Weekly News Update

Weekly News UpdateLike 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.

  • Bloomberg Businessweek brings news of the latest menswear trend. Yes, the shorts suit. (We asked for your opinion on women’s shorts suits a few years ago… and it’s not too difficult to predict your opinions on this version.)
  • Ever look at an item of clothing that’s calling your name and wonder whether the sale price is the final markdown or if you might get an even better deal if you wait? Lifehacker shares several retailers’ secret price codes.
  • Do you have a messy purse? A perfectly organized one? Cosmo tells you what a peek inside your bag may say about you.
  • The Washington Post talks about warm-weather fashion vs. dress codes at work. Prime quote: “Interns and junior staffers are just clomping down the hall in their $5 Old Navy flip-flops.”
  • The New Yorker talks about women and negotiation tactics and how — like many workplace issues — women should tread carefully.
  • The Wall Street Journal’s At Work blog garners some job interview tips from a woman who’s been through 100 of them.
  • Essentialist or Nonessentialist: which one are you? The Harvard Business Review discusses the difference — and talks about the I’m-so-busy humblebrag.
  • From 100 job interviews to 12 weddings… DailyWorth (via PopSugar Smart Living) has some wedding-party tips from a woman who has been a bridesmaid a dozen times.

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NARS blushLike 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.

  • SheFinds features the best beauty products as chosen by Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) and Women’s Health (on the list: NARS blush, at left).
  • Kelly of Alterations Needed advises you to try “fashion bookends” when putting together an outfit — “support the outfit at the top and bottom with the same color,” she says.
  • The Muse reports on a new study that shows that going above and beyond at work doesn’t really benefit you any more than simply doing what you’ve promised.
  • Road Warriorette answers a reader’s question about colleagues traveling together but not actually sitting together.
  • The Greedy Associates blog responds to a recent piece in Slate by saying you CAN do anything with a law degree, with the caveat that you should only go to law school if you want to be a lawyer.
  • PopSugar Smart Living lists eight possible reasons you’re not getting hired.
  • Forbes reports that although only 3 to 4% of active venture capitalists are women and 7% of venture capital funding goes to female-led businesses, there are some signs of progress.
  • The Planet Money blog at NPR looks how Americans move in and out of various income brackets, including the much talked about 1%.
  • The Upshot at the New York Times shares some historical data about marriage in the U.S.; for example, in 1964, the median marrying age was 20.5 for women and 23.4 for men.

Did we miss anything? Add ’em here, or send them to [email protected] Thank you!

Previously, on Corporette…

Corp square 80 tiny 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

linenLike 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.

  • 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!
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