This post contains affiliate links and Corporette® may earn commissions for purchases made through links in this post. For more details see here. Thank you so much for your support!
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Workwear sales of note for 6.02.23:
- Nordstrom – The Half-Yearly Sale has started! See our thoughts here.
- Ann Taylor – $50 off $150; $100 off $250+; extra 30% off all sale styles
- Banana Republic Factory – Up to 50% off everything + extra 25% off purchase
- Boden – Sale, up to 50% off
- Cole Haan – Up to 50% off select styles; extra 20% off sandals & sneakers
- Eloquii – 60% off all tops
- Express – 30% off all dresses, tops, shorts & more; extra 50% off clearance
- H&M – Up to 60% off online and in-store.
- J.Crew – Up to 50% off “dressed up” styles (lots of cute dresses!); extra 50% off select sale
- J.Crew Factory – Up to 60% off everything; 60% off 100s of summer faves; extra 60% off clearance
- J.McLaughlin – The Sale Event: extra 30% off
- Loft – 40% off tops; 30% off full-price styles
- Sephora – Up to 50% off select beauty.
- Shopbop – Up to 60% off sale
- Sue Sartor – Lots of cute dresses on sale!
- Talbots – 25-40% off select styles
Other noteworthy sales:
- CB2.com – Up to 40% off; pop-up sale up to 30% off
- Joss & Main – Up to 60% off, plus an extra 20% off with code
- Tuft & Needle – Save up to $775 on mattresses (Reader-favorite brand; Kat really likes hers!)
- West Elm – Up to 25% off in-stock furniture; up to 60% off clearance
Some of our latest posts here at Corporette…
And some of our latest threadjacks here at Corporette (reader questions and commentary) — see more here!
- Favorite comfy pants for an overnight plane ride?
- I’ve got a nasty case of tech neck…
- What’s a good place for a relaxing solo escape?
- What’s the best commuter backpack?
- I’m early 40s and worry my career arc is ending…
- I canNOT figure out the proportions in this current season of fashion…
- How is everyone wearing scarves in 2023?
- What shoes are people wearing to work between boot and sandal season?
- What’s a good place for a relaxing solo escape?
- What are some of your go-to outfits that feel current?
- I need more activities that are social, easy to learn and don’t involve extreme running/jumping/etc.
What’s your favorite source of throw pillows for your couch? I bought some on H&M and returned them because the pillows were misshapen and the covers were not the same color that they appeared to be online. Would like to spend $25/pillow or so (for both cover and insert). Thanks!
TJ Maxx / HomeGoods
I go to At Home for these. They are not really high quality, but I love switching out throw pillows every few months because it’s a good way to change the look of a room.
My favorite throw pillows are from At Home and Society6 (especially the PrettySweary line).
I have a ton of the velvet WM throw pillows, mixed in with some random target finds. The covers zip off and clean up well. I have two small floofy dogs who pretty much treat throw pillows like tiny, puffy thrones from which to rule their living room kingdom, and these have held up to that for 3+ years.
Ikea FJÄDRAR feather inserts ($6.00) and their plain velvet covers; I’ve also stuffed ikea inserts into World Market velvet covers. Mine haven’t leaked in the four years I’ve been using them (and my family is hard on throw pillows).
How’s the sizing on those Eileen Fisher pants that everyone is always talking about? I’m usually an 8 in BR Sloan pants. Should I try a small or a medium?
I’m usually an 8 or 10, and I wear a small in EF.
Share a rant/gripe that you can’t tell the real world because they would get pissed off?
Mine: I can’t handle people’s attitude to Target.
-When parents are proud if their kid thinks Target is their happy place.
-When kids want Target themed birthday parties
-All the “Can’t go in and just buy one thing” “Always spend over 100 dollars!” target memes
Yes, I shop at target. But as a world we need to stop buying useless stuff. We are out of control and it just all goes into the landfill. Why are parents proud when their kid is obsessed with consumerism? I can’t handle the carts filled with random things from the dollar section that will just end up being tossed out soon.
I totally agree with you. Being obsessed with cheap cr@p from China is not something to be proud of.
Huh? There are kids whose happy place is target? There are target themed birthday parties? Where is this? Do you live near Target HQ in Minn??
I’ve never seen a birthday party but I’ve seen lots of people post about ha ha, now my one year old says let’s go to target!
Anon in Minnesota
Not the OP, but I do live in Minnesota. While we do love the Target, I am unaware of any Target themed birthday parties. I am, however, all too familiar with their $100 cover charge.
