Coffee Break: Fulton Moccasin

Kors Fulton MoccasinCommenters were recommending this flat the other day, and I really like the look of its clean, neat lines. Zappos has it in a ton of fun colors right now, but Amazon has some nice deals on basic colors like this “luggage” leather (also in black leather and black suede). It was $99, but is marked to $79 (select sizes and colors only, alas). Kors Michael Kors Fulton Moccasin

Coffee Break: Bethe Rope Necklace

noonday Longtime reader/ mid-level associate R wrote in to recommend this necklace a few weeks ago:

The necklace was a Christmas present this year, and promises to become my new favorite opera-length accent piece. (Today I’m wearing it with a cream silk blouse and gold studs.) According to the website, the entire collection is made by artisans in the developing world, and the organization is committed to providing fair wages and safe working environments. Some of the pieces have a more casual/ bohemian feel, but a fair number are entirely work-appropriate for my (business casual) office.

Nice! I always love the versatility of an opera-length necklace, and I like the simplicity of this one.  (I’m particularly a fan of the look at top right, layered with a long pendant necklace).  The necklace is $40. Bethe Rope Necklace


Tech Problems

I know we’re having tech problems but I’m lacking information — is it mobile only? Can you identify which ad (or which ad spot)? Anyone who can send me screenshots and more information will win my undying affection. (I know of two potentially separate problems: and a redirection to some app/game…. please fill me in if there are others.) Thank you all for your patience!

Deal Alert: ShopBop’s Friends & Family Sale

FYI – ShopBop’s Friends and Family sale has just started, with 25% off sitewide with code FAMILY25.  ShopBop is home to a ton of great brands, and the editor’s picks are usually SPOT on in terms of what’s trendy, interesting, and now — their jewelry collection is also drool worthy.  There are also a ton of great basics, though — so I’ve rounded up a few pieces that are classics that have been around forever (and probably will be).  It’s also nice that they offer free 3-day shipping (although you can use your Amazon Prime membership for faster shipping), and, as always, free returns. Readers, what are you eyeing for the ShopBop sale?  If you had $1K to spend, what would you buy?

Deal Alert: Ann Taylor Extra 70% Off Sale

Ann Taylor is having a flash sale, offering an extra 70% off sale items with FLASH70 … until midnight.  Tomorrow, it’s an extra 65% off until noon (code FLASH65), and then until midnight tomorrow, it’s an extra 60% off (code FLASH60). Tons of inventory, and only some of it is final sale.  Lots of sizes, too… happy shopping, ladies!

Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Ashton Shirtdress

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

Limited Ashton ShirtdressI normally do not like shirtdresses — they’re hard to look flattering, and a few years ago it seemed like retailers were purposely making them to look like you’d thrown on your boyfriend’s shirt, belted it, and left the house without pants. So it’s unusual for me to say that I really like this shirtdress from The Limited, inspired by their popular Ashton blouse — it looks clean, professional, and flattering. I like this “fireside red” color, but it’s also available in other colors: “midnight blue,” black, green, and a number of sleeveless iterations. The dress is $79.95, but if you buy one you get one 50% off. Limited Ashton Shirtdress

Psst: here’s a plus size version. FYI — although The Limited shuttered their plus-size line about a year ago, the brand Eloquii has been resurrected and is under new management (with no affiliation with The Limited).  This sheath dress comes down to $66 today with code TGIF and looks like a nice basic.

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