Coffee Break: Taryn Rose Fierce

Taryn Rose - Fierce (Black Nappa) - FootwearToday we’re liking this basic black peep toe from Taryn Rose, which has great comfort ratings at Zappos.  We like that the heel is under 3″, and that the shoe comes with arch support.  The fact that it’s on sale doesn’t hurt — it was $475, now $299.25.  Taryn Rose – Fierce (Black Nappa) – Footwear

N.B.: Peep toes are not appropriate for all offices — know your office!

Ten Uses for Office Supplies In a Pinch

other uses for office supplies2016 Update: We still stand by these tips for other uses for office supplies, and links have been updated below — you can also check out our newer discussion on ways to repurpose office supplies here.

Have you found any good ways to use office supplies for other uses? It’s like reader J is reading my mind…

How about a story on re-purposing office supplies for fashion/lifestyle uses when you’re in a pinch? For example, using binder clips while commuting to fold up pants that were hemmed for high heels, using scotch tape instead of a band-aid to prevent blisters when shoes start to rub, notebook paper as blotting papers, etc.

Somehow this came up at a recent bridal shower I attended, and my friends and I had a great time trying to think of other uses for office supplies.  Thanks to my friends N and G for helping me brainstorm!  (Pictured:  Coloured Paperclips, originally uploaded to Flickr by Dysanovic.) Here are our MacGyver-ish suggestions… [Read more…]

Tuesday’s TPS Report: Lightweight Wool Jacket

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

Lightweight Wool JacketToday we’re loving this East Coast professor vibe — the collared shirt, the cardigan, the blazer — fabulous.  We particularly like the lightweight wool blazer — it’s classic but hip with a slight horizontal weave.  It’s $198 at Brooks Brothers, sizes 0-16.   Lightweight Wool Jacket

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Coffee Break: RoadID WristID Elite

I know that many readers of this blog are outdoor exercisers — runners, bikers, and walkers.  If you’re like me, you worry about things from a safety perspective.  (Warning: morbid thoughts comin’ up.)  On the one hand, you want your ID on you in case you’re hit by a car or otherwise incapacitated — but on the other hand, if you’re attacked, the last thing you want is for the attacker to have both your keys AND your address (which they will if you’re carrying your license).  So when I heard of this nifty bracelet I just about swooned — it has your name, city, and the phone numbers of loved ones — no address.  (You can also add information about blood type, allergies, and more.)  Perfect!  It’s $29.99 at  WristID Elite


Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Vionnet Wool-crepe dress

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

 Vionnet Wool-crepe dressApparently, this morning I am channeling Rachel Zoe, because upon seeing this dress my first response was: “I’m dying!” LOVE the gray and black monochrome look, love the not-quite-a-grid grid, love the silk trim, and love that it’s otherwise wool-crepe. Gorgeous. Hang on to your hats, ladies: it’s $2,875 at Vionnet Wool-crepe dress

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Weekend Open Thread

2017 Update: Gearing up for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017? Early access starts July 13 — sign up for our newsletter to get our picks for workwear and beyond!

The below content is about the 2010 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

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This weekend, we’re loving this great L.A.M.B. hobo (part of the Anniversary Sale at Nordstrom). It’s the perfect red, and the angled pockets, open zipper teeth, and zipper tassles give it an edgy, almost rock-and-roll look. Love it! It’s currently $239 (but the price will go back to $368 after the sale ends). L.A.M.B. ‘Corsaire Seville’ Hobo

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