Archives for December 2013

The Top Posts of 2013

 Top Posts of 2013

(according to Google Analytics 12-31-13)

  1. Business Casual for Women – Without Being Overdressed
  2. Is Ombre Hair Professional?
  3. The Best Button-Down Shirts For Women
  4. How Often Can You Repeat Your Outfits at Work?
  5. The Best Camisoles for Layering
  6. How to Look Professional in Flats – All the Time
  7. How to Wear Cropped Pants to Work
  8. What’s YOUR Annual Clothes Budget?
  9. The Best Simple Sheath Dresses
  10. When Do Girly Clothes Become Unprofessional?

I also thought I’d round up a few of my personal favorites, after the jump…

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Kat’s Favorite Suits of 2013

Best Women's Suits of 2013 | CorporetteIn keeping with the theme of yearly look-backs, these are some of my favorites suits recommended here this year…  (Each picture links back to the original post… and of course, don’t forget to check out The Corporette Guide to Basic Women’s Suiting.  Here were our roundup of favorite suits from 2012 and 2010.)

Readers, which were your favorite suits recommended in 2013? Any favorites from the commenting threads?

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Accessorizing Fun: Kat’s Favorite Coffee Breaks

Kat's Favorite Accessories Recommendations of 2013 | CorporetteIn keeping with the theme of yearly look-backs, these are some of my favorites from the accessories recommended here this year…  (Here were the favorites from 2012 and 2010.)

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66 Day-After Sales (and Kat’s Top 10)

The Best Sales on Christmas Day | CorporetteMuch to my surprise, a lot of the day-after sales are even better than the 12/25 sales!  (That said, I can’t really speak to how the inventory changed between then and now — there may have been more stuff on sale yesterday.)  ANYHOO:  Here are some of the great sales going on today; my top 10 are in bold…

  • 6pm.com – Clearance bags and accessories, outerwear, footwear, and clothing, all up to 80% off.
  • Ann Taylor – Semi-Annual Sale: Up to 70% off, no code needed.
  • Anthropologie – Winter Tag Sale, enjoy an extra 25% off sale items with code 25BELOW.
  • ASOS – Up to 50% off “crazy ass holiday sale.”  Further reductions.
  • Athleta – Semi-Annual Sale, save up to 50% off. Enjoy an extra 20% off all sale items with code WINTER20.
  • Banana Republic – Sale section marked up to 50%, extra 50% off sale with code BREXTRA50.
  • Bare Necessities – Semi-Annual Sale, up to 65% off savings. Ends 1/2.
  • Barneys New York – Thousands of styles up to 60% off.
  • Beauty.com – Year-end clearance, up to 70% off select items from your favorite beauty brands. Also, 25% off select holiday gift sets.
  • Bergdorf Goodman – Save up to 60% off at the BG Sale.
  • Bloomingdale’s – The Can’t Stop Shopping After-Christmas Sale and Clearance — save up to 75% off on a great selection of items.
  • Bluefly – Winter Wild Event. $79 and under, including Tahari ASL, Inhabit, James Jeans, and more.
  • Boden – Sale is up to 60% off.
  • Brooks Brothers – Semi-Annual Sale, save up to 50%. Save an additional 15% today (last day).
  • Club Monaco – Take an additional 40% off already-reduced merchandise with code WINTER.
  • CUSP – Save up to 60% off original prices when you take an extra 25%-33% off all sale items.
  • C.Wonder – Wonder Sale, take an extra 50% off select sale items.  Also, enjoy 40% off full-price jewelry.
  • Dorothy Perkins – Up to 50% off sale, plus take an extra 15% off everything.
  • Eastern Mountain Sports – up to 50% off sale.
  • eBags – Winter Sale, save up to 70% off; lots of recent markdowns.  Also, 25% off all Tumi Alpha Wheeled travel (select styles).
  • Express – 50% off every single item, online and in US stores.
  • eShakti – Year end sale, up to 50% off sitewide.
  • Forever 21 – Sale, up to 75% off, with 1000 new markdowns.  Also, boots and booties are 50% off (ends 1/1).
  • Free People – today only, 25% off all sale items.
  • French Connection – extra 50% off sale styles with code W13SALE at checkout.
  • Heels.com – 25% off New Year’s Eve sale with code CONFETTI. Also, free 2d day shipping and free returns.
  • Henri Bendel – Winter sale top picks 40% off.
  • Horchow – Last chance sale, up to 50% off clearance items.
  • Intermix – One day only, online only: 15% off with $250+, 20% off with $500+.
  • J.Crew – 30% off full-price styles with code GIFTNOW. Online only: extra 40% off sale items.
  • Jones New York – Additional 50% off all sale styles.
  • Kate Spade – Take 25% off all sale items with code DECEMBER25.
  • Karen Millen – Further reductions taken; lots of pieces under $100.
  • Kirna Zabete – Up to 60% off fashion perfection.
  • Lands’ End – 100s of new styles added, save up to 60%.
  • Last Call – Extra 30-60% off everything, now through January 1.
  • The Limited – 50% off on original ticket prices on new arrivals — plus all holiday dresses and all jewelry and accessories are 50% off.
  • Loehmann’s – 20-40% off selections sitewide, for a limited time.
  • Loft – 50% off everything with code GOODCHEER.
  • Lord & Taylor – After Christmas sale, save 20% on sale and clearance items with code AFTER.
  • Mackage – Boxing day, up to 50% off.
  • Macy’s – One day sale, extra 25% off clearance, and free shipping at $75 with code JOY.
  • Madewell – Extra 40% off all sale styles with code SALETIME.
  • Modcloth – Treat Yourself Sale, beat the winter blues with 50% off.
  • Naturalizer – Fit for You Sale, up to 50% off, plus an extra 20% off sale items with code SALE2ONT.
  • Neiman Marcus – Save up to 60% off when you take an extra 25-33% off already-reduced prices.
  • Net-a-Porter – Further reductions, now up to 70% off.
  • New York & Company – The Big Sale, everything up to 80% off.
  • Nine West – Sale up to 60% off, plus an extra 20% off select styles.
  • Nordstrom – Half-Yearly Sale for Men begins today! Also, earn double points through 12/27.
  • Pendleton – Up to 60% off new markdowns and bigger reductions.
  • Piperlime – Insider favorites on sale; extra 50% off with code EXTRA; ends 12/27.
  • Rebecca Taylor – Enjoy up to 60% off; new holiday styles added to sale.
  • Reiss – Up to 50% off online and in store.
  • Saks – Designer sale, up to 70% off. Tons of really cute (and well-priced) flats and boots in their shoe section.
  • Sephora – Extra 20% off sale items with code EXTRA20.
  • Sierra Trading Post – End of Year Blowout, extra 25-30% off.  New items in sale section.
  • Shoes.com – 15% off sitewide, or 25% off sale items with code 25SALE.
  • ShopBop – New items just added to sale.
  • Target – Year-end clearance; save up to 60% on hundreds of items. (Also, online only preview on the activewear sale for the whole family.)
  • Theory – Lots marked 50% off, including coats.
  • Tory Burch – Extra 25% off sale styles with code NEWYEAR.
  • Trina Turk – Winter sale, up to 60% off.
  • Victoria’s Secret – Semi Annual Sale.  Save 25%-40% on select bras, up to 40% off on sleep, and up to 70% off clothing (800+ styles).  In the clearance section, bras start at $14.99, and panties start at $3.99.
  • The Walking Company – End of season sale, lowest prices of the season.
  • Zappos – Post-holiday clearance.

