Archives for April 2017

Weekend Open Thread

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This style of  sandal is super popular this year — high block heel, thin straps — but this particular shoe has a few things going for it: it’s affordable and Zappos reviewers are raving about its comfort. (One woman said she never wears heels and only bought it because it came in wide sizes — and still found it so comfortable she wore it all day long! Whoa.) It comes in camel (pictured), black, navy, and a lovely burgundy, in regular and wide sizes 5-11, for $79.95, at Zappos. Steve Madden Declair

(Not the same shoe, but very similar from the brand: this $89 sandal is very similar and comes in a zillion colors; this $79 sandal has a lower heel.

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Weekly News Update

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  • Domino tells you how to do a spring cleaning of your beauty products.
  • Have you heard how Ivanka’s clothing was labeled as Adrienne Vittadini at Stein Mart (Business of Fashion)?
  • Forbes shares Stacy London’s workwear tips.
  • From New York magazine’s The Cut: more changes at J.Crew, including 250 employees losing their jobs.
  • Laura Shin writes in Forbes about Charmaine Pocket, who has made $1 million (!) through her work on Fiverr.
  • Above the Law has five survival tips for new associates.
  • At Ozy, Leslie Nguyen-Okwu wonders if we should ditch the germ-laden handshake and adopt the bow.
  • Science of Us comments on an essay that warns against destigmatizing mental illness in a way that “normalize[s] severe suffering.”
  • Jennifer Wright writes at Harper’s Bazaar, “Being a parent is a source of joy and challenge and meaning for many humans of all genders. But it’s not the most important job there is.”
  • GOOD shares some of the funniest signs from last week’s March for Science. (Did you go?)
  • Molly Ringwald tells the tale of that Pretty in Pink prom dress, at Teen Vogue: “If I’d had it my way, I would have burned the dress on the Paramount back lot.”
  • Your Laughs of the Week (enjoy a bonus laugh today) are from The Daily Mash and Rachel Bloom of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (video NSFW).

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Frugal Friday’s Workwear Report: Short Sleeve Keyhole Soft Blouse

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

This Lands’ End top has been on my radar for several weeks now. It’s an exceptionally soft, machine washable top with a rounded hem — pretty, but very appropriate for work, and not too fussy. It comes in regular sizes 2-18 and petite sizes 00-16 in the pictured color as well as black and blue. Short Sleeve Keyhole Soft Blouse

Here’s a plus-size option in the same colors that also comes in petite, tall, and regular sizes.

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Coffee Break: T Satchel

This green satchel with an attached scarf from Tory Burch looks ladylike and festive — just a really sleek and sophisticated satchel. If you like the green they’ve also got a similar tote; Nordstrom and Amazon have the pictured satchel but not in green. It’s $495. T Satchel

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The Best Online Women’s Management Training

online women's management trainingManaging people is hard. And managing people as a woman brings its own complications and considerations. Management and leadership training specifically designed for women can help, but if traditional in-person training isn’t an option for you, there’s plenty of online women’s management training out there, and that’s what Reader K is looking for. She asks:

Do you have any suggestions for online leadership/managerial training programs for women (or anyone really)? I am a government lawyer stepping into a managerial position and there is no formal training beyond my past experience watching my supervisors. I would like to take a more proactive step toward developing better managerial and leadership skills, but don’t know where to start. Thanks!

Great question, K! It’s been a couple of years since we talked about resources for becoming a better manager, so this is a great time for an update. (We’ve also discussed online classes for working women, executive presence for women leadersdressing like a managerimposter syndromedelegating work, and whether you should be friends with staffers.)

Here’s our list of online women’s management training (plus some general training for everyone):

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Thursday’s Workwear Report: Inverted-Pleat Blouse

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

This top from Vince Camuto has 100+ reviews at Macy’s, and 92% of the reviewers would recommend it to others. It’s normally $69, but right now it’s on sale for $41-$54 and you can get an extra 30% off with promo code FRIEND. I like the wide range of colors — black, cobalt, red, white, navy, pale pink, and a black floral. I think it just looks great — and it’s machine washable. It comes in sizes XS-XL. It’s also at at Macy’s and Amazon (plus sizes too), and Nordstrom has the blouse in a shift dress form. Inverted-Pleat Blouse

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