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 Gift Card For Luxury Workwear Brand Of Mercer

of-mercer-giveawayI’m excited to introduce you guys to another great workwear brand: Of Mercer, specializing in desk to anywhere clothes.  I’m even more excited to share that one lucky reader will win a $250 gift card from the brand!  The brand — started by two women who met at Wharton Business School — specializes in workwear for professional women who want to look and feel their best in the office.  The brand uses the same luxurious Italian wool as high-end designers, yet their dresses all sell for less than $200.  (They also have classic black wool suiting — check out their classic blazer ($235) and sheath dress ($165).

The Rules: Readers enter the giveaway by entering their email address at this link: http://www.ofmercer.com/pages/corporette-giveaway. One winner will be chosen the morning of Tuesday, April 28 (chosen at random by the ViralSweep software), and the winner will win one gift card worth $250 to spend at Of Mercer. Please note that, due to legal reasons, this contest is only open to adult residents of the United States. The winners will have one week to respond to claim their prize or a new winner will be chosen.

Disclosure: Corporette® charges advertisers a fee to promote giveaways.

UKIES Giveaway Winners (and a Discount Code)!

Paris UKIES BlushThank you to everyone who entered the UKIES giveaway.  Five winners have been chosen via Random.org and the winners have been notified by the emails provided.  For everyone who DIDN’T win, though, the brand has been good enough to give us a discount code — use code CORPORETTE to take 30% off your entire purchase on ukies.com (valid through 5-1-15).

Update: What do women want in comfortable heels for work? Ukies put together a fun infographic from the reader responses in the survey. Of course, always feel free to check out our Guide to Comfortable Heels.

 

Giveaway: Five Winners Get One Pair of Comfort Heels from UKIES

Arianna UKIES Red Python NappaI’m thrilled to introduce you guys to a new shoe brand that seeks to bridge the gap between comfort and style for women’s pumps: UKIES. The brand’s patented nanogel technology guarantees comfort and support in every step — no more insoles or inserts. The brand currently has two main styles in their AM-PM collection, designed to take you from desk to dinner. The first is the Arianna pump (pictured), a classic 3″ pointy-toe pump that comes in four colors: red python nappa, black nappa, gold nappa, and beige patent, for $199. The second is the Paris, a 3.5″ heel with a .5″ platform; it comes in black and blush nappa, as well as a black and navy patent, all priced at $209. Both shoes come in half and whole sizes, 6-11.

I think they’re both great looking shoes, so I’m excited to announce that five lucky readers will win a pair of shoes of their choosing. It’s easy to enter: leave a comment below (please include your email address!) and tell us: what’s the most important thing you look for in a pair of office heels? 

Pictured: the Arianna pump in red python nappa, $199 at UKIES.com.  

UPDATE AS OF APRIL 14: The giveaway is now closed; thank you to everyone who entered!

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Sponsored: Save Time and Sanity with Sassoon’s New Blow and Style Menu

Blow & Style_MR_10Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Sassoon, but written by your friendly local blogger, Kat Griffin.

I’ve written before about my love of blow-outs (including how to make a blow-out last for multiple days!), but here’s what I don’t love about blow-outs: the Question.  You know the one: “How do you want your hair blown out?”

“Um…. the normal way.  With a brush and blowdryer and stuff.”  (I say this because I once asked for a blowout and got a flat-iron instead because that was all they offered, and I was too crunched for time to go elsewhere.)

“Yes, but straight?  Wavy? Glamorous?”

“Ummmm… straight, I guess.”

I always feel a bit dumb for not knowing the answer to this question, and I suppose if I started a Pinterest board, or ripped magazine pages out, I could go to the salon and confidently say, “Give me X.”  But I somehow always forget that this is an issue until I’m in the seat.

So I was THRILLED when I heard about Sassoon’s new service: a blow and style menu that not only names popular styles and makes it easier to differentiate among them, it puts even more options right in my hands, right when I need them: when I’m at the salon.

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