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Ten at Ten: November 9, 2016

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It’s 2:00AM.  I’ll let others who are more qualified talk about the election.  No matter where you fall on the spectrum, I think we could all use a politics free space.  I’d rather talk about shoes, anyway.

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1) Why Women Troll Women Online. The “bias blindspot” that allows the hatred to flow free. (Rolling Stone)

2) Tomorrow, I slay … in this hot, red business suit for under-$100.

3) Should you pick up a side hustle? Why you shouldn’t try to turn a hobby into a career. (Career Contessa)

4) Need color in your fall wardrobe?  Try this Warehouse dress in goldenrod or this rose stand collar coat.

5) A shoutout to Drybar, and the brilliant Hot Air Millionaires. (Buzzfeed)

6) This quail grey North Face vest makes winter casual look chic.  The muted neutral is so lovely.

7) This calculator helps you find time in your busy, busy schedule.  Because who couldn’t use that? (The Muse)

8) This gold pouch from J.Crew is the perfect utility piece for daytime bag organization and evening cocktails.

9) A fascinating piece on divorce, Islam, and how a miscommunication drove a father and daughter apart. (NYT)

10) This Christabelle fringe bracelet is perfect for every party you have this holiday season.  Dress it up or down.

*image found here.

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    13 comments

  1. Amanda says:

    The suit is already sold out! Did you start a revolution?

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    • Belle says:

      Suit up, betches.

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      • Crystal says:

        +1 for that comment.

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      • Annie says:

        The red version is still in stock! Red suit revolution… Wearing a red blazer to court today.

        https://www1.macys.com/shop/product/le-suit-tweed-three-button-skirt-suit?ID=2973136&CategoryID=67592&selectedSize=#fn=COLOR%3DRed%26sp%3D1%26spc%3D142%26ruleId%3D65|BS|BA%26slotId%3D11

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        • Belle says:

          Oh good. I bought it for a job interview later this week. I will call it my “I slay” suit. Pretty excited about it.

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          • Emily says:

            I know you’ve done a post on this before, but can you touch back on colored suits? I really love the one you posted, especially at that price, but unsure if it would be too ‘loud’ for my conservative workplace. Thoughts?

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            • Belle says:

              The first rule is, you have to tailor the s**t out of it so it doesn’t look matronly or cheap. The second rule is, you have to keep all the accessories really understated. The third rule, is replace the cheap plastic buttons 90% of the time. And the fourth rule is, test it out on a not-so critical day and see how people respond before bringing it into the full rotation.

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          • Erica says:

            I ordered also – for the buttons recommendation, what kind of buttons would you recommend? Thanks!

            November 11, 2016/Reply
  2. Jess says:

    That vest is gorgeous. I have the same one in black and white and it’s the best. Mutters to self “I don’t need another, & don’t need another…”

    November 9, 2016/Reply
    • SLG says:

      I’d also say it depends on the occasion. Speaking at a conference, for instance, is different from a job interview, which is different from a normal day at the office. (For speaking at a conference, my badass female boss says they’ll always remember the smart woman in the red dress, and she’s right.)

      November 10, 2016/Reply
      • SLG says:

        Woops! That was meant as a reply to the thread about when to wear colored suits 🙂

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      • Belle says:

        Totally.

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    • Emily says:

      Thanks!!

      November 10, 2016/Reply