Washable Wednesday: Perfect Form Ponte Burgundy Jacket

WHBM Perfect Form Ponte Burgundy JacketHappy hump day! This gorgeous burgundy blazer is ponte lined with satin, all of which tells you it’s going to be stretchy, machine washable, and generally pretty sturdy. I like the ruffle at the collar and the half-belt details at the back. It’s available in regular and petites at White House | Black Market for $150. Perfect Form Ponte Burgundy Jacket

P.S.: here’s a $29 option (which also comes in sizes up to XXL).
P.P.S.: I just noticed that last week’s Washable Wednesday option is also available at Lord & Taylor in black and blue, for $64 (not counting their coupon codes), in sizes 0-16.

Nursing* Tuesday: Nursing Poncho

Nursing PonchoI’ve never been a big fan of nursing my child under a poncho or shawl, but you may be different.  I like the look of this chic poncho, which looks versatile for nursing, wearing, and possibly even babywearing? Each piece is custom made, in sizes petite, regular, and plus.  (I have not purchased from this Etsy seller and have no affiliation with the store.) BusySpinningThread Nursing Cover/Poncho

* Here’s a Q, ladies: should we have a regular day each week devoted to a nursing-friendly item?  Obviously, most items sold as nursing clothes aren’t necessary for pumping (or necessarily even friendly for pumping) — should we make this an occasional item (maybe once every two weeks or something)?  (Or maybe make the day more themed for maternity leave type items, or baby accessories like diaper bags?)

Maternity Monday: Twist-Front Butterfly-Print Tunic Top

Motherhood Maternity Tunic TopMacy’s has a number of cute maternity tops right now, including this chic butterfly print tunic. I like that you probably can get away with leggings or tighter pants with it on more casual days, but you can also wear it with a pencil skirt (or even hem it if you just want a blouse). It’s nice that the butterfly pattern is interesting but not cutesy — from a distance it doesn’t even read to me as “butterflies!” at all. The top is $34.98, and available in sizes S-XL. Motherhood Maternity Twist-Front Butterfly-Print Tunic Top

Ladies, which are the best maternity leggings you’ve found?  I bought one maternity-specific pair during this last pregnancy and HATED them with a fiery passion — they fell down AND were see-through.  Score.  I’m not a big leggings-wearer, but when I did wear them I just wore my regular Hue denim leggings until late in the pregnancy (week 35 maybe?).

News Roundup

best-law-firms-womenSome of the articles of interest to working mothers that we’ve seen around the web recently…

  • Working Mother lists the 50 best law firms for women.
  • Fast Company tells us why it’s time for working moms to stop apologizing.
  • The New Republic notes that new dads get more breaks than new moms in the office, and an optimistic opinion piece in the LA Times hopes this means all parents will benefit.
  • Over at Lucie’s List, they recently talked about heading back to work after maternity leave.
  • Lifehacker notes the best times to work when you’re sleep-deprived.
  • Motherlode has a heartbreaking story from a woman thinking about grief and miscarriages.
  • Working Moms Against Guilt has ten tips for back to school time for the “good enough mom.”

Make sure to check out the news update over at Corporette!

On Corporette Recently…

  • We’re trying an experiment where all clothing recommendations have a plus-size “similar” option also — yea or nay?
  • We rounded up our best ideas for where to find bust-friendly blazers (particularly if you’re small).
  • We talked to a few experts about how to find a financial planner.
  • We discussed tips and tricks to keep your resume updated.
  • What should you wear to an off-site company retreat?  We discuss.

Did we miss anything? Add ’em here, or send them to [email protected] Thank you!

Finally Friday: Bassett Mine Wedge

Clarks Bassett MineThese well-reviewed 2.75″ wedges from Clarks look like just the thing for the almost-fall weather we’re having.  I like the black, but they also come in brown.  They’re $110.  Clarks Bassett Mine

Everyone Thursdays: Warrior Blazer

Pencey Standard Warrior BlazerI love this colorblock blazer for everyone because — dunh dunh dunh — that is TERRY CLOTH, my friends. Washable, stretchable, super cozy… so long as you can keep the white shawl collar white, I think this would be great option for a variety of casual offices. It says “dry clean,” but I’ve always read that as “probably fine for the washer.” The blazer is $180 (sizes XS-M only, alas) at ShopBop. Pencey Standard Warrior Blazer

(Psst: here’s a slightly less expensive option in a basic black, which inexplicably says it’s “dry clean only,” and a few plus-size options.)