Weekly News Roundup

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The NYT wonders how a pair of khakis can cost $550.  (We haven’t worn khakis in a while, but would probably just head to the Gap if we were looking for a pair.  Pictured:  Slim cropped khaki pants, available at Gap.comin regular, petites and talls for $49.50.)
– A great article in Real Simple discusses the “numbers to live by” — what number your blood pressure should be, your cholesterol, and so forth.
The NYT investigates whether women need different financial advice than men.
– For all of those out there conducting interviews, the WSJ has some interesting interview questions for you to ask. (Jobseekers, we’d also suggest you read the article, to think about how you might answer the Qs!)
– Finally, Facebook recently made a lot of changes to its privacy policies.  We recommend two articles:  How to Delete Facebook Applications (and Why You Should), as well as one on How to Opt Out of Facebook’s Instant Personalization.

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  1. I posted this in the comments earlier this week, but am still looking for feedback:

    I am heading to my ten-year college reunion in a little over a month. I am also in the process of trying to find a new job. I attended a fairly elite east-coast college ( I say this for clothing-related background), and there is a good chance that some of my classmates will be working in the field I am interested in. So, in addition to the usual concern of just wanting to look good at a reunion, I also really would like to make a good impression on the people around me, many of whom have been quite successful since graduation. So I’m definitely feeling the pressure — I’d like to know I look good enough that I can just forget about what I’m wearing, and enjoy catching up with people and work on making new contacts. Most of the events are casual, except for an opening cocktail party. I am wondering what on earth to wear, both for the cocktail party, and for the rest of the events. I mildly panic every time I think about this.

    I would love to know what folks suggest for the 10 year reunion, and whether you have advice particular to this kind of “sort of social, sort of networking situation.”

    And thank you to the three people who responded originally!

  2. For the cocktail party, don’t get too dressed-up. Wear a longish silk dress – a print is nice, if small and neat or if geometric. Wear nice jewelry. Pay attention to a really good haircut above the shoulder length. Wear nice pumps, no open toe. For casual events, wear tan cotton pants, nice polo shirts, nice jackets. Flat shoes, not sandals. Good handbag. Wear a smile.

  3. I don’t have much helpful substantive advice, but I do recommend moving this question to the open thread. There are literally hundreds of people reading and commenting there each weekend. Suspect this round-up will not get many people clicking through to read your question.

    If I were networking at a casual event, I would wear jeans/khakis, an appropriate dressy yet colorful T-shirt (see the thread below), “real” jewelry, and a dark-colored well-fitted blazer. At cocktails, I would wear something conservative — something I would be comfortable wearing in front of my current colleagues. I would be very careful about alcohol intake.

  4. We want you to relax and enjoy yourself and be at your best for networking. That is why we strongly recommend a LBD, Little Black Dress, pumps, small bag and a wrap or cardigan to the Cocktail Party. If you need some specific suggestions, would be happy to send them along. For a casual look,
    we like the GAP khaki’s with a white shirt, belt and either a soft blazer or a cardigan and ballet flats. A cotton shirt-dress would also be a great casual choice. Carry a tote for water, and any hand-out that you will receive. Don’t forget to check the weather before you go.