Archives for December 2015

Top Ten Corporette Posts of 2015

accessories to wear to workHappy (early) New Year’s Eve, ladies!  May you all have a fun, safe evening!  For today’s year-end review, here are the top posts of 2015 according to Google Analytics. See our previous “top posts” here!

  1. How to Style Long Hair for Job Interview
  2. Pantyhose for Work
  3. How to Wear Black and Navy Together
  4. Wearing a Dress & Blazer — Instead of a Suit
  5. Creating a Capsule Wardrobe for Work
  6. What to Wear to a Holiday Office Party
  7. Tips for Whitening Teeth and Nails
  8. How to Look Stylish and Professional at a Business Casual Office
  9. Easy Office Updos
  10. When Is It Time to Stop Wearing Tights?

Kat’s Favorite Suits of 2015

accessories to wear to work2015 was a great year for women’s suits — these are some of my favorites from our weekly roundup. (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.)

Here are links to our favorite women’s suits from 20142013, 2012 and 2010.


January / February / March / April / May / June / July* / August / September / October* / November* / December*

Year in Review: Kat’s Favorite Accessories for Work

accessories to wear to workLike our workwear recommendations, we recommend one accessory appropriate for the office on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. On Mondays I try to pick a budget-friendly piece, and the price rises on Tuesday and Thursday. I generally try to include one shoe and one bag each week, but the third item varies — we’ve done watches, wallets, scarves, hair accessories, office accessories, coats, and more. These were my favorites of 2015 — if you’re curious about older ones, here were my favorites from 20142013, 2012, and 2010.

Ladies, which were your favorite wear-it-to-work accessories of 2015, either featured here, recommended by a fellow reader, or just purchased on your own?

January / February* / March* / April* / May / June / July / August* / September* / October* / November / December

Year in Review: Kat’s Favorite Workwear Suggestions

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2016 Update: These are still some of favorite workwear suggestions from 2015 — but you may also want to check out our 2016 roundup of favorite workwear suggestions (or our more recent wear it to work ideas!).

Every weekday here at Corporette, I offer one suggestion for an item that I would wear to work. Sometimes readers love the item, and wow do you guys hate it sometimes. Sometimes *I* love it, sometimes it was just the best I could find given the restraints (for those who haven’t noticed, Monday and Tuesday tend to be pricier items, Wednesday is in the $100-$150 price range, Thursday is in the $50-$100 price range, and Friday is in the “under $50” range.) Still, as the end of the year approaches I thought I’d look back over the past year and choose my personal favorites from the things I recommended… each picture is from one month, and the picture links back to the original post.  (Most are sold out, but some of the later months (noted with an asterisk) are still available. (Someone who is a size 36 needs to buy that deeply discounted fuschia blazer. I’m just saying.)

If you’re curious, here are links to the similar roundups from 20142013, 2012, and 2010.

Readers, what were your favorite workwear pieces in 2015 — either that we featured, that you bought, or that you just ogled from another reader’s suggestion? (And of course: feel free to use this post as an open thread.)

January / February / March / April / May / June / July / August* / September* / October* / November / December*

A Quick Look at the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale

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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.

I’m still having problems getting into Nordstrom from the homepage, but I’m not having a problem when I go to individual products (like ones we’ve featured before, or like this link to the general workwear section). So I thought I’d do a quickie roundup of some workwear ideas from the sale… tons of great dresses, sweaters, pants, and lots of heels and flats, particularly in lucky sizes. Ladies, what have you bought at the big Half-Yearly Sale thus far? What other major post-holiday sales have you taken advantage of?

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59 Day-After-Christmas Sales (and Kat’s Top 14)

stylish work clothes saleHappy holidays! If you have time/energy to shop, there are some great deals happening today. Ladies, where will be your first stop?  Updates are in red. 

