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Sales for the Long Weekend! (and Kat’s Top 5 Sales to Hit!)

Workwear sales for Memorial Day Weekend 2017!As usual, a lot of stores are celebrating the long weekend with some sales. We took a look at some favorite stores for workwear and have bolded our favorite stores (the Nordstrom sale is not to be missed; Boden is also having a good 30% off sale).  Readers, where are you excited to shop this weekend? On the hunt for anything in particular?

Picture credit: Originally uploaded to Flickr by Tim Parkinson (modified slightly). 

  • 6PM: Featured sales include Frye, Converse, PUMA, Women’s comfort brands like Aerosoles and Naturalizer, AND the “Clearance Closet”!
  • Ann Taylor: 40% off full price styles plus 50% off sale styles.
  • Anthropologie: Now an extra 40% off sale — with lots of new styles added!
  • ASOS: 20% off for Memorial Day; use code LIT20.
  • Barneys: Up to 50% off!
  • Bloomingdale’s: Big Brown Bag sale! Save up to 60% when you take an extra 20% off almost all sale items for a total savings of 40-60%. (And, Loyallists get a $50 reward card for every $200 you spend.)
  • Boden: 30% off sitewide; ends Monday! (See our roundup of the best stuff to buy to build your work wardrobe at Boden.)
  • Brooks Brothers: Online only, additional 25% off clearance styles! Plus, men & women’s shirts are 4 for $199.
  • Express: Sale! Up to 50% off everything.
  • H&M: Memorial Day deals from $5! Up to 60% off + free shipping.
  • J.Crew: 30% off your purchase with code SWEET.
  • J.Crew Factory: 50% off everything all weekend long. Plus, more deep deals that are online only!
  • Last Call: One day only flash sale — up to 75% off!
  • Lands’ End: 50% off regularly priced swim — and 25% off everything else!
  • L.K. Bennett: Get an extra 30% off everything at checkout with code SUMMER.
  • Loft: 40% off everything with code VACAY.
  • Neiman Marcus: The Designer Sale! Up to 40% off.
  • Nordstrom: Half-Yearly sale! See our workwear roundup and the best deals on accessories.
  • Reiss: Prices up to 70% off in the Outlet!
  • Saks: The designer sale — up to 40% off! Plus, save 30% off select home, bedding, and bath items.
  • SaksOFF5TH: Take an extra 25% off extra cut clearance, and get free shipping with $99!
  • Talbots: Extra 40% off one item; extra 50% off two or more.
  • Target: Up to 30% off patio, home, and furniture updates; save an extra 15% with promo code HERO.
  • Topshop: Up to 40% off selected lines across memorial day weekend.
  • Zappos: Tons of new markdowns!

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Holiday Weekend Open Thread

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If you’re on the hunt for affordable fake diamond earrings, I always hear readers singing the praises of Nadri. These are certainly well reviewed at Nordstrom, and I think they look kind of edgy and cool. They’re great for the weekend and for date nights, and in some offices they’d be OK, too — I do think they’re better for the weekend, though. They’re available in black hematite, gold, rose gold, and silver for $60. ‘Crescent’ Linear Hoop Earrings

Psst: Happy Long Weekend! We’ll try to keep an eye on sales over the weekend and post any updates — in the meantime we’ll see you back on Tuesday! Of course you can check out our roundup of the best workwear in the Nordstrom sale — I also managed to do another mini-roundup for accessories, including some pretty awesome ones. Full details after the jump…

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Weekly News Update

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  • Fountain of 30 breaks down color blocking with celebrity looks that can work for all fashionistas.
  • The Atlantic takes a stab at why workwear went from suits and ties to, well, just about anything as long as there isn’t “too much skin.”
  • Racked explains in this piece, “As it turns out, ethical shopping is even more complicated, and difficult, than you might assume.”
  • The Happy Lawyer Project Podcast interviewed Kat about her professional journey and advice for young professionals.
  • NPR shares a study that found women are less likely to be addressed by their professional credentials (think “Doctor” or “Professor” vs. “Mrs.”) than their male colleagues.
  • Forbes lists the “60 Richest, Most Successful Self-Made Women In America,” including a record 18 billionaires.
  • The Huffington Post gives eight suggestions for negotiating a higher salary, from practicing with a friend to having a mantra.
  • Also from The Huffington Post: nine simple ways to reduce your consumption of plastic.
  • Slate reports that, with the exception of sushi, pregnant women should consider eating more fish.
  • The New York Times shares a behind-the-scenes look at tryouts for the Timeless Torches – the dance troupe for the WNBA Liberty. You might remember when Liz Lemon performed with the dancers in an episode of 30 Rock [both videos autoplay].
  • New York magazine’s Vulture recaps the Cannes 70th Anniversary soirée, including a Salma Hayek–invited mariachi band.
  • For your Laugh of the Week, McSweeney’s offers retail-therapy suggestions for a variety of unpleasant thoughts.

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Frugal Friday’s Workwear Report: Rapallo Woven Trim Top

Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

This very simple Boden t-shirt is great for a casual office, no matter how you accessorize it, and for other offices, the little ruffles at the hem and the neckline elevate it a bit from your typical t-shirt and make it something to easily layer with the rest of your workwear — even to wear underneath a suit (not for an interviews, though). It comes in sizes 2-18 in five colors for $42. With promo code 3Z9V, you can get 30% off, which brings it down to $29.40! Rapallo Woven Trim Top

(Psst: New to Boden? Check out our recent guide to how to build a work wardrobe at Boden.)

Here’s a plus-size option.

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Coffee Break: Double Arrow Diamond Hoop Earrings

Yes, yes, I do love the huggie earrings and like to feature them, but these diamond hoops from Dana Rebecca Designs also seem kind of edgy and cool. I haven’t seen this black/hematite type of metal in a while, and I like the diamond arrows. Even better, they’re 40% off — they were $660 and are now $395. They’re also available in white gold at the sale price and rose gold and silver for full price. Pictured: Double Arrow Diamond Hoop Earrings

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City Series: The Corporette Guide to New York City

working girl's guide to NYCA reader suggested we start a series this summer for what to do in different cities — I DO often notice that there are a lot of comments about different cities, so this seems like a great idea. Let’s start with NYC! What’s your best advice on where to shop for workwear in NYC? (What about other fun shopping?) What are your favorite restaurants and bars? What hotels have you found to be decent; which attractions are a must for you? Here’s a template to use for your response if it’s helpful:

Where to stay:
Where to shop:
Where to eat:
Favorite attractions:
Etiquette tips if any:
Safety tips if any:
Other notes:

For my $.02, here are my answers:

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