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Family Friday: Secret Socks

These socks were a recommendation to me from my sister, and I’ve since bought several pairs and never looked back. I had a little bit of sticker shock at first, but they’re totally worth it! My footwear of choice on the weekends are sneakers, and I’ve always been hunting for low-cut socks to wear with them. These are hidden socks that actually stay put on your foot — they have these little rubber stripes on the inside of the heel that keep them from slipping off into your shoe. If I could find the person who invented that, I’d give them a big hug. I have washed all of my pairs several times and they are holding up well, but I do recommend that you put them in a laundry bag because they’re tiny and can get easily rolled up within your other laundry. A 3-pack is $38 at Lululemon. Secret Sock, 3-Pack

Budget Thursday: Arie Threader Drops

I like browsing BaubleBar for jewelry that I know is very trendy. The prices are low/reasonable and their pieces are very of the moment. Some of their earrings are definitely more beach appropriate than work appropriate, but I think these threader earrings strike the right balance of fun and professional. I think the threader style is very cool and unique, and I like that it’s one open piece. As a bonus, these won’t bother your ears when talking on the phone! They also have a 18K-gold plated version with cubic zirconias for $58 in their “Everyday Fine Collection,” but I think I prefer these minimal hoops, which are $28. Arie Threader Drops

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Washable Workwear Wednesday: Petaled Ruffled Tie Neck Mixed Media Shell

I am always on the lookout for tops like this one, which become staples of my work wardrobe. The pattern is unobtrusive and somewhat forgettable (which is a good thing); it’s a neutral color that can be worn with a navy, gray, or black suit; and it has an interesting neck detail. I know I’m not going to win any fashion awards wearing it, but I don’t have to put in much thought when picking it out in the morning. Also, I like this style because it has a floaty cut to it that plays well against a more structured suit, not to mention hides my midsection. It’s $44.50 at Ann Taylor Loft. Petaled Ruffled Tie Neck Mixed Media Shell

Nordstrom has a plus-size option.

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: Italian Leather Large Bucket Bag  

I really love this bag from Banana Republic. The tone of the brown leather looks very upscale and I really love the decorative accents. In my opinion, one of the signs a bag is well designed is the restraint in the accents. I think when bags have too many zippers, too much metal, or lots of pockets, it tends to make them look cheap. Here, this bag has nice gold-toned hardware, and I love the knots in the leather. Personally, I also really like when bags have one strap — I have narrow shoulders and the second outside strap is always slipping off and looking sloppy. I also like that this bag has a 13” height, which means I can put a legal sized folder inside and the top peeks out a little bit. It’s $188 — add a bit more you can get 40% off $200+ with code BRSHOP. Italian Leather Large Bucket Bag

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Maternity Monday: Pure Body Tank

I inherited a few of these tank tops from my sister-in-law when she passed along her maternity clothing stash, and I highly recommend grabbing a few during the sale at Gap. They’re soft and long and come in all the basic colors. When I started showing, I used them underneath my non-maternity tops to extend them for a few weeks, and then toward the end of my pregnancy I wore them under all my sweaters because they were comfortable and stretchy. Also, a confession — I am a year and a half past giving birth and I STILL wear them. Now that I am no longer pregnant, they are long enough to wear with leggings so that my butt is covered.  Yes, they have the telltale ruching down the sides, but I don’t care — comfort is king. They’re $16.95 and come in sizes XS–XXL, and with code HAPPY you can get 40% off. Maternity Pure Body Tank

Motherhood Maternity offers a plus-size option (which is also on sale).

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

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Family Friday: Temperature Control Ceramic Mug

I laughed when I first saw that this product existed — mostly because I will literally drink any type of coffee at anytime, anywhere. I’m not picky. However, I know there are those of us who truly care about having a great cup of coffee, and one of the most common gripes about having kids is never getting to drink a hot cup anymore. I get that — the relaxation, the ritual, the enjoyment … that all goes straight out the window upon having a baby. What this product does is keeps your coffee cup hot and even allows you to control the temperature with an app on your phone. Maybe you don’t feel like you want to treat yourself to a $79.95 mug, but this also seems like a fun gift idea for the person who truly has everything. If you’ve bought it for yourself, report back on how you like it! It’s available at Amazon and Starbucks. Ember Temperature Control Ceramic Mug

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