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Suit of the Week: Brooks Brothers Sale Alert!

brooks-brothers-suiting-saleFor busy working women, the suit is often the easiest outfit to throw on in the morning. In general, this feature is not about interview suits for women, which should be as classic and basic as you get — instead, this feature is about the slightly different suit that is fashionable, yet professional.

Ooh: there’s a huge Brooks Brothers sale going on right now, ladies — I’m seeing dressing marked to $150ish down from $800, blazers from $500 to $150, and more. (To be honest I’m not even sure this is the biggest sale they’ll have this season — but the prices are already pretty great on some items). For today’s suit of the week, let’s look at this pretty windowpane suit, significantly marked down with lucky sizes left in the blazer, pants, and skirt. Nice! The jacket (Stellita Fit Wool Small Windowpane Stretch Jacket) is $238 (down from $398), and the skirt is $100 (was $168). The matching pants are down to $136 (from $228).

Some other picks from the big sale. Obviously, some of the styling here was atrocious (or at least seemed to be a mismatch for the usual BB buyer) — imagine them without strappy sandals, dirty hair, and so forth.


Above: one / two / three / four


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Green Monday 2016 Sale Roundup!

sales-for-workwearI was not planning on doing a sale roundup today, but then I started looking — and there are some great ones happening. My favorites are in bold — there are a TON of new markdowns at Nordstrom, Zappos has a ton of good stuff on sale, Ann Taylor is 60% off, and J.Crew Factory, Limited, and Neiman Marcus are definitely worth checking out also. Have you found any great deals today? Happy shopping, ladies!

  • 6PM – Green Monday Sale! $24 or less sale! Other featured sales include Calvin Klein, Michael Michael Kors, Cole Haan, and UGG. (If you’re looking for party shoes/sandals definitely check out the $24 or less sale.)
  • Amazon – Can’t-Miss-End-of-Year-Prices on select clothing, shoes, jewelry, watches and more!
  • Ann Taylor – Extra 60% off sale styles.
  • Anthropologie – 20% off full-price monogram gifts, plus new styles added to Fresh Cuts.
  • Bloomingdale’s – Save 25-45% on select items. Save even more when you sign up for email.
  • Boden – 30% off plus free delivery over $49. Clearance now up to 70% off.
  • Brooks Brothers – Fall sale, up to 50% off for men and women. Plus, free standard shipping through 12/19.
  • Club Monaco – Extra 30% off sale & select full price coats.
  • Express – 50% off outerwear.
  • J.Crew – Up to an extra 50% off sale styles and 40% off present-perfect picks. Use code 24HOURS.
  • J.Crew Factory – 50% off everything, PLUS extra 15% off your order and free shipping with code SNOWGOOD.
  • Lands’ End – 40% off your order + free shipping.
  • Last Call – Extra 30-80% + extra 10% off everything.
  • Limited – 80% off all pants and denim, plus 60% off everything else.
  • LK Bennett – Lots of sales on shoes.
  • Loft – 40% off everything (even the new arrivals).
  • Neiman Marcus – Today only: up to 70% off / extra savings in online clearance. Also, online only, earn up to a $750 gift card today.
  • New York & Co. – 15% off purchases of $100+. Web busters up to 78% off, including sunglasses, scarf/hat/glove gift sets, cardigans, sweaters, and more.
  • Nordstrom – 100s of new sales added, including boots from Blondo, blazers from Smythe, and a ton of other stuff.
  • Off5TH – Up to 85% off; today only free shipping with code SHIP4FREE.
  • Soma Intimates – Pantyraid 7 for $37; new markdowns on pajamas, and bras, 2 for $69.
  • Talbots – 30% off everything, even markdowns!
  • Uniqlo – Free shipping on all orders; lots of deals on outerwear.
  • Zappos – They have a ton of unannounced sales on classic cold-weather styles like UGG, Frye, Hunter, and — WHOA — some great shoes on sale from Ferragamo (including the Vara!), Rag & Bone (including the Margot), Kate Spade, Stuart Weitzman, Vince, Sarah Jessica Parker, Charlotte Olympia, and Repetto. SO many good styles I may have to do a separate deal alert.

