Archives for October 2010

Weekend Open Thread

Loeffler Randall - Kat (Black) - FootwearSomething on your mind? Chat about it here. is having some crazy sales on pretty much everything today — designer clothes, shoes, bags, sunglasses — and there are some great items in there, for work and play. This weekend I’m wishing I had a pair of these Loeffler Randall boots — the super small wedge heel is exactly what I want this season. They were $580, now marked 50% off to $362.50 at  Loeffler Randall – Kat (Black) – Footwear

Weekly News Update

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– If you’ve always wanted a freshly poached egg for lunch but couldn’t figure out how to swing it in your office: City | Life | Eats has a guest poster with handy instructions for poaching an egg using only a microwave.
YouLookFab has some thoughts on how to tell if an item looks dated.
WSJ’s The Juggle has an interesting post on what happens when ambition and reality collide.
Technolawyer has some interesting advice on how to make partner — it’s probably good advice for any leadership role, though.  Meanwhile, if you’ve ever considered getting a finance job in Asia, FINS has some guidelines for women.
Lifehacker offers some great advice on building your workday around focus.
MSNBC makes a strong case for why sitting all day is bad for “slowly killing you.”
– Finally, we heard tell of an amusing new site: Last Day E-mails.

Bargain Friday’s TPS Report: Seamless sweater

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

Seamless sweaterHappy Friday! Today I like this simple seamless sweater from Talbots, currently 50% off — I like that it’s machine washable, available in 9 colors, as well as in regular, petites, plus sizes, and plus-sized petites. I particularly like the golf green (pictured) and the navy. Was $69.50, now $33.74 at Talbots.Seamless sweater

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Coffee Break: Caroline Pleated Leather Tote

Badgley Mischka Platinum Label Caroline Pleated Leather ToteLove this leather bag from Badgley Mischka Platinum Label, available in both black and brown. The pleats look great, and while I normally don’t like the look of the crossbody, I could actually see this one being a versatile look. The bag was $498, but as part of Bloomie’s sale it’s marked to $373.50. Badgley Mischka Platinum Label Caroline Pleated Leather Tote

How I Use Remember The Milk

Remember the MilkI’ve posted before of my love for Remember the Milk, but it’s come up in two separate conversations I had recently, so I thought I’d post on it again.

As a reminder, this is a free, web-based application, and it e-mails you when your “due date” is up.   (You can also check items off it before the due date, and e-mail it “to dos” from your Blackberry — it’s also available as a free “app” on the iPhone and Android, I believe).  I head there at least 4-5 times a week for the following kinds of things:

a) Online purchases – If, say, you’ve done a lot of online buying recently (cough, cough — great sales, I swear!) — then this can be handy to remember what you think is arriving in the mail, as well as by when.  (Or am I the only one who returns home sometimes to be surprised by a delivery of clothes I hadn’t remembered ordering?)  If I remember, I’ll also add “return by” dates as separate to-dos… and if I actually do return something I try to generally ballpark a date (yet another task) by when I should have received the refund on my credit card. [Read more…]

Thursday’s TPS Report: Kova & T Silk wrap-style blouse

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

Kova & T Silk wrap-style blouse
iconCall me crazy, but I really like this unusual silk wrap blouse from Kova & T. Love the red piping, the abstract black and white pattern, the high waist — it strikes me as a chic and cool look. I’d wear it with a black pencil skirt, most likely, and keep accessories simple. Was $250, now $87.50 at Silk wrap-style blouse

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