Happy MLK Day! 52 Sales (and Kat’s Top 14)

sales175 punyThere are so many good sales going on right now, ladies — we’ll update them if any new ones arise, but there are so many good ones already going on.  I wanted to bold half the list, but here are my top 14… Updates are in red!

  • 6pm.com – 60% off Coach.
  • All Saints – End of season sale, 50% off all sale lines.
  • Ann Taylor – Extra 70% off sale styles with code STYLE. 60% off sale styles, 40% off full price styles with code SHOPBIG.
  • Anthropologie – Extra 40% off sale items with code EXTRAEXTRA.
  • ASOS – Up to 70% off sale in their end of season boutique.
  • Athleta – 20% off your entire purchase, including sale items, with code ATHLETA20.
  • Bare Necessities – Extra 25% off clearance.
  • Barneys New York – Final markdowns! Up to 75% off clothing, shoes, accessories and more. 
  • Barneys Warehouse – End of season sale, extra 60% off all clearance. (!!)
  • Bergdorf Goodman – The Grand Finale, save up to 75% off.
  • Bloomingdale’s – 5 day weekend sale. Save 25-65%.
  • Bluefly – Winter wow shoe styles, now up to an extra 30% off.
  • Boden – Save an extra 20% off winter clearance.  Ends midnight Monday.
  • Brooks Brothers – Online exclusive, winter clearance event.  Up to 70% off select styles.
  • Club Monaco – 30% off sale and clearance with code SALE2015.
  • CUSP – Final day, $50 off $200 regular-price order with code NEWYEAR.
  • C.WonderClosing sale. Take an extra 75% off your order.
  • DSW – Clearance, up to 50% off women’s boots.
  • DVF – Extra 20% off sale styles with code JAN20.
  • eBags – Winter sale and clearance. Save up to 70%.
  • eShakti – Clearance sale, 40% off.  Introductory offer of 25% off sitewide (ends today).
  • Express – Clearance up to 70% off, plus take an additional 50% off already reduced clearance items. On full price items, $25 off every $75 you spend with code 1042.
  • Halsbrook – Holiday sale, up to 60% off sale.
  • Inhabit – 70% off their fall collection, plus 50% off all holiday styles.
  • J.Crew – Extra 40% off final sale styles, with some at 50% off.  Use code SHOPNOW.
  • J.Crew Factory – Online only – extra 30% off clearance styles with code TICKTOCK.
  • Journelle – Semiannual sale, up to 70% off.
  • Karen Millen – The KM Sale. Extra 20% off, limited time only.
  • Kirna Zabête – Designer sale, save up to 70% off.
  • Land’s End – 20% off your order.
  • Last Call – Extra 50% off cold weather, 40% off boots, and 30% off everything else.
  • The Limited – Save, up to 70% off.  Also, online only, $20 off every $60 you spend.
  • L.K. Bennett – Up to 50% off sale.
  • Loft – Enjoy an extra 60% off all sale styles.
  • Lord & Taylor – Winter break. Up to 75% off clearance with 20% off your savings pass (or 25% with your L&T card).
  • Macy’s – Online exclusive, extra 25% off clearance.
  • Madewell – The Get Cozy Event: Enjoy an extra 30% off all sale styles with code AHHH.
  • Neiman Marcus – up to 65% off.  Plus, final day: take $50 off your select regular-priced qualifying purchase of $200 or more.
  • Net-a-Porter – Final clearance. Extra 20% off sale items now with code 20SALE.
  • New York & Company – The Big Sale! Up to 70% off — plus, $100 off your purchase of $200 or more, $50 off your purchase of $100 or more.
  • Nine West – sale, up to 70% off. Plus, extra 20% off select styles (price as marked).
  • Nordstrom – Thousands of items more than 50% off.
  • The Outnet – Up to 65% off handbags, and an extra 40% off coats and boots.
  • Piperlime – prices up to 75% off.
  • Reiss – Sale, final reductions.
  • Rebecca Taylor – End of season sale, extra 40% off with code FINAL40. .
  • Saks – Final sale, up to 70% off.
  • Shoes.com – Final sale event.  Blowout prices. No promo code needed.  Priced as marked.
  • ShopBop – Tons of stuff up to 70% off.
  • Sierra Trading Post – New Year Inventory Reduction, up to an extra 65% off select items.
  • Talbots – Savings up to 70% off, extra 50% off markdowns, and 30% off regular priced tops.
  • White House | Black Market – end of season sale, up to 70% off.

Beauty Wednesday: Moisturizers for Dry Winter Skin

Burt's Bees Radiance Night CreamI thought my dry skin last year was pregnancy-related, but I’m finding that I really do need extra moisture on my face. I haven’t yet taken the plunge on something serious like La Mer in part because I really like my affordable Burt’s Bee’s option. It’s 99% natural, moisturizes with “Royal Jelly,” which Amazon describes as thus: “Fed to the queen bee, Royal Jelly contains 8 essential amino acids, vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, D & E along with Niacin and Folic Acid. It is the reason she lives 40 times longer and is 50% bigger than worker bees.” Alrighty then! A 2-oz. jar of Burt’s Bees Radiance Night Cream with Royal Jelly is $14.59 (and even less with a Subscribe and Save order).

