I don’t know which I’m more excited about: to see shoulder bags coming back in style, or to realize that Nordstrom carries the brand AllSaints, at least as far as bags are concerned. This boxy black/blue shoulder bag looks perfect — functional but interesting, and the tighter shoulder strap makes it look just a bit … Read More about Coffee Break: ‘Paradise’ Croc Embossed Suede & Leather Satchel
Archives for June 2016
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Early Fourth of July sales are starting, ladies! Some quick notes from around the web: Updates as of 7/3 in red. Updates as of 7/4 in blue. Nordstrom has quietly been marking a ton of stuff down, including a ton of Classiques Entier ponte dresses. Instead of being $230ish they’re marked $92-$142 — significant savings. … Read More about Early Fourth of July Sales are Starting!
Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. White House | Black Market is having some crazy sales right now, including blazers. This pictured peplum one is cute and comes down from $150 to $66 — and it’s available in regular and petite sizes 0-16. Nice! (I’m also … Read More about Thursday’s Workwear Report: Seasonless Peplum Jacket
For busy working women, the suit is often the easiest outfit to throw on in the morning. In general, this feature is not about interview suits for women, which should be as classic and basic as you get — instead, this feature is about the slightly different suit that is fashionable, yet professional. I’m not … Read More about Suit of the Week: Weekend Max Mara
For this month’s deeper dive into weekend wear for working women, I thought we’d ponder swimsuits. Ladies, which are your favorite swimsuits? Do you wear them to the beach, the pool, or somewhere else? For those of you who swim for exercise, do you have a different suit just for laps or whatnot? What’s the top thing you … Read More about Weekend Wednesday: Swimsuits
Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. This crisp blouse is a classic, and for a reason — it’s tailored, affordable, and the non-iron fabric makes it super easy to take care of (if you can, put it in the dryer for about 15 minutes and then … Read More about Wednesday’s Workwear Report: Tailored-Fit Non-Iron Dress Shirt
We’ve mentioned these simple ballet flats before in round-ups, but I don’t think they’ve ever had their own Coffee Break. Not only did several readers call out these Paul Mayer flats in our last discussion on comfortable ballet flats, but the shoes are bestsellers at Bloomingdale’s, where they have nothing but positive reviews. For $225, that’s … Read More about Coffee Break: Quilted Ballet Flats
Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. I like plaid anyway, but shadow plaid on a lovely navy silk dress? Sign me up. I like the faux wrap details at the waist, as well as the soft pleats on the skirt. (If sleeveless isn’t appropriate at your … Read More about Tuesday’s Workwear Report: Shaded Plaid Faux Wrap Pleat Front Dress
I’m curious, ladies — what are your favorite summer scents? I took a break from wearing perfume years ago when my sons were babies, but I’m starting to get into scents again, and am on the hunt. In years past, my summer scent was the men’s cologne, Acqua di Parma; Nordstrom notes that it is “a composition … Read More about Coffee Break: Acqua di Parmi
Last week we rounded up a bunch of summer blazers — I thought I’d put together a few outfits using some of the pieces. Ladies, what are your favorite ways to wear summer blazers? Do you try to make sure your outfit looks good both with or without your blazer, or are you ok with looking a little unfinished … Read More about Work Outfit Ideas with Summer Blazers
Thank you guys so much for taking the survey — the giveaway is now closed, but if you want to weigh in you can still take the survey. (I’m always grateful for feedback!) I used Random.org to determine who won the giftcards — the first winner was #9, but that survey taker had not left … Read More about Survey Results!