Archives for December 2012

The Top Posts of 2012…

Top Posts of 2012

(according to Google Analytics)
1. Do You Have to Wear Pantyhose in the Summer?
2. Tattoo Sleeves — in the Workplace
3. Sheer Blouses: Some Don’ts Should Stay Don’ts
4. The Best Graduation Gifts for Friends
5. Professional Watches for Women
6. How to Do Black Tie on a Budget
7. The Best Bags for Walking to Work
8. How to Build a Professional Wardrobe for $150 (from guest poster Cassie Boorn of Ask a PR Girl)
9. How to Dress Professionally with a “Bubble Butt”
10. Flared Pants, Hems, and Commutes (with The Corporette Guide to Hems)

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Deal Alert: Great Sales at Tory Burch

Everly High Heel Pump, was $425, then $297, with code: $222.I included Tory Burch in my roundup of sales (1 and 2), and I added a few of the things I’ve already recommended to the Corporette Bargains page… but I’m seeing such great sales at the Tory Burch website I thought I’d do a deal roundup.  As a reminder, you can take an extra 25% off sale with code JUSTFORME through 1/2 — and you get free shipping on orders of $300 and more.  TONS of cute shoes and bags (albeit in some very limited quantities)… here are a few of my favorites, below.  (Hover over them for price info.)  Pictured: Everly High Heel Pump, was $425, then $297, but with code JUSTFORME it comes to $222.

797 Large Satchel - was $625, then marked to $437.50; with code it's $328 (black and beige) Everly Snake Print Pump - was $450, then $315, with code: $236 Judith Pump - was $450, then $315, after code: $236. (Available in gray/navy AND almond/black). Amanda Dome Tote: was $495, then $346, after code: $259.
Thandie Glen Plaid Dress -- was $425, now $212, with code it's $159. Tammy Dress -- was $375, now $187, with code: $140. Ames Skirt - was $325, now $162.50, with code: $122 Pierre Wool Blazer -- was $395 then $237, with code: $178.

Kat’s Favorite Suits of 2012

In keeping with the theme of yearly look-backs, these are some of my favorites suits recommended here this year…  (Each picture links back to the original post… and of course, don’t forget to check out The Corporette Guide to Basic Women’s Suiting.)

Readers, which were your favorite pieces recommended in 2012? Any favorites from the commenting threads?

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Kat’s Favorite Coffee Break Accessories

In keeping with the theme of yearly look-backs, these are some of my favorites from the accessories recommended here this year…  Some of these are still available, including:

Kate Spade Thelma pumps (shown below in purple)
– The Jones New York t-strap pump, the Helkie (shown below in black and beige)
– the flat(ish) wedge boots, Boutique 9 Zanny boots
– and, of course: the YSL Muse Oversized Dome Satchel Bag (shown below in red)

Readers, which were your favorite pieces recommended for Coffee Breaks or Hunts in 2010? Any favorites from the commenting threads?

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Deal Alert: The Saks Sale

1This is historically one of the best sales of the year, both for Saks but also kind of year-round — in the past I’ve made a real killing.  Some of the things to look for:

– Cole Haan bags and shoes
– Stuart Weitzman bags and shoes
– Theory dresses and suiting pieces
– Kate Spade bags & shoes, jewelry, and clothes
– DvF dresses and shoes (lots of shoes marked under $100)
– Lots of great shoes — a big selection of Hunter and Belle by Sigerson Morrison

But the real finds here fall into the “lucky sizes” category — dresses marked from $695 down to $125, pants marked from $975 down to $215… so definitely look to see what’s left in your size.  I recommend sorting by “top rated” instead of by price, at least if you only have a second or two to take a look. Also, don’t forget — free shipping and free returns with code HOLIDAY.

Happy Day-After Sales!

Most stores started their sales yesterday (my picks here), but there are a few little additions… (see yesterday’s roundup… and the Saks sale is so good I’m going to try to do a roundup for you guys, so stay tuned.)

– Anthropologie: Take an additional 30% off all sale items with code WOW30.
– Club Monaco:  Take an extra 50% off all sale styles with code SAVE50.
– Tory Burch: Take an extra 25% off sale (prices already pretty great in the sale section, too).