Tech troubles?

Hi all — we’ve noticed a few comments that the site has looked funny (some people mentioned it looked “gray.”) We haven’t noticed a problem, but we’ve deactivated some newly-added plugins (they were supposed to help the images on the site load faster), in case those were causing problems. If it’s recurring, can anyone be more specific? Which browser are you using, and what are the problems? We’ll be your best friend if you can send us a screen cap of the problem ([email protected]). Many thanks…

Pictured:  Broken computer, originally uploaded to Flickr by miss_rogue.

Tuesday’s TPS Report: Delman Bella Pumps

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.
Women's shoes & accessories: Delman Bella - Dark brown calfIn honor of Piperlime’s third anniversary, they’re having an unusual sale:  place an order today and get a $25 gift certificate for your NEXT purchase.  We’ll take it!  We like these Delman pumps in brown, one of Piperlime’s “bestsellers” — and on sale.  We like the 2″ heel height, the soft leather, and the classic curve of the vamp.  They were $325, now on sale for $190.  (Available in black and brown in sizes 5 – 11.)   Women’s shoes & accessories: Delman Bella – Dark brown calf

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Tool of the Trade: The Wrap

The Wrap: A Must-Have For Your Office | Corporette

2017 Update: We’ve updated links below, but come check out our more recent discussion of 9 ways to use a wrap at the office!

We were thinking last week of the multitude of uses for the wrap, of which every woman should buy one or two to keep at the office.  (Pictured:  Made to order fabric shawl from Nitscreation, available on Etsy.com for $15-$30. 2017 Update: since this one is sold out, check out our favorite wraps, below!) In addition to being a great way to keep warm during the summer (when air conditioning goes into overdrive) and the winter, they can be used to:

Fold for use as a pillow for a power nap

Add more color to your office, either thrown across a visitor’s chair or folded on the back of your chair

Warm your legs when wearing a skirt, using as a lap blanket

Pictured below: one / two / three / four

favorite wraps to wear at the office!

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Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Versace Crocodile-Print Cardigan

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.
Untitled pictureWow — today’s aspirational piece is this gorgeous wool crocodile-print cardigan and shell from Versace. We love that it’s still in the “basic black, wear with anything” family but is so detailed and interesting.  We also like that the tasteful animal print adds some liveliness to your basic jewel-neck cardigan.  It’s (gulp) $2190 for the set at Neiman Marcus, available in sizes 4-12. Versace Crocodile-Print Cardigan

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Weekend Open Thread

Untitled pictureSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.
Pictured: Frivole by Bernardaud After Dinner Cup, available at Bloomingdales.com for $181.

Sale of the weekend: Check out the vast array of boots on sale at www.endless.com.

Weekly Roundup

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French Sole - PassportR (Camel Patent/Camel Leather) - Footwear– The Guardian (and Jezebel) ponder the psychology of flats. (Pictured: French Sole – PassportR (Camel Patent/Camel Leather) – Footwear, available at Zappos for $202.)

– The Mad Men suit is now for sale at Brooks Brothers (but not for women, alas).  Meanwhile, the Chicago Tribune has tips on “clothes for grownups,” while the L.A. Times games which fashion trends might actually make it off the runway.

NYT’s Cintra Wilson weighs in (favorably) on the new Ann Taylor; upon reading this the fashion bloggers at Shophound want to stage an intervention for Wilson.

– Washington tidbits: the suit  Sotomayor wore to her acceptance ceremony was picked out by the White House, and Madeline Albright is bummed that so much political commentary of women focuses on their clothes.

– Wow:  How often do YOU check your Blackberry?  AboveTheLaw picks up a law firm memo advising associates to check hourly.

Lifehacker has some MacGyver-style tips for cleaning your house.

work fashion blog press mentions