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.

 

A New Mobile Theme

corporette-mobile-friendlyHi guys — I just thought I’d give everyone a heads-up that we are going live with a new mobile theme for the blog today. I’m still in discussions to do a design refresh in general for the blog, so this will hopefully be a temporary theme (and we’ll move to a nicer one in a bit). We’re still tweaking it, so stay tuned. One big thing to note: in order to view comments, you have to click the big pink button that says “View Comments” near the bottom of the post. We’re still working on making the different comment levels more apparent, and will be making other changes to the user experience as we go. Thank you for reading!

 

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One more note: due to some tech troubles with WordPress, we’ve made some changes to commenting — we expect these changes to be temporary until the vulnerabilities are patched.

Decluttering, Selling, Donating, Kondoing, and More

declutteringWe are doing a major declutter of our apartment, and I just feel completely scatterbrained because of it.  We donated a good chunk of stuff to charity a week or two ago, I have a ThredUP bag filled and ready to go, and yesterday some eBay auctions ended, so I’ve been scrambling today trying to get packages out to people. (The last time we did a major declutter we talked about eBaying and selling your old stuff, as well as what the best stuff to buy on eBay is; we’ve also talked about thrifting for workwear.)  We are trying to get rid of a ton of baby stuff via the local parents’ listserv, first offering it for sale and then issuing curb alerts, which requires more email management.  (The woman who sent her nanny to pick up the Bumbo this morning sent like 10 texts, which is fine, but considering it was a $5 sale, the drain on my attention was less than good.)  It is a colossal waste of time, when looked at per hour. And here’s the thing that I’ve been asking myself all morning:  Why do I feel obliged to do this, make “use” of stuff we no longer want? Why am I not just walking it to the trash chute/garbage room and disposing of it?  I answer myself with these thoughts:
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