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As the weather gets warmer and you start putting aside your winter clothes, now is a great time to do a seasonal closet review and assess the holes you need to fill for the coming season, as well as what you really wore this past season — and consider how to get rid of the stuff you aren’t wearing (or aren’t excited to wear again), especially if the stuff is like new.  I’m far too lazy to actually haul my stuff to a consignment store in person, and the pile of “stuff to sell on eBay” just never seems to move, so I’ve been thrilled to have a bunch of great experiences with thredUP, which is the largest online thrift store that buys and sells high-quality secondhand fashion (for as much as 90% off!). (This is a sponsored post, but my enthusiasm is real.) There’s also been a bunch in the news lately about how to be a more ethical shopper, and shopping vintage and consignment is definitely one way to do that.

Here are three things I love about the thredUP experiences I’ve had so far:

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Tuesday’s Workwear Report: Houndstooth Stretch Pencil Skirt

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

This store, Cue, is new to me — it features a lot of stuff made in Australia. If you’re looking for something a little bit different and off the beaten track, definitely check it out. I like this stretch pencil skirt, including the very interesting paneling at the top, which I haven’t seen at many other places, and the cool, almost vintage vibe (but in a modern way). It has an invisible back zip (hooray!) and is fully lined. I also like the high-waisted style — it’s very of the moment. The skirt is priced at $229 in Australian dollars, which comes out to about $171 in U.S. dollars, and is available in sizes 6-14 (see size converter). Houndstooth Stretch Pencil Skirt

Here’s a similar option in plus sizes, and this $79 skirt has a similar vibe and comes in sizes XS-XL.

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Coffee Break: Francis Ballet Flat

This Sam Edelman flat looks like it was inspired by the popular Chloe flat — but it has a much more affordable price. (Also check out this flat from the same brand, which we’ve featured before in our guide to the most comfortable ballet flats for work.) The pictured shoe is at Amazon in 12 colors for as low as $47.99, and it’s also at 6pm, and at Shopbop in Havana Red (which isn’t available at the other stores mentioned). Sam Edelman‘s website has it marked down to $59.99 in a lot of colors. Francis Ballet Flat

(Psst: Flats are great, but have you checked out our guide to comfortable heels for work?) 

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Splurge Monday’s Workwear Report: ‘Wandee’ Colorblock D-Ring Sheath Dress

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

This awesome colorblock dress from Ted Baker is like a basic blouse with a skirt but for the exposed zipper in the back pulling it together. I like the elbow-length sleeves, the grosgrain ribbon trim, and the goldtone hardware. It can either be dry cleaned or hand washed cold, and it’s $315 at Nordstrom in sizes 0-5 (00-14). ‘Wandee’ Colorblock D-Ring Sheath Dress

Two lower-priced options are here and here; two plus-size options are here and here.

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Weekend Open Thread

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I recently posted about this product from Alterna on CorporetteMoms, but it’s worth sharing here as well! (Hat-tip to the readers who recommended it!) It’s works really well for my wavy, curly hair — it leaves my curls soft and smelling great. The 2.5-oz. size is $26 at Nordstrom, which seems like a good price. It’s also at Sephora, which has a 1-oz. size, and Amazon for a bit less. Caviar Anti-Aging CC Cream for Hair

Psst: I’ve heard a lot of good things about this brand of “travel/sport undies” if you happen to be in the market…

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Weekly News Update

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  • Racked announced that the classic Nars’ Orgasm blush will expand to lipstick, liquid blush, and a limited-edition compact with the original blush ($28-$30).
  • MM.Fleur announced that in late May, it will begin offering sizes 14W-22W.
  • The Washington Post reports on a study about mean bosses and what they’re really feeling and thinking.
  • Fast Company looks at impostor syndrome and its various types.
  • Women’s Health tells you about five unusual ways to relieve stress.
  • Harvard Business Review reports on research soon to be published that looks at the trade-off high-achieving women face due to the fact that many men prefer women who are less ambitious than they are (sigh).
  • New York magazine’s The Cut ponders pregnancy tests.
  • The Huffington Post shares some Twitter reactions to Sally Yates’ excellent performance last week.
  • Elle looks at the character of Serena Joy in Hulu’s adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale.
  • For your Laugh of the Week, The Onion has a story about a woman getting promoted.
  • Our quote of the week: “The road to success is always under construction.” – Lily Tomlin (please feel free to share the pin below!)

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