Washable Workwear Wednesday: Sally Petal-Print Wrap Dress

I always like Hobbs for machine-washable options, and I always say a print is great for hiding all the surprise stains that come with little kids (especially if you’re nursing and pumping). And one of the readers’ favorite tricks for nursing is to wear a wrap dress — so this dress has a lot going for it. If your size is sold out, check out Leota wrap dresses, which have many of the same qualities. The pictured dress is $195 at Bloomingdale’s. Sally Petal-Print Wrap Dress

Speaking of Leota, here’s a plus-size option with a few prints to choose from.

Psst: there’s a bunch of Hobbs workwear on sale at Rue La La through the end of today.

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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Nursing Tuesday: High/Low Jersey Cardigan

I’m always amazed when I come across something I bought several years ago that’s still in stock. I first got acquainted with this high/low jersey cardigan from Bobeau at when I was nursing my first son — I wanted something that was warm and soft and washable that had a little bit of color. It seemed like everything I was finding at the time was gray, and all the mothers on TV and in movies were wearing gray, and I thought that since I already felt exhausted and super blah after having a baby, I wanted something more colorful. This cardigan has been at Nordstrom for a thousand years and is great for the weekend and for around the house. For nursing, it isn’t quite as discreet as Bobeau’s fleece wrap cardigan (which also comes in plus sizes) … but honestly I’ve never liked that one. If you’re nursing in public, though, I can see how it could be better — but I liked this one for nursing around the house. It comes in eight colors at Nordstrom for $58, and although it occasionally comes in petite sizes, they’re not currently available, it seems. The fleece wrap cardigan is on sale for $39 and has an incredible 3,900 reviews. High/Low Jersey Cardigan

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

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Makeup & Beauty Monday: Fishnet Stockings

Holiday season is pretty much upon us, which means you may be heading to a salon near you for some pampering, or otherwise indulging in darker nail colors than you normally do. If you’re looking for a classic red, Essie’s Fishnet Stockings is one of their classic, longstanding colors. But let’s hear it from you guys: What is your favorite red for nails? Are you eager to try any really trendy colors this season? What are your thoughts on glittery nails or gel nails for this time of year? This Essie color is $9 at Amazon and is eligible for Prime. Fishnet Stockings

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News Roundup

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

  • Working Mother has 20 things all working moms should take time to do this holiday season, including shopping for warm and stylish winter accessories and scheduling a no-party weekend.
  • Vulture updates its ranking of Pixar movies to include Coco, which was released today.
  • Scary Mommy offers some independent brands for children’s clothing, while Fashionista shares a new line of clothes from Reformation for fashion-forward and eco-friendly babies.
  • The Washington Post provides a list of the best kids’ books for 2017.
  • The Washington Post also has advice for what to do when your kids have too much stuff.
  • The Strategist shares holiday gift ideas for new moms.
  • Parent Co. has tips to celebrate a child’s birthday when it falls on or around a major holiday.
  • IFL Science reports about a study that found when pregnant women slept on their sides, there was a reduced risk of stillbirths.
  • NPR asks, what is the right age to give a child a smartphone?
  • Recipe of the Week: Over on Corporette, we have an open thread asking for Thanksgiving leftover recipes. We also think there are some good ideas in this Huffington Post list of Thanksgiving sides.
  • Laugh (Groan?) of the Week: Scary Mommy sums up our frustrations and anxieties about current events.

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

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Family Wednesday: Amazon Cashmere

You’re probably aware that Amazon has a bunch of its own clothing brands, but did you know that their cashmere is worth checking out? We’re featuring a cashmere sweater from Lark & Ro today, but they also have a men’s sweater line called Buttoned Down (for example, this men’s cashmere full-zip sweater). My husband just got a Buttoned Down sweater as a gift and it’s really soft — I’d say it’s comparable to cashmere that we’ve gotten from Neiman Marcus Last Call and other places. I don’t know what the Black Friday deals will be at Amazon, but if you see any on Lark & Ro cashmere in particular, go ahead and grab them. Lark & Ro 100% Cashmere, 12-Gauge 3/4 Sleeve Crewneck Cardigan

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Hope you enjoy the long weekend with your families!

Psst: Amazon’s toy deal of the day is on wooden toys from Hape, including some great marble runs, play kitchens, and more.

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Accessory Tuesday: Crosby Quilted Oxford Nylon Crossbody

I’m a big fan of MZ Wallace for intelligently designed handbags — as are the readers —  and this quilted design seems lightweight but durable. It’s 13″ x 9″ x 2″, which puts it on the slightly larger side, and it looks like a great choice for a crossbody. It has the options of a chain shoulder strap, an adjustable leather crossbody strap, and an adjustable webbed strap. The bag only has one review so far at Nordstrom, but it’s very positive, and I think this would be ideal for running errands, or if you’re OK with a crossbody for work. It’s $295 (backordered, available late next month). Crosby Quilted Oxford Nylon Crossbody

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