Archives for November 2013

Happy Thanksgiving! 23 Great Sales (and Kat’s Top 8)

sales175 punyAs with last year, a lot of stores are having a ton of great sales today (online only, of course). Happy Thanksgiving, ladies! What are you thankful for? (And what are you buying?)

  • Ann Taylor – Take 50% off EVERYTHING with code ANNTHANKS.
  • Anne Klein – 30% off entire site, ends 12/1.
  • ASOS – Snag up to 70% off during the Kick It Off Sale.
  • Bare Necessities – 25% off sitewide with code THANKS25 (48 hours only).
  • Bloomingdale’s – Save up to 50%; online only through Sunday 12/1.  Plus take $25 off almost every $200 you spend.
  • Boden – 30% off party pieces.
  • Brooks Brothers – Enjoy an additional 15% off your entire purchase (20% off if you use a BB card).
  • Club Monaco – 30% off already reduced merchandise.
  • CUSP – Receive an extra 20% off sale merchandise.
  • Express – 50% off sitewide until noon on Friday.
  • Intermix – Today, online only: 20% off full priced purchases with code THANKS; also take an extra 40% off sale (up to 70% off).
  • Jones New York – 40% off everything, plus free shipping on all orders!
  • Kate Spade New York – Black Friday Sale, save up to 75% off through Saturday 11/30 11:59 PM PT (online only; all sales final).
  • J.Crew – 30% off your purchase with code HOLIDAY.
  • Last Call by Neiman Marcus – Extra 40% off everything; 60% off clearance.
  • The Limited – 50% off everything (including sale) + free shipping on all orders with code THANKS.
  • LOFT – 40% off everything with code ENJOY.
  • Nordstrom – Lots of new markdowns, now up to 50%.
  • Reiss – 20% off everything online and in store; ends midnight 12/2.
  • Saks – 60% off the main site, and their flash sale site FashionFix has some crazy sales.
  • ShopBop – The BIGEVENT sale!  Spent $250+, save 15%; spend $500+, save 20%; spend $1K+; save 25% with code BIGEVENT.
  • Talbots – 50% off one item until noon Friday; plus 40% off entire purchase until midnight Friday.
  • White House | Black Market – Take 25% off your entire purchase with code 18419.

Holiday Weekend Open Thread

Teri Jon V-Neck Brooch GownSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Hanukkah, ladies! Stay tuned for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals; otherwise we’ll be taking it slow until Tuesday. (If the open thread gets out of control I’ll open another one.) As for the gorgeous dress at left: if anyone still buys (rather than rents) dresses for major galas and events, this black Teri Jon one looks amazing for a professional event: it’s flattering and feminine, yet you can wear a normal bra and don’t have to feel like too much is exposed. It isn’t too blingy, and with a basic color like black you can have fun with accessories like wraps, jewelry, shoes, and more. The dress was $710, then marked to $495, but with the sale it comes down to $297. Teri Jon V-Neck Brooch Gown, Black


Weekly News Update

Lady-Justice-Law-600x450Like these posts? Follow us on Twitter or 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.) You can also follow us on Pinterest or Instagram.

  • Above the Law recently held a caption contest for the above billboard.  The captions are mildly funny, but I’m curious — does it change your knee-jerk opinion (whatever it is) that the two women pictured are apparently the only owners of the firm?
  • SheFinds tries to correct some bad advice you may have gotten about shopping the big sales.
  • Already Pretty contributor Cassie suggests some ways to reconcile a conservative workplace and indie style (something we’ve also discussed here via guest poster Siouxsie Law).
  • The Washington Post writes about the red sneaker effect; a study found that a business woman wearing red sneakers with her suit was thought to have higher rates than a business woman wearing regular shoes.  Very interesting — I’ve written before about my theory about “the eccentric genius” personality, but I’ve often thought it’s much harder for women to rock.
  • Is it better to get fired, or to quit? Ask a Manager answers.
  • Daily Worth (via POPSUGAR Smart Living) ponders whether women should let men buy you dinner.

Finally, in Corporette news this week:

  • Huge thanks to the ABA Journal for including Corporette in the list of the Top 100 Law Blawgs again this year!

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

Frugal Wednesday’s TPS Report: Drape Front Jersey Top

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

Robbi & Nikki Drape Front Jersey TopThis interesting draped jersey top caught my eye a few weeks ago, and I keep coming back to it — I love the shade of purple, and it seems flattering and very modern, but in a relaxed and comfortable way. I think it would look great with a long cardigan and ankle pants for a casual day, or perhaps belted with a pencil skirt. It’s $54 at Nordstrom (also available in a black floral print). Robbi & Nikki Drape Front Jersey Top

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Coffee Break: Fiorentina Pump

Sofft FiorentinaI love a good purple suede pump — and this one from Sofft is on a super sale at 6pm: was $115, now $38. It’s available in grape and brown suede, as well as black calf; at 3″ high it’s just right. I’m really digging the chunky heel; it feels like it has a bit of a vintage vibe. Sofft Fiorentina

Three-Quarter Sleeved Blazers in Winter

How to Wear Three-Quarter-Sleeved Blazers in Winter | CorporetteHow do you wear three-quarter sleeved blazers once winter arrives?  Reader R wonders…

Now that the cooler months are approaching, I have a question about 3/4 length sleeve blazers. I have a belted one that is very warm and work-appropriate, but I never know what sort of shirt to wear under it. (Ditto for many cute blazers I see out there, especially tweed ones.) Is it OK to wear a long-sleeved shirt under a blazer with 3/4 length sleeves? If so, what color/fit guidelines would you recommend? It seems like a waste to have a blazer in a heavier fabric if your wrists and lower arms are going to be exposed to the elements.

Interesting question.  (Pictured above: Rebecca Taylor Raw-Edge Tweed Blazer, on sale at Last Call: was $395, now marked to $126.40 (sizes 4-8 only).) We’ve talked in general about what to wear beneath suit jackets, and how to wear a black blazer as a separate, but we haven’t talked about this.  For my $.02, this is how I’ve always worn them, but I’m curious to see what other ladies are doing: [Read more…]