Cyber Monday Sales 2016: 34 Awesome Sales for Workwear

sales-for-workwearAs I’ve mentioned before, the Nordstrom sale is the big winner for me — but I’ve also placed orders this morning with H&M and Shutterfly,  and a few days ago with Limited and Ann Taylor, and texted friends about the sales at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Lands’ End. (Yeah, I’m kind of a shopping enabler.) Some sale notes for the big workwear sales I’m seeing this Cyber Monday:

  • Amazon – This kicks off Cyber Week! One of the big sales today: 50% off Tumi Vapor Lite luggage, and 30% off select clothes. (Oooh, and they’ve got a nice little feature on Oprah’s favorite things too.)
  • Ann Taylor – Free shipping + 50% off sitewide; check out our latest favorites here.
  • Anthropologie – Extra 30% off sale items, 20% off full price items + free shipping over $150.
  • Bloomingdale’s – Online only: take 25% off a large selection of regular- and sale-price items for a total savings of up to 60%, plus free shipping and free returns for everyone.
  • Boden – 30% off, plus free shipping over $49+.
  • Brooks Brothers – Save an additional 10% off online, plus free shipping on all orders.
  • Club Monaco – 25% off $150+, 30% off $250+, 35% off $400+ — PLUS take an extra 30% off sale.
  • Dorothy Perkins – 50% off everything, plus free shipping on $50+.
  • Express – 50% off everything and free shipping on all orders. 50% off sale excludes gift cards and featured brands.
  • French Connection – 40% off lots of items.
  • Henri Bendel – enjoy up to 60% off sitewide, plus free gift (of a really cute convertible backpack) with $200+.
  • H&M – 30% off your
  • J.Crew – 40% off everything, plus free shipping.
  • J.Crew Factory – 60% off everything, plus extra 40% off sale and free shipping.
  • Journelle – 15% off orders of $150+.
  • Karen Millen – 30% off sitewide.
  • Kate Spade – 30% off (exclusions apply).
  • Lands’ End – 45% off sitewide.
  • Last Call – Extra 40-80% off everything, plus free shipping.
  • Limited – 60% off everything, plus $20 off your purchase of $100+.
  • LK Bennett – 30% off all orders over $250.
  • Loft – 50% off everything, plus free shipping.
  • Lord & Taylor – extra 25% off almost everything, plus free shipping on every order. (Up to 75% off storewide.)
  • Madewell – 25% off your entire purchase.
  • Neiman Marcus – Final day! Up to 70% off all clearance on sale, plus up to 40% off regular prices. Also, online only: $750 gift card with qualifying purchase of $3000+ (for lesser amounts: spend $200 save $50, spend $500 save $125, etc)…
  • New York & Co – All of the year’s best prices are back, plus take $30 off $100+ — savings up to 75% off.
  • Net-a-Porter – Up to 50% off sale.
  • Nordstrom – Huge clearance sale, plus an extra 20% off (ends tonight!). See our roundups for workwear and gift ideas.
  • The Outnet – Extra 15% off all orders over $150.
  • Rent the Runway – Get 30% off all rentals.
  • ShopBop – 15% off orders of 200+, 20% off orders of $500+, 25% off orders of $800+. Includes sale items!
  • Soma Intimates – 50% off your highest-priced item when you buy 2 or more.
  • Talbots – 50% off one item, plus 40% off your total purchase
  • Uniqlo – Free shipping on all orders (no minimum), deals on Heattech products, PLUS take $15 off $150, $30 off $200, and $50 off $300.

Gift Ideas from the Big Nordstrom Sale

Nordstrom Gift Ideas for 2016 (All On Sale!!)The Nordstrom Thanksgiving Sale is so good for workwear it’s a bit of a downer to remember, ah yes, I’m supposed to be buying for other folks too.  So I thought I’d put together a few quick gift ideas if you’re on the hunt — with Nordstrom’s very customer-friendly, open ended return policy, they’re great for everyone. CYBER MONDAY UPDATE: Don’t forget, Nordstrom is offering an extra 20% off select items through the end of today! (updated prices in red below). 

(Check out our other favorite Black Friday Sales here.)

