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I’m thrilled to introduce April, a longtime reader of CorporetteMoms who’s going to be taking over morning posts with product recommendations! Her child is 14 months old and she’s a public interest lawyer in NYC. Welcome to the blog, April! - Kat, 4/18
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Family & Weekend Friday: Kesey Winter Boot

I bought these boots two winters ago and they’re still going strong — and queued up for this upcoming one as well. During the cold weather, they basically never leave my feet — I wear them all weekend and then I commute in them during the week. In really bad weather when I decide I DGAF, I’ve even worn them to court and they pass. The inside is shearling, which keeps my feet warm, they’re completely waterproof, have non-slip bottoms, and they zip up the side for easy on and off. They’re available in the pictured black as well as chestnut for $159.95 at Zappos, where they have a 4-star rating from 483 reviews. UGG Kesey Winter Boot

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Budget Thursday: Ponte-Knit Flocked-Dot Blazer

When it’s early in the morning and I’m in my closet trying to match blazers to shirts to pants, I curse myself for falling victim to cute blazers with varying necklines, patterns, and colors. Although it can get overwhelming while bleary eyed, how can you pass up something this cute? I love that it is a classic blazer cut but in ponte knit with polka dots to make it fun. This blazer is a new addition to Old Navy’s ponte blazer collection, and it is available for $44.99 in sizes XS–XXL, along with a plus-size version. Against my better judgment, I am likely going to buy this — matching it with the rest of my wardrobe is a problem for future April to figure out. Ponte-Knit Flocked-Dot Blazer

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Washable Workwear Wednesday: Cotton Poplin Tie-Waist Shirtdress

This is a classic cotton shirtdress, but I like how some of the elements elevate it from being too basic. I like the oversized tie at the waist and the generous cut of the skirt. On the model wearing navy, the sleeves look three-quarter length, but on the little video of the model wearing the “bright cerise” color, the sleeves look full length. I also think the sleeves look cute rolled up, which is how mine would be while working at my desk. The buttons go all the way up and down the front, so this dress also could be easy for pumping. It is available in sizes 000–24, though some sizes are sold out in every color. Right now it’s on sale for $79.99–$85 at J.Crew. Cotton Poplin Tie-Waist Shirtdress

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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Accessory Tuesday: Surrey Watch

I really love this watch by Tory Burch. It looks like a cross between a watch and a bracelet. When I first saw the thumbnail, I thought it was one of those bracelets that has a watch face dangling from it like a charm, but when you actually see the photo of it on the model’s wrist, you can see how unique it is. I like the oversized clasp and the combination of the gold hardware with the tan band. It also comes in stainless steel on sale for $195, and orange leather with an orange face on sale for $149. The tan/gold combo is on sale for $165 and is available on toryburch.com. Surrey Watch

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Maternity Monday: Mama Tights

Now that we are approaching the fall and winter (I feel like I keep writing this, but it was almost 80 degrees in NYC today), it is once again tights season. On their best day, I find tights and all pantyhose extremely uncomfortable. I realized my problem though — I only ever purchased them at the drugstore or supermarket. I do find that they are totally an item that if you spend a bit more, it makes a world of difference. I am mostly a pants wearer, but while pregnant I did buy a few nice maternity dresses, and my real need for maternity clothing kicked in during the fall/winter. I invested in a pair or two of these and had no regrets. In spending more, I definitely cared for them more gently than if I had panic-bought them at Duane Reade the day before an event I needed pantyhose for, which was my usual M.O. These maternity tights from Spanx are $28 at Nordstrom. Mama Tights

Building a maternity wardrobe for work? Check out our page with more suggestions along both classic and trendy/seasonal lines.

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Weekend & Family Friday: Rainbow Name Crayons

These crayons are a very cool idea for a party favor, gift, or stocking stuffer. Kids love things that are personalized with their names (heck, I still do) and obviously love coloring with crayons. I think these are particularly cool because they look tie-dyed and contain several colors within each letter. I like how they are well sized for little hands, and even the packaging is personalized. This Etsy seller, TheCrayonHouse, also sells single colored shape crayons for party favors, which I also think is a great idea for a less personalized party favor. The personalized name sets range from $9.97 for a 1- to 5-letter name up to $13.97 for 9–11 letters. Rainbow Name Crayons

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