Archives for November 2017

Coffee Break: 14K Yellow Gold & Cultured Freshwater Pearl Earrings

These teeny-tiny pearl earrings make me squee — I just really like them. I’m usually not a fan of post earrings, but I think these are so cute and I like the small, dainty pearls. They seem like a fun little earring that’d be a good basic to have in your wardrobe. The earrings are $150 at Bloomingdale’s. 14K Yellow Gold & Cultured Freshwater Pearl Huggie Earrings

Here are a few lower-priced options: two at Etsy and one at Kohl’s.

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Sexual Harassment, Office Culture, Resumes, and “Boys Being Boys”

sexual harassment, office culture, resumes, and boys being boysWe’ve all been hearing and talking about the surge of men getting fired, losing control of their companies, and otherwise being disciplined for sexual harassment and other bad behavior — and we’ve all been heartened by the groundswell of support for the women and men brave enough to come forward. I’m hopeful that we are at the beginning of a tectonic shift in the way sexual harassment is handled at companies, where the default becomes “I believe her” — it’s about time. (Full disclosure, considering the stock photo: this is not a #metoo story, but my heart goes out to the many, many, many women and men who have such stories.) There’s been a lot of discussion and think pieces on this topic in the press — but here are a few questions I haven’t seen discussed that might  be interesting topics here: 1) How do you think these past few weeks will affect the companies, colleagues, and protégés (both male and female) of these men? How will they ever distance themselves enough? 2) For those of you who work at men-dominated firms where, perhaps, a “boys will be boys” attitude has prevailed in the past, has anything changed in the past few weeks? What are the positive changes you’ve seen (whether from HR, company/firm-wide meetings, etc.) that make you optimistic about the future?

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Thursday’s Workwear Report: Split Cap Sleeve Midi Dress with Belt

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

Someone told me recently that ASOS Curve is really great — as is this dress we’re featuring from them — and I’d love to hear from readers who agree: What have been your good finds? Is there anything in particular that you regularly buy? This dress has pockets, which I really like, and I also like that the belt doesn’t go all the way around. It’s a flattering and forgiving style, and it comes in lots of sizes and colors, including tall and straight sizes (and a mini dress as well). The dresses are $46 (sale) to $76. ASOS CURVE Split Cap Sleeve Midi Dress with Modern Ring Belt

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Suit of the Week: Boss

For busy working women, the suit is often the easiest outfit to throw on in the morning. In general, this feature is not about interview suits for women, which should be as classic and basic as you get — instead, this feature is about the slightly different suit that is fashionable, yet professional.

I want to call this suit tweed, but instead it’s a really interesting, textured fabric “made from Italian jacquard richly textured with a check plaid and diagonal ribbing” — if you zoom in you can see little raised black squares on a black check plaid pattern. I think mixing textures is a really sophisticated but easy way to bring a lot of contrast into an otherwise sedate wardrobe, so I love fabrics like this — try pairing it with a fluffy cashmere or a matte silk blouse, for example. Love. The jacket (Kanelli Jacquard Jacket) is $445, and the skirt (Manelli Jacquard Pencil Skirt) is $265. (There’s also a matching dress.)

For plus sizes, this long jacket + dress has a similar vibe but is almost sold out (and probably a bit too fancy for work); this $53 jacquard dress is lovely.

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The Best Winter Blazers to Wear To Work

the best winter blazers to wear to workSure, we all know what wardrobe essentials for work professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for the first time or replacing one you’ve worn into the ground, it can be a pain to find exactly the right incarnation in stores. In “The Hunt,” we search the stores for a basic item that every woman should have.

Around this time of year, we typically feature stylish velvet blazers among our blazer picks for the best winter blazers to wear to work (including a beautiful blue one from Self Portrait that Kat shared a couple of weeks ago). Many are festive enough for weekday holiday office parties but still professional for workday wear — and versatile enough to pair with jeans on the weekends. We’re bringing you some more recommendations today, including some of our favorite velvet blazers on the market right now — as well as (in our roundup) a few options for tweed jackets if you want a more sedate alternative to velvet. Readers, how do you change up your blazers for work in wintertime? Do you like to wear them as toppers to sexier looks on the weekend? Do you like to wear them to “business attire” events around this time of year such as networking events through alumni or professional organizations, or even holiday office parties held on workdays?the best winter blazers to wear to work 2017

Pictured at top: rosey orange / purple / gray.

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Wednesday’s Workwear Report: Three-Quarter Sleeve Dress

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I really like how this dress from Calvin Klein is mostly black but with a bit of ribbon trim. You get a figure-flattering, figure-skimming look that’s more forgiving than perhaps your usual wrap dress or fit-and-flare dress. The dress is at Lord & Taylor, and because they’ve extended their Cyber Monday sales, it’s $100, marked down from $134. The sizes are S–XL. Three-Quarter Sleeve Dress

Here’s a plus-size option with some contrast trim used in a different way.

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