Archives for November 2008

Black Friday Round-up (Happy Shopping!)

Save Up To 40% Off on Select Styles Offer ends, 12/1. Shop Now!

Dillards Inc.
50% off Bedding at
Click here for great dresses at
Valid Black Friday Only; $99 Designer long gowns at

Holiday Sweaters: BUY ONE GET ONE 50% OFF
Online only. Ends December 1.

Enjoy FREE Shipping Sitewide with $99 purchase at! Use promo code GOBBLE at checkout. Offer Valid 27-Nov-2008 through 30-Nov-2008.

Black Friday Sale – Save 30% on your entire order at Not valid on Mackage and Pre-Orders. Enter code: BlackFriday at checkout.

Free shipping with any online order of $100 or more. Shop NORDSTROM

Shop Old Navy’s Big Weekend Sale: great $15 deals, now through Sunday. Offer Ends 11/30

6000 new markdowns at Revolve’s biggest sale ever at

Saks Fifth Avenue

Get up to 70% off through 12.07.08 during the Saks designer sale. Additional markdowns 11.27–11.28!

Use code THANKS2U Coupon Code at to get $50 off a purchase of $250 or more!
Black Friday – 25% off any gift basket or wine gift set! Code: FRIDAY25
White House Black Market  (Chico's)

25% Off Every Style at White House Black Market! Use code 8770 at checkout. Offer valid 11.27.08 to 11.30.08

Free Shipping on all orders at! Enter code: THX@YOOX Valid now through 12.1.08.

Weekly Roundup, Turkey-Day Style

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Happy Turkey Day!  Our round-up for the brief week:

– Ways women can hold their own in a male world. [WSJ]

– A recent survey says that “a formal appearance” is important to career success for women.  [The Thin Pink Line]

– It apparently pays to be politically incorrect if you want to be a successful businesswoman.  [Women on Business]

– How important is it to socialize with coworkers?  [WSJ: The Juggle]

– The Simple Dollar reviews Personal Development for Smart People.  Hmmn.  [The Simple Dollar]

Photo credit:  Whole Foods Union Square Turkey Cupcake, originally uploaded to Flickr by Rachel from Cupcakes Take the Cake

Bargain Wednesday’s TPS Report: Rebecca Beeson Puff Scoop Neck

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. We begin the week in splurge mode, with our most expensive suggestions, and wind our way to Friday, where a less expensive item of clothing might be just what you need to make it to the weekend.

Rebecca Beeson Puff Scoop in Moroccan Blue
This tee has a great neckline to wear under a blazer or a cardigan; so long as it’s worn with a sturdy fabric (think tweed, wool, or boucle rather than silk, tricetate, or cashmere) the sleeves won’t puff up the jacket. It’s also a feminine yet classic t-shirt to wear by itself, either tucked in with trousers or worn out with jeans on the weekend. It’s available in a variety of colors and sizes, all formerly $72 and now marked to $29 or $36 depending on the color. Available at Revolve Clothing. Rebecca Beeson Puff Scoop in Moroccan Blue

Suit of the Week: Nanette Lepore – Greatest Dancer

iconSorry to be so late with the post today — we literally got delayed while shopping at Amazing, amazing sales — we were half-tempted to repost about this great Magaschoni suit (was $850ish, now $250ish) that we wrote about a while ago. But, really — where’s the fun in that? Our suit of the week this week is also part of the sick sale at Saks: Nanette Lepore – Greatest Dancer.   It’s a basic suit that has just a bit of a feminine touch with a half-ruffled collar; we particularly like the covered buttons and the slight pinstripe. The jacket was formerly $460 (now $137); the pants were formerly $295, now $88.

Tuesday’s TPS Report: David Meister Sleeveless Seamed Dress

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. We begin the week in splurge mode, with our most expensive suggestions, and wind our way to Friday, where a less expensive item of clothing might be just what you need to make it to the weekend.

In honor of the short week, we thought we’d skip ahead to the lower-priced TPS suggestions, particularly since the WORLD is on sale right now, or so it seems.* Saks is having amazing sales of up to 70% off, including this David Meister sleeveless dress. We’re kind of obsessed with David Meister — this brand knows its way around a woman’s curves, yet the dresses are still completely appropriate for work. This seamed dress is no exception: close-fitting to the body, but with slit pockets for functionality, a high-necked fold-over collar for respectability, and a military belt for just a bit of an edge. Was $348, now $103. David Meister – Sleeveless Seamed Dress

* There’s something slightly scary when a) Bergdorf Goodman has entire rooms filled with nothing but sales racks and b) it’s only November. The shoes are already 40-50% off, also, ladies!

Etiquette Flash: Navigating the Tricky Waters of Holiday Cards

Thanksgiving means a lot of things — too much turkey, impressive sales, and the opening bell for mailing holiday cards.  Some law firms and corporations give their employees cards to send to clients and customers, but many businesswomen send cards on their own.  These cards are a great way of extending holiday wishes to coworkers, getting your name in front of a boss you barely work with, and shoring up relationships with clients.  They can also be very tricky waters — even Miss Manners ducked the question a few years ago! We’ve laid out our advice as best we can.  (If you have any corrections or thoughts, please comment!)

Who Gets ‘Em

Some people send out holiday cards to every single person in the office.  We don’t recommend taking this route unless you have a lot of free time on your hands. [Read more…]