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Weekend Open Thread

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I was browsing the denim section at Nordstrom recently and was intrigued to see these affordable ankle skimmer jeans from the same brand behind some of Nordstrom’s most-loved jeans, Wit & Wisdom’s Itty Bitty Bootcut jeans. The denim they use is known for being super soft, stretchy, and with great recovery — so if you prefer a skinnier style over the bootcut style, these may be for you. I also like the dark rinse — very classic and flattering. They’re $68, available in sizes 0-16, petites; the brand also comes in plus sizes with several similar options. Ab-solution Ankle Skimmer Jeans

Here’s a slightly more affordable option that’s also getting rave reviews.

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P.S. There’s still time to sign up for the start of our Four Week Work Outfit Challenge! After hearing reader feedback I decided to make it ONE email per week instead of daily emails — so for those of you who signed up, stay tuned for your first challenge coming soon. On the off chance anyone wants to share images of outfits you’re putting together on Instagram or other social media, let’s use the hashtag #corporetteoutfitchallenge. 

 

Weekly News Update

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  • Racked reported on the best lotions, body butters, and oils for dry winter skin.
  • Marie Claire offered a list of 22 business-casual basics every working woman should own.
  • The Cut described how four beauty experts would spend $60 at Sephora.
  • Birchbox suggested a helpful step-by-step guide for an effective skincare routine.
  • A columnist for Forbes gave advice on what to do if you keep getting interviews but no offers.
  • The Muse shared how one woman added Meredith Vieira to her network — after meeting her on a plane — and what others can learn from the experience.
  • Fast Company offered how to cut your presentation time in half, even when you have little or no notice.
  • CBS This Morning hosted LinkedIn’s career expert Catherine Fisher, who discussed what motivates millennials, and how men and women differ in their priorities. (Video auto-plays after ad.)
  • The New York Times provided some advice if you’re asked to be a bridesmaid, including what to ask the bride before agreeing to commit.
  • BBC News shared a man’s account of why he took his wife’s last name.
  • The Washington Post explained why you should get a flu shot, how to avoid getting sick, and when to call your doctor.
  • Laugh of the Week: When you’re ready for a coffee break, The Onion has a few quick tips to help make the perfect cup. (Video auto-plays after ad.)

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Frugal Friday’s Workwear Report: Lantern Sleeve Top

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Ann Taylor is having one of their 50% sitewide sales, and they have a lot of nice blouses with interesting sleeves right now. I like this lantern-sleeve blouse, which comes in black, white, and chambray. There’s a very similar option with ruched sleeves that’s really nice as well. Either one will be great when you can finally stop huddling under as many cardigans and wraps as you can find, and actually just wear a blouse around the office. I think these are good options to wear with pants or pencil skirts — they’re very easy to throw on and have a nice work outfit. The sizes are 00–18 and you can get 50% off $79.50 with code GETWARM. Lantern Sleeve Top

Two plus-size options are at Macy’s and Eloquii.

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Coffee Break: Alix Tote Bag

alix tote tom ford I’m happy to see that the huge, oversized leather hobo/tote is coming back in style, and this Tom Ford is an excellent example. (Maybe it’s me, but in terms of definitions I think this one looks more like a hobo than a N/S tote — but they call it a tote, so who knows.) I like the pebbled leather, and the olive color here is an unusual color that will play nicely with neutrals like black, navy, white, brown, and even gray. The bag is $1,990. Alix large textured-leather tote

On the slightly more affordable side, I think the AllSaints Kita convertible bag looks similar, but again, maybe that’s me. This $53 bag also has a similar vibe.

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How to Decide If You Want Kids

Reader S wonders: how to decide if you want kids? She’s on the fence about motherhood and feels ambivalence towards the question, worrying she won’t like motherhood but will regret not having kids.  Here’s her question:

My question is, how did you (and readers) decide you wanted kids at all? I’ll be 32 soon and am still on the fence. DH would regret never having a kid, but I would be okay either way. I lean toward no kids, and worry 1) I would regret childlessness when it was too late but 2) wouldn’t like motherhood. I like my life now and don’t feel “incomplete” but am confused by this ambivalence.

 

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Thursday’s Workwear Report: Midi Dress with Elastic Waist Detail

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Happy Thursday! This midi dress with an inset elastic waist has a stylish look to it — and I love that deep teal color and its perfect midi length. The dress also comes in regular and tall sizes, but the teal color is only in plus sizes 12–24. Nice. Also really nice: It’s only $60 at ASOS and is machine washable.  ASOS CURVE Midi Dress with Elastic Waist Detail

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