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:
Hi 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!
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.
We 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:
I’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.
Thank 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.