Archives for March 2018

Holiday Weekend Open Thread

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Readers recently recommended The Hating Game by Sally Thorne, and I read it and really loved it! It was very funny — as the publisher describes it, it’s “a hilarious and sexy workplace comedy all about that thin, fine line between hate and love.” (If you like books by Sophie Kinsella, I think you’d like this.) I’m excited about this new author, too — it’s her debut novel. I will note there were a few face-palm moments of “Why is the heroine being so dense?!” but that’s par for the course in a rom-com sort of book. So if you’re looking for something to read over the holiday weekend, or if you’ve got spring break coming up, do take a look The Hating Game, which is $9.44 at Amazon. The Hating Game: A Novel

Psst: Happy holidays to everyone celebrating this weekend! One of the “holidays” we’re missing, of course, is April Fool’s Day — see our previous content here. That Hunt on shrugs will just have to wait for next year.

Psst: The Marimekko collection with Uniqlo just dropped — pieces are already selling out.

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Weekly News Update

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  • Business Insider provided five work bag startups, including Senreve, the designer of this purple number, the Maestra (available in several colors). Business Insider also shared five workwear options that travel well.
  • The Cut offered a look at styles now available in extended and plus sizes from the eco-conscious, L.A.-based brand, Reformation.
  • Speaking of eco-minded fashion, Vogue shared some thoughts from Brooklyn-based designer Miranda Watson, who recently had her first runway show at Vancouver Fashion Week.
  • Real Simple reported that ASOS’s website will now show how their clothes look on different body types.
  • Real Simple also sang the praises of a Swedish beauty brand now available in the U.S.
  • The New York Times asked, why do millennials want to smell like, well, nothing? They also mentioned a few options for those who prefer the new, lighter scents.
  • Elle shared new ways to incorporate rose water into your beauty routine — and beyond.
  • An advice columnist for Elle also answered an artist’s question about whether her visible tattoos will hurt her job search.
  • The Careerist shared how the advice of a dominatrix (stay with us, here…) can help women advance in their careers.
  • Ask a Manager gave advice to a professional who’s worried that his or her boss is doing too much of the employee’s job.
  • In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica news, the Electronic Frontier Foundation explained how to keep your personal data from going through Facebook’s API.
  • For your Laugh of the Week: McSweeney’s provided harrowing tales of women getting fired based on … their email signatures.

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Frugal Thursday’s Workwear Report: x Living in Yellow Erin Crossover Tunic


2018 Update: Gearing up for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018? Early access starts July 12, 2018 and the sale opens to the public on July 20, 2018 — sign up for our newsletter to get our picks for workwear and beyond! (You can check out some of our more recent Nordstrom sale picks here!)

The below content is about the 2018 Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale.

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

Gibson has a new collaboration with the blogger behind Living in Yellow, and the collection mostly looks like really fun weekend pieces. However, this crossover tunic would look good either with jeans or a sort of relaxed pant for work. It reminds me of the Lush roll tab sleeve tunic that was really popular, but it doesn’t look so extreme (that had an exaggerated high/low style and this is a gentler high/low), and the crossover is flattering and easy. We’re featuring the top in plus sizes, but it also comes in regular & petite sizes, each available in six colors. It’s $48–$54 at Nordstrom. x Living in Yellow Erin Crossover Tunic

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Suit of the Week: Max Mara


2018 Update: Gearing up for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018? Early access starts July 12, 2018 and the sale opens to the public on July 20, 2018 — sign up for our newsletter to get our picks for workwear and beyond! (You can check out some of our more recent Nordstrom sale picks here!)

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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.

What first caught my eye about this Max Mara suit was the dress — it has a very classic, luxe look while also being linen. Then I saw that it was pictured with a blazer, and while I usually think cowl necks and blazers don’t go well together, I love the way the combination looks here. I do wish the dress had a belt, just for a pop of color, like the one we recently featured from MM.LaFleur. If you want to spend a crazy amount of money on a linen suit (which probably isn’t the best idea, but you do you), this one would definitely be a good candidate. The jacket (Vello Linen Blazer) is $1,350, and the dress (Laura Cowl Neck Linen Dress) is $795. The pants (Atlanta Linen Pants) are $545.

Banana Republic has a few more affordable pieces in linen/cotton, including pants and two blazers, and Lafayette 148 New York has a plus-size option, a beige blazer.

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9 Fresh New Labels for Workwear

new labels for workwearOne of our most popular posts a few years ago was our roundup of 30 workwear fashion start-ups and independent brands — so I asked Rebecca Berfanger to update the list with nine fresh new labels for workwear! Here are 9 more office fashion stores every working woman should know about! – Kat

While we all have our go-to stores for workwear, they’re often the same stores your work friends have — particularly if there’s an Ann Taylor or Banana Republic near your office. So it doesn’t hurt to seek out workwear stores off the beaten path to spruce up the daily wardrobe, particularly when it comes to office clothes! Whether you want a more curated wardrobe, a custom-made skirt, a longer lasting and more classic style, or even just a button-down shirt that will actually fit, these 10 fashion start ups with internet-friendly shopping options will inspire you to at least consider your next fashion purchase, even if you might need to wait until payday.

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Wednesday’s Workwear Report: The Oversized Blazer

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

This oversized blazer is $150 at Everlane, which is quite a bit more affordable than some oversized blazers I’ve seen. It also seems like it has a lot of structure to it, whereas many lower-priced blazers sort of look like really slouchy shirts. I like it as they’ve styled it here, with ankle pants and mules, but if that’s not your style you can also do a kitten heel or basic pointy-toed flat. The blazer has really good reviews on Everlane — a 4.7 out of 5.0, with 200+ people weighing in. It comes in black and the pictured grey herringbone in sizes 00–14. The Oversized Blazer

Two options in plus sizes are at Target — three-quarter sleeve and long sleeve.

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