Weekend Open Thread

Frame Denim 'Le Color Rip' Skinny Jeans (Film Noir)Something on your mind? Chat about it here. 

I am really loving the destroyed denim trend, and these Frame Denim skinnies are calling my name.  Which are your favorite denim brands, ladies?  Which are your favorite denim styles right now?  The pictured jeans are $199, available in sizes 24-31.  Frame Denim ‘Le Color Rip’ Skinny Jeans (Film Noir)

Here’s a more affordable version in blue (I keep hearing good things about Vigoss for budget denim, and liked the pair I bought although I eventually returned them because they were too big), and a more affordable version in black.  Here’s a distressed plus-size option.


Weekly News Update

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  • UKIES gathered your comments about what you look for when shopping for work heels and shared the information in a chart, shown at left. (Click “read more” at the bottom of this post for a larger version — and don’t forget our Guide to Comfortable Heels!)
  • People really like to talk about Hillary Clinton’s pantsuits — and she even jokes about them herself.
  • Harvard Business Review shares tips for well written, clear emails … with deliberate typos?
  • Fast Company looks at a new report that advises employers how they can keep women from leaving corporate jobs to start their own businesses.
  • Science magazine’s ScienceInsider blog reports on the rejection of a researcher’s paper by a journal who essentially told her to add a male co-author to make sure she wasn’t, you know, making up stuff.
  • Salon looks into the negative effects of taking “clean eating” too far — similarly, last week we included a Guardian piece about how “strong is the new skinny” isn’t as benign as it seems.
  • The Wall Street Journal (autoplay video) explains the factors behind the growing gap between wealthy people and everyone else.
  • Lifehacker shares a guide on what the costs of keeping various animals as pets, from a fish to a large dog.
  • Ivanka Trump’s website suggests five important conversations to have when you’re dating and considering a long-term relationship.
  • Have you heard yet that coloring books for adults are a thing now? PopSugar Smart Living rounded up some beautiful ones.
  • Here’s your Laugh of the Week: 1930s-era advice for single women.

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Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Brooke Bolero Neck Dress

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

JNY Brooke DressOne of 6pm’s featured sales today is “Chic at Work,” so I took a look around — lots of nice pieces, but lucky sizes abound.  One of my favorites that still has a good range of sizes is this nice black bolero dress from Jones New York.  I like the crisp fabric with 6% elastane (looooots of stretch), as well as the fact that it’s fully lined.  The black is available in sizes 6-14 for $57, as well as a “dressy denim” up to size 16 for $39.99.  (JNY.com has the same dress in red for $45, as well as more sizes of the denim one for $45.) (Note that 6pm also has some JNY Olivia blazers on sale for under $40.)  The pictured dress:  Jones New York Brooke Bolero Neck Dress

Here’s a plus-size version (available in five colors).

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Coffee Break: Power Pumps

Weitzman PowerThese 3.5″ heels from Stuart Weitzman look great — simple, classic shape, with a pointed toe (trendy) but not SO pointed that they’ll be out when almond toes come back into vogue.  These beige “adobe” heels (pictured) are $355 at Zappos; they also come in black patent; Stuart Weitzman has a few more colors in stock at their website as well. Stuart Weitzman Power

These shoes are similar and only $88.


What to Wear to a Work-Related Golf Event

golf clothes work outingWhat should you wear to golf with colleagues — for example, in a golf scramble — and where should you shop for it? Reader L wonders…

Could you please do a post on clothes for work-related golf outings and where to buy them? I’m attending several golf scrambles with colleagues this summer, and as I’ve never golfed before, I have no idea what to wear or where to shop for it. I’d like to find things that are appropriate without being frumpy. Thanks!

Both Kat and I will freely admit to knowing next to nothing about golf, so we turned to an expert — Donna Hoffman, the president and founder of Women on Course, an organization that encourages women in business to take up golf by offering various events around the country, a membership program, and special discounts. About 15-20% of the women who attend Women on Course events work in the legal field.

Hoffman shared several useful tips for new women golfers planning to attend work-related events:

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Sponsored: Celebrate Mother’s Day with Luxury Flowers from FTD

ftd4This is a sponsored post, but written by your usual friendly blogger, Kat Griffin.  

I don’t know about you ladies, but I’ve been disappointed in some of the online bouquets I’ve ordered for others recently.  They all seem just kind of… middling.  The bouquets are small, the flowers are boring, and the main way to pick something “better” is to get a fancier vase or a teddy bear or something.  But what about better flowers?  So I was thrilled when FTD reached out, because — for some reason — I had never really been to their site before, despite the fact that they’ve been in business since 1910, and I’ve never focused on the fact that they are known as the luxury flower provider.  Not only do they partner with heavy hitters such as Vera Wang, Better Homes and Gardens, Bacarat, Godiva, Cristal and Dom Perignon, but — SO SMART! — they also let you “upgrade” your order four ways, all based on the flowers.  “Good” is the first choice, which they stand behind — their whole site is backed by their 7-day satisfaction guarantee.  Next is “Better,” which promises “full and lush” flowers; the next level is “Best,” which promises “bountiful blooms.”  Some bouquets also offer a fourth option: “Exquisite,” which is “lavish and grand.”  Here’s how they show the flowers varying from one level to the next, using The FTD® Deep Emotions™ Bouquet by Better Homes and Gardens® as an example (which, by the way, is the Editors’ Choice, and may be my favorite of the bunch as well).  I’d be thrilled to get any of these hot pink and orange bouquets, and I certainly wouldn’t be embarrassed to send one. The pictured bouquet starts at $54 (good) to $105 (exquisite), and includes the vase.


Some of my other favorites from FTD’s site includes:

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