Kat’s Favorite TPS Reports of 2013

Kat's Favorite Wear-to-Work Recommendations of 2013Every weekday here at Corporette, I offer one suggestion for an item that I would wear to work. Sometimes readers love the item, and wow do you guys hate it sometimes. Sometimes *I* love it, sometimes it was just the best I could find given the restraints (for those who haven’t noticed, Monday and Tuesday tend to be pricier items, Wednesday is in the $100-$150 price range, Thursday is in the $50-$100 price range, and Friday is in the “under $50″ range.) Still, as the end of the year approaches I thought I’d look back over the past year and choose my personal favorites from the things I recommended… each picture is from one month, and the picture links back to the original post.  (Most are sold out, but some of the later months (like the blue pants) are still available.)

(Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to do this in 2011 due to some tech difficulties, but here is the roundup from 2010 and 2012 if you’re curious.)

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Merry Christmas! 17 Noteworthy Christmas Day Sales

The Best Sales on Christmas Day | CorporetteMerry Christmas, ladies!  I’m busy, you’re busy… and yet I had to come over to the computer and check out a few sales to see if there were some notable ones.  Stores are largely closed today, so logic dictates that if the retailers want to make any money they’ll mostly have to do it online… ;)   I’ll try to do a bigger roundup tomorrow, but today, here are the sale sections I’m surfing:

  • 6pm.com – Select styles $20 or less, for savings up to 89% off.  For women, lots of denim on sale. Ends 12/27.
  • Ann Taylor – Semi-Annual Sale: Up to 70% off, no code needed.
  • Athleta – Semi-Annual Sale, save up to 50% off (select items only).
  • Banana Republic – Sale section marked up to 50%, and use code BRWINTER to take an extra 30% off sale styles – ends 12/25.
  • Bare Necessities – Semi-Annual Sale, up to 65% off savings. Ends 1/2.
  • Beauty.com – Year-end clearance, up to 70% off select items from your favorite beauty brands.  Also, 25% off select holiday gift sets.
  • Bloomingdale’s – The Can’t Stop Shopping After-Christmas Sale and Clearance — save up to 75% off on a great selection of items.  Starts online today; in stores tomorrow.
  • Boden – Sale is up to 60% off.
  • Brooks Brothers – Semi-Annual Sale, save up to 50%.  Save an additional 15% on 12/25 and 12/26 online.
  • Club Monaco – Take an additional 30% off already-reduced merchandise with code WINTER.
  • J.Crew – 30% off full-price styles with code GIFTNOW.  Online only: extra 40% off sale items.
  • The Limited – 50% off on original ticket prices on new arrivals — plus all holiday dresses and all jewelry and accessories are 50% off.
  • Madewell – Extra 40% off all sale styles with code SALETIME.
  • Nordstrom – Half-Yearly Sale for Men begins today!  Also, earn double points through 12/27.
  • Piperlime – Insider favorites on sale; extra 50% off with code EXTRA; ends 12/27.
  • Saks – Designer sale, up to 70% off. Tons of really cute (and well-priced) flats and boots in their shoe section.
  • Sephora – Extra 20% off sale items with code EXTRA20.
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