Weekend Open Thread

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Sequin pencil skirts are having a moment right now, and I think they’re a great option — particularly where you have to change quickly after work for a Friday party or whatnot.  This pretty silver one from Halogen (also in black) is $89 at Nordstrom. Sequin Pencil Skirt

If $89 is too rich for your blood, here are two more affordable versions getting good reviews — and here’s a lovely green plus-size sequin skirt.

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Weekly News Update

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  • The Today Show shares that the Pantone Color of the Year for 2018 is ultra violet.
  • Fast Company provides six women’s “work uniforms” to save time and energy when getting ready in the morning. (Older link, but worth a look.)
  • The Cut offers advice from four beauty experts on how they would spend $60 at Ulta.
  • Wired recommends this new sports bra made with Flyknit technology, which is also used in shoes made by Nike.
  • MyJobMag announced its top 100 career blogs to follow in 2018, including Corporette.
  • The Associated Press explains some of the expected changes to office holiday parties this season, in light of recent sexual harassment and assault reports. If your office is having a party, The Cut has some advice if you are shy.
  • Time has named “the silence breakers” as their person of the year.
  • NBC News shares that, following allegations against the chain, Massage Envy has partnered with Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) to review its policies.
  • NPR reports that a new class of drugs may soon provide relief to migraine sufferers. Speaking of headache meds, the active ingredient in Tylenol may also help ease the pain of hurt feelings.
  • NPR also shares that House of Cards will get a final season without Kevin Spacey — starring Robin Wright.
  • Jezebel provides their take on SNL‘s all-too-relatable sketch, “Welcome to Hell.”
  • Laugh of the Week: McSweeney’s offers some helpful ways for men to avoid exposing themselves in the workplace.

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Frugal Friday’s Workwear Report: Shirred Yoke Blouse

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

I know readers have noted success in the past with Loft’s utility shirt, but I am generally anti-pockets on blouses. So when I saw this lovely shirred yoke blouse I thought, yay, no pockets — and how pretty! I think it looks feminine and slightly romantic/boho but still 100% appropriate beneath a blazer or with a pencil skirt or some other structured piece. Pretty. It’s available in regular and petite sizes XXS–XXL, and it’s $49.50 at Loft — but code NEWNOW will give you 40% off. Shirred Yoke Blouse

Here’s a plus-size option.

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Coffee Break: Shattered Glass Ceiling Paperweight

I always like Uncommon Goods for fun gift ideas, like this Shattered Glass Ceiling Paperweight. You could get it for yourself, certainly, but you could also give it to a woman in your life, such as if she’s a mentor or sponsor. As the product page says, it “symbolizes breakthroughs achieved by women past, present, and future.” (There’s also a necklace.) It only has a few reviews so far, but they’re positive. The paperweight is $48 at Uncommon Goods. Shattered Glass Ceiling Paperweight

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Seven of the Absolute Best Places to Get Cute Office Decor

Where are the best places to get cute office decor, ladies? Whether you’ve got a small Secret Santa gift to buy for a coworker, you’re on the hunt for stocking stuffers for a loved one, or you’re thinking of sprucing up your own office (perhaps during the quiet office around the holidays), now is a great time to take a look at all the practical but cute office decor out right now — so we rounded some of it up for you!

Psst: We’ve previously discussed when to use cute office supplies, affordable and easy office decor ideas, and how to repurpose office supplies in MacGuyver-like ways.

Here are seven of our favorite places to get cute office decor — which are yours?

 

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Thursday’s Workwear Report: Paneled Sheath Dress

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

banana republic 2017 sheath dress for workI feel like we’re in a weird place for fashion (especially workwear right now) — and there are a lot of stores with a bunch of WTF options right now. One store where I do like a lot of the inventory — and so does everyone else, apparently, because there are a LOT of lucky-size only options — is Banana Republic. LOTS of cute dresses and skirts at the moment. This gray paneled sheath dress is sophisticated and simple, and I love the styling with the gray belt. (It doesn’t come with it and I can only find this on their site, which looks a bit different.) The dress is $128, available in regular, petite, and tall sizes — and today it’s 40% off. Nice! Paneled Sheath Dress

Two plus-size options are at Talbots and Lands’ End.

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