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Splurge Monday’s Workwear Report: Gypsy Rose Dress

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

Black Halo’s Jackie dress is very popular, but I’ve always liked this V-neck version — I think it’s more flattering and easier to wear. Note that it has a concealed back zipper. Amazon has some lucky sizes (in black, “cruise,” and “wildfire”) as low as $237, and full-price it’s $375. Black Halo Gypsy Rose Dress

This plus-size V-neck sheath dress looks lovely, and it’s 40% off.

Ann Taylor Flash Sale: Through tonight only, you can get an extra 70% off sale styles!

Seen a great piece you’d like to recommend? Please e-mail [email protected]

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Weekend Open Thread

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I’m obsessed with any top that has this thumbhole kind of sleeve because it’s a cool look. This rayon-blend shirt is very low cut, but it comes in a zillion colors and looks great for the weekend. It’s available at Nordstrom for $68 in sizes XS-L. Free People ‘Malibu’ Thermal Top

Here’s a plus-size option in the same rayon/spandex blend.

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Weekly News Update

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  • The Cut‘s latest installment in its “25 Famous Women on…” series is about impostor syndrome. (Our favorite is the Emma Watson quote we pulled into a Pin, below — which is yours?)
  • Fashionista tells you where “fashion people” shop for home goods.
  • Womanista gives you five beauty hacks for mornings when you’re short on time.
  • Women Lawyers News’ new version of their Billable Hour tool is available through 1/31 for $40, available for download here.
  • Lesley Jane Seymour writes at LinkedIn that age is the last taboo at work.
  • Working Mother says that miscarriages present a complicated situation in the workplace.
  • As Caroline Kennedy gets ready to leave her post as U.S. ambassador to Japan, The New York Times takes a look back at her time in the role.
  • The New York Times has an obituary for Clare Hollingworth, “the undisputed doyenne of war correspondents” who broke the news of WWII.
  • Forbes shares the personal investment plan of a 28-year-old who has already been able to retire.
  • U.S. News & World Report looked at 38 of the most popular diets and lists the best.
  • The Daily Dot looks at the viral photo of lemons that show several different signs of breast cancer — not just the presence of a lump, which gets mentioned all the time.

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Frugal Friday’s Workwear Report: Ribbed Merino Wool Skirt

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

I wanted to post this back when it was at Madewell, but then it sold out. Now it’s at Nordstrom, and it’s on sale. This does look like an actual sweater knit, so it’s going to be fairly clingy. If you’re not familiar with clingy sweater skirts I’d definitely wear a slip underneath or perhaps Spanx or Jockey slipshorts. But it does look like a nice change from the usual sleek pencil skirt for work. Madewell Ribbed Merino Wool Skirt

Update: Unfortunately, now the skirt is sold out at Nordstrom too.

Two plus-size options are here and here.

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Coffee Break: Holly Crocodile 50mm Pump

I’ve been a fan of Nancy Gonzalez’s bags from a total drool-worthy, splurgey standpoint for years now, and I was intrigued to see that she recently came out with a shoe collection. This is the shorter of the two heels she has — it has a 2″ covered heel — and we’re featuring the “luggage” here. You can also get it in black and navy. I think it’s an interesting look! The pump is $1,995 at Neiman Marcus in sizes 7.5–9.5. Holly Crocodile 50mm Pump

Here’s a more affordable option, and here are two even more affordable options.

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6 Resume Rules for 2017 That You May Not Know About

Resume Rules for 2017We’re only in the second week of the new year, so this is a great time to talk about resume rules for 2017. This time last year, readers talked about whether or not they apply to jobs when they don’t meet all the requirements (also see our imposter syndrome post), and a few years ago Kat answered a reader email about unusual ways to get your resume noticed.

Here are six resume rules for 2017 that you may not have heard:

1. Know that the “one page” limit no longer applies. Depending on your career and circumstances, it’s OK if your resume runs longer than one page. To figure out whether to make your resume one, two, or even three pages, check out these guidelines from Monster. No matter what, though, keep it concise — and make 100% sure there are no typos!

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