Archives for April 2010

Weekend Open Thread

Menbur Woven Satin Clutch,BlackSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

Weekend recommendation, pictured: For some reason today we’re in a black-tie kind of mood. We like this lovely clutch because it seems applicable for many different situations (from full-on gown to the attire for a nice dinner out), as well as the relatively low price: $55. Available at Endless. Menbur Woven Satin Clutch,Black


Weekly News Roundup

Gap Slim cropped khaki pantsLiking these posts? Follow us on Twitter or like us on 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.)
The NYT wonders how a pair of khakis can cost $550.  (We haven’t worn khakis in a while, but would probably just head to the Gap if we were looking for a pair.  Pictured:  Slim cropped khaki pants, available at Gap.comin regular, petites and talls for $49.50.)
– A great article in Real Simple discusses the “numbers to live by” — what number your blood pressure should be, your cholesterol, and so forth.
The NYT investigates whether women need different financial advice than men.
– For all of those out there conducting interviews, the WSJ has some interesting interview questions for you to ask. (Jobseekers, we’d also suggest you read the article, to think about how you might answer the Qs!)
– Finally, Facebook recently made a lot of changes to its privacy policies.  We recommend two articles:  How to Delete Facebook Applications (and Why You Should), as well as one on How to Opt Out of Facebook’s Instant Personalization.

Many thanks to this week’s advertisers:
– AK Anne Klein
– Carissa Rose
– MySkins
– As well as our advertisers through BlogAds!

Bargain Friday’s TPS Report: Modern scoopneck tee

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

Banana Republic Modern scoopneck teeThis morning we were reminded of one of the reasons we started the blog: a conversation with a colleague about what the best plain t-shirt to wear beneath a suit jacket was.  And the funny thing is, we still don’t know the answer!  We like this scoopneck from BR (was $29.50, now $20.65 on sale – Banana Republic Modern scoopneck tee), but also favor tops from Three Dots and Splendid.  Readers, what’s YOUR favorite simple t-shirt to layer beneath a suit jacket?


Coffee Break: Assouline/Cole Haan Bookbag

assouline cole haan book bag 2Reader D sent us in this new-to-us Assouline/Cole Haan collaboration: a gorgeous bookbag, covered with numbers.  (Assouline is a French book company, apparently.)  Love.  Love! Can we say: love? It’s definitely on the splurgy side, though: $450, available in brown (pictured), black, and red. Assouline/Cole Haan Bookbag

What to Eat for Long-Haul Days at the Office

2018 Update: We still stand by this discussion of what to eat for long-haul days at the office — but you may also want to check out some of our more recent discussions, such as on the best energy foods to help you work all day, eating late at the office, or 40+ snack ideas for work!what to eat for energy on long workdays - image of a computer and a salad

We smiled when we got this reader mail because, well, it’s a subject near and dear to our hearts: what to eat for long-haul days at the office.

I would love to see a story on what everyone eats! Given that the topics of conversation frequently discuss clothing size, size of models, etc, I’d love to know what everyone eats. How do women have enough energy to make it through long days? Are people subsisting mostly off of coffee and redbull? Do people order in all the time or bring PBJ (like me!)? How much is typically spend on food a week? (I know that will vary greatly by location)

We’ve talked about it a bit here before, but it does seem like an evergreen topic. So here’s the question: What do you eat for the days when you know you need to make it through a super long day at the office? (Original image for this post (2010): Dinner @ Office, originally uploaded to Flickr by jetalone. Current image (salad + keyboard): Shutterstock / benedix.)

For this author, the answer depends upon small meals that keep energy levels high and blood sugar levels constant.  For us, this translates to lots of fiber and protein.  A typical long day might look like this: [Read more…]

Thursday’s TPS Report: Calvin Klein Gored Skirt

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

Calvin Klein Gored SkirtWe like this basic gored skirt from Calvin Klein — it strikes us as a perfect go-to skirt if you’re a fan of the A-line look. It seems to be hitting the model at the perfect point — just at the knee — also.  It’s available at Nordstrom in sizes 2 through 16 for $69. Calvin Klein Gored Skirt