The Benefits Of Meditation

meditation for business womenLadies, do you meditate? I’ve never found the time to learn to meditate myself, always considering it a luxury — but I just got back from an alumni networking event that featured a lot of mini-talks about the benefits of meditation for business women, lawyers, and other executives, and now I’m kind of fascinated. Did you realize that when done right, you’re literally changing the physical structure of your brain (a concept called neuroplasticity)?

I’m still looking into it, but here’s what strikes me as some of the best benefits of meditation and a “mindfulness practice”:

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Tuesday’s Workwear Report: Ribbon Texture Knit Skirt

Looooove this ribbon knit texture pencil skirt for work!Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I’m usually kind of iffy on St. John, but I’m now obsessed with all of the bright, happy separates on sale in colors like hot pink, marigold, and medium blue. I featured the hot pink twinset in yesterday’s roundup of what to get for work in the Nordstrom Fall Sale; there is also this hot pink ribbon texture knit skirt, as well as a short-sleeved jacket and dress. Fun! The skirt was $395, but now comes down to $237 on sale. Pictured: Ribbon Texture Knit Skirt

Here’s a more affordable option (in tweed) that comes in regular, petite, and plus sizes at Talbots for $109.

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What to Get for Work at the Nordstrom Fall Sale

What to Get for Work at the Nordstrom Fall Sale

The Nordstrom Fall Sale is on, so I thought I’d do a roundup of some great pieces I’m seeing for work… There are lots of lucky sizes left in clothes, so you’re probably best advised to start by narrowing down to just your size range(s) — but as far as shoes and bags go there are a TON of great things left.

Check out our full selection, after the jump… a few favorites, pictured above (clockwise): black tote / gray suit / purple watch (tons of color options) / black bootie / blue bag / sunglasses / clutch / hot pink cardigan and shell

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Coffee Break: Hosiery Mate

Did you know you can use Hosiery Mate on your pantyhose and your bras? I was updating an old post on how to wear stockings to work (fun story: we occasionally get flagged by Google as a NSFW site because of posts like that, in part because posts like that attract some… interesting… commenters, and in part, as best I can guess, because we’re featuring images of pantyhose packages.) ANYHOO: I was intrigued to note that a number of readers had recommended this particular brand of soap for washing your pantyhose and, lo and behold, it was still available and well-reviewed almost ten years later. Awesome. The brand promises to be a “rinse-free wash with no soapy residue,” strengthens fibers to extend the wear life of pantyhose, and to soften and eliminate static cling. Oh, and you can use it in your machine or if you do your wash by hand. From the Q&A section on Amazon, one answerer notes that she uses it regularly on vintage stockings “over 50 years old,” and another notes that Hosiery Mate is great for bras as well because you don’t need to rinse. A 16-oz bottle is $14.99 at Amazon. Hosiery Mate

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How to Build a Work Wardrobe at… Lands’ End

How to Build a Work Wardrobe at Lands' End

Welcome to today’s installment in our ongoing series, How to Build a Work Wardrobe At ___, based around the idea that if you’re ordering from a new-to-you store online, it’s great to be able to consider all the bestsellers/classics/hits at once. Today, we’re looking at how to build a work wardrobe at Lands’ End — you can also check out how to build a work wardrobe at Talbots, Boden, and Nordstrom (and eventually view the entire series on how to build a work wardrobe).

Lands’ End has long been a reader favorite for affordable, washable sheath dresses, but there are a ton of other great things to buy there as well. If you’re on the hunt for a difficult size range, such as plus-size petites, Lands’ End is a great spot to look. Tons of things are machine washable, and they have a pretty fabulous return policy: Lands’ End will accept any item at any time for an exchange or refund if you’re not satisfied with your purchase. Their tagline is “Guaranteed. Period.®.” You can also return online orders at your local Sears. They also, of course, sell clothes for men and kids, home items, and a ton of things that you can monogram or otherwise personalize, which are great for gift ideas.

UPDATE: The 40% off sitewide offer is still valid until 11:59 p.m. Central Time on 11/8. N.B.: Prices noted in this post do not include this discount. 

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Splurge Monday’s Workwear Report: Dinah Window Pane Dress

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

This windowpane dress from L.K. Bennett looks great — I like the hemline and the sleeve length and the way the pattern doesn’t align with the belt perfectly. Of course, you could swap out the belt for something with a pop of color or a different kind of belt if you wanted to. The dress is machine washable, too — or dry clean. (By the way, I also love the pictured shoes.) It’s only in stock in lucky sizes at this point (the size range is 0–16), so grab it now if it catches your eye! It’s $395. Dinah Window Pane Dress

Ann Taylor has a more affordable option, and two plus-size options are at Lands’ End and Jessica London.

Psst: two great sales going on today: the Nordstrom fall sale and Lands’ End is offering 40% off your order, including sale and clearance stuff. Stay tuned later today for a “how to build a work wardrobe” installment for Lands’ End, and if I have time I’ll try to do a quick roundup of sale stuff at Nordstrom.

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