Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017: Picks for Work

2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Picks for Work from Early AccessDum dum dum… we present Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017: Picks for Work!

July 24th update: They’ve restocked a lot of products — we’ve updated links below.

I’ll be honest: Based solely on the presale catalog, I was a little worried that this sale was going to be (to quote recent news articles on other matters) “a big nothing burger,” so I’m thrilled to report that it’s actually really good once you wade past all of the ruffles (my God, why all the ruffles?) and odd off-the-shoulder/cold shoulder looks.  There are a TON of great dresses from Eliza J, Ellen Tracy, Classiques Entier, Halogen and Vince Camuto; tons of investment pieces from BOSS, Lafayette 148 New York, and for the weekend a lot of great pieces from AG, Paige, Wit & Wisdom, Articles of Society, Kut from the Kloth and NYDJ. Reader favorite workout gear Zella is included in the sale, as is lingerie from brands like Natori, Chantelle, Hanky Panky, Spanx, and Yummie by Heather Thompson. (Oh, and this reader favorite brand for pantyhose and tights is in the sale too!)

Without further ado, here’s our initial picks for workwear from the 2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale…

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Weekend Open Thread

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Kate Spade has little colorful stud earrings that have been hugely popular for a long time now, and since I hate studs I’ve never pulled the trigger. I love that now they’ve got little drop earrings made with the same colorful crystals — I think they’re fun and a little festive. I kind of like the blackish “jet” (pictured) or the blueish “sapphire,” and there’s a lovely “berry” and “emerald” — but they also have a simple clear crystal with either gold, silver, or rose gold. These are part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale; they’re $31 and will go up to $48 after the sale. If you’re not a big fan of these, Nordstrom has these very similar drop earrings that are NOT part of the NAS but on sale anyway! Bright Idea Drop Earrings

Psst: Note that the 2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is now OPEN to the regular public — you no longer need a rewards card to get access!

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Weekly News Update

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  • The Strategist presents a celebrity makeup artist’s recommendations for beauty products for a heat wave, such as Tatcha’s Aburatorigami Japanese Blotting Papers, pictured here.
  • Racked considers who gets to decide what is considered “professional” clothing.
  • The New York Times reports an MSNBC contributor called Ivanka Trump’s outfit at the G20 Summit “a dress that is designed to show off your girlyness.”
  • The Guardian reports that the Advertising Standards Authority, the UK’s regulator of advertising, “will toughen rules on ads that are deemed to present activities as only appropriate for one gender or another, or that mock those who do not conform to stereotypical gender roles.”
  • A New York Times reporter shares the story of an attorney—her ex-husband—who lost his battle with drug abuse. Our readers are sharing their thoughts on what the article says about alcohol and substance abuse within the legal community.
  • NPR reports that some companies, including IBM, Best Buy, and Yahoo, are rethinking telework.
  • The Georgia Straight, based in Vancouver, shares a professor’s take on the “crazy/bitch” narrative when it comes to senior-level women in academia.
  • Axios reports that She Should Run, a nonpartisan organization that helps encourage women to run for public office, is making strides to achieve gender parity among elected officials by 2030. (Check out our list of resources.)
  • BuzzFeed asks readers: What’s the best advice your therapist ever gave you?
  • SparkPeople shares 12 fast and healthy 5-ingredient meals.
  • The New York Times also shares actress and cabaret singer Bridget Everett’s recommendations for beauty products and salons in L.A. and New York.
  • Laugh (Cringe?) of the Week: The New Yorker shares why it’s time for Hillary Clinton, and all other women, to disappear to “some kind of knitting camp, or a farm that makes kombucha and then keeps it there.”

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Frugal Friday’s Workwear Report: Cotton Waist-Cincher Blouse

Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I’m curious to see what readers think of this, because I’ve been seeing a lot of tops like this one. The pictured blouse is from H&M, but I’ve seen them at Nordstrom and elsewhere. I like the the obi wrap and the corset-style belts that were popular a while ago, and to me this doesn’t feel too boudoir. It is corset-inspired, so people will have very different opinions on this — definitely know your office. I think for $25 it’s a fun look, and I like the dolman sleeves, the opening at the back with the concealed button, and the attached belt. The light beige is only available in lucky sizes, but the black and orange have sizes 2–14 still in stock. The top is 100% cotton and machine washable. Cotton Waist-Cincher Blouse

Two options in plus sizes are here and here.

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Coffee Break: Elvan Leather Tote

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is chugging along, and there are still a lot of great things left, including this really lovely, sort of boxy tote from Vince Camuto. It comes in black and gray, and it has a padded laptop compartment. I love the detail of the pocket on the front and the zipper, and I also like the very wide gusset, which is 6″ deep. The tote is $198, and after the sale it’ll go up to $298. Elvan Leather Tote

Here’s a more affordable tote with some interesting details.

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Guest Post: Reader A’s Experiences with Cosmetic Rhinoplasty

Taking Time off Work for Plastic Surgery: What to Expect From an Adult Nose JobReader A recently pulled through the trigger on a nose job (rhinoplasty) that she’d considered for a long time — and lucky us, she wrote in to share her experiences with us! Her post is largely about what you should know about rhinoplasty as an adult, but in general I think there’s a broader Q that would make for a fascinating discussion with readers: Have YOU had any plastic surgery as an adult? Were you concerned with taking time off work for plastic surgery, discussing plastic surgery changes with your coworkers, or just general expense/recovery/risk issues? In particular, have you ever considered getting a cosmetic rhinoplasty? (Those of you who HAVE had a rhinoplasty for cosmetic reasons, please weigh in!) Optional surgery isn’t something we’ve talked about a lot, but in the past we’ve discussed breast reduction surgeryfreezing your eggs, and making time for many doctors appointments (and I know there have been a zillion reader threads on weight loss surgery and more!). HUGE thanks to Reader A for sharing her experiences with us! – Kat 

I used to be very self-conscious about my nose. It was too big for my face, the tip turned down a bit, and there was a significant bump on the bridge. Whenever my picture was taken, I always faced the camera head-on to try to make my nose look slightly better, although it didn’t help much. At the end of 2016, I started seriously considering a rhinoplasty (AKA a nose job), and after a lot of online research and an appointment at my chosen plastic surgeon’s office, I was really excited to schedule the procedure (so much so that I wasn’t even that nervous about having the surgery itself, and the only surgery I’d had before was a C-section).

Now, five months out from surgery, I am thrilled with the results and wish I had done it years ago. My nose isn’t the first thing you notice about my face anymore, I’m much more confident about how I look, and I actually like photos of myself. I offered to write a Corporette guest post on my experience, and here’s some of my advice:

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