Weekend Open Thread: Jeffrey Campbell

sexy strappy sandal 2018Something on your mind? Chat about it here.

While the Stuart Weitzman strappy sandal is still going strong (ooh, with some colors on sale for 50% off), this pictured sandal with slightly thicker straps is just as sexy and feels a little more 2018 — and it’s more affordable to boot, with lots of reviewers singing its praises for comfort. It comes in a ton of colors, but I like this simple taupey one. It’s $130 at Nordstrom, Amazon, and there’s one slightly funkier option at Anthropologie.  ‘Lindsay’ Ankle Strap Sandal

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Weekly News Update

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  • Fashionista reported how Parley for the Oceans is partnering with big fashion brands to raise awareness and money for ocean conservation.
  • Who What Wear explained why there will soon be a higher sales tax for online shopping.
  • Racked shared that the MAC x Aaliyah Box Set sold out online almost instantly earlier this week, but individual pieces are still available.
  • The Cut answered the question: What’s the deal with natural sunscreen?
  • Speaking of sunscreen, Apartment Therapy wrote that Trader Joe’s $6 spray-on sunscreen received a perfect score on Consumer Reports’ 2018 Sunscreen Guide.
  • The New York Times reported on rampant pregnancy discrimination inside America’s biggest companies.
  • CNBC shared 11 behaviors that may indicate you’re a problem employee — and gave advice on what to do if you are one.
  • TED provided four exercises to improve attention.
  • Above the Law shared how a new nonpartisan group, Lawyer Moms of America, is confronting the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy.
  • Huffington Post reported that Kate Spade’s clothing brand has pledged to donate $1 million to suicide prevention groups following the fashion icon’s death earlier this month.
  • The New York Times offered Instagram feeds of glamorous grandmas, including Accidental Icon Lyn Slater. #GOALS
  • For your What Just Happened?! of the Week: The BBC asked why First Lady Melania Trump wore a $39 Zara jacket that says “I really don’t care. Do U?” to visit immigrant families.

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Frugal Friday’s Workwear Report: Square Neck Blouse

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Happy Friday, everyone! Loft seems to have decided that square-neck blouses are in right now — and I’m kind of into them, too. It’s not quite a boatneck and not as bra strap-baring as that neckline tends to be. It’s still pretty and feminine and has a bit of personality. This top, which is $49.50, comes in regular and petite sizes as well as plus sizes, and we’re picturing the plus-size model. Note that (since it’s not obvious in the image here) it has a high-low hemline. It’s machine washable and has a few positive reviews so far. Square Neck Blouse

Psst: Loft is offering 40% off dresses, skirts, and shorts today!

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Coffee Break: Pendulum 14-karat Gold-Plated Necklace

I think this is a gorgeous, sculptural, interesting but delicate necklace — and those are things that are very difficult to find all at once. I do think the length is going to be tough if you’re on the bustier side like I am, but if that doesn’t apply to you or you don’t care about where the necklace hits you, then this may be perfect — it’s really lovely. It’s from the Australian brand Natasha Schweitzer and is available at Net-a-Porter for $445. Natasha Schweitzer Pendulum 14-karat Gold-Plated Necklace

A few more affordable necklaces are at Last CallSaks OFF 5th, and Lord & Taylor.

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Small Political Actions to Take Each Week — No Matter What Party You’re In

small political actions to take each weekWhether or not the current issue of separating immigrant families at the border has contributed to your outrage fatigue or spurred you into taking action (and/or brought you to tears, as it did even for an on-the-air Rachel Maddow), you may be looking for small political actions to take each week to make your voice heard — no matter what party you’re in.

In the meantime, you might find it helpful to read our posts on the benefits of meditationhow to relax after a stressful day, how to take a partial social media break, how to focus on work (when other things are going on) … and, for very simple stress relief in general: coloring books for adults. If you want to get even more involved, check out our resources for women running for office.

Here are four websites that make it easy to learn about small political actions to take each week — plus one bonus site that helps you make a difference in other ways. If you know of any other groups with small political actions to take weekly or daily, we’d love to hear about them!

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Thursday’s Workwear Report: Cotton Knit Shift Dress

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Finding dresses with sleeves and pockets can be very difficult — and finding one that’s not too tight and clingy can also be tough — so this strikes me as a great dress, especially because it comes in sizes XS–6X. You could dress it up or down depending on the day, and because it’s eShakti you can change the neckline, sleeve length, and more — it’s totally customizable. I like it as shown here, a little loose around the middle — and if you add a set of pearls or a scarf with a pair of classic pumps, you’ve got a very easy outfit for the day. It’s versatile, so you could also wear it with Birks or other comfy sandals on the weekend, and it’d be nice for vacation, as well. It’s machine washable and has a hidden back zip and bra-strap keeps. The “base price” for the dress is $54. Cotton Knit Shift Dress

(Want something more fitted but also with sleeves and pockets? Check this one out…)

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