have to travel away from my family there is a mix of dread (I have to leave them for X days!) as well as eagerness (I get to leave them for X days!). I’m curious to hear what the readers have to say, but here are a few tips:

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Washable Wednesday: Stripe Welt Pocket Sheath Dress

Lands' End Stripe Welt Pocket Sheath Dress | CorporetteMomsWe’ve mentioned this popular sheath dress before, but I like the fun stripey version, available in green and brown, a fun black-and-white abstract pattern, and even a few fun patterns. It’s well priced, available in plus sizes, petites, and talls, and machine washable. Score. The pictured version is $79, full price. Lands’ End Stripe Welt Pocket Sheath Dress

Feeding Tuesday: Pima Button-Front Pin-Tucked Top

L.L. Bean Pima Button-Front Pin-Tucked Top, Long-Sleeve | CorporetteMomsButton-front shirts are classics for pumping. However, in addition to the possibility of gaping problems, button-fronts can be difficult to care for — and the iron-free versions may be treated with chemicals (formaldehyde, etc.) that you want to avoid while you’re in the pregnancy corridor and around babies. I like the look of these pin-tucked, button-front shirts from L.L. Bean, which are easily washed, and come in a number of lovely colors. I’d wear it with a structured piece to offset the casualness — a blazer or a pencil skirt would both look great. The blouse is $40, available in both regular and petite sizes XS-XL. L.L. Bean Pima Button-Front Pin-Tucked Top, Long-Sleeve

Maternity Monday: Boyfriend Maternity Jean

James Jeans Boyfriend Maternity Jean | CorporetteMomsMost work places don’t “celebrate” Columbus Day. However, a lot of school districts — and many daycares — are closed today. Uh, hooray. So if you’re home (or working from home) today, let’s talk about maternity jeans. Which were your favorite? Nordstrom Rack has a bunch of designer ones on sale, and I like the look of these James Jeans boyfriend ones, featuring a full belly band, and, at $96, a price 53% off the original. Nice. James Jeans Boyfriend Maternity Jean

Here’s a plus-size alternative.

And here’s an interesting opinion piece on what to tell your kids on Columbus Day.

22 Columbus Day Sales for Maternity, Nursing, Baby, Kids, and More

Which sales will you be hitting for your family this weekend? Don’t forget to check out the longer Columbus Day list at Corporette for general workwear — this list is focused on maternity, nursing, kids’ gear (like shoes), etc. 

  • 6pm.com: 10,000+ shoes, clothing, and accessories for $20.
  • A Pea in the Pod: 25% off select styles, extra 40% off clearance.
  • Bare Necessities: 50 bras 50% off, 25% off slimming leggings, 20% off select brands.
  • Boden: Up to 40% off including kids’ and maternity.
  • Carter’s: 15% off entire purchase with code FALL15, 20% off $40 purchase with code FALL20, 30% off $75 purchase with code FALL30. Up to 60% off entire stock of fleece.
  • The Children’s Place: 30-75% off entire site with code TWENTYOFF3.
  • Dorothy Perkins: All sale items half price or less; includes some maternity.
  • Eddie Bauer: Up to 50% off, including kids’.
  • Figure 8 Maternity: 20-50% off “a huge selection.”
  • Gymboree: Everything $16.99 and under.
  • Japanese Weekend: 20% off intimates and sleepwear with code 20SLEEP.
  • JCPenney: Kid and baby select styles: 20% off select Disney costumes, 20-45% off dress clothes, 40% off Arizona denim, 40% off outerwear, 40% off Carter’s (baby), 40% off Arizona Baby, 40-50% off baby sleepwear, 10% off baby furniture. Select maternity on sale. Red Zone Clearance: 50-75% off.
  • J.Crew: 30% off full-price styles with code WEEKENDPLANS.
  • Kohl’s: Additional 20% off with code YES2FAM.
  • Lands’ End: 25% off with code COOL.
  • Macy’s: Super Saturday extra 20% off with code SUPER.
  • Nordstrom: Up to 60% off.
  • Old Navy: Everything up to 50% off.
  • OshKosh: 50% off sitewide plus extra 25% off clearance.
  • Pottery Barn Kids: Up to 60% off 1,000+ items.
  • Shoes.com: 15% off sitewide (plus free shipping) with code SHOES15.
  • Target.com: Up to 40% off Halloween costumes, save 20% when you spend $40 on Just One You made by Carter’s.