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front closet organization– A great reason to buy designer shoes, at the very least, right before you put your house/apartment on the market:  brokers say you’ll get every penny out of them because prospective buyers will want to “step into” your life.  (Clearly, I need to upgrade my shoe collection at some point before I put my apartment on the market in 3-5 years!)

– Hmmn: Fashionista insists we all try the hair bungee.

– For everyone nursing (or expecting to do so in the nearish future): WSJ’s The Juggle has some tips on how to continue nursing while traveling for business.

The Productivity Pro has some tips for how to manage a micromanager.

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McQueen kimono jacket– Wow: the ABA picks up a tidbit from a WSJ article about a lawyer in her mid-20s who wears “outlandish” high-end designers to court.  In related news, I am now obsessed with this $11,675 McQueen jacket (pictured) (but no, not for the office).

– What does workwear look like across the job spectrum?  Already Pretty asked a few different bloggers (including me!) the question.

Anita Bruzzese has some suggestions for how to talk to a company VIP.

– Do women “network” — or “self-promote”? Jezebel looks at the perception difference.

– Interesting:  Politico talks about the Senate Women’s Dinner Club and their “civility” pact.

– Finally: Learnvest has a great chart that answers that age-old question: when is it worth it to buy organic?

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pantyhose work vs party– Christina Binkley at the WSJ has a fun article on legwear — where do your tights fall in the party/office axis?  (<Cough, cough:> Corporette has covered which tights are appropriate for the office aplenty.)

– Vivia Chen at The Careerist ponders cardigan chic — particularly, when they’re appropriate for the office. (And not only does she quote me, but links to the Corporette Guide to Cardigans.)

– The Boston Globe laments dress-down days necessitated by bad weather.

– Office Politics offers advice on how to get your coworkers to shut up.

– Lifehacker has some fun tips on how to exercise your brain.

– Finally:  If you’ve never thought “hey, I could found a start-up and make millions,” please read this article — it’s advice Jessica Livingston wishes she had when she was in her 20s.  (She went on to found Y-Combinator, one of the biggest companies for start-up funding, when she was in her 30s — and did I mention her background is a BA in English?)

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– Fashionista looks back to the runway shows to see what trends stuck and what didn’t for Spring 2011.
– Anita Bruzzese suggests some ways to boost your standing at your job.
– Thanks to a new survey from LinkedIn, we now know that January is the best month to ask for a promotion.  Reuters reports…
– The Working Closet ponders the ethics of “fast fashion” like Forever 21.
– Finally, Lifehacker has some suggestions for getting a handle on your out of control work schedule.

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how to wear black– Already Pretty has some great tips on how to wear black with intention. Meanwhile, SheFinds has a fun round-up of regular clothes that look similar to Golden Globe fashions.

– Christina Binkley at the WSJ advises that women should shop like men and look for well-tailored, high quality clothes.  (Crazy!)

– Glamour hits on a great hair tip: the letter to your future self advising not to get bangs (or whatever other style you’re drawn to).

– Fortune rounds up the best companies to work for in 2011.

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ponytail intelligenceBuzzFeed has a hilarious pictorial on how to predict someone’s intelligence by their ponytail angle.

The Working Wardrobe has a nice feature on plus-size blazers.

– Are you burned out?  Psychology Today has some good advice for “high octane women.”  (Hat tip: Lifehacker.)  Meanwhile, Learnvest has some tips on how to better schedule yourself .

She Takes on the World advises that women who have no time to work out should check out the HIIT workouts (the same type of workout advocated by our guest poster, Boardroom Babe Lindsay Vastola!)

Lifehacker wonders how to improve your posture if you spend all day at the computer.

– Finally, if anyone is interested, I’ll be live-Tweeting my thoughts on Golden Globe fashions on Sunday night (at least for the earlier portion of it!) — join me if you can!

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