Deal Alert – Saks up to 70% Off thru 12/27

Sinclaire 10 Merino Wool Cardiganicon Saks now has prices up to 70% off through Dec. 27. There are some great workwear deals to be had, including this lovely merino wool cardigan — was $255, now $76 (and lots of sizes left). Sinclaire 10 Merino Wool Cardigan
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Holidays Open Thread

Stuart Weitzman - Laceswoon (Black Satin) - FootwearSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

All right, ladies — we are taking the next week off from regular posting. (We’ll return Monday, January 3, 2011.) Stay tuned for deal alerts and other good deals — and of course, check out the holiday open thread.

Happy holidays to all — may your 2011 be bright and cheery.

Pictured: One of my favorites from the year-end round-up was this “Swoon” shoe from Stuart Weitzman, which now also comes in a lovely lace. It strikes me as a great thing to wear to holiday parties and more. (It’s also still available in a number of colors in patent leather.) It’s $365 at Zappos.com. Stuart Weitzman – Laceswoon (Black Satin) – Footwear

Our Top Ten Posts from 2010

In keeping with our year-end reminiscing, I thought I’d do another post on what our top ten articles were.  This year was a big year — I came out of the anonymous fashion blogging closet, traffic grew (welcome all new readers!) and in general the community exploded (in a fabulous way).  Some of my personal favorites (such as my “how to get your groove back” post) made the list; I’ll call out my other personal faves below.  But first, the list:

Our Top Ten Articles from 2010
(according to Google Analytics)

1. The Intern with the $9000 Handbag
2. The Quest for Comfortable Heels
3. Can You Give Unsolicited Fashion Advice to Interns?
4. Big News — And Introductions
5. Guest Post: Advice from the VP/Hiring Manager Level
6. Calling All Tuckers
7. An Attitude Revamp (Or, How To Get Your Groove Back)
8. How Not to Gain Weight Over the Summer Recruiting Season
9. Some Thoughts on Frump
10. Will Flats Fly in Court?

Some of my personal favorites that didn’t make the traffic based list included our financial discussion of what makes a woman “rich,” as well as my interview with Brandy Lusvardi, the costume designer for Better Off Ted (which, sadly, was canceled).  On the fashion side of things, I liked the reader question about how to add personality if you hate jewelry, as well as our discussion about mixing textures and patterns.

Readers, any favorites (or favorite discussions from the commenting threads) that you’d like to call out? I’d definitely like to give a shoutout to the discussion about the pros and cons of being a lawyer (and going to law school) in this thread (start here and here).

Check out our top ten of 2009 (and of all-time), here…

UPDATE: I checked in with Lisa from Privilege (our single Guest Post to break the top 10!) for an update, and here’s what she had to say:
“My corporate job disappeared, to be replaced, however, by some consulting on corporate website design, and a more serious focus on the blog, Privilege. Which, by the way, I feel has hit its stride, now that I understand more what on earth I’m doing, writing about style in its social context. Always helps to know what you’re doing, right? Happy 2011 to Corporette and all its readers.

Weekly News Update

Liking these posts? Follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook — this is the edited version of what we’re reading! (We also Tweet if we hear about a good sale through our CorporetteDeals Twitter feed.)

- Please don’t forget to vote for Corporette for the  “Top 100 Law Blogs” listing! We’re in the “Just for Fun” category.  (BIG THANKS to all my readers, both old and new (and lawyers and non!).)

Forbes wonders if pretty ladies are less employable.  (Personally, I wonder if the “headshot” photos used in the test were a bit too Glamour Shots — check out our advice for taking a professional work photo.)

– The WSJ has a discussion of fashion on The Good Wife.  (I know, I know, readers have been telling me for years I need to do one of our 360 reviews on it — I might just have to start watching the show now that I see how beautiful the clothes are!)

– Sally at Already Pretty has a good round-up of different types of casual shoes that women can use to bridge their working wardrobes with their weekend wardrobes.

– If you have some free time this holiday season, check out some of the newer shopping tools available — InStyle magazine launched StyleFind, and Google launched BoutiquesReaders, any favorites that you use?

The LA Times has a good round-up for what all those holiday drinks (and holiday drinking) can do to your skin.

Mint wonders if employees should be allowed to nap at work.

Learnvest has a fun “what’s your spending personality” article.

– If you care about privacy issues, the WSJ‘s report on smart phones and “apps” is a must-read.

Favorite Suits from 2010

Every week we post a Suit of the Week — here are a few of my favorites from the year. Readers, any favorites that I’m missing?

And, of course, don’t forget to check back to our Guide to Interview Suits, if you’re in the market…

(Each picture links back to the original post…)

Pink Tartan Peplum Suit Jacket  

Andy The-Anh Peplum Jacket and Dress

 

Donna Karan Belted Cascade Jacket and Pencil Skirt

Michael Kors Architectural Suit Theory Strategy Suit Helmut Lang Smoking Wool Suit

Bargain Thursday’s TPS Report: Cable-Knit Cardigan

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

Old Navy Womens Cable-Knit CardigansI feel like Old Navy has these every season, and every season they call to me — the fun colors, the classic styling… I particularly like this purple (“purple jewel”) and a sprucey green (“green spire”) — there’s also a lovely dark-blue-not-quite-navy color, along with basics like black, white, and gray. The cardigan was $29.50, now $17.50, sizes XS-XXL. Old Navy Womens Cable-Knit Cardigans


Seen a great piece you’d like to recommend? Please e-mail [email protected] with “TPS” in the subject line.

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