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Holiday Weekend Open Thread

christmas-pajamasSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

These are really fun lounge pants — I like the polar bears and the North Pole signs. (The other five designs include reindeer/snowflakes, bunnies on sleds, an “ugly sweater” sort of theme, a snowflake pattern, and reindeer silhouettes). Also, the fabric doesn’t look really heavy. A lot of Christmas-themed pajamas are fleece and just really heavy and hot, and these are made from a lighter thermal cotton-blend. The lounge pants are available in XS-XL in regular sizes as well as plus sizesPJ Salvage Thermal Lounge Pants

Psst: Did you guys see that Nordstrom has started their Black Friday sales early? I’ll try to do a round-up later today… lots of great stuff.

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Weekend Open Thread

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Even though it’s not super cold yet, the reason we’re posting these fleece leggings now is because they sold out last year. (So if you’re interested, buy now.) Hue is one of my favorite brands — these leggings are comfortable, they keep their shape, they have functioning pockets in the back and a little coin pocket in the front, and they wash well. There are just no issues with these at all! And of course the fleece makes them nice and warm in wintertime. Fleece Lined Leggings

If you’re looking for a great plus-size option, try these. (Alas, though Hue sometimes offers plus sizes for its leggings, it doesn’t seem to right now.)

Also: If you’re not yet a member of Amazon Prime, they’re offering a today-only deal: save $20 and get a full year of Prime for $79. Nice!

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Weekend Open Thread

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Velvet, as we’ve noted before, is huge this season. I think it can be a bit much for work –but this Sam Edelman pump looks gorgeous for holiday parties. I love the sangria velvet, and it’s a fun way to get a pop of color. This shoe, which is $119 at Nordstrom (where it’s getting good reviews), has a 3.75″ heel. It comes in many other colors including several suede versions, a snake print and an ikat print, and your basic black (in both suede and leather). The sizes still in stock are 5.5-11. Sam Edelman Hazel’ Pointy Toe Pump

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Psst: If you get a chance this weekend, don’t forget to watch His Girl Friday — we’ll be discussing it Tuesday for the next movie in our series of working girl movies. Here’s a link to the Rotten Tomatoes page, where it has a 97% fresh rating.

Weekend Open Thread

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If you have some holiday parties or winter weddings coming up, let me bring this awesome midi dress to your attention — it looks elegant, sophisticated, flattering, and appropriate for anyone, regardless of their age or body type.  It’s nice that it navy (pictured) as well as black, red, and white — and it’s pretty affordable at $194. Gwen Midi Dress

Looking for something plus-size or more affordable in regular sizes? This plus-size festive dress is great, and this $58 dress (with a more casual cocktail vibe) looks great. And of course, there are a ton of great Adrianna Papell dresses in all sizes for desk to dinner, cocktails, weddings and more.

Psst: The Nordstrom Fall Clearance continues — check out our full workwear roundup.  

Pssst2: If you have time this weekend, watch our next “working girl” movie: His Girl Friday. It’s available for free as part of Amazon Prime, on Hulu, via DVD from Netflix, and, of course, from your local library. We’ll be discussing it on Tuesday, Nov. 15.

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Weekend Open Thread

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Call me crazy, but I kind of really like this velvet blazer dress, even though it’s got a number of features I don’t normally like. There’s the miniskirt… and the doublebreasted buttons… and the plunging neck.  Despite all that, I still really like it.  Wear it by itself for a fun night out, possibly with OTK boots — for a more modest look layer it with a shirt beneath it (bodysuit, long-sleeved T, tank top, whatever you’ve got), leggings (how do we feel about faux leather and velvet?) and booties. Add a choker if you want maximum ’80s appeal.  The blazer dress is $99, at Nordstrom, sizes 2-10; Missguided has a similar option in a gold velvet. Missguided Velvet Blazer Dress

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Looking for a plus-size velvet dress? ASOS has a number of options.

Don’t forget: We’re talking about the movie Working Girl on November 1! It’s available for streaming on Netflix (or DVD), from your local library, and on Amazon Video.

Weekend Open Thread

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The skinny jean/pant trend seems just as strong as ever, with a ton of faux leather options (I’ve even seen multiple pairs of maternity leather leggings!), and this cool relaxed sweater seems like the perfect thing to wear with them. It’s on trend with the side slits, the crisscross neckline, and the bell sleeves, but it also just seems flattering and comfortable to wear. (I also like that it’s hand washable instead of dry clean only!) The sweater is $98, available at Nordstrom (four colors) and Zappos (two colors). Free People Crisscross Sweater

This $29 tee looks great if you’re in a warmer climate or prefer layers. On the plus side of things, Charlotte Russe has a ton of strappy tops, dresses, jumpsuits and more, and I like the vibe of this $44 strappy sweater in sizes 0x-4x.

P.S. Don’t forget that we’re talking about the movie Working Girl on November 1! It’s available for streaming on Netflix (or DVD), from your local library, and on Amazon Video. Did you catch our discussion of 9 to 5 earlier this week?

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