  • – After Christmas Sale! 60% off or more off comfort footwear, handbags and accessories, fashion footwear, and clothing.
  • Amazon – Up to 70% off for women, men, kids and baby.
  • Ann Taylor – The Winter Sale, this weekend only. Take 60% off your purchase, excluding new arrivals. 
  • All Saints – End of season sale, up to 50% off. Take an additional 20% off all styles with code MERRY (excludes handbags).
  • Anthropologie – Winter Tag Sale. Enjoy an extra 25% off sale items with code TAGTIME.
  • ASOS – Up to 50% off select sale items.
  • Athleta – Semi-annual sale, save up to 60% off.  Plus take an extra 20% off sale items through 12/28.
  • Banana Republic – Extra 50% off sale.
  • Barneys New York – Designer Sale – take up to 60% off designer collections from Valentino, Maison Margiela, Prada and More.
  • Barneys Warehouse – Take an extra 60% off all clearance.
  • BaubleBar – Post Xmas Clean-Up. Shop top styles at up to 65% off.
  • Bergdorf Goodman – Two days only: take an additional 25% off previously-reduced items already marked up to 60% off. 
  • Bloomingdale’s – After-Christmas sale: Up to 75% off a great selection of items.
  • Boden – Now up to 60% off sale. 
  • Brooks Brothers – Semi-Annual Sale: Up to 50% off (through 1/2). Extra 15% off sale items (through 12/27).
  • Club Monaco – Take an extra 40% off sale styles and clearance with code NEWYEAR.
  • Cole Haan – Take an extra 30% off sale.
  • CUSP – SALE until Noon CT today only. Up to 70% off when you take an extra 50% off already reduced prices.
  • Dorothy Perkins – Up to 50% off everything.
  • DvF – End of season sale, enjoy up to 50% off new sale styles.
  • Eddie Bauer – Semi-Annual Sale, up to 60% off.
  • Express – 50% off everything.
  • Forever 21 – End of season sale, up to 75% off.
  • Free People – 2 days only, all sale items an additional 30% off (ends 12/27).
  • French Connection – 40% off everything in stores and online, plus free shipping with code 40NY16.
  • Hugo Boss – Additional 15% off sale with code WINTER15 at checkout.
  • J.Crew – Extra 40% off winter sale styles with code SHOPNOW. 
  • J.Crew Factory – Online only, 30% off new arrivals, plus extra 40% off clearance with code SALETIME.
  • Journelle – Semi-annual sale.
  • Kate Spade – enjoy 25% off all sale items with code THRILL (ends 1/6).
  • Karen Millen – Further reductions, up to 50% off.
  • Kirna Zabête – Sale, up to 70% off.
  • Lands’ End – 30% off reg. priced styles with code POLAR. Up to 60% off clearance.
  • Last Call – Dec. 26 one day sale — extra 60% off clearance, and an extra 30%-60% off everything else. Dec. 27: One day sale, extra 40% off women’s apparel and all men’s.  
  • The Limited – 30% off brand new arrivals, 50% off select full-price skirts, extra 50% off sale items.
  • L.K. Bennett – Sale, up to 50% off. Extra 30% off sale items (ends 12/29).
  • Loft – 50% off everything with code HOLIDAY50.
  • Lord & Taylor – 3 day sale. 20% off sale and clearance items, 15% off regular-priced items with code NEWYEAR.
  • Macy’s – Free shipping at $25! One day sale, extra 25% off clearance.
  • Madewell – Extra 30% off all sale styles with code YOUWIN.
  • MZ Wallace – Sale! Deep discounts on lots of great totes.
  • Net-a-Porter – Now up to 70% off sale.
  • New York & Company – Save $25 off $100 (code 6007) with no exclusions during the “Everything up to 80% off Clearance Event.”
  • Nordstrom – HALF-YEARLY SALE! See my initial thoughts on what to get here
  • The Outnet – Further reductions on clearance, now up to 85% off.
  • Rebecca Minkoff – Ring it in event, up to 70% off select styles. Take an extra 25% off all sale items with code BYE2015.
  • Rebecca Taylor – Take an extra 30% off sale with code NEWYEAR.
  • Reiss – The Winter Sale, up to 50% off. New lines added. 
  • Saks – Last day, designer sale, up to 70% off select styles. 
  • Saks Off FTH – Clearance Clearout, up to 75% off.
  • Sephora – Sale on sale. Use code EXTRA20, online only. 
  • Shopbop – New to sale, 100s of items added.
  • Soma Intimates – Semi-annual sale, up to 70% off. 
  • Stuart Weitzman – First item 40% off, second item and beyond, 50% off.
  • Talbots – Red hanger sale, up to 60% off original prices (and an extra 40% off markdowns).
  • Target – Clearance, up to 60% off hundreds of items. Extra 20% off clearance clothes, shoes and accessories with code EXTRA20.
  • Theory – 25% off everything including sale with code GIFT25.
  • Tory Burch – Extra 30% off sale styles with code MERRY.
  • White House | Black Market – Winter sale, up to 70% off.