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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 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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Budget Thursday: Knit Muscle Stripe Tank Top

I’ve been hearing great things about the Universal Thread line from Target. The designs are cute for the summer and on trend without being too youthful. I love a good striped shirt, and this one gets good reviews for its length and soft fabric. Even though it’s only $10, I can see it being something I reach for over and over on summer weekends when I don’t want to put too much thought into what to pair with shorts. Bonus points to Universal Thread for also having an amazing shoe line, which I’d love to get my hands on one of these days. Universal Thread Knit Muscle Stripe Tank Top

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Washable Workwear Wednesday: Stellar Blazer

This is a great blazer from a company that I normally would not peruse for washable workwear. Even though it’s styled on the site with leggings, I can see it looking cute with cropped skinny pants and either heels or an interesting flat. Somewhat oversized and longer in the back, this blazer seems like it will be generous with your body and comfortable to move around in. Also, the fabric looks as if it will travel well, and this could be a great piece to wear if you need to travel with coworkers and still be professional while trying to stay comfortable. It’s $198, available in both regular and petite sizes. Athleta Stellar Blazer

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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Accessory Tuesday: Leather Crossbody Bag & Belt Bag

Maybe it’s all the normcore fashion that’s out there right now, but every bag line has their version of a fanny pack. With my formative years being the early-mid ’90s, I initially rejected the fanny pack resurgence. However, I can see the practicality here. This bag has enough space for a few cards, some cash, and your phone. If you keep it around your waist, you can avoid digging through a crowded diaper bag for the essentials. This particular one from Lo & Sons lets you dip your toe into the trend without fully committing, as you can also wear it as a cross body, shoulder bag, and wristlet. Three out of the four offered colors are currently 20% off. Lo & Sons Leather Crossbody Bag & Belt Bag

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Maternity Monday: Preggie Pop Drops

Luckily, in my first trimester I didn’t get morning sickness too badly — but I was definitely queasy on more mornings than not. Unluckily, I had to commute every morning in very crowded conditions. The smells, the heat, the crowds, the swaying … it’s enough to make me nauseated on a regular, non-pregnant day. I always made sure to have plenty of these Preggie Pop Drops in my bags or in my pockets to pop into my mouth so that there was a flavor in my mouth and something to smell. It could have been a placebo effect, but they helped and took the anxiety out of commuting. One thing to note is that the outside wrapper has the brand name, so to keep things quiet, you may want to take them out and put them in a ziplock before you use them in the office. Three Lollies Preggie Pop Drops

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

Family Friday: Performance Advanced Laundry Detergent

This is an unsexy but very necessary recommendation for laundry detergent. It’s a detergent that’s used for extra stinky clothes: workout clothes, smelly kids clothes, etc. When I had a kid, I switched to unscented, gentle detergent that did absolutely nothing to get the smell out of my husband’s and my gym clothes. Now I do a separate wash with gym clothes and my husband’s undershirts with Hex. The bottle lasts a long time because it’s made for high efficiency machines, and it works so well that I think the extra cost is justified. I’m still doing a load of baby clothes with Dreft, but I imagine that if our son takes after his father, in a few years I’ll be washing a lot of smelly boy clothing in Hex. (Related: How young can a child be taught to work a washer and dryer?) A pack of two is $24.98 at Amazon. Hex Performance Advanced Laundry Detergent

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