Coffee Break: Wide Stamped Leather and Suede Belt

White House | Black Market Wide Stamped Leather and Suede Belt | CorporetteOooh, pretty. This dark blue leather belt from White House | Black Market looks like just the thing for wearing with cardigans both long and short– I even like the idea of it with some of the high-waisted flared skirts coming out now. It’s $58 at WHBM, available in sizes XXS-XXL. White House | Black Market Wide Stamped Leather and Suede Belt

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Online Shopping: Who? Where? Why?

Online shoppingI do a lot of online shopping. Like, a lot. It probably isn’t healthy that my first instinct is to buy something online rather than try to schedule a trip to a store. I got in the habit when I was working such long hours at the law firm that — aside from local lunch-hour trips — it was just easier to buy everything online since I wasn’t available when most stores were open. I’ve kept the habit now that I have small kids, particularly for baby items — we once ran around to six different baby stores looking for a nursing thing we needed when Jack was first born, and later found it was available on Amazon (with the one-day shipping option, too). SO: I shop a lot, online. But it’s interesting to me that almost all of my shopping is done from only a few retailers:

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Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: ‘Terry’ Wool Blend Sheath Dress

Max Mara 'Terry' Wool Blend Sheath Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Aaaaaah… sometimes I want everything that Max Mara makes. This dress is amazing — I love the slightly off-center ruching, the “stretch wool with a hint of silk,” the hidden zipper in back, and the tasteful slit in the back. Lovely. It’s currently marked to $479, but the price will go back up to $795 when the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale ends. Max Mara ‘Terry’ Wool Blend Sheath Dress

A few lower-priced alternatives (lucky sizes only) are herehere, and here; here’s a plus-size option.

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Weekend Open Thread

Rag & Bone 'Margot' Bootie | CorporetteSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

If you have the money, I feel like Rag & Bone has reigned supreme for THE boot to have for several seasons now. (OK, the Rag & Bone Harrow bootie may tie with the Weitzman 5050 over-the-knee boot — both for the weekend only.) These Margot booties look just as nice to me as the Harrow — I love that flattering notch in the front of the boot, the architectural, chunky heel, and the fact that they’re on sale. At full price they’re $525, but as part of the Nordstrom sale they’re marked down to $349.90. Nice. Rag & Bone ‘Margot’ Bootie

Two lower-priced options are here and here.

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Weekly News Update

news update - brow productsLike these posts? Follow us on Twitter or Facebook — this is the edited version of what we’re reading! (We also Tweet if we hear about a good sale through our CorporetteDeals Twitter feed.) You can also follow us on Pinterest and Instagram, or by our RSS feed.

  • Fashionista tested out several drugstore brow products and shares the best.
  • Racked reports that T.J. Maxx is being sued for inventing high numbers for those “compare at” price tags. (I’ve often found the opposite to be true — that their estimates are actually lower than the original retail prices of the items…)
  • Greedy Associates gives you five things to do after taking the bar exam.
  • This week, NPR’s “Fresh Air” explored the ongoing policing of women’s speech habits — guests included a linguistics professor, a speech pathologist, and a journalist who has been criticized for her own voice. If you have the time, it’s worth listening to the whole interview.
  • The Toast ponders the “emotional labor” that women are expected to perform.
  • The Atlantic looks at what happens when couples have very different amounts of student-loan debt. 
  • Lindy West writes in The Guardian about her weight and her wedding.
  • For your Laugh of the Week, The New York Times asks, “Is this a selfie?”

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Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Sleeveless Printed Twist-Shoulder Sheath Dress

White House | Black Market Sleeveless Printed Twist-Shoulder Sheath Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

White House | Black Market has a TON of great stuff on sale right now — for steep discounts. Take this sheath dress, for example: it was $140, but is now on sale for $39.99 — and tons of sizes are left from 00 to 14. I like that it’s machine washable, fully lined, and skirts the whole zipper issue by being a pull-over style. A few more picks from the sale: this short-sleeved sweater jacket, this beige/white shift, and this lovely purple A-line dress. Pictured: White House | Black Market Sleeveless Printed Twist-Shoulder Sheath Dress

Here’s a plus-size alternative.

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