Pictured at top: cardigan

Pictured below: pillow / glasses / hat / bubble bath


  • Barefoot Dreams. I’ve heard great things about the drape front cardigan for YEARS, and finally got the circle cardigan during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and I’m hooked on the super, super soft material — it’s a nylon/rayon blend that feels like cashmere but is machine washable. In addition to lots of cardigans and wraps for the women in your family (note: they come in plus sizes also!), they also make manly-looking plaid pillows (pictured above) and throw blankets. The cardigan at top is now $54-$68; the pillow is $39.
  • Drinkware.  Personally, I’m a total sucker for anything art deco, like these $41 double old fashioned glasses (now sold out, alas, but check out this set of whiskey glasses and decanter, now on sale for $40)— but they’ve got a ton of nice glasses on sale.
  • Cashmere beanie. Kate and I were just talking about how it’s so hard to find a stylish winter hat — you either look like you’re 20 or you look like you’re 60.  This cashmere beanie is highly reviewed, and on sale for $26 — it looks like a great gift idea too. It comes in ELEVEN colors. They have a ton of hats on sale though.
  • Bath and beauty stuff. A bubble bath/gel is always a safe bet (this Philosophy special edition one is marked to $12 from $18, which is a pretty great deal) — but there’s a ton of fun makeup markdowns in the sale.  (PLUS, there’s a “mystery beauty gift with purchase” today.) Makeup can be hard to buy for grown women — but if you’re on the hunt for a teenager or a makeup addict, there’s a lot of fun things in the Nordstrom sale. (I for some reason am drooling over most of the MAC Star Trek collection, mostly 40% off — doesn’t this illuminating powder look like a much more affordable version of Guerlain’s Meteorites?). Hmmn: this $17 shower cap looks great for the blowout addict on your gift list (now sold out, alas).

Ladies, what are you hunting for as far as gifts go? Have you gotten anything great at the Nordstrom sale


Black Friday Sales for Workwear and Beyond

sales-for-workwearThe Nordstrom sale (an extra 20% off most sale prices, including lots from our roundup!!) is the one where I’ve personally spent the most money, but there are some other great sales afoot — some of our favorites for workwear and beyond include:

  • Ann Taylor – 50% off sitewide; check out our latest favorites here.
  • Brooks Brothers – Black Friday Sale, lowest prices of the year for men’s and women’s shirts – 4 for $199!
  • Club Monaco – 25% off $150+, 30% off $250+, 35% off $400+
  • Express – 50% off everything and free shipping on all orders. 50% off sale excludes gift cards and featured brands.
  • J.Crew – 40% off your purchase, in stores and online with code HOLIDAY.
  • J.Crew Factory – 50-60% off everything; prices as marked, plus an extra 40% off clearance.
  • Last Call – Extra 40-80% off everything!!
  • Limited –  70% off everything, plus free shipping! (Whoa! Lots of lucky sizes, so start by sorting by your size.)
  • Loft – 50% off everything, in stores and online, with code BERRYGOOD.
  • Neiman Marcus – $50 off your purchase of $200 with code THANKFUL. Includes beauty and fragrances, but excluding sale items.  The big designer sale is on, too, with 40% off regular prices.
  • Talbots – 50% off one item until noon on Friday, plus 40% off your entire purchase (both deals end Friday!)
  • Victoria’s Secret – Thursday only: free shipping on $30, plus $15 off  $100!
  • Saks – The designer sale, up to 40% off. Plus, up to $150 off women’s denim.
  • Zappos.com — They have a new rewards program where you can get free expedited shipping and more.


Nordstrom Thanksgiving Sale: Workwear Picks

Nordstrom Thanksgiving SaleWOW, YOU GUYS — the Nordstrom Thanksgiving Sale is GOOOOOOD.  I’m seeing crazy sales on shoes that rarely go on sale, including Stuart Weitzmanbeige Manolos marked to $385, albeit in lucky sizes, tons of Kate Spade (shoes, bags, and jewelry), new Hugo Boss and Classiques Entier markdowns, and a TON of great other selections. Some of my top picks for workwear in the Nordstrom Thanksgiving Sale are here — any favorites that you guys have had your eyes on? 

CYBER MONDAY UPDATE: Select items are now an extra 20% off, including many of the items below! Monday prices are marked in red. 

Affordable Finds in the Nordstrom Thanksgiving Sale Under $50


Gorgeous Work Dresses On Sale (All Priced $52-$101)


Other Great Work Fashion On Sale


Other Great Workwear in the Nordstrom Thanksgiving Sale (Not Pictured)

For the weekend:

  • For a warmer evening out, this strappy back dress is now $31 and looks really modern to me
  • This funnel neck mini sweater dress is now $39 and looks great with leggings or tights
  • This minidress is much more expensive but it might work for more casual offices as well — it’s $269 now

Ladies, have you hit the sale yet? Which are your favorites?