10 favorites for fall under $50

10 favorites for fall under $50

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So even though it’s still hot as all hell outside, fall is coming. Which means we’ll be packing up all the tank tops, white jeans and shorts in the next few weeks (well some of us – I know my friends farther south will be sporting those for weeks to come).

I’m looking to add a few key pieces to my fall rotation but trying to avoid over buying and more importantly, trying to stay on budget. Lately I’ve been editing my closet down and have noticed that the majority of things are black, white and navy with some grays and neutrals thrown in. Yes, it may be a little boring but it does make getting dressed in the mornings much easier. The other good thing is that if you stick with a simple, neutral color palette you can find some really nice basics that look way fancier than their price tag suggests.

I’ve rounded up ten basics that are perfect for fall (and beyond) and that all fall in my shopping sweet spot – the under $50 range. Oh and I know the Loft top below is technically $59 but they’ve got a buy one, get one 50% off thing going on right now so if you splurge on two, it’s under $50. Yes, I know that’s cheating and no, I don’t care.

Oh and I feel like I must mention with the bandana, I’ve certainly have not mastered pulling off the jaunty bandana around the neck look yet. Quite frankly, I doubt I ever will. That doesn’t mean I don’t think a lot of you have it in you to TOTALLY pull it off. Plus, this cute polka dot option is only $12 so if it doesn’t work out, you can use it as a hanky or something.

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When Tina Nicolai began working as a recruiter for Walt Disney World in the late 1990s, she noticed that many job seekers were submitting flawed résumés.

“I realized people simply did not know how to market themselves or their achievements,” Nicolai tells Business Insider. “And that’s how I knew there was a market to educate job candidates at all levels and in all industries.”

So in 2010, she founded Résumé Writers’ Ink.

“Since launching my company, I’ve read over 40,000 résumés,” she says. And there are a few mistakes she’s seen over and over again that are “pretty irritating.”

They are:


“The biggest mistake job seekers make: They are sloppy. They pay poor attention to detail. They are lazy!”

Nicolai says she has seen too many résumés with typos, unprofessional fonts, outdated information, and irrelevant information.

Summaries that are way too long

Summaries are annoying when they are written in a formal tone and include too many adjectives, she says.

“After a while, the summaries can read like a lengthy chapter in a book. It’s better to list a few bullets with pointed achievements and a branded tag line stating, ‘known for achieving XYZ.'”

Starting a bullet point with ‘Responsible for’

This is another “lazy thing” she has seen too many times on résumés.

“Candidates need to understand that starting a sentence with ‘responsible for’ tells the reader what the job requirements were supposed to be, but it does not state that the candidate actually performed the functions,” Nicolai says. “It does not state that the candidate was successful in these functions. Don’t be lazy: Take the extra few minutes to explain what you accomplished — not what you were expected to accomplish.”

Too many buzzwords

Résumé jargon such as “out-of-the-box,” “team player,” and “exceptional communicator” are “baseline expectations in today’s market,” Nicolai says. “A person who truly is a ‘unique problem solver who works well in teams’ will convey this succinctly and creatively on their résumé through a combination of few words and imagery.”

Being too formal

Lastly, she says she finds overly formal résumés annoying, because they’re not engaging and don’t allow the reader to get a good sense of the applicant’s personality.

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The idea of housing refugees seeking haven in the United States is widely controversial.

Yet, some American towns have and continue to welcome refugees from around the world. Many local politicians see it it as a positive for the community, both culturally and economically.

Utica, New York has housed refugees since the 1970s — 1 in every 4 citizens there is a refugee. These refugees have helped rejuvenate Utica’s economy by rebuilding neighborhoods and operating small businesses. A 2013 study found that 69% of Utica residents viewed immigration as good for the area.

Mayor Christopher Louras of Rutland, Vermont believes refugees can help fill vacant housing and entry-level jobs.

More than 350 refugees settled in Fargo, North Dakota in 2015 and have greatly contributed to the city’s population and economic growth. The refugee population of Fargo increased the diversity of the city from 2% to 11% since 2002.

These cities aren’t the only ones supporting refugees. Mayors from 18 major cities said they were willing to accept even more refugees than the Obama administration proposed.

In 2015, they penned a letter to the president saying: “We will welcome the Syrian families to make homes and new lives in our cities.”

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Baylee Curran says she went to Brown’s house Monday night to talk about appearing in a music video and ended up, she says, with a gun pointed to her head.

In making the claim, the spotlight is falling on what some say is her sketchy past.

Four months ago she was dethroned as Miss California Regional Beauty and now pageant officials have come forward to explain why her crown was taken away.

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One official told Inside Edition: “Miss Curran was dethroned for several allegations, some of which included racial comments, threats to other contestants as well as racy photos that were given to us.”

The officials said the dethroned beauty queen has refused to return her sash and crown, which has left the new Miss California Regional Alyssa Smith disappointed.

At a press conference recently, she said: “It would be nice to have one [a crown and sash] of course, but I will continue to fulfill my duties anyway.”

The pageant drama isn’t the only issue coming to light about the dethroned beauty queen’s past.

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Back in 2013, at The Plaza Hotel in New York City, court papers indicate Curran was accused of threatening a friend and stealing $2,000 from her.

She denied any wrongdoing and was never charged. She’s also accused of claiming a hit man had been hired to kill her. But that case was dismissed when she failed to show up in court.

Chris Brown denies Curran’s allegations.

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Melania Trump followed through on some of those lawsuit threats against media outlets suggesting she was part of an escort business before marrying Donald Trump.

The Daily Mail and the blog Tarpley were the targets in the $150 million defamation lawsuit filed Thursday after they reported claims Melania Trump’s lawyer called “100% false.”

That same day, the Daily Mail issued a retraction on its story. It was previously published under the headlines: “Racy photos, and troubling questions about his wife’s past that could derail Trump” and “Naked photoshoots, and troubling questions about visas that won’t go away: The VERY racy past of Donald Trump’s Slovenian wife.”

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The outlet’s statement read in part: “To the extent that anything in the Daily Mail’s article was interpreted as stating or suggesting that Mrs. Trump worked as an ‘escort’ or in the ‘sex business,’ that she had a ‘composite or presentation card for the sex business,’ or that either of the modeling agencies referenced in the article were engaged in these businesses, it is hereby retracted, and the Daily Mail newspaper regrets any such misinterpretation.”

Trump’s lawyer, Charles Harder, is known for previously representing Hulk Hogan in the suit against the now-defunct outlet Gawker.

Prior to Trump’s formal lawsuit, her lawyer put a handful of news outlets “on notice.” Shortly after, The Inquisitr and Bipartisan Report issued retractions with apologies.

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