Wow. I’m Canadian and this sounds absurd to me. Target did not survive here at all. I can’t even imagine people being this thrilled about it.
I’m out of the Target loop – I had no idea any of these were a thing. Target themed birthday parties? Weird. And yes, I agree we should all buy less stuff we don’t really need/use/keep long term … though of course I am guilty at times.
I’ve never heard of this (Target themed parties) either….
Some of mine:
– Mommy wine culture – yes I like the occasional alcoholic drink, no its not normal or cute to need wine to get through your day
– Tutu and Touchdown parties. Gender reveal parties are bad enough… this is the worst. Can you not imagine a world where your unborn male baby grows up to want to be a dancer?
What on earth is a tutu and touchdown party?
A super gross kind of gender reveal party. Tutu = girl, touchdown = boy. Other
I realize these don’t really affect me and so I keep quiet in real life, but on a conceptual level they drive me NUTS. They are all dog related today, go figure:
(1) Dogs in strollers – seriously, your dog needs to be walked and exercised/needs to not be so overfed. And if running errands is too much for it, maybe it should stay home?
(2) People who claim their pet is an “emotional support animal” and therefore they can bring it everywhere when it is clear that there is no training and probably no therapeutic need. There are actual service dogs out there, doing important work, and then you have a neurotic Chihuahua that you want to bring everywhere in your purse. I grew up with dogs and like them fine, but you do not need to bring them to Every. Public. Space.
(3) People who don’t leash their dog because “oh, he’s friendly/well-trained.” Maybe your dog is fine (doubtful), but an unleashed dog makes LEASHED dogs nervous and aggressive.
On your point 1, try not to judge too hard. Lots of old or disabled dogs need the strollers due to mobility issues. Lots of people aren’t being prissy, they just want their dog to be able to experience outside and not have pee in their house/yard.
The other points, totally with you. Especially no. 3. I have a dog who is leash aggressive, so if your pretty princess unleashed poodle runs up to my dog and gets its throat slashed open, sorry not my fault. I won’t apologize or pay for it. I’m controlling my animal and properly keeping it away from unfamiliar dogs. Honestly I’d report the owner for neglect and violating leash laws. Have fun with that $200 fine on top of your vet bill, maybe you’ll learn.
OMG yes #3 so much. My dog dislikes other dogs and if one of these “don’t worry, so friendly!” dogs is off the leash and approaches her she will act aggressively until I calm her. Every. Single. Time. this happens the owner of the un-leashed dog acts like I’m the one who did something wrong, even when, as most of the time, their dog ignored their instructions to “come” and approached mine over their objections.
#3 SO hard. I don’t even have a dog, but I’ve walked my in-laws’ leash-aggressive dog for them. I’ve had to hold back my in-laws’ chow mix by the collar when a westie came running down the street from 100 yards away and barked within 1 foot of their space. The owners were outside and were trying to call their dog back, but that dog had no re-call training. They’re lucky the chow didn’t bite their dog’s face off.
+1000000 on #2. I love, love, love dogs, and I get that someone wants to bring their (non service) dog but does not want them in cargo. But to label them as “emotional support” just to circumvent the rules drives me crazy.
Yep. I met a business contact who bragged that they got their lab “therapy certified” so “now she can fly with us anywhere!” At first I thought they were saying that the dog actually got certified to provide support at senior centers, hospitals, etc.; then I realized they meant “it was so smart and clever of me to figure out this loophole that lets me bring my big dog on planes with me for free!”
I just had to step over a dog laying fully in the middle of the aisle on a 6 hour flight every time I got up to use the restroom. The dog looked miserable. It wasn’t a seeing eye dog and it didn’t have one of those vests so I don’t know why it was in the cabin. But I can’t imagine what the flight attendants did when they came through with the cart. There really isn’t enough space on a packed 737 in economy for a German shepherd sized dog to go anywhere but the aisle.
#3 – Neighbor was letting his dog hang out with leash attached but not in his grip while he unloaded his car. Brought my dogs out for a walk (on leash; tight grip) and then his usually well-behaved dog charged across the street at mine. We couldn’t outrun him and then there was a meeting and a yelp. Pretty sure it was mine who nipped his, but definitely not the fault of me or my dog. Neighbor apologized, etc., but this is exactly the result of thinking you can make assumptions about your dog. It could have been much worse and I definitely thought it was going to be.
