Weekend Open Thread

Diane von Furstenberg Dezi Boat Neck Jumpsuit | CorporetteSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

No, I don’t know where I’d wear this either, but I’m kind of obsessed with it after seeing Angie at YouLookFab round it up. I agree with her that jumpsuits present “loo” problems, but I really love the boat neckline here, the batwing sleeves, and the drapey legs. Let’s say I’d wear this to a fabulous dinner party with friends. Yes, that’s the ticket. It’s $425 at Shopbop (sizes 0-14). DVF Dezi Boat Neck Jumpsuit

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Weekly News Update

News update - pink nude polishesLike these posts? Follow us on Twitter or Facebook — this is the edited version of what we’re reading! (We also Tweet if we hear about a good sale through our CorporetteDeals Twitter feed.) You can also follow us on Pinterest and Instagram, or by our RSS feed.

  • The Beauty Look Book shares a round-up of pink nude polishes.
  • Racked measured jeans from 25 retailers, from Abercrombie & Fitch to Zara, to determine the worst vanity sizing culprits. (How many different sizes do YOU usually bring into the dressing room?)
  • Sure, we may say don’t wear sandals at the office, but why listen to us? Lucky tells you how to do it if you want to.
  • eye4style takes a look at temporary tattoos that are inspired by jewelry.
  • Lifehacker gives advice to cube-dwellers on approaching your boss about getting the OK to wear headphones at work.
  • Inc. has a great infographic on body language at work that goes beyond the basics.
  • Long-but-good read: in the Atlantic, Stephen Marche writes about work-life balance and poses this question, among others: “Where is the chorus of men asking for paternity leave?”
  • Nerd Fitness offers some great tips on staying on track with your workouts when you’re on the road.
  • PopSugar Smart Living addresses a question we spotted in the comments on a recent Corporette post: how do you clean your front-loading washing machine?
  • … and your laugh of the week: the “SCOTUS and the City” video, via Above the Law (a word or two NSFW).

Did we miss anything? Add ‘em here, or send them to [email protected] Thank you! Also: Are you a mom or mom-to-be? Don’t miss this week’s news update at CorporetteMoms

Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: “Work the Right Angle” Dress

ModCloth Work the Right Angle Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

This dress from ModCloth reminds me of two other dresses we’ve featured recently (one by Calvin Klein and one by Black Halo, the latter now available at Cusp), but this one has the low low price of $49.99. It also has 217 reviews and a four-star rating on ModCloth… and if you click through the comments and look at people’s pictures of themselves wearing the dress, you’ll see it looks cute on a wide variety of body types. Hooray! ModCloth Work the Right Angle Dress

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Coffee Break: Herringbone Double-Breasted A-Line Coat

Tracy Reese Herringbone Double Breasted A-Line Coat | CorporetteA month or so ago I was in church (so it must have been Easter; I’m a bit of a Christmas Catholic) and saw a woman with a fabulous, interesting, distinctive coat. It had personality! It had style! It really made you think, wow, that’s an amazing coat, and she must be really cool to wear it. (The fact that she was a slightly harried mom to several small children only made this coat that much cooler.) Anyway, I’m now obsessed with finding something similar — and this herringbone, optical-print coat from Tracy Reese is a definite contender. It’s $648 at Nordstrom (available for preorder, sizes 0-10). Tracy Reese Herringbone Double-Breasted A-Line Coat

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Guest Post: How to CYA at Work

How to CYA at Work | CorporetteRecord keeping — fun, right? But: it can really help you cover your butt at work when you need to. So how DO do you organize, file, and otherwise keep track of your meeting notes, emails, and phone calls? Today’s guest post brings you some excellent advice from Belle of Capitol Hill Style — CHS on CYA, so to speak. Thanks to Belle for passing along these tips (and welcome back to the blog)!

Working in politics taught me a number of valuable lessons, the most important of which was how to keep excellent records. I save emails, letters, memos, and meeting notes because you never know when you’re going to need a paper trail. So when Kat asked me to write a post detailing how to cover your ass at work, I was happy to oblige.

Let’s start with the foundation of CYA, keeping good records:

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Thursday’s TPS Report: Mixed Media Tweed Jacket

Halogen Mixed Media Tweed Jacket | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Cute! As always, I love anything that mixes black and navy, and I like the mix of styles here as well — the classic tweed and fringe look very new with the zipper, colorblocking, and shoulder details. I like the black/navy the best (pictured — skip the leather skirt and plaid button-front for the office, perhaps), but I’m also a fan of the gray and black version. It’s part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale — currently marked to $98, then $148 after the sale ends on August 4. (See our other workwear picks here.) Halogen Mixed Media Tweed Jacket

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