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One year ago…

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Weekly News Update

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  • Angie of YouLookFab discusses linen pants and how to make them work in a business casual office.
  • New York Magazine laments the ever-frustrating state of women’s clothes sizes — specifically “alpha sizing” (using S, M, L, etc., instead of numbers). The original Wall Street Journal story is available behind a paywall.
  • Forbes announces its list of The World’s Most Powerful Women for 2014.
  • Above the Law comments on another annual list, The American Lawyer’s Am Law 200 for 2014.
  • And here’s yet another 2014 list to peruse: Working Mother published their list of Best Companies for Multicultural Women.
  • In a recent blog post, the Harvard Business Review looks at how a law firm in France has achieved a 50/50 gender balance with its staff.
  • New York Magazine looks at a new study that measured participants’ reactions to men and women who speak with “vocal fry.” (If you’ve never heard of it, you’ll probably recognize the description in the article.)
  • The New York Times shares some tips for repaying and managing  student loans.

And in Kat news: her son Harrison Grant Griffin finally arrived over Memorial Day weekend, surprising everyone when he came into the world weighing 10 lbs 1.2 oz. Welcome to the world, Harry! 

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Memorial Day Weekend Sales — and Kat’s Top 14 Sales

sales175 punyMemorial Day sales seem to be kicking off early this year — huzzah!  For everyone having a chill night (or, heavens forbid, stuck in the office), we thought we’d round ’em up for you.  We’ll update as the last few stragglers start their sales.  Note that the first 14 sales that Kat would check out are in bold (lots of sale on sale, ladies!); updates to the list are in red.  If you haven’t already, don’t forget to check out our closer looks at The Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale (workwear and shoes). Updates for 5/25 are in pink.

  • 6pm.com: 65% off Calvin Klein and running essentials, and up to 70% off red, white and blue fashions from Nine West, CK, and more…
  • Amazon: 40-60% off Memorial Day Savings.
  • Anne Klein: Additional 30% of sale items.
  • Ann Taylor: 40% off select styles.
  • ASOS – 20% off everything with code WEBEGRILLIN.
  • Bare Necessities: Up to 60% off.
  • Barneys Warehouse: Extra 40% off all clearance, extra 30% off lots of other stuff.
  • BaubleBar: 30% off full-priced items (click here if you need an invite).
  • Big Drop NYC: Extra 20% off with code MEMORIAL20.
  • Bergdorf Goodman: 5F Spring Fling sale — save up to 40% off.
  • Bloomingdale’s: Big Brown Bag Sale – Save 20-65% on select merchandise, and take an extra 20% off a selection of sale and clearance items with code TAKE20. Save 30-40% on regular-price handbags and premium designer shoes.
  • Boden: 25% off everything and 30% off summer dresses.
  • Bluefly: Extra 10-40% off apparel.
  • Banana Republic: 40% off with code BRHEAT.
  • CUSP by Neiman Marcus: Up to 40% off regular-price items.
  • Club Monaco: 30% off sale styles, 50% off clearance.
  • C.Wonder: Take an additional 50% off sale.
  • DVF: Take an additional 30% off sale items with code SUMMER30.
  • eBags: Up to 65% off on select outdoor bags and brands.
  • Express: 40% off sitewide.
  • French Connection: Extra 30% off with code S14MEM.
  • Hanky Panky: Save up to 65%.
  • Halsbrook: 40% off new markdowns.
  • Inhabit: 30% off all spring styles.
  • J.Crew: 30% off select full-price styles. Plus, extra 30% off spring sale styles. Use code WEEKEND.
  • L.K. Bennett: Buy more, save more — spend $250, get $50 off; spend $400, get $100 off; spend $600, get $150 off.
  • Land’s End: 40% off 2 Regularly Priced Items, Extra 20% off Sale & Clearance.
  • Lancome: 20% off ANY order plus free standard shipping and a travel-size product of your choice.
  • Last Call: Extra 50% off all clearance, extra 30% off everything else.
  • The Limited: 40% off all sale items.
  • LOFT: Extra 40% off all sale styles.
  • Macy’s: Extra 20% off with code MEMDAY, extra 25% off clearance.
  • Madewell: Extra 30% off sale styles with code OHYES
  • Neiman Marcus: Clearance: Save up to 75%.
  • New York & Company: Everything buy one get one 50% off, plus “NY Deals” (such as $8 tee, $22 soft shirt, etc).
  • The Outnet: Extra 50% off summer essentials.
  • Payless Shoes: Up to 50% off select styles — some styles of reader favorite the Karmen pump, as low as $10!
  • Rebecca Taylor: Extra 25% off sale with code SUMMERFUN25 (savings up to 70% off).
  • Reiss: 30% off selected lines.
  • Saks Fifth Avenue: Up to 55% off selections of women’s apparel.
  • Sole Society: Up to 50% off select styles.
  • Talbots: Extra 50% off markdowns.
  • Trina Turk: Extra 20% off sale items.
  • White House | Black Market: 40% off select styles.
  • Zappos: Memorial Day Clearance!

