Coffee Break: The Handbag Raincoat

I just noticed that there’s a product called the Handbag Raincoat over at Shopbop (and also at HandbagRaincoat.comThe Container Store, and Amazon). They make it in both a small and large size, which are $10 and $20, respectively. I can see it as being a great option, particularly in in-between weather when you don’t have a big coat to cover your bag if you get caught in the rain. You could even keep this in your office so that if you end up needing it you can just grab it on your way out. This pictured size is $20. The Handbag Raincoat

Psst: We actually have an old post where someone wanted advice on how to weatherproof her work tote — this seemed like a much more elegant solution than my “just wear a big coat” advice…

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Corp-square-201Travel back in the Corporette time capsule… Here’s what was on our minds oh so many moons ago. 

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Tuesday’s Workwear Report: Paneled Stretch Wool Sheath Dress

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This colorful dress from Diane von Furstenberg looks really gorgeous, and I love that it’s on sale, of course, at 40% off. I also think it’s really fun; I love the purple and the overall Mediterranean, sort of Pucci color combination. It’s a great update on the sheath dress if you want something a little different, and you could wear it with a navy, lavender, or cobalt cardigan or blazer. It comes in sizes 2–12 and it’s $178, marked down from $298.  Paneled Stretch Wool Sheath Dress

Looking for something more affordable? It’s hard to beat this $34 sheath dress, also available in lucky sizes for plus sizes.

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Coffee Break: Key Chain Card Case

key chain card caseI always like clever little card case/keychains like this, and I think it would be particularly great if you need a key to get around certain places in your office — keep your favorite salad place’s “buy 10 get 1 free” punch card there, along with a few coins and dollars, and you’re good to go. (For those of you with dogs I could see it being great to grab to walk the dog, also!) It’s $10 at Nordstrom, available in three colors. Faux Leather Zip Key Chain Card Case

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How to Deal with Extreme Coworkers

how to deal with extreme coworkersReaders, what’s your best advice for how to deal with extreme coworkers? We’ve talked about what to do when your boss has it out for you, but not in a while — so I asked lawyer/journalist Rebecca Berfanger to offer some advice… – Kat

Have you ever had a coworker or a supervisor who took things to the extreme at work? Maybe she screamed often or threw things, maybe she bragged about how she gave up sleep in order to put in longer hours, maybe she worked every holiday and weekend, or maybe she never took any breaks, not even to leave her desk or eat? Maybe she survived only on lattes? Did this coworker or boss expect you to be equally extreme in order to prove your loyalty to your job or clients? Was it actually an expectation of all coworkers — or just this one?

We’ve talked about difficult coworkers before, but this is more about those who know they are acting extreme and expect you to put up with them, or they believe that to be successful, you must behave in a similar way. If you’ve never had to work with an extreme person at work, consider yourself lucky. Studies have shown that a toxic work environment can cause extreme stress, including post-traumatic stress disorder.

So how can you deal with extreme coworkers?

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Splurge Monday’s Workwear Report: Herringbone Wide-Leg Pant

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Wide-leg pants are coming back, and Theory has a great pair in herringbone. I always love a classic pattern like a herringbone tweed, and these look fabulous. I love the wide leg, and the way they’re styled on the Theory website is a great example of mixing neutral monotones and playing with textures in a fun way. (Nordstrom also has them, as well as ShopBop and Saks.) It seems like they’re more of navy close up, but it’s good to note that many people have paired them with black tops, and that’s a good option too. They’re $325 and come in sizes P–L. Herringbone Wide-Leg Pant

Two lower-priced options are from Banana Republic and Boden; a plus-size option is from Talbots.

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