Weekly Roundup

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– Lots of blazer news this week: SheFinds gives you advice on what to wear with a blazer.  Meanwhile, other outlets are on to NEXT season’s trend (apparently) — blazers with very, very strong shoulders. WhoWhatWear advises how to wear it, while Fashionista wonders whether Mary-Kate Olsen or Anna Della Russo (fashion director at large for Vogue Nippon) wore a strong-shouldered Balmain dress better.  (And, hello! The jacket pictured at left — by Aryn K — is only $82.)

Forbes advises how to date when you work all the time.  (See our own dating advice here!)

– We thought we’d alert you to this series by Patricia Handschiegel over on The Huffington Post — she’s been writing about various aspects of the new “power girls” — the latest is all about how they like to discuss business over meals or drinks.  [TheHuffPo]  Meanwhile, The Glass Hammer is reporting that more women business owners are turning to coffee dates in this economy. [The Glass Hammer]

– Finally:  The Daily Obsession raves about a new apparatus for your hair, The Clever Clip.  We’ve already ordered a set and will let you know how it goes! [The Daily Obsession]

Weekly Roundup

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high heel falls– Think you’re bad on heels? Here’s a round-up of professional stiletto-wearers felled by too-high heels. [Jezebel]
– The WSJ does a helpful review on whether or not Obama’s housing bailout can help you. [WSJ]
– It can be done: fine wines for less than $10. [WSJ]
– When to buy a certificate of deposit (and when not to!) [WSJ]

(Sorry so much WSJ-heavy news… if anyone thinks we’ve missed any big stories this week that would be of interest to Corporette readers, please comment!)

Weekly Roundup

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  • Have you voted for Corporette yet for best quirky blog? We’d be much obliged if you would! [ABA Journal]
  • A bargain-hunter’s guide to the galaxy. (We agree with everything Ms. Binkley has to say!) [WSJ]
  • The NRDC has some great holiday guides (and gift suggestions) for environmentalists.  [NRDC]
  • Oooh, handy: a round-up of holiday shipping deadlines for various online stores.  [SheFinds]
  • If you haven’t checked in with The Simple Dollar’s series, reading and reviewing “the best investing book ever written” —  Benjamin Graham’s “The Intelligent Investor” — check it out.   [The Simple Dollar]
  • Finally, for the lawyers out there, what do you guys think of this post?  We’re somewhat conflicted about how to feel about it — is he against women? introverts? Are we just being too sensitive?  We’d love your thoughts.

Weekly Round-Up

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– Ladies, toot your own horn — studies have shown that far too many career women work too hard and promote themselves too infrequently, meaning they work hard forever but never get ahead. [Jezebel, Downtown Women’s Club DISH]

– Business schools are bummed that their ranks are only about 30% women — compared with 47% women in law school — and accordingly are trying innovative ways to get women in, like giving them seven years to finish an MBA and having early AM classes (as opposed to evening classes) in their part-time programs. Sounds great except the program is becoming known as “The Mommy MBA.” Hmmn. [WSJ] If you’re thinking an MBA might be for you, you might want to check out the Forte Foundation’s upcoming panels on what an MBA can do for you… [Forte Foundation via Lindsay Pollak]

– From Marie Claire: The Smart Girl’s Guide to Negotiating Anything. In addition to the stuff they list, we would also add: jewelry. (A friend of ours just got 19% off a Cartier watch she bought for herself!)

– 25 Painless Ways to Free Up an Hour to Pursue Your Goals. [Zen Habits]

– England trash-talks the idea of “fast fashion,” a la H&M, Forever 21, Target, and other places where clothes cost next to nothing — apparently the Bangladeshi women and children who make the clothes are underpaid, the fabrics are horrible for the environment, etc, etc. (Not to even get into the ethics of the knock-off!) [Jezebel]

– Makeup Loves Me reviews the Essie colors for fall (pictured at top). Is anyone else freaked out that it’s only August but feels like October already, weather-wise?

– Huh: What to do with those semi-dirty clothes. [Jeri’s Organizing & Decluttering News]

– Are you bitter? And a lawyer? And perhaps bitter about becoming a lawyer? Check out Bitter Lawyer, a great new website on point. Our favorite section thus far is the interviews with ex-lawyers, although the columns are all great, as well. [Bitter Lawyer] (For more interviews but less snark, also check out JD Bliss.)

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