Archives for March 2017

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Are these not super fun workout leggings? I haven’t seen the rainbow mesh effect before and I really like it.  They’re on sale, along with a surprisingly large group of great workout gear for $60.99. (Love this little workout headband!) Pictured: ‘Moto’ Mesh Inset Leggings

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Weekly News Update

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  • Fashionista shares a guide to business casual as part of its Back to Basics series. Also from BoF: Will Coach buy Kate Spade?
  • Business of Fashion tells you about a promising new virtual closet organizer called Finery. In other industry news, personal styling startup Keaton Row is no more.
  • After Bill O’Reilly’s pathetic “James Brown wig” comment about Rep. Maxine Waters (Chicago Tribune, autoplay video), black women are using #BlackWomenAtWork to share their experiences with racism in the workplace.
  • The New York Times has tips on making the most of your workday.
  • So… big changes in online privacy this week. Wired has news of a new browser extension, Internet Noise, that helps make your internet activity less obvious by mixing up your browser history — it auto-opens tabs based on random Google searches.
  • Jill Filipovic writes in The New York Times that the all-male photos released by the White House (The BBC) aren’t gaffes but actually show an “implicit pledge to return white men to their place of historic supremacy.”
  • Broadly reports on a study designed to find out why half of U.S. adults think that a woman’s name change after marriage should be required by law (!).
  • The Huffington Post (autoplay video) comments on Hillary Clinton’s new look and what message she’s sending.
  • TLC is bringing back Trading Spaces, as Apartment Therapy reports.
  • For your Laugh of the Week, McSweeney’s imagines “emergency preparedness among the liberal elite.” Here’s one more: The Onion shares one woman’s career worries.

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Frugal Friday’s Workwear Report: Maze Clean Tee

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

I think this is a fun but wearable pattern for work. (It looks like it’s inspired by the Greek key design.) I like the looser vibe to it — you could tuck it in or wear it out, and for some reason I’m seeing it with a high-waisted pant or skirt, but that’s me. It’s machine washable and it’s getting good reviews at Loft. The top is available in regular and petite sizes XXS-XL at $54 full price. Maze Clean Tee

Two plus-size options are here (cold-shoulder style, though) and here, both at Nordstrom.

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Coffee Break: Fleming Tote

Ooh: this lovely tote is a best seller at Bloomingdale’s in a bunch of different sizes — the larger tote size version (16″ x 4″ x 12″) looks like a great bag for work. It’s at Bloomingdale’s in beige and black for $595 and at Nordstrom in beige; if you really like the Fleming line you can get a teeny tiny keyfob at Amazon to go with all your Fleming bags. Tory Burch Fleming Tote

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How to Function at Work Without Sleep

how to function at work without sleep Whether you had to pull an all-nighter for work, you’ve got a baby, or you were just having too much fun, the worst part of being up all night is the workday that follows — so you’re lucky that we’ve got tips for you on how to function at work without sleep.

In the past we’ve also covered how to find out why you’re tired all the timehow to nap at work, how to deal with insomniahow to use makeup to fake a good night’s sleep, and how to use the right foods for energy to survive the workday.

Here are 10 tips for how to function at work with no sleep:

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Thursday’s Workwear Report: Virginie Ruffle Shirt

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If you’re a fan of traditional dress shirts, do consider this one from Boden — it has a little ruffle, and it’s feminine but still professional. It’s a nice twist on the classic style, and it’s 100% cotton and machine washable. The shirt is available in white as well as a chambray and chambray with polka dots and comes in sizes 2-18. It’s $85 at Boden. Virginie Ruffle Shirt

Here’s a plus-size option (also in petite, regular, and plus petite).

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