It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s Another Luxury Sample Sale Site!

sample sale reviewsIt seems like in a matter of weeks we have gone from total ignorance of the luxury sample sale sites on the Internet to complete overdose. These sites can be great for the woman who loves a sale but is constantly stuck in the office, so we thought we’d give you a round-up. Here’s the ones we know about, and our take on them — please comment and tell us what you think of them, also. (Full text after the jump.)

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Monday’s TPS Report – Nanette Lepore Jacket

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. We begin the week in splurge mode, with our most expensive suggestions, and wind our way to Friday, where a less expensive item of clothing might be just what you need to make it to the weekend.

nanette lepore jacket nordstromHappy Monday! We’d splurge on this Nanette Lepore “Come Together” jacket for a nice summer basic to keep at the office; we actually prefer the indigo to the white. The wide portrait collar is distinct but still professional, and the pockets are just big enough to hold a building pass and a Blackberry. We’d add brooches to the portrait collar but leave our clavicle exposed and free of necklaces. Available at Nordstrom.

New Yorkers: “Women at the Top” on CBS2

monthofwomen-300x225We don’t have HD TV yet, but apparently tomorrow night on CBS 2 there will be an hour-long special featuring “women who have found success in the areas of business, politics, finance and entertainment.” We’d be interested to watch it if we had it — if anyone sees it let us know how it goes.

Women at the Top Tomorrow Night [NewsByte2]
WCBS-TV Celebrates Women in May [WCBStv.com]

Weekly Round-Up

nailtiques– Fashionista declares it so it must be so: Black nailpolish is dead. (If it were ever appropriate in an office anyway, which is debatable.) [Fashionista]

– Oh, good, we like to laugh: “Report: Women Increasingly Choosing Dead-End Careers Over Dead-End Relationships.” [The Onion]

– 5 mini-laptops worth lugging around. [Smart Money]

– In case you’re in need of some mini-speakers for your office computer: MUG recommends this pair by Klipsch.

– Wot? A useful Facebook application that lets you add your friend’s birthdays to your Google calendar? No way. [Lifehacker]

– NYT has an interesting take on the age-old conundrum: rent versus buy. We like the advice: If you can rent something for $2100 per month ($25,200 per year) or buy it for $400,000, the “ratio” is about 1:16 — you should never buy if the ratio is over 1:20. [NYT]

Friday’s TPS Report – Rosette Tee from Gap

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. We begin the week in splurge mode, with our most expensive suggestions, and wind our way to Friday, where a less expensive item of clothing might be just what you need to make it to the weekend.

Gap Rosette TeeToday’s find is a great white tee with just a few embellishments — we’re always looking for something like this to wear under a navy or brown suit. (While you’re there, we also recommend this clean pencil skirt (on sale!) or this Dobby top— the top is a bit casual for the office, but we’d love to wear it with shorts or jeans on the weekend.)

(Also: we were interested to note that Gap, Banana Republic, Piperlime, and Old Navy have *finally* consolidated their shopping bags and shipping process — woo hoo!)

Vogue Versus the Law Firm

fashion-vs-lawWell, not exactly. Lauren Della Monica, over at Damsels In Success, posted her biggest lessons learned from two of her careers: as an editorial assistant at Vogue, as well as a litigator at a big firm. Her resume is inspiring, anyway — she’s opened her own art consulting firm and is only 33 — but these tips are particularly interesting, if only to compare the two. Here’s a quick quiz for you — guess which piece of advice comes from which column? Answers (after the jump)…

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