Coffee Break – Printed Silk Scarf

Emilio Pucci Printed silk scarfThe Outnet has a ton of scarves on sale for up to 70% off right now, including a fair number of Pucci scarves. Love the sky blue tones and fun print to this one, as well as the fact that it’s silk. Gorgeous! Was $388, now marked to $135.80 at The Outnet.Emilio Pucci Printed silk scarf
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Working Through Your First Trimester of Pregnancy

first trimester exhaustedThis is a post about dealing with the first trimester of pregnancy, which can be particularly trying — extreme fatigue, nausea, and all while trying to keep your “situation” on the QT in case of miscarriage. (Pictured: mama·licious Sarah Work Blazer, available at Asos for $75.71)

But I suppose I should make a mini-announcement regarding some personal news in Katland. First, some hints: I’m on my third bra size since December. I haven’t enjoyed a martini, or deli meats, or zippers, in a long, long time. Lately, I’m having trouble falling asleep because someone keeps kicking me. The news, if you’re not with me yet: My husband and I are expecting our first child later this summer. Why yes, we are terrified; thanks for asking.

One of the things I’ve been dying to talk about since becoming pregnant is the first trimester,* and the complete, mind-blowing fatigue that most women suffer. I would have considered myself a trooper when it comes to energy and the job — I’ve worked through mono and two bouts of strep throat without missing more than a day of work. But apparently mono and strep can’t shake a stick at the whole “growing another human” thing. It became incredibly difficult to get up and out the door in the morning — and by 3 PM every day I needed a nap. And not a 20-minute power nap, oh no: we’re talking at least a full 90-minute sleep cycle. I kept thinking about that Sheryl Sandberg talk for TED about how women, upon getting pregnant, should ramp up their career and go 120 miles per hour. NOW??? I kept thinking. Is she CRAZY? [Read more...]

Splurge Tuesday’s TPS Report: “Kamryn” Two-Button Jacket

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

Lauren by Ralph Lauren "Kamryn" Two-Button JacketOooo: Bloomingdale’s has a number of cute things on sale right now, including a ton of great blazers (albeit in limited sizes). This morning I’m loving this classic Kamryn blazer from Lauren by Ralph Lauren. Love the slight puff to the shoulders, the tropical stretch wool, and the single back vent. It was $250, now $175 (free shipping on all orders over $150). Lauren by Ralph Lauren “Kamryn” Two-Button Jacket


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Holiday Weekend Open Thread

Joie 'Veronica' Floral Jacquard BlouseHappy Memorial Day! Something on your mind? Chat about it here.

Three cheers for long weekends! The Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale continues, with discounts of up to 50% on tons of basics like jeans, lingerie, swim suits — as well as work clothes. For a lazy weekend, I like this romantic blouse from Joie — the colors and ruffles seem soft and romantic. It was $198, now marked to $118.90 as part of the sale. Joie ‘Veronica’ Floral Jacquard Blouse

A few other great deals going on this weekend:

Endless is offering 20% off on select merchandise.

Piperlime is offering up to 40% off on select merchandise (ends 5/29), and its sister sites Gap (up to 50% off), Old Navy (lots of pieces start at $6), and Banana Republic (up to 30% off) are having some great sales also.

The Outnet is offering sales of 40% on your summer wardrobe for their “weekend shop-in” event.

Bluefly (today only) has dresses marked up to 70% off, and they have a bunch of Judith Ripka jewelry marked 30-40% off as well.

Amazon has a Memorial Day Sale of up to 50% off on tees, shorts, swim and dresses.

Finally: eBags has Tumi on sale for up to 40% off.

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Weekly News Roundup

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.)

- Capitol Hill Style educates us all on the proper way to wear high heels (so you look like a strutter, not a schlepper).

- YouLookFab offers advice on how to store handbags.

- Don’t be tongue-tied when you meet the office VIP (CEO, senior partner, whatever) – On the Job with Anita Bruzzese has some tips for how to impress.  Meanwhile, Wisebread counts out five career moves with “exponential returns.”

- Road Warriorette rounds up the best sites for frequent flyer miles.

- Are you nodding off in front of your office monitor?  Lifehacker has some great ways to wake yourself up.

Oh! And I can’t believe I forgot about this: Kalyn of Possess Your Style was nice enough to ask me some questions about my musical tastes… if you’re curious, click on through!

Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Puff Sleeve Shirt

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

Puff Sleeve ShirtLove this simple cotton puff-sleeve t-shirt from Brooks Brothers.  It’s perfect: the sleeves are just the right length, the scoop neck is flattering but not too low, and it looks fitted but not skintight.  Love the thick cotton, as well — I’m not a fan of the super thin tees that a lot of places sell.  This one is $49.50 at Brooks Brothers (available in black, white, light blue, and light pink). Puff Sleeve Shirt

(Incidentally, note that Brooks Brothers has a sale today on its button-front shirts for men and women: 2 shirts for $109.  Not bad!)

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