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This bootie from Born has a ton of good reviews — 47 of them, with 4.9 stars out of 5.0 overall. It comes in a shiny black leather, gray suede, and gray leather, as well as the burgundy we’re featuring here. I like the cutouts on the side and the zipper in the back, and Born is known for making very comfortable shoes. For the price it’s hard to go wrong: $109–$119 at Nordstrom (also available at Zappos and Amazon.) It’s available in sizes 6–11. ‘Kerri’ Bootie 

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Weekly News Update

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  • The Atlantic tells the lesser-known history of the little black dress.
  • Business Insider explains how Facebook is trying to take over LinkedIn’s turf.
  • BuzzFeed News wants to know, “Who are the Harvey Weinsteins of your industry?”
  • Blacklines and Billables offers advice for women who are just starting out in Biglaw.
  • The Muse shares how relationships can change when you get promoted to oversee your (former?) work friends.
  • The New York Times Magazine examines what happened to Amy Cuddy, known for her research about power poses, after “fellow academics have subjected her research to exceptionally high levels of public scrutiny.”
  • Slate‘s Dear Prudence answers a reader’s question about whether it’s fair that she be required to “smile more” in order to be promoted. (Answer: Nope.)
  • Above the Law offers insight into why #metoo resonates with women attorneys.
  • NPR shares helpful approaches for fighting insomnia from sleep scientist Matthew Walker’s new book, Why We Sleep (affiliate link).
  • The Detroit News reports that Sen. Bernie Sanders, a controversial pick for a speaker for the Women’s Convention in Michigan later this month, will instead visit Puerto Rico.
  • Laugh (Groan?) of the Week: This cartoon from The New Yorker about a fictional magazine for women in the workforce nails it, including “8 blank pages for the things you wish you had said!”

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Frugal Friday’s Workwear Report: Sleeveless Cutout Twist-Front Top

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I like this Nine West top — it’s a fun thing to wear under a cardigan or blazer as a slightly elevated tank top that will be very easy to throw on. It’s machine washable, too. The black, white, and blue are on sale at Macy’s for $28.99 (this color is $35.99) plus whatever coupons you have. It comes in sizes XS–XL. Sleeveless Cutout Twist-Front Top

The plus-size version is sold out at Macy’s but available at Bon Ton (also on sale).

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Coffee Break: GG Marmont Matelassé Leather Shoulder Bag

This gorgeous leather bag from Gucci looks kind of perfect. I love the sort of quilted leather, the color options (like red and “porcelain rose”), and the sueded lining. I do wish the top of it was closeable — it’s just open without even a magnetic closure. (Granted, the woman who owns this is probably not taking the subway very often anyway!) The bag is $2,450 at Nordstrom and is also at Saks and Bergdorf GoodmanGG Marmont Matelassé Leather Shoulder Bag

Ted Baker has a more affordable bag that’s also black with matelassé stitching.

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The Best Dress Shirts for Women with Large Breasts

The Best Dress Shirts for Women with Large BreastsWhen you’ve got a big bust, shopping for blouses that actually fit and flatter can be pretty frustrating (see: “Why does fashion ignore big breasts?”), but there are some quality brands out there that specialize in dress shirts for women with large breasts. We last rounded up these busty blouse brands back in 2013, but the landscape has changed a bit, so we thought we’d do an update!

Pictured, clockwise: black / white / orange / white

In the past we’ve offered style tips for busty women and talked about how to dress professionally if you’re busty. We’ve discussed issues such as how to fix gaping blouses and whether a blazer must button to fit, as well as rounded up companies making bespoke dresses and blazers for the busty. Note also that Hourglassy is an invaluable resource if you aren’t already following along. (By the way, before you consider any of the brands below, make sure you’re wearing the correct size bra, which of course can affect how your tops fit.)

Here are some brands offering dress shirts for women with large breasts:

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Thursday’s Workwear Report: Elbow Sleeve Ponte Sheath Dress

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This plus-size ponte sheath dress looks fabulous. I love the sleeves and pockets, it’s machine washable, and it comes in a million colors and patterns in regular (2–18), petite (0–16), tall (6–18), and plus sizes (16W–26W). I love the purple, but it’s also available in navy, black, gray, etc. It’s $89 full price, but Lands’ End often has a coupon or a sale going on. Elbow Sleeve Ponte Sheath Dress

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