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Coffee Break: Baroque Hoop Huggie Set

Shopbop just added lots of new markdowns to their sale, which includes this set of four earrings. They look like a great basic, and the two pairs are different sizes, so if you happen to have double-pierced ears it could make for a cool look, or else it would be nice to pair them with your outfits as you like. We’re featuring the rose gold, but they’re also available in silver-plated and gold-plated. These were originally $100 at Shopbop but are now marked down to $70. You can get free shipping with Amazon Prime — and free returns too. Luv AJ Baroque Hoop Huggie Set

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The Best Affordable Cashmere For Work

affordable cashmere for workSure, we all know what basics professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for the first time or replacing one you’ve worn into the ground, it can be a pain to find exactly the right incarnation in stores. In “The Hunt,” we search the stores for a basic item that every woman should have.

Which are your favorite affordable cashmere sweaters for work, ladies? Which ones do you reach for, for warmth, style, or comfort — and which have held up after laundering or dry cleaning? We haven’t talked about this in a while, and cashmere sales are starting (Neiman Marcus, Uniqlo, Lord & Taylor, and Nordstrom all have some crazy markdowns right now) — so let’s discuss.

Pictured at top, clockwise: black / cream / navy / blue.

Pictured below, some of our Hall of Famers: boatneck / crewneck / turtleneck / faux wrap / turtleneck

 

Before we get to our featured cashmere sweaters for work for today, let’s talk about some greatest hits:

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Splurge Monday’s Workwear Report: Tie-Neck Long-Sleeve Blouse

Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I absolutely love the pink coat that’s featured as part of this outfit, but at $11,000 for a frayed coat, it’s even a bit much for me. Instead we’re featuring this $1,490 hammered silk blouse (actually a viscose/silk blend). I’ve seen a lot of pussy bow or tie-neck blouses lately (and Melania Trump got a lot of press for the pussy bow blouse she wore to a debate), and they’re definitely having a moment. I haven’t seen this kind of to-the-side look and I really like it; it kind of reminds me of some of Veronica Palmer’s blouses in Better Off Ted and would look interesting under a suit. Tie-Neck Long-Sleeve Blouse (scroll down)

A couple of other asymmetrical tie-neck blouses with slightly lower prices are here and here. This one is significantly less expensive, as is this one in plus sizes.

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Weekend Open Thread

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This may be perhaps the most boring Weekend Open Thread ever, but I was unreasonably psyched when I saw these, so I thought I’d share: they are now making socks cut just for Chucks.  Yes: if you (like me) are a fan of Converse Chuck Taylor shoes, but can’t decide between the comfort of ankle socks and the dang no-show socks that keep bunching up in your shoes, you may want to give these socks a try. They’re $20 for 6 at Zappos and Amazon, and available in a number of colors. Converse Cut-for-Chucks 6-Pair Pack

Psst: the Nordstrom Winter Clearance sale ends 2/26 — check out all of our roundups of what to buy for work!

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Weekly News Update

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  • WWD reports that Stitch Fix is now offering plus sizes (14W to 24W and 1X to 3X), having previously only offered sizes up to 16 and XXL.
  • The Wardrobe Oxygen blogger writes about venturing beyond your fashion habits and trying out new styles.
  • The Budget Babe shares that the bloggers behind the Instagram account Whoa, Wait. Walmart? have launched their own line at Walmart.com.
  • A HR consultant on LinkedIn explains which things you should take off your resume.
  • The Wall Street Journal reports on a study that asked participants to look at images of male CEOs and non-CEOs (they weren’t labeled as such) and rate how competent they looked. The result: People saw the CEOs as more competent.
  • The New York Times says that women have become much more likely to work into their 60s and 70s, often full time, because they enjoy their jobs. Almost 30% of women 65 to 69 are working.
  • The New York Times’ Women in the World reports that while many Russian women journalists left the field after their colleague Anna Politkovskaya was assassinated in 2006, now more women than men are reporting on post-Soviet conflict zones.
  • In case you haven’t yet seen this viral blog post by Susan J. Fowler that details her “strange, fascinating, and slightly horrifying story” about sexism and discrimination at Uber, here it is. The New York Times reports.
  • Thank you to the One Legal blog for including us in their list of 25 Twitter Accounts All Legal Professionals Should Be Following.
  • The Huffington Post checks out the Oscar nominee swag bags. Will you be watching on Sunday?

By the way, we’ve recently updated two older posts with new links: how to make your office smell nice (without annoying your coworkers) and where to buy bespoke dresses for work.

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Frugal Friday’s Workwear Report: Cotton Knit Fit and Flare Dress

Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. 

This dress is that rare unicorn with both sleeves and pockets. I also like the boatneck, and for those of you who don’t like exposed back zippers, the plus to this dress is that there’s no zipper at all — it’s a pullover style. It’s machine washable, as well. Like most eShakti options, this comes in a wide range of sizes (XS-6X, plus custom) and it can be modified with your choice of 10 necklines, 7 sleeve types, and 5 lengths. It’s a great look you can do a lot with. The dress was $54.95 and it’s now on sale for $46.95. Cotton Knit Fit and Flare Dress

Psst: We just updated the links on this post on bespoke dresses if you’re interested in more dresses that allow you to customize the measurements.

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