Organizing Thursday: Clear App

With the move away from using pen and paper to everything digital and on our phones, I miss the satisfaction of crossing something off a paper list. I’ve found that this app is the best approximation of that feeling. This is a pretty bare bones and user-friendly app. It literally is just typing up lists, nothing more and nothing less — and as you type, the colors go from dark red, signaling most important, to light yellow. You can drag and drop items to move their order around, and you can swipe right to cross them off the list. You can make multiple categories, too. For example, I have a Trader Joe’s category, Questions for the Pediatrician, and To Discuss with Husband. You can completely delete a list when you’re done with it, or you can restore the list after you’ve crossed the items off. For my Trader Joe’s list, there are products I buy every time I go there, so I just restore the list after I’m done with my shopping. You also can share the list by emailing it through the app. I recommend Clear if you’re someone who, like me, loves a paper list but is being forced into the 21st century. It’s $9.99 in the iTunes Store. Clear App

Washable Workwear Wednesday: Ruched Tank Top

I really like this tank currently on sale at Nordstrom for $35.40. I like that it’s a basic tank but with a bit of interest with the ruching. The three reviews it has are very positive — one says this top “is like a magic eraser that hides the bulges.” Sold. I also like that it’s sleeveless but that it’s full coverage with a high neck and wide straps. This went into my cart in red, which is bold for my taste, but I think the conservative cut balances it out. The top is machine washable, dry flat. Ruched Tank Top

Update: Unfortunately, the top is now sold out.

Psst: Check out all of our coverage of the 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, including our top picks for workwear under $200 and our favorite plus-size picks for work!

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.

This post contains affiliate links and Corporette® may earn commissions for purchases made through links in this post. For more details see here. Thank you so much for your support!

Nursing/Postpartum Tuesday: Microwave Steam Sterilizer Bags

From the very beginning, I used Dr. Brown’s bottles and they worked really well for my son. However, a major complaint I had is that each assembled bottle has four separate pieces. Cleaning them was pretty tedious, and it took me a while before I felt comfortable just sticking the whole lot in the dishwasher. I also eventually bought the Dr. Brown’s microwave sterilizer, but it’s enormous and takes up valuable kitchen real estate. Prior to purchasing it, though, I used these steam sterilizer bags. I threw all the pieces in there, along with my pump parts. You can use each bag multiple times, they do a good job, and they’re small. A pack of five is $5.99 at Amazon (eligible for Prime). Dr. Brown’s Microwave Steam Sterilizer Bags

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

This post contains affiliate links and Corporette® may earn commissions for purchases made through links in this post. For more details see here. Thank you so much for your support!

Makeup & Beauty Monday: Single-Use Mud Mask

On a recommendation of a commenter on Corporette, I started listening to the podcast called Forever35. Their tagline is “We’re not experts, we’re just two friends who like to talk a lot about serums.” The two hosts chat about self-care, makeup and beauty products, organization, and general tips on living a calm, happy, and optimized life. Basically everything that is relevant to me in my mid-thirties. This podcast, combined with all of the different types of masks that are suddenly everywhere, led me to pick this one up on a whim at Target (which is basically 99% of how I buy anything at Target). I have very sensitive, combination skin, so I knew this brand would be gentle. I finally used it on a night when my husband took the baby to his mother’s house and I had some blissful time alone. After using it, my skin felt tighter (in a good way), clean, and just basically refreshed. It was nice to do something just for me and a good break in my normal routine of running around like a madwoman. The mask is $2.49 at Target, currently on sale for $2.25 (at least online, where it’s getting great reviews). Yes to Tomatoes Single-Use Mud Mask

This post contains affiliate links and Corporette® may earn commissions for purchases made through links in this post. For more details see here. Thank you so much for your support!

Budget Thursday: Traveler Jacket

This jacket is on major sale at Ann Taylor Loft. I like how the whole look of this jacket comes together — the fact that it’s collarless, that there’s a short fringe around the edges, and that the material seems substantial but doesn’t give the jacket a bulky look. I also love the fact that it has a vaguely ethnic vibe from the combination of the print and the material but doesn’t beat you over the head with it. I also didn’t notice until I read the reviews that it has bracelet-length sleeves, which I think means every jacket recommendation I’ve made on the site has that element. (Either I have a clear pattern or that’s what’s being offered nowadays!) Bonus: It’s machine washable. The jacket was originally $108, is now on sale for $64.99, and comes down to only $31.20 with code FLASH. (It comes in regular and plus sizes, but the plus-size version doesn’t have an additional discount.) Traveler Jacket

P.S. Note that Early Access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts today! Stay tuned on Corporette for a full roundup of what to buy in the 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

This post contains affiliate links and CorporetteMoms may earn commissions for purchases made through links in this post. For more details see here. Thank you so much for your support!

Washable Workwear Wednesday: Side Tie Pencil Skirt

I’m not a big skirt wearer. I ride a lot of different modes of public transportation, and I find it annoying to have to concentrate on making sure I’m sitting appropriately while wearing a skirt. That being said, I feel at my most “powerful” when I’m wearing a killer skirt or dress. I love this skirt’s faux wrap style and the bright colors it comes in. I’m drawn to the bubble gum pink color because I like the combo of the rest of my wardrobe (black, grey) with bright pink. This skirt is machine washable but the care instructions direct to dry flat, and it’s $79 at Nordstrom in regular and petite sizes. Side Tie Pencil Skirt

A plus-size option is at Amazon.

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.

This post contains affiliate links and Corporette® may earn commissions for purchases made through links in this post. For more details see here. Thank you so much for your support!