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.

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Accessory Tuesday: Mary Jane Flat

I want to give props to whomever does the shoe buying for the Free People website. Their selection is really unique and edgy. I think that some of the shoes are straight-up hideous, but at least there’s a point of view that seems consistent with the brand. These flats are cute but also have a little bit of a twist. I like that even though they’re flat, they still have a tiny block heel. I also think that the amount of foot that they show balances the fact that they have an ankle strap. Sometimes I think an ankle strap can make a person’s legs look shorter, but I think because the strap comes forward on the foot a bit more, it doesn’t have that effect. These also come in yellow, and they’re adorable, but they skew a bit more casual in the brighter color. They’re $90 and come in sizes 6–10. Mary Jane Flat

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Maternity Monday: Scallop Dress with Short Sleeves

I like this dress because it does double duty. You can wear it as a maternity dress while pregnant, and then postpartum it’s also a nursing dress. I actually did wear a lot of my maternity clothes while I was on maternity leave for a few reasons. They were comfortable and they accommodated my waistline while it slowly returned to somewhat of a pre-pregnancy shape — and I had no time to transition my closet from all of my maternity clothes to my regular wardrobe. I like that this dress looks comfortable but also is modest enough for an office, and that the nursing part of it looks like part of the design. It’s $48 at ASOS in sizes 2–16 and also comes in pink. Pictured: Nursing Scallop Dress With Short Sleeves

Reflecting the fact that maternity wear in plus sizes is not exactly abundant, here is a maternity dress at Kohl’s that goes up to size XXL and is not quite as subtle with its nursing style.

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

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News Roundup

Some of the articles of interest to working mothers that we’ve seen around the web recently…

  • Fashionista shared the best hydrating tinted lip balms for summer, including this one by Glossier.
  • Moneyish discussed how to upgrade your wardrobe for a new job.
  • PopSugar offered workout tips for new moms from fitness expert Kelsey Wells.
  • Working Mother shared that some moms earn more when they put family above work, but still not as much as dads.
  • Huffington Post reported that New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is being praised for sharing a video where she is holding her baby and not wearing makeup.
  • Thrive Global shared tips on co-parenting.
  • The Washington Post reported that paid parental leave is a good step, but workers with children also need flexible schedules and understanding employers.
  • Writing for Business Insider, an IT program manager who has an MBA and is earning six figures shared her experiences as the family’s primary earner, and what it has been like for her husband to be a stay-at-home dad.
  • Romper explained why actress and mom of two young children Mila Kunis is not on social media.
  • The Washington Post also shared tips on how to transition babies to solid foods and get them on the path to a healthy diet for a lifetime.
  • For your Laugh of the Week: Working Mother shared, in GIF form, 20 signs you might be the only working mom in your group.

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Family Friday: Fashion Tape

I have one or two tops in my closet that I would not be able to wear were it not for this Fashion Tape. One shirt has a bow that just doesn’t lay right, and the other is a crisp white button-down where the buttons gape a little. I can keep these shirts in my rotation if I use this tape on the back of the bow or in between buttons. I also recently realized that I can use this on my bra to tape it to a low-cut shirt so that my bra isn’t constantly peeking out the top. To make the strips last longer, I usually cut them in half to only use what I need. I’ve even washed shirts with the tape stuck to them and it doesn’t leave any residue. Fashion Tape is $7.60 for 36 strips at Amazon. Hollywood Fashion Tape

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