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?
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!
Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.
I 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.
Sure, these shoes are a little bit boring… but sometimes you want a simple beige or black pump. The price is pretty good: they’re $70 at DSW. Tahari Majorie Pump
Help! I applied for a position that requires a polygraph. Mine is scheduled for next week and I am concerned about what to wear. It is in the same building as HR and I do not know if I will have an interview then. I would normally wear a business suit but my suits are all paired with camisoles (due to style, 3/4 sleeves, etc.) I am concerned about this because isn’t there a chest strap you are hooked up to? This is a professional position and I am thinking of wearing a blazer and dress slacks and dark cashmere shell that hopefully I will not sweat into from nerves. This is my go-to outfit I wear to work when I do not have court because it is most comfortable and still looks nice. Have you had to think about a physical comfort issue when interviewing and choosing your outfit? For what it is worth I was informed the polygraph will be 90minutes long.
Interesting question! We’ve talked about how to stay professional at the metal detectors, and how to wear an ID badge with style, but we’ve never addressed polygraph tests for job interviews. My gut instinct here tells me, “call and ask” (always an option, ladies!) but in case anyone in the readership has experience with this, I’ll open it up to the readers. Poking around online I did find a number of similar questions, primarily from men about to take police exams — the serious answer seemed to be “business casual,” with the less serious answers ranging from “chicken suit” to “For your polygraph wear a tuxedo. Then go naked to your psyc eval.” Ha! Ha. Ok. [Read more…]
Hi guys — As mentioned earlier we made a big change behind the scenes — we moved servers. The database is large and takes several hours to copy, and then other steps in the process have taken days in the past, so I kind of expected we’d just lose the entire weekend thread — but it turns out we are already up and running on our new, faster server. (Wahoo!) Unfortunately this does mean that we lost about 25 comments from late Thursday night to mid-day Friday, but otherwise things should be back up and running smoothly. If anyone is having any tech problems now, please let me know on this thread.
Update: And… I just realized that we are in fact having some caching problems. I’ve turned some stuff off, which will hopefully fix the problem for the remainder of Sunday. I also went back and PDFed the entire Weekend Open Thread as it existed on midday 7/4 — I can’t restore the comments but hopefully this is an acceptable fix if anyone really wanted the comments/discussions that are missing.