Weekend Open Thread

Charter Club Pants, Modern Fit AnkleSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

Pictured: This is all Jessica Alba’s fault. We saw her pictured in some magazine (Self, perhaps?) wearing cute ankle-length jeans, pink Ferragamo flats, and a boyfriend sweater, and she looked adorable. So when we saw these on sale today at Macy’s, we snapped them up — for $29 we’ll try the ankle-length look, which we remember being vaguely cute from the last time it was in style. Were $55, now $29, available in sizes 4-16 in black, brown, gray, navy, and sand. Charter Club Pants, Modern Fit Ankle

Also – we already Tweeted about this earlier today, but if you haven’t been yet, check out the sale Amazon is having on women’s shoes. Serious discounts on some seriously cute shoes — we’re talking $500+ shoes marked to $56. Lucky sizes only, of course.

Weekly News Roundup

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dresses over pants- Warning: dresses over pants may be back.  Refinery 29 has the scoop.

Sillicon Alley Insider has a nice slideshow explaining the different group-buying websites and which localities they cover.  (We’ve been fans of Groupon in NYC for a while.)

– If you’re traveling alone (or with valuables) and faced with an electronic hotel door lock, you may want to check this out: Lifehacker picks up a story about how to better secure the door.

– Meanwhile, the Bucks blog has advice on how to tell if your bank is healthy, as well as how to know if a good savings rate will last.

Get Rich Slowly shares one woman’s story of how she “made peace with herself and hired a housekeeper.”

Bargain Friday’s TPS Report: Pintuck Ponte Jumper

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

Pintuck Ponte Jumper Reader A clued us in to this really cute dress, one of many that’s on sale right now at Athleta.  We like the long length of it, and like the ballerina vibe we’re getting.  We’d probably wear it layered for the office — camisole or turtleneck beneath, with a cardigan or blazer on top of it for the office.  Was $98, now $49.50 at Athleta in sizes XXS-2x and in colors black, gray and brown.  Athleta Pintuck Ponte Jumper

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Coffee Break: Stringalong Flats

Stuart Weitzman – Stringalong (Coal Degrade Patent) – Footwear6pm.com has one of the perennial reader favorites in today’s sale: Stuart Weitzman.* We’re liking this interesting pair of flats, which have a gradient effect.  They’re available in brown and red as well, and a fairly good number of sizes considering that they’re 50% off.  (Some prices are up to 85% off, but lucky sizes only). If you haven’t shopped 6pm.com before: it’s owned by Zappos, and gives you 30 days to return purchases (but you have to pay return shipping). Not bad for deep discounts on one-day only sale items. Stuart Weitzman – Stringalong (Coal Degrade Patent) – Footwear

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* Yes, yes, we know — this is our second featured pair of flats this week! We try not to that, but a) we really like ‘em, b) you guys really like SW, and c) we are sick and have been working around the clock on that pesky “real job” anyway. Cough, cough. Excuse us while our head explodes…

How to Put Your Best Self Forward During a Skype Interview or Conference Call

Skype interview tipsOur first thought when we got this request was, “garsh, these times we live in!” followed by, “of course, we will all be doing these very soon”…

Help! I am a 1L interviewing for summer associate position and the firm has decided to do a skype interview. I am terrified I will look washed out/ too made up/ etc on camera. Any tips for hair/makeup? Also, my career service office recommended wearing a nice blouse, but I feel a suit would be more appropriate.

Wow. Ok. We’ve only used Skype a few times (on our Mac laptop, primarily) to talk to a bestie who lives in London.  From our limited experiences with Skype, we would have to say:  it does not seem to be the most flattering. You don’t know where to look, because you want to see the screen and see what they’re doing, but you should be looking at the camera, and nothing is eye level, and it’s all very weird.  (Pictured:  nick skype, originally uploaded to Flickr by nedrichards.)

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Thursday’s TPS Report: Vikie – Choir Blouse

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

Vikie – Choir BlouseWe’re loving this sweet, simple silk blouse from Theory.  The sleeves have the perfect amount (or lack of) pouf, and we like the banded collar.  We also really like the way the blouse kind of looks like either dots or an ocelot pattern, but is more abstract than either of those things up close.  Was $150, now $89 at Nordstrom (available in sizes S, M, L).   Theory ‘Vikie – Choir’ 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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