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Weekly News Update

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  • Racked has details on Eloquii’s first pop-up shop.
  • Here are the 2016 Award Winning Undies as voted by the customers of HerRoom (affiliate link).
  • Business Insider talks to some reality TV stars about how being on shows like The Bachelor and Survivor has affected their careers.
  • Above the Law shares a Biglaw memo from 1956 that explains how to deal with “Lady Lawyers,” aka “girls.”
  • The Washington Post reports that Harvard Law School will no longer require the LSAT for admission; applicants will be able to submit either GRE or LSAT scores.
  • In The New York Times, Susan Chira puts the sexist political criticism of Kellyanne Conway in the context of reactions to Hillary Clinton and other women in politics.
  • Related: Reason reports that two professors reenacted parts of the presidential debates — with genders switched — and got some interesting results.
  • Huffington Post reporter Carla Herreria comments on the recent lovely incident in which some guy humped the “Fearless Girl”  statue (and got caught on camera).
  • Here’s your Laugh of the Week: Prince William dancing like a dork, from Jezebel.
  • Here’s a different kind of Laugh of the Week, from Tracey Ullman’s Show (video autoplays).

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Frugal Friday’s Workwear Report: Flutter Cuff Tee

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

I think this top from Loft has a cute and interesting take on the bell sleeve / flutter sleeve trend that’s everywhere right now. It’s highly rated and comes in sizes XXS-XL in regular and petite, in black and maraschino cherry. (Loft has lots of nice printed tees if you like them for casual days or weekends; this one is one of my favorites.) This one is $39.50 at Loft. Flutter Cuff Tee

Here’s a plus-size option.

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Coffee Break: ‘Lille’ d’Orsay Pump

These gorgeous Diane von Furstenberg pumps really called to me — I love the pointy toe, the stiletto heel, and the very sculptural topline, as it’s called. For my pale legs, this sort of powdery pink is the perfect color if I want nude-for-me pumps. We’ll be doing our yearly roundup of nude-for-you pumps soon, so stay tuned. (In the meantime, here are some beige heels for work.) These are $348-$378 at Nordstrom in sizes 5-11. ‘Lille’ d’Orsay Pump

This $74 Kors shoe (on sale) looks similar; so does this $119 d’Orsay heel.

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Thursday’s Workwear Report: Open Front Jacket

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I believe this Halogen stretch crepe jacket has been around for a few years now, and it always gets good reviews and comes back in different colors. It’s available in regular sizes XS-XL and petite sizes XXS-XL, and it comes in several colors including black, ivory cloud, ivory texture (that one is cotton/linen), navy peacoat, and the pictured pink. Note that it’s marked dry clean but not “dry clean only.” The jacket is $99 at Nordstrom. Open Front Jacket

Two plus-size options are here and here.

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Suit of the Week: Alexander McQueen

For busy working women, the suit is often the easiest outfit to throw on in the morning. In general, this feature is not about interview suits for women, which should be as classic and basic as you get — instead, this feature is about the slightly different suit that is fashionable, yet professional.

I love the peplum on this, and I love the sort of textured, nubby tweed. I think the pencil skirt looks like a classic and would be great to wear by itself, and the blazer would also look amazing on its own. It’s interesting to see the styling, with the really puffy sleeve beneath the tweed blazer. I haven’t seen that too many places, and I think if you’ve got a bell sleeve, it might be a fun look to try, especially with a pop of color there, or if you’ve got something with a lace detail. The jacket (Alexander McQueen Cotton and Wool-Blend Tweed Peplum Jacket) is $1895, and the skirt (Alexander McQueen Cotton and Wool-Blend Tweed Pencil Skirt) is $675.

So, skirt suits with lower prices and/or extended sizes aren’t too plentiful right now, probably because of the season, so I’m not finding too many other options aside from a couple of frumpy choices or “festive” styles left over from the holidays…

(L-all)

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