Washable Workwear Wednesday: Oversized Shawl Belted Coat

I love the retro feel of this mid-weight jacket. I can imagine Joan from Mad Men wearing this, except hers would be bright purple or some other amazing jewel tone. I like how the wide neck flatters the collarbones and updates the classic trench coat but will still last through multiple fashion trend cycles. This seems like a jacket that would immediately elevate whatever else you’re wearing — I picture wearing it with my hair up (or for women with short haircuts), paired with statement earrings. It’s $260 at Lord & Taylor in black and khaki in sizes XS–XL. Donna Karan Oversized Shawl Belted Coat

Here’s a more affordable option as well as options in plus sizes and maternity (all machine washable as well).

Looking for other washable workwear? See all of our recent recommendations for machine washable work clothes, or check out our roundup of the best brands for washable workwear.

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Nursing/Postpartum Tuesday: Soothies Gel Nursing Pads

Like many of my friends and acquaintances, I could probably write an essay about my breastfeeding “journey.” Even though I read a lot about it before having a baby, I think I still underestimated how much it could sometimes just plain HURT. Because I had supply issues right from the start, my baby stayed latched for a long time, which led to a lot of nipple pain — mostly of the stinging and burning variety. Even though I passed these by on my first shopping go-round, I remembered them postpartum and ordered them, and they helped so much! A big thank you to the internet stranger who recommended that I put them in the fridge in between uses. They not only cool and soothe but also provide a barrier between your skin and your bra/shirt/anything that touches your skin that now feels like sandpaper on your poor boobs. A set of 2 is $9.59 at Amazon. Lansinoh Soothies Gel Nursing Pads

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: Colorstay Exactify Liquid Liner

There have been a lot of cool beauty innovations recently, but here’s an eyeliner update I never could have imagined. It’s a Revlon liquid liner, and when you take it out of the tube, there’s a tiny circle at the bottom (it looks like a mini pizza wheel) that you use to “wheel” the eyeliner onto your upper lash line. Not only does it have a novelty factor (which after several uses still has not worn out), but the liner formula itself is great. It’s very dark and stays put all day; most of my eye makeup ends up under my eyes after a long day, but this did not budge. This is not an entry-level liquid liner — I would not choose this type of applicator to learn with, but for all of you cat-eye professionals out there, this liner is worth a buy. It’s $11.99 at Ulta and also available at Amazon and your local drugstore. Revlon Colorstay Exactify Liquid Liner

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Weekend Open Thread

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This flat by TOMS must have been around for a while now, but I don’t think I’ve ever noticed it before. It’s a bestseller at Zappos, and it has that perfect, casual, “not trying too hard but still stylish and put-together” look. I like the gently pointed toe, and the price is great as well — it’s $75–$84, depending on color. It’s also available at Amazon and NordstromTOMS Jutti Flat

Psst: Sephora’s Beauty Insider Event starts today! Those with Insider status get 10% off with code YAYINSIDER; with VIB status, 15% off (YAYVIB); and with Rouge status, 15% off (YAYROUGE). The sale ends on April 23.

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News Roundup

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

  • Racked interviewed a dermatologist about acne treatments.
  • The Cut suggested 10 products to buy at Sephora’s Beauty Insider event, which runs from April 20–23.
  • Forbes interviewed Cathy Engelbert, Deloitte CEO and mom, about her career path.
  • Fast Company shared tips on having a successful first day at a new job.
  • Entrepreneur gave advice on preventing email from taking too much time at work.
  • The Muse offered four phrases to deflect unsolicited advice at work.
  • NPR reported that Sen. Tammy Duckworth, the first senator to give birth while in office, brought her newborn to work this week after the Senate unanimously decided to allow children one year and younger to be present during votes.
  • Bustle shared the results of their recent survey that found that many women have negative expectations about potential motherhood.
  • Refinery29 provided information on the disturbing plastic surgery apps aimed at girls.
  • This Laugh of the Week could be useful at work: McSweeney’s listed “Rhetorical Greetings, Sorted by Appropriate Profession.”

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

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Family Friday: GrandPro Tennis Sneaker

These men’s sneakers were getting rave reviews in the comment section over at Corporette for looking great and being comfortable. For more casual offices, these say “I am dressed casually, but also am professional,” and for the weekends they say “I am dressed down but still care about my appearance.” Are they the most stylish sneakers in the world? No, but if I bought them for my husband he’d shrug and then wear them into the ground, which is all the excitement I can get from him when it comes to shoes. Cole Haan GrandPro Tennis Sneaker

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