Weekend Open Thread

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(Pictured: Bare Necessities is taking an extra 50% off on clearance items, including this lovely top, which we’d wear pretty much anywhere (jeans, trousers, skirts). Was $48, now $11.99. linQ Cotton Modal Long Sleeve V-Neck Top T-shirt)

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Weekly Round-up

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a womans wife- Two interesting articles on working wives — the NYT has some thoughts on how things go when the wife works and the husband does not; meanwhile Sandra Tsing Loh eloquently wishes she had a wife.  (Pictured: We are huuuuge fans of Anne Taintor’s books and so forth; this magnet is $5.95 at her website.)

Bitter Lawyer wonders whether a woman’s hairstyle is important at her job; Forbes wonders whether men dress to impress. (Link fixed!)

– We’ve had an interview-advice filled week, but Mint.com has some additional thoughts on interview etiquette.

Brett Kelly has advice for you on how to eke an extra hour out of your day.  Meanwhile, Lifehacker suggests making do-not-do lists to increase your productivity, and Netted has the 411 on a new free program that helps you work on the computer more productively.
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Bargain Friday’s TPS Report: Antonio Melani ‘Kay’ Knit Top

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.
We like this merino wool top by Antonio Melani.  We love the detail around the neckline (which looks more sophisticated to us than a simple ruffle, but hey) and the vibrancy of the violet — and we generally like a ribbed high waist.  We’re also intrigued that in half of the pictures they show the model with the sweater tucked into skirts, so the ribbing all but disappears, which seems to be a great way to get more mileage out of the top.  Was $89, now down to $18 (in violet only). Antonio Melani “Kay” Knit Top
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Coffee Break: Bruno Magli Contursi Pump

Bruno Magli Contursi PumpOooh — great basic black pump from Bruno Magli on sale at Endless.  Classic, with positive reviews — the leather looks particularly supple to us.  They were $325, now $190, available at Endless.  Bruno Magli Women’s Contursi Pump,Black

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Polls on hose, and thoughts on other interview accessories

What Kind of Hose Should You Wear to an #Interview? | CorporetteToday’s reader mail comes with a ton more of questions about interviewing…

I’m a 3L and have an interview next week with a panel of district court judges for a judicial clerkship. I have a few questions with regards to my upcoming interview:

1.) I (and the interview) are in the Midwest, so it’s cold and snowy outside. I am planning on wearing a black skirt suit and am wondering if it’s appropriate to wear black tights with my suit? Or would pantyhose (off-black) be more professional?

2.) What do I do about a coat? Is it ok to wear a wool coat over my suit? I’m not sure if there will be anywhere to hang it or leave it once I get to the courthouse. Or should I just leave it in the car and just suck it up during the walk to the courthouse from my car?

3.) What about a purse? All I’m planning on bringing with me are copies of my resume, writing sample, etc. so I don’t necessarily need a large bag, but I don’t know if it’s unprofessional to bring my purse and carry the paperwork in a leather portfolio.

Good luck on the interview!  We’ll go through all of your questions… [Read more…]

Thursday’s TPS Report: Ruffled Neck Blouse

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.
Brooks Brothers ruffled neck blouseBrooks Brothers has some good stuff on clearance right now, including this lovely ruffled neck blouse. We’d wear it with a v-neck cardigan or wrap jacket.  Was $198, now $99 at Brooks Brothers (still available in sizes 2, 4, 10, and 14).  Ruffled Neck Blouse
If you’ve recently seen a great work piece you’d like to recommend to the readers, please e-mail [email protected] with “TPS” in the subject line. Unless you ask otherwise, we’ll refer to you by your first initial.
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