Washable Workwear Wednesday: Easy Care Ruched-Yoke Top

Banana Republic easycare topI think I remember knowing, at some point, that Banana Republic had a non-iron dress shirt or something like that — but the fact that they have an entire line of “Easy Care” items is news to me. (For men and women!) This shirt, for example, is 100% polyester, so it’s machine washable — I love the happy yellow color, but it also comes in pink. The top is $78, but you can take 30% off with a purchase of $70 or more (or 40% off with a purchase of $200+.) As always, you can purchase from Banana Republic, Old Navy, Gap and Athleta all in one transaction. Easy Care Ruched-Yoke 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.

This post contains affiliate links and CorporetteMoms may earn commissions for purchases made through links in this post. For more details see here. Thank you so much for your support!

Nursing Tuesday: Ruffles Cascade Maternity/Nursing Top

Happy Tuesday! Ruffles aren’t usually my thing, but I like the ruffle effect here on this maternity/nursing top — the ruffles look artful without looking frou-frou.  The sedate gray color makes a difference — ruffles are always a different story when pink is involved — but here it works.  The top is $67, available at Nordstrom (also in a longer-sleeved black version and a red dress version) in sizes XS-L.  Ruffles Cascade Maternity/Nursing Top

Psst: Looking for more info about nursing clothes for working moms, or tips for pumping at the office? We’ve got them both…

This post contains affiliate links and CorporetteMoms may earn commissions for purchases made through links in this post. For more details see here. Thank you so much for your support!

Makeup Monday: Instant Age Rewind

Readers love this concealer! It’s supposed to be great for erasing dark circles, and it’s got 3,000+ reviews on Amazon with a 4.3/5.0 rating — and the price is right! I’ve used it and liked it — I finished the container — but I think I had the wrong color for my skin. (There are several Amazon comments with tips on finding the right shade.) The options are fair, light, medium, and honey, as well as a neutralizer and brightener. You can find the concealer at Amazon, Ulta, and your local drugstore. Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind

This post contains affiliate links and CorporetteMoms may earn commissions for purchases made through links in this post. For more details see here. Thank you so much for your support!

News Roundup

Some of the articles of interest to working mothers that we’ve seen around the web recently…            

  • Refinery29 creates spring makeup looks while comparing drugstore and high-end brands.
  • Fortune shares quotes on being a working mom from seven well-known women.
  • Working Mother has announced its annual “Most Powerful Working Moms” list.
  • From Mother Jones: “How America Treats Working Moms Like S—.”
  • At Thrive Global, Dr. Harvey Karp writes about new parents and sleep (or lack of sleep).
  • CBS News has a story about volunteers who make baby gowns from donated wedding dresses to give to parents who have lost babies through miscarriage, stillbirth, or death.
  • The Washington Post gives advice on teaching teenagers to be honest.
  • New York magazine’s The Cut tells you about New Hope Fertility Center’s lottery to win a free cycle of IVF.
  • For those of you find it tough to deal with Mother’s Day for various reasons, Lifehacker collected advice from readers.
  • In The Chicago Tribune, parents talk about city living with babies and kids.
  • For your Laugh of the Week, Kate Levkoff ponders Mother’s Day brunch, at The Huffington Post.

Also, do be sure to check out the news update over at Corporette!

Somehow, the end of the school year is coming! Have you seen our posts on teacher gifts, vacation planning, and day camp?

On Corporette Recently…                                          

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

Family Friday: Lifeguard Clarifying Shampoo

With summer coming up, if you have little ones who’ll be swimming you’ll want to make sure to take care of their hair — especially if they’ll be spending time in chlorinated pools. I didn’t, and my little blond boy got totally dry, crunchy hair last summer. This shampoo from Fairy Tales seemed to work, and these little pouches work wonders if you’re already looking at chlorine damage. (They’re pricey, though; I got one for free from my cousin, a hairdresser, and you may want to check the salon locator if there’s one near you that sells them for less than $20.)  Having researched swimmer’s hair a bit for my blonde son, though, one of the best things you can do is spray water on your kiddo’s hair (or otherwise get it wet) before they get in the pool. Apparently, hair is like a sponge and can only hold so much water; if you get it wet with non-chlorinated water first, the chlorine water has much less to “stick” to. Pictured: Lifeguard Clarifying Shampoo

This post contains affiliate links and CorporetteMoms may earn commissions for purchases made through links in this post. For more details see here. Thank you so much for your support!

Previously, on CorporetteMoms…

cmoms-previouslyTravel back in the CorporetteMoms time capsule… Here’s what was on our minds in previous years. 

One year ago…

Two years ago…

Three years ago…