Archives for January 2014

Weekend Open Thread

Warehouse Organza SkirtSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

This is not my usual style at all, but I really like this organza skirt (and, fine, the matching crop top if you must). I think it’s sexy, and a great way to show a bit more leg in a demure, fun way for an evening out.  The skirt is $83.34 at ASOS. Warehouse Organza Skirt


Weekly News Roundup

Corporette's News Roundup: The best travel gear for hair, makeup as you age, BB creams for the body, and more...Like 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.

  • Road Warriorette rounds up her top 5 travel favorites for hair.
  • Une Femme D’un Certain Age ponders makeup as you age.
  • SheFinds suggests we all snap up any Jergens BB Body Cream as quickly as we can (it’s selling out at a “historic, rapid pace”).
  • The Washington Post reviews a new study that finds executive women are just as ambitious than men, if not more so. (Duh.)
  • Vivia Chen at The Careerist looks at the way that powerful women are portrayed in the media: kinky.
  • Ask a Manager tells you when to use someone’s first name (something we’ve talked about here as well).
  • WSJ’s The Juggle seems to be back from hiatus — and looks at household division of labor.
  • Finally: Popsugar Smart Living alerts us to the $9.84 scam that means your credit card has been hacked. Sigh.

(Oh, and for the pumping mothers:  Stroller Traffic has the 411 on a new quiet breast pump.)

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Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Autumn Tweed Sheath Dress

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

Anne Klein Autumn Tweed Sheath DressPrices at 6pm tend to swing around, and this dress has been dipping as low as the $30s and as high as the $60s or $70s in recent days.  So I’m happy to report that today it’s $39.99, making it perfect for Frugal Friday.  I like this color of light brown, and the interesting V-neck — I would definitely try it with a belt to nip it in a bit more, though.  The matching blazer is also well-priced today, at $46.99. Happy Friday!  Anne Klein Autumn Tweed Sheath Dress

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Coffee Break: Color-block Leather Tote

The Row Color-block Leather ToteI kind of love everything The Row is doing — they specialize in great basics, but everything just seems modern, fresh, clean, and super lux. Of course, you pay for that (this tote is $3,150) but I like the smart interior partitions, as well as the colorblocking and single handle. The Row Color-block Leather Tote


How to Reduce Static Cling

How to Get Rid of Static Cling | CorporetteHow do you reduce static cling in pants and skirts?  Reader K wonders…

Wondering how to deal with unlined pants & trouser socks (or long underwear, for that matter) such that the pants don’t get all bunchy and sticky, especially for wider-leg trousers. Are you just going to have to resign to have a certain amount of clinginess to your lower legs if you’re wearing trouser socks, or are some silkier than others/are there other products out there that function the same as a slip? Static is one issue, but fabric on fabric is what seems to be causing me the most trouble.

Wow — I had no idea before I looked into this a bit how many interesting techniques are out there.  For starters, I will say that I haven’t had this problem too much in the winter, perhaps because I’ve often worn silk long johns beneath unlined wool pants (with trouser socks, if any, below those) — in these nasty days I have to sing their praises again; they’re super warm when you’re outside but not noticeable at all when you’re inside.  (I also often tend to wear boots in the winter with pants, and generally switch from trouser socks to regular (often silly) socks such as those from HotSox and HappySocks.)

A few tips from the interwebs:

Readers, do you have problems with static cling in the winter?  How do you handle?

Pictured: Yarn Cake Static Cling, originally uploaded to Flickr by cakersandco.


Thursday’s TPS Report: Giraffe Hernanda Blouse

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Trina Turk Giraffe Hernanda BlouseI apparently am loving Trina Turk this week. This black and beige silk blouse seems classic but fun at the same time, and even I could wear that beige (says the girl who normally avoids it like the plague). The blouse is on a great deal, too: was $268, now $83 at Amazon. Trina Turk Giraffe Hernanda Blouse

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