Weekend Open Thread

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The Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale ends on June 3, but there is so much great stuff still left in the sale that I thought I’d do another round-up — you can check it out here. All of the shoes pictured here are under $100 (yay!) — meanwhile, the pictured bags are all under $325. Happy weekend, ladies!

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Budget Thursday: Satya Zodiac Necklace

When I heard that T.J.Maxx had an online shopping presence, I was skeptical. Most of the fun of shopping there is the thrill of the hunt, which isn’t as fun when just using the scroll bar. However, my husband ordered a few things from there so I took a look. OK, so I was right that it wasn’t as fun, but they do have some decent finds. I really love this jewelry brand and would gladly pay full price for it, but tjmaxx.com carries a few of their pieces, including their Zodiac series. (Several of the zodiac signs are available, but if you don’t see yours, try Nashelle’s zodiac necklaces at Nordstrom — they’re $98 each.) The original price for this necklace is $98, and T.J.Maxx is selling it for $39.99 with free returns at your local store. Satya Zodiac Necklace

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Washable Workwear Wednesday: Frisco Belted Poncho

I love this poncho for a business casual environment, a casual Friday at work, or even for work travel. It can be dressed up or down — as you can see from the way they styled the white one, I can picture wearing it to keep warm on a cool beach day, and for the way they styled the red one, paired with statement earrings and a more tailored pant. I love the details such as the belt and the more open weave on the shoulders and sleeves. I think having it belted makes the poncho cross over into workwear with the right accessories. It’s $128 at Anthropologie (online only) in sizes XS–XL. Frisco Belted Poncho

Amazon has a plus-size option in orange and white.

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: Hair Tie Bracelet 

My left wrist feels naked without my ugly black hair elastic around it. My mom, who has always had short hair, used to say, “You always have that ‘schmatta’ (Yiddish for a tattered rag) around your wrist.” I’ve tried keeping hair elastics in my bag, in my pocket, etc., but nowhere is more convenient than my wrist. These bracelets make it so your hair elastic becomes a bracelet accessory. I think this is a pretty clever idea and something I wish I invented myself. It’s nice that it comes in three sizes and three different metal types, and I also see that it is offered in a one size fits all in aluminum that is less expensive. The pictured bracelet is $45 at Amazon (Prime eligible). Hair Tie Bracelet

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Holiday Weekend Open Thread

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How is it Memorial Day already — and which sales are you most excited about as a working mom? (Are you traveling with your family at all? Picnicking? Grilling? Doing anything in particular to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military?) On the sale front, as you may have noticed, we did our big roundup of the clothes for work in the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale that just started — but there are a TON of their best-selling denim styles on sale as well, including jeans from AG, Paige, Articles of Society, Wit & Wisdom, and more. AG jeans (particularly the Stilt and Farrah) are consistently bestsellers, and these medium blue ones look great for a variety of situations. This particular pair of jeans was $188, but the pair is now marked to $154, with a good range of sizes left. Pictured: The Stilt Cigarette Leg Jeans

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The Best Maternity Dresses for Work

the best maternity dresses for workIf you’re far enough along in your pregnancy that you’ve outgrown your regular-sized, old-standby work dresses and have realized you need to expand your maternity work wardrobe to actual maternity wear, fear not — today we’re rounding up the best maternity sheath dresses for work, many of which we’ve included over the years in our regular maternity workwear recommendations. We’re featuring options from the more affordable end of the spectrum (a possible strategy if you’re planning to be one-and-done) to higher-quality maternity dresses that will last you through two or three (or more) pregnancies.

What are your favorite maternity dresses for work? Do you ever choose double-duty styles that are meant for pregnancy and nursing? When you buy maternity dresses, do you tend to buy a few that are higher-quality or buy a bunch of less expensive ones? (Does it depend on how many kids you plan to have?) Which of your “regular” dresses have been particularly pregnancy-friendly? What do you think are the best maternity dresses for work?

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