Weekly News Update

Easy Exercises at the Office | CorporetteLike these posts? Follow us on Twitter or Facebook — this is the edited version of what we’re reading! (We also Tweet if we hear about a good sale through our CorporetteDeals Twitter feed.) You can also follow us on Pinterest and Instagram, or by our RSS feed.

  • The Onion has put together a handy guide to fitting in exercise time at work — no special equipment required!
  • FiveThirtyEight wonders: how much does a woman’s hairstyle play a role in her success at work? (We hope that someday this can be an Onion story rather than a real one…)
  • The Atlantic reports on a recent analysis of 99 studies about how employees view female leaders. The seemingly positive results seem to paint a rosier picture than reality, however, as the article points out: “It seems that what really matters for female leaders is not whether they are ‘successful,’ but how they behave in their role. And when they behave more like men, female leaders haven’t made nearly as much progress as this study might imply.”
  • Everyone’s been dissecting Jill Abramson’s exit from the New York Times this week, from the Atlantic to New York magazine to Vox. Prime quote (from New York magazine): “Women never know whether they’re being met with a hostile reaction because of their performance — something that they can address and change — or because of both male and female colleagues’ internalized notions of how women should behave.”
  • Mint (via PopSugar Smart Living) shares several tips on how to move toward going paperless at home.

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Previously, on Corporette…

Corp square logo update 10-12 copy Travel back in the Corporette time capsule… Here’s what was on our minds oh so many moons ago.

One year ago…

[Read more…]

Weekly News Update

Vintage Luxury Items | CorporetteLike these posts? Follow us on Twitter or Facebook — this is the edited version of what we’re reading! (We also Tweet if we hear about a good sale through our CorporetteDeals Twitter feed.) You can also follow us on Pinterest and Instagram, or by our RSS feed.

  • The Coveted shows you nine examples of vintage luxury pieces — from Gucci to Halston — that can easily pass as current pieces.
  • Ever use dry shampooSheFinds tells you the best way to use it.
  • Kelly of Alterations Needed lists five items that she always has on hand (very different from what’s in Kat’s purse!).  What do YOU always make sure to carry in your handbag/work bag?
  • Ask a Manager (via DailyWorth) gives advice on what to do if your boss just doesn’t like you. (What if your mentor is not exactly your biggest fan?)
  • You’ve probably heard about Katty Kay and Claire Shipman’s book and excerpt in The Atlantic on The Confidence Code, but if not, take a look — we’ll be discussing the Atlantic excerpt this Monday here on Corporette.
  • Summer associates looking for fashion and career tips should take a look at Greedy Associates’ resource roundup.  Meanwhile, if your summer associate days are behind you, Greedy Associates also has some advice for being a good mentor to a newbie.
  • Want to get smarter? Farnam Street tells you how to use “The Buffett Formula.”
  • A junior partner at a Biglaw firm, quoted at Above the Law, has a message for associates who are moms: hang in there, because it gets better.
  • How are your charitable donations being used? The NYT ponders.

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