Archives for 2016

News Roundup for 2016

2016 Career News for Young Working WomenHappy Almost 2017! We realize that many of you may not have time to click on all (or maybe any) of the links in each week’s Weekly News Update, so we’ve gathered some of the most notable stories that we highlighted during the past year, organized by topic. Readers: Tell us some of your favorite news stories that were relevant to overachieving chicks during 2016 (whether we covered them or not). 

Career News for Professional Women

  • The Week looked at how working long hours has become a mark of privilege, while columnist Jena McGregor wrote in The Washington Post that people should stop telling everyone that they’re doing just that.
  • New York magazine’s The Cut shows how women on President Obama’s staff made sure their voices were heard in what was once a male-dominated environment.
  • Harvard Business Review explained how to ask for a raise when you’re hesitant.
  • Inc. provided several networking tips you may not have heard before.
  • Entrepreneur listed four ways to become a leader.
  • Mashable offered advice for talking to your boss about not being happy in your job.
  • Above the Law‘s Shannon Achimalbe listed four jobs for new lawyers that can negatively affect their future careers.
  • Ask a Manager‘s Alison Green detailed the career issues she’s changed her mind about.
  • NPR looked at how the traditional performance review is evolving.
  • The Washington Post talked to the author of The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business about the ways different cultures express emotions and handle confrontation.
  • Sallie Krawcheck, CEO and co-founder of Ellevest, wrote at LinkedIn that the biggest mistake women make at work is expecting it to function like school — that they’ll find success if they work hard and “get an A.”
  • After Washington, D.C., got covered by two feet of snow in a January blizzard, who do you think showed up for Senate duty? Women, that’s who, The Washington Post reported — and women only, as Sen. Lisa Murkowski pointed out in a Now This News video.

Fashion & Beauty Advice for Lawyers, Bankers, and other Women Professionals in Conservative Offices 

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Top Posts of 2016

According to Google Analytics, these are some of our top posts from 2016:

  1. 30 Workwear Brands You Probably Haven’t Tried
  2. Professional Tote Bags for Work
  3. Style Tips for Busty Women
  4. Plus Size Suits, Petite Suits, and Tall Suits
  5. “Dry Clean Only” Clothes and How to Wash Them
  6. Going Out Clothes After 25
  7. Suits for Women: An Overview
  8. Sleeved Dresses with Pockets: The Workwear Unicorn (And Perfect Conference Attire)
  9. Stylish Work Sneakers for Women
  10. The Best Work Clothes for Different Body Types

Of course, every year I have my own favorites, either because I thought they were great discussions, a story I hadn’t seen elsewhere/thought we did a good job with, or just because I really like them (like the post on cultivating style).  These are some of my darlings from the past year…

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Favorite Suits of 2016

2016 was a great year for women’s suits — these are some of my favorites from our weekly roundup. (Each picture links back to the original post… and of course, don’t forget to check out The Corporette Guide to Basic Women’s Suiting (recently updated!).)

Here are links to our favorite women’s suits from 201520142013, 2012 and 2010.

Readers, which were your favorite suits we featured this year? Did you buy any great ones you loved? 

Above: Jan / Feb / Mar / Apr

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Favorite Accessories for Work 2016

Like our workwear recommendations, we recommend one accessory appropriate for the office on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. On Mondays I try to pick a budget-friendly piece, and the price rises on Tuesday and Thursday. I generally try to include one shoe and one bag each week, but the third item varies — we’ve done watches, wallets, scarves, hair accessories, office accessories, coats, and more. These were my favorites of 2016 — if you’re curious about older ones, here were my favorites from 201520142013, 2012, and 2010.

Ladies, did we miss any of your favorites? Was there any shoe, bag, necklace or more that you bought in 2016 and loved to wear to work (whether featured by us or not)? 

Below: Jan / Feb / Mar 

Below: Apr / May / June

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Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale 2016: Workwear & Beyond

2017 Update: Curious about when the next big Nordstrom sale is? Check out our guide to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017, with Early Access starting July 13! Sign up for our newsletter to get our picks for workwear and beyond!

The below content is about the 2016 Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale.

Oooh: the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale has started and it’s good.  Below are some of my favorites for work — what deals have you found? (I haven’t even gotten to bags and shoes yet!)

Bargains at the #NSale (Under $75)

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Suits on Sale

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Cashmere on Sale at the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale

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Amazing Deals on Workwear Basics from Designers (All Under $350)

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20 After Christmas Sales of Note — for Workwear & Beyond!

Oooh — lots of great after-Christmas sales going on right now, for workwear and beyond — what are your favorite finds? Here are 20 great sales, with my favorite six in bold.  Pictured.

  • 6pm.com – After Christmas Clearance! Everything STARTS at 60% off MSRP. Featured sales include UGG, Coach, Frye, Sperry, Nine West, and more.
  • Ann Taylor – Semi Annual Sale, up to 70% off all sale styles!
  • Anthropologie – Fresh cuts by the thousands, now an extra 40% off sale items with code TAGTIME.
  • Banana Republic – Biggest end of year sale, extra 60% off sale! Discount automatically applied at checkout.
  • Bergdorf Goodman – Save up to 70% off when you take an additional 25% off previously reduced merchandise.
  • Bloomingdale’s – After-Christmas sale & clearance, save up to 75%.
  • Boden – Up to 60% off sale!
  • Brooks Brothers – Ends tomorrow, save an additional 15% off! Semi-annual sale, online and in stores, limited time values.
  • Club Monaco – Up to 65% off sale when you take an additional 40% off already marked down styles. (No code needed.)
  • Express – 50% off everything!
  • Last Call – Extra 60%-80% off clearance, extra 30%-50% off everything else!
  • Limited – Extra 70% off all sale items. 50% off all pants, 50% off all holiday dresses. All sales final.
  • Loft – 50% off EVERYTHING with code TREATS.
  • Neiman Marcus – Up to 60% off with an extra 25-30% off sale prices. Plus, spend $200 save $50, spend $400+ save $100.
  • Nordstrom – Half-Yearly sale! (Stay tuned for our roundup!)
  • Reiss – New lines added, sale, up to 50% off.
  • Shopbop – Three days only: get up to 75% off by taking an additional 25% off sale items with code TREATYOURSELF.
  • Talbots – Semi-Annual Savings, extra 40% off markdowns, up to 60% off original prices.
  • Victoria’s Secret – The After Christmas Sale! Bras buy 1, get 1 50% off.
  • Zappos – Big clearance sale on clothes, bags, shoes and more. Tons of Aerosoles, Anne Klein, Aquatalia, DvF, Dooney & Bourke, Donna Morgan, French Connection, Frye, Geox, Kate Spade New York, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Mark Jacobs, Miz Mooz, Nine West, NYDJ, Rebecca Minkoff, Seychelles, SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker, Steve Madden, Stuart Weitzman, TOMS, Tory Burch, and UGG on sale.

sales for stylish work clothes

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