Archives for September 2016

Weekend Open Thread

anne-klein-scuba-sheath-dress-greenSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

Happy weekend! I don’t know why, but I keep coming back to this green scuba dress. It seems like a lot of look for a weekday, so I like it more for a cocktail look — add a sparkly statement necklace and away you go. (For some reason, and I’ve really no idea why, it reminds me of Miss Scarlett from Clue, even though her dress was entirely different.) The dress is $94-$129, available up to size 16, over at Amazon. Anne Klein Women’s Positive Negative Printed Scuba Sheath Dress

This plus-size green dress looks lovely, and this velvet green dress in regular sizes is also kind of amazing. This off the shoulder dress is much simpler but is very nice too.


Weekly News Update

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  • Fashionista gives you a guide to shopping for a wedding dress.
  • Racked explains how to successfully dye your hair at home.
  • The New York Times interviews Cindy Whitehead, CEO of The Pink Ceiling.
  • Dice Insights shares advice for women in tech fields on overcoming hiring bias.
  • Speaking of technology, Ryan Avent writes in The Guardian about the future of work, a “workless world” in which robots can do all of our jobs.
  • In The Wall Street Journal, Kat’s friend Nikki Waller writes about how men and women have very different experiences in the workplace.
  • Lifehacker tells you how to deal with frequently being interrupted at work. Also relevant, from PBS NewsHour regarding the debate: “For many women, watching Trump interrupt Clinton 51 times was unnerving but familiar.”
  • NPR looks at how the traditional performance review is evolving.
  • Computerworld has tips on getting through resume scanners and filters in online job application systems.
  • New York magazine’s The Cut collects thoughts on being alone from 25 famous women.
  • Also from The Cut: reasons you may often be feeling tired.
  • For your Laugh of the Week: Here’s a simple solution to stress, from The Onion.

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Frugal Friday’s Workwear Report: Kinley Knit

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

t-tahari-kinley-vneck-shell-291x225pxHappy Friday! T Tahari has some great prints right now — including this pretty blue and black one.  I’m intrigued by the asymmetrical hemline, and I like the faux wrap effect.  It’s $38-$68 at Amazon. T Tahari Women’s Kinley Knit

Here are a few similar options in plus sizes.

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Coffee Break: Triangle Opal Earrings

teensy-triangle-earrings-wwakeI love my statement jewelry, but sometimes a delicate, understated piece like these teensy opal earrings is just what the doctor ordered. They’re available at Nordstrom for $465. WWAKE Triangle Opal Earrings

For a more affordable option, check out these tear drop opal studs on Etsy. If you like opal, the brand has a ton of similar delicate pieces.


Do You Boycott Companies Because of Your Beliefs?

Do You Boycott Companies Because of Your Personal Beliefs?Do you ever choose to boycott companies due to their political contributions, religious values, or business practices? When a corporation steps into political or religious debates, it usually makes headlines and often faces significant negative consequences; companies like Ben & Jerry’s are the rare exception. Here are a few examples that led customers to boycott companies taking a stand:

1. In September 2012, the evangelical Christian owners of Hobby Lobby filed a lawsuit contesting the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that employers pay for emergency contraception. The issue was resolved in June 2014 with a 5-4 Supreme Court decision stating that the ACA violated the Religious Freedom Restoration Act by requiring “closely held” private corporations to cover certain forms of birth control in their health care plans. Some customers said they’d shop at Hobby Lobby more often; others said they’d boycott the chain.

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Thursday’s Workwear Report: Bell Sleeve V-Neck Top

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

bell-sleeve-blouseBell sleeves for work: yea or nay? I must admit I like the longer, fingertipbrushing sleeves the best, but if those feel a bit too romantic/boho/hippie for work, these shorter versions are an easier, milder way to do the trend. This pretty top from Pleione is only $64, available in three colors XS-XL, and is hand washable. (They have a similar sweater version with a boat neck for $49, too.) Pictured: Pleione Bell Sleeve V-Neck Top

This plus-size version looks great — love the lace insets.

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