Coffee Break: Fringe Moccasin Flat

Eeek, what fun flats — and I love this happy green color (but note that these also come in beige, navy, and pink). I’m not usually such a fan of moccasins or fringe, but somehow these are the best of all worlds, and they look sleek but comfortable and stylish. Love. They’re made in Italy and available for $310 at Nordstrom (but only in lucky sizes at this point). Fringe Moccasin Flat

Here are two lower-priced options.

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The Best Girl Power Songs for Women

girl power songsHere’s a random open thread for today: do you enjoy listening to female empowerment anthems — aka girl power songs? Which are your favorites? I rounded up a few of the ones that I’m thinking of here, but they’re all very dancey…

For my $.02 – a political commentator I follow on Facebook just posted a link to the new Kesha song Woman (link goes to YouTube; NB that the lyrics NSFW!). Sample lyrics:

I buy my own things
I pay my own bills
these diamond rings
my automobiles
Everything I got I bought it
boys can’t buy my love…
I do what I want
say what you say
I work real hard every day

I was listening to it for the first time this morning and thought, oh, I like this genre of song! It’s like a two-second decision for me to buy this kind of song on iTunes. Other songs I’d put in this “self-empowered woman” genre (links go to YouTube and are probably NSFW for the most part):

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Thursday’s Workwear Report: World’s Comfiest Button-Down

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

If you’re on the constant hunt for dress shirts that don’t gape open, Betabrand has this one, which they’re also calling the world’s comfiest button-down. It’s interesting because it’s a fake button front with two functional buttons that make the shirt easy to put on and take off. It’s 100% cotton and machine washable, and it just looks like it’s going to be comfortable and easy to wear and will look nice tucked in. It’s $78 — only available in pink at the moment, but many of the 150+ comments on the page are asking for additional colors, so stay tuned. It comes in XS-XXL, but not all sizes are in stock — you can sign up to be emailed when they’re available again. World’s Comfiest Button-Down

PS 1: Banana Republic Factory just went on sale at flash sample sale site Zulily. Lots of blazers, blouses, pants, dresses, accessories and more, with the vast majority priced between $29-$55. Here’s my referral link if you need an invite to the site.

PS 2: Thanks so much to the reader who recommended the Carlisle outlet in our post on NYC shopping for workwear — I was in the neighborhood yesterday and checked it out and was excited to see the crazy good sale prices. (Example: $595 blazer marked on sale to $275, then take 80% off of that price. I got a $375 blazer for $32.) Lots of stuff that wasn’t quite my cup of tea, but lots of good basics for trousers, skirts, dresses, coats, and accessories at crazy prices.

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Suit of the Week: Banana Republic

For busy working women, the suit is often the easiest outfit to throw on in the morning. In general, this feature is not about interview suits for women, which should be as classic and basic as you get — instead, this feature is about the slightly different suit that is fashionable, yet professional.

Banana Republic has a lot of fun suits right now, but some of them are starting to cross the line into Opposuits territory. (Go ahead and click — you won’t be sorry.) This gray windowpane is a nice change from a regular gray suit, but it still looks professional. The jacket is $198 and the cropped pants are $110; also check out the matching skirtsecond pair of pants, shift dress, sleeveless top, and cami. Right now with promo code BRSPECIAL, you can get 35% off your purchase.

Here are a couple of individual windowpane pieces in plus sizes: ankle pants and an A-line skirt.

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Previously, on Corporette…

Corp-square-201Travel back in the Corporette time capsule… Here’s what was on our minds oh so many moons ago. 

One year ago…

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Wednesday’s Workwear Report: Bi-Stretch Sheath Dress

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

This dress from Tahari has been around for years and has gotten really great reviews at Nordstrom as well as at Amazon, but I don’t think we’ve ever featured it in a morning workwear report. Say what you will about the little details at the waist, but I think it’s a flattering look — and the sort of architectural design at the neckline reminds me of much higher-priced dresses like St. John‘s. It’s $128 at Nordstrom and comes in four colors (blue, green, navy, and black) in sizes 2–16 and petite sizes 8P–14P. Bi-Stretch Sheath Dress

Here’s a plus-size option.

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