Archives for May 2015

Weekend Open Thread

Sam Edelman Eleanor Buff NudeSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

This shoe is everywhere this season. I think it’s sexy and fun, and I’m always surprised when such a classic style “comes back” because it’s hard to believe it wasn’t always in. Anyhoo: what is also surprising is that I cannot, despite my best efforts, find a kitten heel version of this. There are plenty of 4″ versions (here, here, here; 3.5,” 3.5,” 4.5″), as well as a few 3″ versions, but all of the lower heels (even 2.75!) have wider straps or more straps (T-strap, etc). (Although: M.Gemi has a flat version.)  The pictured shoe at least seems to have a lot of positive reviews — and at $130, it’s among the more affordable versions. It’s 4.75″ high (yaaa!) with a .75″ platform.  Sam Edelman Eleanor

Happy weekend, ladies!


Weekly News Update

weekly news update - makeup to highlightLike 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 and Instagram, or by our RSS feed.

  • Tired of contouring tips? The Guardian rounds up some products that highlight your best features instead.
  • Fortune asks if scarves are the new power accessory.
  • Racked explains why Nordstrom’s Half Yearly Sales are back.
  • Real Simple advises you on whether to save or splurge on several types of beauty products.
  • Above the Law shares the 2015 ATL Top 50 Law School Rankings list.
  • Travelle gives you tips on TSA PreCheck to make your business trips go more smoothly.
  • A writer explains in Racked why she hasn’t become a convert to the Marie Kondo school of thinking.
  • From Hot Buffet, a NYC sketch comedy group, here’s a parody of the Jimmy Kimmel “Mean Tweets” segments that highlights some rather sexist quotes from men whose names you are sure to recognize (autoplay video).
  • And for your Laugh of the Week, here’s a scene from a doggy daycare, from Inside Amy Schumer (autoplay video).

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Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Python Print Blouse

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

Equipment Python Print BLouseOK. I swear I am on a blue ban for at least a week… right after I post this lovely blue blouse. I like the floaty look of it on top of a camisole (although I might opt for ones with a slightly thicker strap, like the Old Navy Tami, preferably either in black, white, or blue), and think it would be great layered beneath a blazer or cardigan in the fall or spring. It’s $39 at Last Call (was $198), available in XS-M. Equipment Python Print Blouse

Here’s a plus size version. And, if you’re on the hunt for a more designer-y version of a blue python blouse, here you go.

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Coffee Break: Leather Euro Slide Card Holder

Hobo Leather Euro Slide Card Holder, Lilac | CorporetteLast Call has a ton of these lovely card holders on sale for $28 — lots of colors to choose from. I love the light, happy lilac color here — perfect for finding in your bag. It’s available in five colors at Last Call (lilactangerine, mintviolet, harvest). Hobo Leather Euro Slide Card Holder


Lightweight Pants for Work

lightweight pants for office2017 Update: We still like a lot of these lightweight pants for work, but you may also want to check out our more recent roundup of stylish summer dress pants for women.

Which are the best lightweight pants for a work — specifically, a business casual office? For some of us, the warmer months mean biking, hiking, kickball, competing in triathlons, and many more activities that are likely to leave us with a few scratches, bumps, and bruises. If you aren’t crazy about putting those bruises on display at work, and prefer to wear pants to cover your legs, which are the best for business casual summer workwear? Reader M wonders…

With all the sports and activities I do, I need to reconfigure my work wardrobe to be trousers-only. I bruise way too easily to wear skirts often, especially in the warmer months. I need to start almost from scratch with a business casual summer wardrobe, any suggestions? Thanks!

I bruise easily, as well, M, so I’m sorry to hear that. I think you’re right to want to cover your bruises for work — they can be a distraction for your colleagues as they start wondering how you got them. (This mountain-biker was even cornered by her boss who worried she was being abused.) If you work in such a small office that everyone you come into contact with knows that you’re bruised from sports, that’s one thing — but that doesn’t sound like the case for M.

So, some thoughts on lightweight pants for work in a business casual environment:

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Deal Alert: Nordstrom Shoes and Bags


2018 Update: Gearing up for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018? Early access starts July 12, 2018 and the sale opens to the public on July 20, 2018 — sign up for our newsletter to get our picks for workwear and beyond! (You can check out some of our more recent Nordstrom sale picks here!)

The below content is about the 2015 Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale.

We’ve already rounded up my picks for workwear from the big Nordstrom sale, but there are still so many great shoes, bags, and accessories to be had — so I thought I’d round up a few of the things I’m drooling over.


So many great shoes, you guys.


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