Must-Buys

Working Mother - - Contents - By Maricar San­tos

Daz­zling sticky notes and fall fash­ion sta­ples, in­clud­ing an iPhone charg­ing ban­gle.

State­ment shoes aren’t al­ways work-ap­pro­pri­ate, which is why we adore the Vionic Perk Blakely in Nat­u­ral Snake. An au­tumn-per­fect cross be­tween a stacked-heel bootie and a peep-toe, it pairs well with trousers, jeans, dresses and skirts, giv­ing you the most bang for your buck. ($150, vion­ic­shoes .com)

End up cov­er­ing the whole page each time you re­view a re­port? Sharpie Clear View High­lighters help you be more se­lec­tive and pre­cise. With its ge­nius see-through tip, you can view ex­actly what you’re about to highlight be­fore the marker touches the paper. ($7 for a 3-pack, ama­zon.com)

Since fall weather is so in­con­sis­tent, be pre­pared for sud­den cold fronts by lay­er­ing this cozy Lands’ End CashTouch Scarf in Light Mauve over your OOTD. Twenty-five per­cent of the net re­tail pur­chase price goes to­ward the Breast Cancer Re­search Foun­da­tion. ($24, land­send.com)

Work­ing in a small of­fice means when one per­son gets sick, ev­ery­one gets sick. Use these va­ca­tion-in­spired Clorox Scen­tiva Dis­in­fect­ing Wipes in Tus­can Laven­der and Jas­mine, and Hawai­ian Sun­shine to keep germs at bay in the sweet­est-smelling way. ($3/33 ct., wal­mart.com)

The RuMe Gar­ment Travel Or­ga­nizer folds to fit in­side a suit­case, cuts down on cloth­ing wrin­kles and makes pack­ing a breeze— there is one large zip com­part­ment for dresses and suits, and five small com­part­ments on the other side. ($25, myrume.com)

Re­vive a dy­ing cell­phone on the go, with­out dig­ging through your purse, with this iPhone Charg­ing Bracelet. Just un­lock the ban­gle and con­nect your phone to the mi­croUSB in­side—in less than an hour, your dead cell will be at 50 per­cent. Im­pres­sive for a pretty accessory. ($149, markand­gra­ham.com)

You’re a shin­ing star at work. Let’s make your sticky notes re­flect that. This Post-it Brand Metal­lic Notes Cube in cop­per metal­lic is a shim­mer­ing ad­di­tion to any workspace, and comes in equally sparkly pink and silver ver­sions. ($10, Wal­greens)

Keep a bag of G.H. Cre­tors Popped Corn in The Mix at your desk for when midafter­noon munchies strike. At 140 calo­ries per serv­ing, you can en­joy this unique combo of ched­dar and caramel va­ri­eties vir­tu­ally guilt-free. ($3, tar­get.com)

“This felt great and not too heavy on my wrist. I love that I never have to worry about a low bat­tery for my com­mute home!” —Cara Reynoso, Work­ing Mother’s Cre­ative Direc­tor

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