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Weekly News Update

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  • WWD reports that Stitch Fix is now offering plus sizes (14W to 24W and 1X to 3X), having previously only offered sizes up to 16 and XXL.
  • The Wardrobe Oxygen blogger writes about venturing beyond your fashion habits and trying out new styles.
  • The Budget Babe shares that the bloggers behind the Instagram account Whoa, Wait. Walmart? have launched their own line at Walmart.com.
  • A HR consultant on LinkedIn explains which things you should take off your resume.
  • The Wall Street Journal reports on a study that asked participants to look at images of male CEOs and non-CEOs (they weren’t labeled as such) and rate how competent they looked. The result: People saw the CEOs as more competent.
  • The New York Times says that women have become much more likely to work into their 60s and 70s, often full time, because they enjoy their jobs. Almost 30% of women 65 to 69 are working.
  • The New York Times’ Women in the World reports that while many Russian women journalists left the field after their colleague Anna Politkovskaya was assassinated in 2006, now more women than men are reporting on post-Soviet conflict zones.
  • In case you haven’t yet seen this viral blog post by Susan J. Fowler that details her “strange, fascinating, and slightly horrifying story” about sexism and discrimination at Uber, here it is. The New York Times reports.
  • Thank you to the One Legal blog for including us in their list of 25 Twitter Accounts All Legal Professionals Should Be Following.
  • The Huffington Post checks out the Oscar nominee swag bags. Will you be watching on Sunday?

By the way, we’ve recently updated two older posts with new links: how to make your office smell nice (without annoying your coworkers) and where to buy bespoke dresses for work.

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  • The Washington Post takes a look at lab-grown diamonds.
  • The Fashion Law shares its tenth post in a series on ethically-manufactured alternatives to fast fashion. (Here are our posts on slow fashion.)
  • Racked has a guide to making hand-washing clothes less of a chore.
  • The Muse lists six signs that you’re doing well at work — even if you’re not hearing about it from your boss. The Muse also shares the Present-Past-Future formula for getting through the standard “tell me about yourself” part of job interviews.
  • New York magazine’s The Cut talks about the thousands of women who’ve been inspired to run for office.
  • Working Mother shares “Ten lessons from your momma,” a letter written by Brenda Barnes, former CEO of Sara Lee and PepsiCo, to her children. Barnes recently passed away.
  • Marie Forleo was interviewed for the Forbes podcast “Mentoring Moments,” while Tim Ferriss recently spoke to Mr. Money Mustache (Pete Adeney) for his podcast.
  • BuzzFeed News shares an oral history of “Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead” (which made Kat’s favorite fashion movies list).
  • For your Laugh of the Week, The Onion details the pros and cons of our two-party system.

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  • Whoa: Fashionista notes that H&M created a new fabric for its Conscious collection of sustainable clothing. (Check out the Corporette Guide to Slow Fashion!) In other great news, Page Six has the story on how Tamron Hall donated all of her work clothes after leaving ‘Today.’
  • Dia & Co. took out an awesome full-page ad in the NYT for Fashion Week demanding more diversity, according to Huffington Post.
  • The Washington Post has some notes on how the administration change is affecting trends in D.C. — French manicures, blowouts, and more.
  • Forbes has the story about a bunch of new bra entrepreneurs who are finally (finally!) women.
  • The Atlantic has an interesting story about how everyone’s productivity at work is way down since the election — here are our tips on how to focus on work.
  • HBR advises how to make sure your emails give the right impression.
  • The Hill suspects the Swedish climate minister is trolling certain people with this all-women photo, and Forbes rounds up the best working women’s responses to #DressLikeAWoman campaign. Huffington Post has the details on another trending hashtag: #ShePersisted.
  • Thank you to CreditDonkey for naming Corporette one of its top career blogs of 2017!

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  • Fashionista looks at The Kit, the new design project from Project Runway alum Daniel Vosovic.
  • Lifehacker offers a primer on using powder and cream blush (no pun intended).
  • The Luxury Spot finds out what beauty editors buy for themselves.
  • Inc. shares “25 Go-To Phrases That Will Make People Like You More.”
  • The Washington Post introduces you to Ann M. Donnelly, the first judge to block Trump’s executive order on immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries.
  • The New York Times’ Melissa Clark bought an Instant Pot to see what all the fuss is about.
  • The Washington Post explains that Amazon Prime members can get six months of free unlimited access to Post’s National Digital Edition.
  • Speaking of news, Ann Douglas lists tips to “avoid being completely crushed” by your news feed. (Yesterday we talked about taking a partial break from social media.)
  • But still, here’s a bit of political news from the week: people who want to keep Justice Ginsburg on the bench by, for example, donating blood or turning her into a vampire (The Washington Post), and Nordstrom’s removal of Ivanka Trump’s line (Bloomberg).
  • The New York Times talks to Martin Gibala about the one-minute (!) workout.
  • Gothamist has news of the all-women Ocean’s Eight that’s filming in NYC.
  • For your Laugh of the Week, here are 21 mansplaining jokes from BuzzFeed.

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  • The Wrap talks about how Mary Tyler Moore, whom the world said goodbye to this week, made the controversial-in-the-’60s decision to wear pants on The Dick Van Dyke Show.
  • Harper’s Bazaar tells you about the favorite perfumes of 14 famous women.
  • The New York Times takes a close look at the family-friendly, women-led Geller Law Group.
  • Forbes gives advice on long-distance job searches.
  • Lifehacker offers info on the best states to retire in.
  • Skye Peale of Privilege talks about changes with her blog and other activities, and Sally McGraw of Already Pretty explains why she won’t be blogging anymore.
  • Daily Kos has some criticism for the Swing Left site that claims to tell you your closest swing district.
  • Slate rounds up some of the best signs from the Women’s March — but it doesn’t include Kat’s favorite. New York magazine’s The Cut has some great portraits, and The New York Times looks at some protest attire.
  • Have you heard about the #CuteAnimalTweetOff? It’s a great diversion for a Friday afternoon. Gizmodo explains.

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  • Stylist Bridgette Raes suggests some suit-free styles that are still appropriate for job interviews.
  • Macy’s isn’t doing so well (Consumerist) and neither are other department stores (New York Times). Mall brands like J.Crew aren’t exactly thriving, either (Business of Fashion), and that includes BCBG (Racked). (If you’re a fan of their wrap dress, stock up now!)
  • Meanwhile, Vanity Fair has Ivanka Trump news: She “has decided to step down from management and operations of the Trump Organization and from her eponymous fashion brand, and will resign from all officer and director positions she currently holds within each of them.”
  • Through Jan. 31, if you donate a bra at Soma stores to support women at shelters in the Network to End Domestic Violence, you can get $20 off two full-price bras.
  • YouTube star Chriselle Lim talks to the director of global social media for Kiehl’s about how she maintains her creativity in a corporate job.
  • The BBC reports that some companies are moving away from open offices and back to more private spaces (woohoo!).
  • STAT details the new guidelines on fish consumption for pregnant women, women who might become pregnant, nursing moms, and kids.
  • Here’s one of Secret’s new series of ads along the theme of women’s empowerment: A woman prepares for a presentation with a power pose (have you heard the latest about that?) and a pep talk from a friend [autoplay video].
  • If you’re protesting this weekend, read this advice from a “real lawyer,” Lee Apotheker, that’s gone viral this week. Also, Samarra Khaja has some downloadable/printable signs for Saturday.
  • Speaking of the events this week, here’s your Laugh of the Week from The Onion, who will surely miss Joe Biden as their muse.

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