Coffee Break: Leopard Scarf

Leopard is big right now — everything under the sun seems to be coming in leopard print — and I’ve kind of been on the hunt for a new scarf since losing my beloved DVF scarf last year. While I’m pondering a bigger purchase, I feel like I need a scarf for winter, so this one from Mango seems like a good option to tide me over for now. I like that it’s only $50 and looks soft and cozy and big enough to wrap around yourself. Leopard Scarf

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Splurge Monday’s Workwear Report: The Masha Dress

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I believe we’ve featured this MM.LaFleur dress before, but it’s worth another mention. I love that it has pockets, and I love it as pictured here with a belt. It comes in sizes 2–16, and it’s $295. (Note that the dress is dry clean only.) If you like this pattern, which the description calls a “whimsical take on classic herringbone,” there are several other pieces (blazers, skirts, and a fit & flare dress) in the same fabric. The Masha Dress

A more affordable option is J.Crew’s Resume Dress, and Amazon has a plus-size option from their brand Society New York.

Also: this basic Burberry blazer may be still on sale…

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Weekend Open Thread

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I always think of Leith as a juniors line, almost — I think just because it’s super affordable. But a woman I know was swearing up and down that their clothes fit her really well (and she’s older than I am), so I thought this was an interesting find if you’re on the hunt for a slinky but easy and affordable tank dress. It also comes in a long-sleeved version. They’ve styled it with heels, and I think it’d look great with flat boots and maybe a cozy sweater as well — but that’s me. It would also be a good date option. The pictured dress is $56 at Nordstrom and comes in 17 (!) colors; the long-sleeved one is $59. There’s a plus-size version as well, but it only offers two colors, pink and coral. Ruched Body-Con Tank Dress

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Weekly News Update

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  • Fashionista reported that while hosting the American Music Awards on Tuesday night, Tracee Ellis Ross only wore outfits by black designers, including this Off-White dress.
  • The Cut shared that Universal Standard will soon launch a capsule collection called “Foundation” with basics for layering in sizes 00 to 40. You can already sign up for the waitlist.
  • The Cut also recently published an ode to lipstick, including a lineup of the 50 most classic colors of all time.
  • Allure provided the details on an affordable Korean Beauty-inspired brand exclusively available at CVS. (The article is from a couple of months ago, but one of our contributors noticed the end cap last weekend and thought readers might be interested.)
  • Harvard Business Review suggested three acceptable excuses to turn down a request for a reference.
  • Vox explained why restaurants are a new option for coworking spaces.
  • Business Insider offered 12 signs your boss thinks you’re doing great, even if she doesn’t come right out and say it.
  • The New York Times reported that the HPV vaccine should be considered by people age 27 to 45: “Even someone who has already been exposed to a few strains — but not to all nine in the vaccine — can still gain protection against the strains they have not encountered.”
  • With federal midterm elections just weeks away on November 6, ProPublica provided four questions to ask when comparing candidates.
  • Buzzfeed News suggested 12 new podcasts by women to get you through your commute or workday if you can focus and listen at the same time.
  • The Washington Post reported that Jodie Whittaker’s first Doctor Who episode as the first female to play the Doctor broke records for viewership and won over the critics. U.S. audiences can watch the episode on BBC America’s website.
  • For Your Laugh of the Week: McSweeney’s provided some comic book sound effects for modern times.

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Frugal Friday’s Workwear Report: Short Sleeve Belted Tie Waist Dress

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Prologue, a new brand at Target that was launched last month, looks very promising, particularly if you like affordable pieces that are fairly minimalist. I like the wide sleeves and wide neckline on this dress, and I think the belted tie-waist detail is really nice. It’s a pullover style, and while it doesn’t have pockets, it is machine washable, so it’s got that going for it. I think it looks great for the office, especially for taller women who have a problem finding dresses that are long enough. It comes in sizes XS–XXL and is $29.99. Short Sleeve Belted Tie Waist Dress

Macy’s has a plus-size option that comes in sizes 16W–24W.

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Coffee Break: Pochette Tote Bag

This faux leather tote bag is from Ann Taylor. I like the outside pockets and the fact that it has some structure as well as a lot of internal compartments, including a big zippered area. It also has a removable zip pouch. It’s particularly good if you like to carry something on your shoulder — and a smaller size is available if you prefer that, but I like the size of this one (14.5″ x 11″ x 6″). It’s available in black and paver gray, which is an online exclusive. The tote is $148. Pochette Tote Bag

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