Archives for August 2012

Kat’s Top 10 Labor Day Sales (and 16 others worth checking out)

Happy Labor Day, ladies! Below, I’ve rounded up some of the sales that I’d check out. I’ve bolded and numbered the ones that are my top picks:

1. Amazon: up to 60% off all shoes, and up to 50% off clothing.
2. Anthropologie is offering an extra 25% off all sale clothes.
– Ann Taylor: take 40% off select full-price styles; sale styles all marked up to 60% off.  Similarly, LOFT is offering an extra 30% off sale prices.
– Banana Republic, Gap and Old Navy are 30% off today with code FALLCALLS.
– Bare Necessities: take 30% off bras (and the sale and clearance is already marked an extra 30% off).
3. Boden is offering 15% off plus free shipping and free returns.
– Brooks Brothers is having its Labor Day clearance event, with prices up to 60% off.
– Charm & Chain is offering an extra 20% off with code SUMMERFUN.
4. Club Monaco is giving an extra 30% off all sale styles through 9/4, for savings up to 60%.
– CUSP has prices up to 65% off.
5. is having a surprise sale, with 30% off select pre-fall prices with code SURPRISE.
6. Endless has a ton of great designers and pieces up to 50% off (seriously, get over there!)
– Express has 30% off every single item.
7. Intermix is offering an extra 50% off all sale prices, for savings up to 80%.
– Last Call by Neiman Marcus is offering an extra 25% off everything.
8. The Limited has an extra 40% off markdowns, and is offering a free skirt or pant when you buy a suit jacket. Meanwhile, sister site Eloquii (for plus sizes) has over 400 styles marked up to 70% off.
9. Loehmann’s has the end of season clearance sale going on, up to 90% off (prices start at $5). They’re also having online only daily specials (today’s: save 25-50% on select sportswear and dresses).
– Lord & Taylor is offering 20% off regular and sale, and 25% off clearance with code LDAY.  (Lots of great fall coats!)
– Nordstrom has shoes up to 40% off.
10. is offering an extra 25% off all sale shoes with code 25SALE.
– Sierra Trading Post is offering an extra 20-30% off their regularly great prices.
– Tory Burch: receive up to 30% off and free shipping and free returns.
– White House|Black Market has new markdowns up to 60% off original prices.
– has “deep discounts” on wines through 9/3/12.
– Yoox: enjoy up to an EXTRA 80% OFF spring/summer merchandise.

Holiday Weekend Open Thread

Linea Pelle Jules 41785 ClutchSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

I still need to round up Labor Day sales, but right now Endless is the best I’ve seen in terms of selection and price — tons of great designers and pieces up to 50% off. Take this Linea Pelle clutch, which is boring but a great basic that every woman should have. Love the wrist strap and the woven leather. Was $195, but is now $97.50. Linea Pelle Jules 41785 Clutch


Weekly News Update

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The Guardian looks at how designers are changing what we wear to work.  Meanwhile, YouLookFab gives the insider look on when is the best time to do some shopping, and Savvy Sugar figures out the best sales to watch for on Labor Day.  (Ooh, Racked also looks at which sales to keep an eye out for.)
ExtraPetite wonders whether you can wear designer looks to the office (something we’ve talked about as well!).
Road Warriorette goes back to the basics for business travel, while Capitol Hill Style focuses on how to recover.  In semi-related news, the NYT asks flight attendants which are the best shoes for travel.
Real Simple suggests some ways to get a cheaper manicure, and xoJane rounds up the best nude polishes for brown skin.
Above the Law has an interesting series on women’s issues in Big Law, and The Careerist writes about job hunting while pregnant (here‘s the Corporette take).
– In an article that enraged Corporette commenters, The Grindstone has an article about women who went to business school to find husbands.
The WSJ investigates different apps to help you manage your money (and different apps to help you compare prices).

Did we miss anything? Add ’em here, or send them to [email protected] Thank you!

Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Pipelle Silk Blouse

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

Antonio Melani Pipelle Silk BlouseHooray for the long weekend ahead! For today’s TPS, I’m loving this bright yellow silk blouse on deep discount at Dillard’s. The ruching, the sleeves, the woven silk — no wonder there are only lucky sizes left. It was $109, but is now marked to $38.15. Antonio Melani Pipelle Silk Blouse

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Coffee Break – Elisa Handbag

Brahmin 'Elisa' HandbagI’ve always liked Brahmin handbags for quality, but this season they’ve got some amazing colors out — namely “Wisteria” (the plum pictured here in an Elisa handbag) and “Peacock,” a teal. The colors are dark — almost brooding! — but they pop all the same. The web does not do these beauties justice, especially with the crocodile texture. The Elisa handbag is $365 at Nordstrom (also available in black, navy, dark brown, and orange). Brahmin Elisa Handbag


Guest Post: 360 Review: MacKenzie McHale of The Newsroom

Today’s guest post is a 360 review of MacKenzie McHale of HBO’s The Newsroom.  If you’re not familiar with them, a Corporette 360 review examines a fictional “professional” woman’s attire and critiques it from all perspectives: underling, boss, friend. Today’s guest post is from Emily Ward-Dickerman, the editor-in-chief of Welcome, Emily!

If you passed MacKenzie McHale walking down the street you likely wouldn’t suspect she was a highly successful news producer. But, as the executive producer of News Night, a nightly news show on fictional cable network ACN, MacKenzie — or Mac as her associates call her — manages a team of 100+ producers, researchers, bookers, editors and controllers. Mac is played by English actress Emily Mortimer* who does a brilliant job of portraying Mac’s clumsy quirks, wide-eyed honesty and savvy instinct. Her wardrobe can best be described as simple professional –- a collection of pieces that can be found in the local mall, but nothing close to the top-trend designer clothing you might expect a television producer to sport. [Read more…]