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ak instyle corporette.indexed– As we may have mentioned, we’ll be heading to Miami this Thursday night (!) to help host an event at the Dadeland Macy’s with AK Anne Klein and InStyle. We’re so excited!! Posting will continue throughout the week, but we thought we’d do the weekly round-up today instead of Friday. If you’re near Miami, please come out and join us — you can RSVP by calling 305.662.3533, or e-mailing RSVP_InStyle_Miami@timeinc.com.

obama bruni-sarkozy.indexedRobin Givhan of the Washington Post has some thoughts on whether the fashion choices of Michelle Obama and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy are an “international wedge issue.”

Zen Habits has some suggestions on how to simplify your workday.

– The good folks at the WSJ’s The Juggle ponder whether one should hire a CPA or go it alone for tax time.  (Our $.02.:  The only thing we got out of our tax law class was that there are a gazillion rules and exceptions to the Code.  Thus: We’ve been happy with our CPA for the past 7 or 8 years.)

Lifehacker seeks to perfect that mythical creature: the power nap.

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– AK Anne Klein
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– MySkins

Weekly Roundup

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tg– Tim Gunn, we love you so; even more so after you announce your hatred of Crocs.  (Hat tip: Jezebel.)

Fashionista advises folks what to wear if they’re told to “dress down” for a professional conference.  In semi-related notes, Jauntsetter advises women with unruly hair to splurge on an up-do for important travel.

Rare Vintage suggests great reading on fashion.  (They don’t mention our favorite book for fashion inspiration: The Power of Style, available in new and used copies through Amazon.com.)

Lifehacker ponders how to best cement a new business relationship, while Ms.JD advises how to network with women.

WSJ’s The Juggle wonders what the best way is to get a loud co-worker to quiet down.

Wisebread shares five creative ways to invest during a weak market.  If just watching is more your thing at the moment, The Simple Dollar rounds up nine great financial/business books.

Weekly Roundup

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– Hello, luxury — Lanvin’s designer was so inspired by Glenn Close’s character in Damages that he’s decided to make a collection focused on tailoring, and made in the same factories that produce Lanvin’s menswear. [Fashionista] (We studied Rose Byrne’s character’s outfits from the first season a while ago.)

Ms. JD has a great roundup of articles focusing on how female judges decide cases.

– This is hott — computer programs to help you organize your closet.  [Unclutterer]  Also, in techy tools — the best online sites for personal finance.  [WSJ]

– How NOT to network.  [The Thin Pink Line]

– Christina Binkley studies the importance of being ergonomic.  [WSJ’s The Juggle]

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picture-6– Nancy, Beth, George, and Ned… these names would all be familiar to many of the women of SCOTUS. [Ms. JD] At left: we highly recommend this great little book, Nancy Drew’s Guide to Life (available at Amazon for $4.95).

– Don’t show your chest hair — and other rules on business casual dressing from one NY law firm. [Above the Law]

– Do female travelers have different needs than male travelers? [The Glass Hammer]

– Eight rules for outlet shopping… [The Chicago Tribune] We would add the following: don’t bother with “factory stores” — the clothes were never sold in the regular store, and are generally of a cheaper quality (but for almost the same price).

 

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Sotomayor6_sitting– Congratulations to Judge Sotomayer on her nomination. Ms. JD rounds up several articles about her, while Jezebel focuses on some of the more offensive reactions.

– Hot pink fuschia is the latest trend to hit both menswear and womenswear… Elle would be so proud! [WSJ]

– Two interesting happiness and balance articles this week, both from the NYT. First, researchers discover that not only are careers in finance or consulting bad for work/life balance, but they in fact are far worse than careers in law or medicine. Secondly, researchers found that the reported happiness level for women has dropped since the dawn of the feminist era. Perhaps ignorance was bliss?

– Shopping’s My Cardio offers some tips on how to make a “worthy” splurge.

– The Happiness Project offers tips on how to make conversation with a stranger — uber handy for summer office mixers, as well as for networking opportunities.

Weekly Roundup

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– The Top 10 iPhone apps for lawyers. [Above the Law] Ladies, what are your favorite iPhone apps?

– Forbes enters the pantyhose debate. [Forbes]

– According to a new survey, the majority of women who leave their jobs do so in a search for flexibility and a more supportive environment. [ABA Journal]

– Networking is essential for a good career — but how to make time for it in your already jam-packed schedule? [The Gender Agenda]

– The secret to happiness, according to Sandra Day O’Connor… [The Happiness Project]

– The Law Blog explores the difference between millennials and previous generations. [WSJ’s Law Blog]

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