Tech Troubles

Hi guys — I’m seeing some reports of people not being able to click/comment on the Weekend Open Thread. I can’t recreate the problem on my end in any of my browsers.  If anyone is still having the problem, can you give me more info? (Specifically — does the page get “stuck” while trying to load something? You can usually tell by watching the gray bar at the bottom of the web page, which shows the various various things being loaded and connections being made (see screenshot below).

I know there were a lot of other general complaints re tech troubles — what is specifically still happening for people now (not several weeks ago)? Thank you all for your help (and for your patience!). Thank you!

(Regarding the comments-not-staying-filled-with-your-names issue, this was the response from my tech guys, below: we’re going to continue to investigate — if you have any other info on it, please contact us so we can correspond with you directly on the problem.)

That information input in the Comments form is cached in the visitors browser,
you can prevent your browser from caching form fields, but since this is happening to only some of your visitors that means that their individual settings are set to have the AutoComplete feature off in their own browsers.

And here’s that other screenshot I mentioned…

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Sponsored: Ann Taylor’s Suiting Event Starts Today

ann taylor suit saleDisclosure: This post is sponsored by Ann Taylor, but written by your regular friendly blogger, Kat Griffin.

Ann Taylor has a ton of great sales, but if you’ve noticed, the suits are rarely part of those sales — except for the rare Suiting Event, which just started, and now offers 30% off all suits.  There are some great women’s suits in the sale, including:

All Season Stretch Suiting

I’ve always been a fan of Ann Taylor’s all-season stretch suiting — it’s such a great basic for every working woman.  Wear it with cashmere and merino in the winter; with cotton and linen in the summer… it really is seasonless.  This lovely “smokey charcoal” suit (pictured below) caught my eye, but it’s also available in black, navy, a beigy “stone beach,” and a light brownish “dark stone taupe heather.” Pictured below:

  • All Season Stretch Two-Button Jacket, was $169, now marked to $118. The jacket is lined and has besom pockets; it’s available in regular and petite sizes (limited sizes only, alas!).
  • All-Season Stretch Pencil Skirt, was $79, now $55.  It’s available in regular and petite sizes 00-18.
  • Modern All-Season Stretch Trousers, were $98, now $68.  They’re available in regular and petite sizes 00-18. (The same color is also available in Ann Taylor’s other two main cuts, the curvy cut and the signature cut.)

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Congratulations to the Tuxe Giftcard Winner!

tuxe-giveawayThank you to everyone who entered the Tuxe Bodywear giveaway!  The giveaway is now closed, and the winner has been emailed.

Pictured: The Coach bodysuit, available in ivory and black at Tuxe Bodywear for $104 (tall fit available).

Giveaway: Win a $250 Giftcard to Tuxe Bodywear!

tuxe giveawayI’m super excited for today’s giveaway because readers have been singing the praises of Tuxe Bodywear (formerly Bradamant Bodysuits) since we first talked about how to tuck blouses neatly. The idea: no more fidgeting, no more loss of concentration or confidence. Tuck once, and it stays put! — TUXE Bodywear is a thoughtfully designed line of cotton and silk blouses with bodysuit bottoms.  Their traceless technology means the smoothest look under skirts and pants, and a flattering, comfortable fit always.  They have a lot of nice pieces, but I’m loving this silk crepe de chine blouse, available in both white and black (sizes XS-XL, as well as tall sizes XS-XL) — it’s called the CEO.  (It’s $104.)

Update: The giveaway is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered!
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Admin / Tech / Ads

Hi guys – I saw some of the reader complaints re: audio ads late yesterday; my apologies to everyone for the audio interruption.  The people who manage the ads on this site are all under strict instructions to never let audio ads in  (and, my goodness, certainly not ads for things like KY jelly, whether audio or not).  Sometimes ads slip past our filters (which makes me like the advertising companies even less, but that’s me).  In order to stop these ads I need two pieces of information:

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Of Mercer Giveaway Closed

of-mercer-discount-codeThank you to everyone who entered the Of Mercer giveaway — the contest is now closed, and the winner has been contacted. To everyone who DIDN’T win, note that the brand is offering a 1-week discount, exclusively to Corporette readers.  The discount code is CORPORETTE and will expire May 5th.