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- Bloomberg Gadfly reports on the state of plus-size fashion, which is lagging behind the stats: Annual U.S. sales of women’s plus-size clothing rose by 17% to $20.4 billion in 2016, from $17.4 billion in 2013. (There’s also an interesting footnote about how many retailers base their women’s sizing ranges on 1940s data.)
- You’ve probably heard about the meteorologist who was seemingly told to cover up on live TV — here’s her side of the story in The New York Times.
- Fashionista shares some anonymous tales of truly unprofessional intern-wear.
- The Huffington Post asks why powerful women on TV are always in high heels.
- The New York Times‘ Workologist answers a question from a woman who wonders about getting a professional contact out of being hit on at a coffeeshop by an older man.
- New York magazine’s The Cut reports on sexual harassment in the medical field and on the fact that 1 in 4 Americans work for companies with men-only management.
- The Wall Street Journal shares excerpts from Sheryl Sandberg’s commencement speech at UC Berkeley.
- O Magazine brings you “8 Delicious Veggie Swaps that Aren’t Zucchini Pasta” (warning: autoplay ad).
- For your Laugh of the Week, Vanity Fair shares Amy Schumer’s sketch about what happens when you ask for a larger size at the store.
On CorporetteMoms Recently…
- We shared tips on flying with kids.
- Kat shared some clothes for working moms, including some maternity basics and washable office clothes.
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RE: sweater for the meteorologist. Remind me never to name my kids Liberte Chan.
She probably has siblings named Egalité and Fraternité.
Is Liberty not a common name on your side of the pond? How odd, I know lots of girls with that name.
I don’t care about the name – but I have to say, the picture down at the bottom where she went transparent from the green screen actually looks kind of cool. I didn’t watch the video, just saw the still – but I think it would be fun to play around with a green screen and become camouflaged. Maybe not the best look for work to have your body disappear though :-)
I tend to feel torn about the heels question. I’m on the short side of average height for a woman, but that makes me around 6 inches shorter (or more) than the men I work with. I typically wear three-inch heels at work, and save the flats for days I’ll be running around. Heels make me feel more put-together, powerful, and literally on the same level as the men I work with. But one of my male associate friends recently asked me why I always take the elevator instead of the stairs, and when I said it’s because I prefer not to take the (concrete, emergency-exit) stairs in heels, he said, “I just don’t understand why you’d wear something that limits what you can do.” Blargh. He’s kind of right… but… I like my heels.
I wear heels almost every day in a business casual office. I also feel more out together and powerful in them, and I like the way they look with outfits – it’s something I do because I like it, not because of some gender expectation.
I don’t wear heels because they make my feet hurt. There’s nothing more or less to it than that.
Just a mini-rant because I’m feeling sorry for myself.
I have alopecia areata. I do have longer-than-shoulder-length hair, but have large bald patches all over and no eyebrows. I hate wigs, so I normally use a mix of Toppik hair powder and clip-in extensions to cover the worst of it and it works pretty well.
My saving grace for this plan is that, while I have bald patches on the top, back and side of my head, the front hairline was pretty normal. Except today I woke up and went to put my hair in a ponytail, and the right side disappeared overnight and I have a 4-inch bald patch right at the hairline.
I usually really don’t mind my alopecia and don’t think about it, but this really bummed me out. When my husband saw me, he literally jumped back (which he apologized for, he was just startled) and I feel like crap.
I’m sorry–that really, really sucks.
KT, that sucks. Hope that the joy that others got from your Pegasus story will help you cope with the stress. Loved that post!
Pegasus helps me forget all problems! How can anyone be stressed looking at that lil nose?!!
I love the article on veggies – gonna make kale pesto this weekend.
The WSJ article is only accessible if you’re a subscriber. This LA Times article is free: http://fortune.com/2016/05/14/sandberg-uc-berkley-transcript/
Does anyone else here suffer from dry eye? My eyes have always been a bit dry with soft contacts that I wore for decades. In my late 20s I switched to glasses only and things improved, but now they are sooo excruciatingly dry. I went to a dry eye doc here and was told it’s meibomian gland (oil glands) dysfunction which is common in people who do computer/reading work, to do warm compresses, and to make sure I blink lots and use drops like Retaine MGD. but my eyes are still so incredibly dry as soon as the drops wear off and I’m not sure that the compresses or blinking has helped much. Any other sufferers or strategies to cope? This doc appointment was two weeks ago but I just haven’t been improving much.
Ask your doctor about Restasis. After my Lasik, I was put on restasis because my eyes were dry. Instead of regular eye drops, it actually causes your eyes to produce more tears, so it’s much more long lasting.
People, just a quick PSA. There’s aPegasus VIDEO! http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/kayla-obrien/os-pegasus-the-baby-mini-horse-captures-hearts-in-clermont-20160411-premiumvideo.html
:) There’s more on his Facebook page and on the rescue Facebook page (Look for Dreamcatcher Horse Ranch and Rescue)