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This flat by TOMS must have been around for a while now, but I don’t think I’ve ever noticed it before. It’s a bestseller at Zappos, and it has that perfect, casual, “not trying too hard but still stylish and put-together” look. I like the gently pointed toe, and the price is great as well — it’s $75–$84, depending on color. It’s also available at Amazon and NordstromTOMS Jutti Flat

Psst: Sephora’s Beauty Insider Event starts today! Those with Insider status get 10% off with code YAYINSIDER; with VIB status, 15% off (YAYVIB); and with Rouge status, 15% off (YAYROUGE). The sale ends on April 23.

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Weekly News Update

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  • The Cut suggested 10 products to buy at Sephora’s Beauty Insider event, which runs from April 20–23. [affiliate link]
  • Racked shared the news that Rodan + Fields may face a class-action lawsuit because of the potentially harmful effects of its mega-seller, Lash Boost.
  • Harvard Business Review explained how women leaders can gain and keep their mental energy.
  • In Corporette-related news: Kat’s old friend just launched a new program called the Work Happiness Method, all about helping you turn your dreary job into your dream job.
  • The New York Times reported on new research showing that if a woman has their first baby between age 25 and 35, her pay will never recover in comparison to their husband’s.
  • Meanwhile, CNN reported on a federal court’s ruling that women cannot be paid less than men on the basis of past salary.
  • The Washington Post told the story of Capt. Tammie Jo Shults and her piloting of Southwest 1380 that saved 149 people after an in-flight engine failure.
  • The Washington Post also looked at “virtual unknown” Sarah Sellers, a nurse anesthetist and amateur runner who came in second in the Boston Marathon this week.
  • Refinery29 interviewed Maya Dusenbery, whose new book, Doing Harm, explains the ways that healthcare fails women. [affiliate link]
  • For your Laugh of the Week, The Onion gave some handy travel tips.

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Frugal Friday’s Workwear Report: Ponte Sheath Dress

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

This dress from Target’s A New Day line (which replaced Merona) looks really short on the model — but the model is almost 5’10”, so if you’re the average 5’4″, it’s worth a try. It looks like a great dress, and it’s only $28, has real pockets, and is machine washable. The dress comes in the pictured blue as well as green, black, orange, and magenta in XS–XXL. Ponte Sheath Dress

A plus-size option is at Amazon.

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Coffee Break: Josie Genuine Calf Hair Kitten Heel Pump

Readers have been singing the praises of Vionic heels for a long time — for their comfort and so forth — and I think this leopard print shoe looks like a great elevated neutral, let’s say. Sofft has a very similar style, the Belicia, that looks a little more like a very low pump, and Trotters also has some that are very low right now, like the Paulina, which has a snake print. I think that animal prints can be a fun way to bring a pop of personality to work outfits, and even though they may seem a little wild (no pun intended), they usually do work at conservative offices. These are $140 at Nordstrom (although stock is low, so note that Zappos has the Josie in a snake print for the same price). Josie Genuine Calf Hair Kitten Heel Pump

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How to Cut the Cord: The Streaming Services And Devices to Consider

how to cut the cordCutting the cord and freeing yourself from that monthly cable bill is becoming more and more popular — people choose to do it not only to save money, but to avoid dealing with cable companies, who have earned their industry the title of most disliked in the country (along with ISPs). Kat recently decided to cut the cord, and I haven’t had a cable subscription since at least 2007. (My son probably doesn’t even know what cable is.) Still, finding out HOW to cut the cord can be a little nervewracking — so today we’re rounding up which streaming services you should consider, as well as which devices you may need.

At my house, we stream Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, and we enjoyed a few months of Showtime … after I signed up through Prime Video and then forgot to cancel the free trial. We also use our huge DVD collection, borrow DVDs from the library (mainly Blu-ray), buy the Blu-ray versions of our favorite movies (I feel old saying those things), and watch various TV clips on YouTube, from Key & Peele to The Graham Norton Show. DVDs aside, there are so many great alternatives to cable that considering all the options can be really confusing. Still, that’s a good problem to have.how to cut the cord - image of a cable remote

Here are details of the main services and devices that can help you cut the cord for good:

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Thursday’s Workwear Report: Mid-Rise Ankle Columnist Pant

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I don’t think we’ve ever had a Workwear Report on Express’ two very popular pants styles — the Editor and the Columnist — but we’ve mentioned them in our various roundups like machine washable pants for work and the best work pants. These have been around forever — I swear I remember them from when I was in college — and they continue to win rave reviews. Granted, they’re not made from the most luxe fabric, but they do tend to fit well and they come in a lot of colors and sizes. They’re available in regular, short, and long, and Express also has a separate petite section. I think the mid-rise ankle Columnist pant looks great, but note that the Columnist also has bootcut and low-rise versions. My understanding is that the Columnist fit is a little tighter through the hip and thigh, whereas the Editor isn’t quite as fitted.  Pictured: Mid Rise Ankle Columnist Pant

For plus sizes, Eloquii has the Kady pant and the Sam pant.

Psst: Club Monaco’s Mid-Season Sale is now on — you can get up to 60% off when you take an additional 30% off sale styles.

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