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– Refinery29 rounds up their top 16 suits for fall (including some edgier options that I love, such as the Alexander Wang suit, pictured).
– The NYT looks at the fashion habits of some of Silicon Valley’s female leaders.  Meanwhile, Forbes looks at the top traits of women business leaders.  Over at Above the Law, they celebrate the record number of women lawyers ascending to be general counsel.
– SavvySugar has two great articles this week: 44 ways to live frugally, and some great tips on saving at Target.  Real Simple rounds up four cashback websites (including reader favorite Ebates).
– The Jane Dough sneers at the recent Esquire opinion piece on female contempt.
– Lifehacker wonders how to stay focused and productive when you’re supposed to be “always available.”
– Slate looks at prenatal depression.

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  1. I have read that Esquire article 3 times now after seeing it criticized on various websites, and I still cannot figure out what the hell he is trying to say. Doesn’t the last paragraph about how we’re nowhere even close to having a matriarchal society undermine his entire point?

    • Can I tell you how encouraged I am by that article? It reassures me to no end that a discombobulated, rambling writer can get paid to babble nonsensically. There’s hope for me yet.

  2. Am I the only one who sees most of Refinery29’s suit picks as unwearable or inappropriate for anyone over 30?

    I don’t want to look like I’m so young I just graduated.

    • MinnLawyer :

      What, you mean you DON’T want to show up all belly-button first (slide #4) or plaid shorts (#5) for that Court of Appeals argument?

  3. Anonymous :

    This will end up in moderation, but it’s great: http://deadspin.com/5933467/i-would-like-to-extend-you-a-counter+offer-to-suck-my-dick-a-rejected-jobseeker-sends-the-padres-the-best-letter-ever

  4. Of Counsel :

    I read the NYT article a few days ago. I found it odd that a rather obvious fact was not addressed: It is perfectly legitimate for people to wonder about your work ethic if you present a strongly fashion-forward image.

    There’s nothing wrong with wanting to look good; it can boost confidence and in some cases project professional competence. But there’s a different between style and fashion. Style, while it needs to be updated from time to time, is not as time-consuming as following fashion. And being a fashion leader as well as being high-maintenance (perfect nails, perfect hair, etc.) IS time-consuming.

    It also bothered me that all three women have long, straight, blow-dried hair. Such diversity. Such independence of individual expression!

    I also think that wearing stupidly high high heels as is the woman in the middle photo makes you look stupid and as if you’re concerned with the wrong things.

    Again, I’m talking about wearing a mannish suit and sensible shoes or shapeless sweats and sneakers. But in my opinion these women are not role models.

    • Of Counsel :


      But there’s a DIFFERENCE between style and fashion.

      I’m NOT talking about wearing a mannish suit ….

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