Weekend Open Thread

Something on your mind? Talk about it here. Pictured: Lenox “Columbus Circle” Accent Mug, available at Macy’s for $43.

Sale pick of the weekend:  Check out the lovely blouses on sale at shopbop.com.

Weekly Roundup

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funee– Hilarious:  This video–posted on Above the Law— is great advice for how to avoid getting fired.  (No, we don’t speak Russian either.)

WSJ’s Juggle takes issue with being called “sweetie” by strangers.  (We’re right there with you, hon.)

– From the NYT and Lifehacker:  What NOT to order at fancy restaurants.

Get Rich Slowly advises how to choose the right bank account for your emergency fund, while The Simple Dollar tries to figure out how to have enough money to retire early.

Bargain Friday’s TPS Report: Athleta’s Sweet Escape Tee

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.
Shop by Sport: Sweet Escape Tee - Mulberry
We love this basic top with pintuck details to wear beneath suits or cardigans–it’s super soft modal, comes in great colors, has lots of sizes left, and is on sale at Gap’s new sister site, Athleta. (Free shipping if you use your Gap/BR card.) The tee is on sale for $30 (was $54).  Sweet Escape Tee – Mulberry

If you’ve recently seen a great work piece you’d like to recommend to the readers, please e-mail [email protected] with “TPS” in the subject line. Unless you ask otherwise, we’ll refer to you by your first initial.

Thursday’s TPS Report: Banana Republic’s Long Pocket Cardigan

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.
Women: Long pocket cardigan - Rublo taupe
The description for this cotton sweater says that it is “like a blazer but not quite,” which is sort of hilarious because we were going to go on and on about how it’s sort of like a boyfriend cardigan but also sort of like the riding jackets we’re seeing so much of, but aren’t quite ready to commit to yet.  (They remind us of Ally McBeal’s short skirt/long jacket combos.)  But this — this is lovely.  We’d wear it with trousers, skirts, sheath dresses — open, buttoned, belted, whatever.  We even like the look with the scarf, as shown.  It’s $90 at Banana Republic (also available in black, in sizes XS-XL; use code SHIPBR75 to get free shipping on orders over $75 through Aug. 30.)   Women: Long pocket cardigan – Rublo taupe

If you’ve recently seen a great work piece you’d like to recommend to the readers, please e-mail [email protected] with “TPS” in the subject line. Unless you ask otherwise, we’ll refer to you by your first initial.

Suit of the Week

For 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, which should be as classic and basic as you get — instead, this feature is about the slightly different suit that is fashionable, yet professional.

This week’s suit is suggested by reader K, who used a snail mail coupon (20% off) to purchase this suit from Ann Taylor. She’s already received several compliments on it, and she notes that “the skirt in particular is super cute and can be worn as a great separate for work or work-evening. The jacket does run large; the associate in the store advised me that everyone has been buying 1-2 sizes smaller than their normal jacket size.”  We love it — it’s chic and different, but classic at the same time.   The jacket (New Femme Jacket) is $210, and the skirt (New Femme Pencil Skirt) is $110.

Previously, on Corporette

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