Ladies, what are your favorite products for dry winter skin?

Psst: see my other maternity skincare picks.



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Sponsored: MM.LaFleur Delivers Polished, Professional Looks to Your Door

MMLafleur ReviewThis is a sponsored post, but I really am delighted to tell you about my experience with MM.LaFleur. I’m impressed with their well-made, beautiful clothes, and I thought the Bento Box experience — where a stylist chooses and sends you a box of clothes to try on at home, for free — was smooth as well as fun.

But first, let’s back up: here’s what I knew about MM.LaFleur coming into this. There is some serious fashion and workwear cred behind the brand, which was founded by two ex-management consultants, Sarah LaFleur and Narie Foster, along with their head designer, Miyako Nakamura, formerly of Zac Posen and Jason Wu. Their mission: to take the work out of dressing for work.  They make luxurious clothes with fabrics imported from Italy and Japan, ethically made (mostly) in NYC. Plus, a lot of it is machine-washable and wrinkle-resistant, and that’s made clear right on the shopping pages (not just the product pages!), which I really like.


mmfleur-bentoThe Bento Box: While you can shop their online store yourself, they’ve recently started offering a “bento box” — you fill out a quick style survey, and then (based on your preferences and needs), you’re sent a box of hand-picked, office-ready looks. You keep what you love and send back the rest.

My Experience: I filled out a quick survey online, and got a box of hand-picked items the next day in the mail. It was reminiscent of a bento box, with fun compartments (including one with a lovely red notebook — mine to keep — emblazoned with “Luck Favors the Brave”). My box contained several dresses (most below: Etsuko, Felisa, Toi, and Lydia), the Tribeca Skirt, the Angelique sweater, a silk scarf, and a luxe-feeling belt (Greenwich Avenue). I loved almost everything — the only miss for me was the skirt, which fit too long for my taste. I was really impressed with everything they sent — the fabrics felt lovely and had the right amount of stretch, the fit was great, and the construction was solid. There were no obvious workwear gaffes like a super deep V, high slits, or things like that, and instead there were intelligent details like pockets and washable fabrics.

A closer look at some of my favorites: [Read more…]

Brrr: Staying Warm in a Freezing Office

freezing-office-2How should you dress this winter when your office is freezing cold and your trusty back-of-the-chair cardigan just won’t cut it? What are the best ways to keep warm while still looking professional?

Reader J wonders:

My office is freezing cold in the winter — some of the assistants and paralegals keep huge blankets in their office spaces and wrap up in them, or alternatively wear Northface jackets around. As an associate, I can’t get away with cuddling up in a warm blanket or wearing my Northface — it doesn’t exactly scream competent and professional. Do you have any recommendations for sweaters or wraps that look professional but are also very warm?

We talked about how to stay warm in a freezing office a looong time ago (and, more recently, staying warm with office A/C), but now is a great time to readdress it. While gloves, space heaters, and wraps-as-lap-blankets can help when you’re in your office, here are some thoughts for people who are moving around a lot (e.g., during meetings) during the day, or those who just don’t have the option to wear gloves or sneak in a space heater:

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Deal Alert: Last Call at Neiman Marcus

last-call-sale-cashmere-dressI normally don’t click on the various “dashes” that Last Call runs, where there are additional markdowns on selected stuff for a limited time, but the current one looks pretty great for workwear: take an additional 50% off already reduced prices on brands like Lafayette 148 New York, Catherine Malandrino, Tahari, Nanette Lepore, M Missoni, Valentino, and more. Lots of great stuff in there even in the “under $50″ range.  The sale runs through 1/15.  Pictured at top: Todd and Duncan Cashmere Colorblock Dolman Dress — available in several colors and select sizes. Was $595, then marked to $339; with the extra 50% off it comes to $169.  A few more picks (below):


Coffee Break: Salux Beauty Skin Cloth

Salux Cloth | CorporetteWe’ve seen several Corporette readers raving about Salux cleansing cloths from Japan, and they sound like a great bet for winter skin. These nylon/polyester cloths are much bigger than a typical washcloth (about 11″ x 35″), and they’re machine washable, making them a much more sanitary choice than bath puffs/loofahs (ew). Salux fans say that they’re rough enough to exfoliate your skin (face, back, etc.) but not potentially damaging like that infamous apricot scrub… They’re durable, too; one reader mentioned that hers has lasted for 2o+ years! (Note: If you’re buying from somewhere like Amazon, make sure you’re getting the original Japanese product and not one of the Chinese knockoffs that are said to be poor quality.) Salux Beauty Skin Cloth