I have a leash-trained cat, and I can attest that people’s wonderfully trained unleashed dogs are not wonderful enough to leave alone my leashed cat.
And I actually believe it’s possible for an unleashed dog to be that well trained (plenty of dogs in Europe seem to be), but American dogs just aren’t.
Dad was on a plane last month comeing back from Atlanta, and he said there was this woman with a large smelley dog, and the dog made poopie on the floor by the toilet, and everyone who had to go to the toilet had to step over (and on) the poopie, which was ground into the carpet. The flight attendent put a newspaper over the poopie, but it soaked through and was still slippery, and dad was very annoyed. FOOEY!
Agree with everything but 1. My dog’s mobility may look fine but he’s got cancer. But even before that getting elderly has made it hard to go for long walks because sometimes he just conks out. He loves sniffing the breeze. I’ll not take away that source of pleasure just because someone finds the optics silly.
Confirming this is all very much a thing, as are “target maternity shoots!”
I eye roll over it all.
Wait, what is that??? I’m picturing a pregnant lady posing on a chaise dressed in target bags.
My own random rant is gender segregation at parties among a certain set of my old law school classmates/friends. A fair number of people have all married each other/partnered up, myself included, and every time it’s all the “boys” in one group, all the “girls” in another. It was like being on the set of Mad Men, Season 1. Apparently everyone’s been having “boys nights out” and “girls’ trips” and I was just super excited to have not been invited because it is so not my cup of tea and I am happy to have been left out!
I was in a wedding where we were doing bridal party photos outdoors and the backup photo location in the case of rain was Target. The bride is one of those Target super-fans. I mostly think it’s funny– not my cup of tea, but does not enrage me.
Not the actual lack of respect but the use of the word as a verb. Ex: “I’m not gonna let him disrespect me again.”
It also bothers me when people act like their states of health are completely random. Ex: A young person was in my office lamenting the curse of bad knees and high blood pressure when she is at least 100 pounds overweight. A surgeon recently told her she must wait for a knee replacement since artificial knees have an expected life of 20 years. I do NOT include in this category many people I know who have taken reasonable care of themselves and ended up with terrible health outcomes.
Yeah how very dare your coworker lament her health to her judgy coworker who knows nothing about why she is overweight. You sound like a peach.
Way Harsh, Tai
Psst it’s probably pretty hard to exercise when your knees hurt.
+100000 Thank you.
How about some empathy.
So, you don’t have any idea why she is overweight. She could be reacting to a sexual assault, she could have another medical problem you don’t know about, or exposure to antibiotics could have set her up for weight gain. So don’t assume that her situation is her own fault, any more than it would be your fault if you have scars from an accident, bowlegs, or experienced a side effect from medical treatment.
Childless parenting experts
People who block the entire grocery aisle with their carts
People who speed up when they see you planning to change lanes into theirs (these people suck and need to get a hobby)
Men who have to interject what about the men into any conversation about women’s issues
People who can’t get your/you’re and there/their/they’re right on social media
Also see discreet/discrete
Axe v. ask
I feel weird about this one because it’s a very common African American dialect thing where I live. (English has also cycled a bit on the pronunciation of this word over time, so it’s kind of random which one became standardized English. It’s not like it’s a malapropism or misunderstanding of some kind. NPR has a piece on this.)
Thanks, I didn’t know NPR did a piece on it. I will look that up.
Admittedly, it doesn’t bother me as much when it is part of someone’s cultural dialect. When it is an emo WASP 15 year old trying to act ghetto at the country club, I feel unreasonable (or maybe not?) annoyance.
I relate to the “can’t out of Target for less than $100” memes. I go there to buy shampoo and then I see a cute purse or cute clothes for the kids or interesting chocolate I want to try. They stock a lot of products that I find appealing, and I also think they display them better than most of their competitors, so it’s easy to find the cute stuff. I mostly shop online so I won’t buy stuff I don’t need. But Target-themed birthday parties?? That’s insane.
But you don’t need that much stuff!
That’s why I shop online, so I don’t buy it. I’m just saying it’s tempting and I understand why people joke about spending $100 every time they go to Target.
Something something #latestagecapitalism
When coworkers complain every. single. day. how broke they are and how they need more money and then spend 25 dollars getting take out lunch every day.
Here’s one from a call I was on yesterday: I haven’t read that case but here’s my fully formed opinion about why you’re wrong and how the issue you’re concerned about doesn’t matter.
Said by a man, because of course it was. Acknowledge ignorance and then say you’ll have to look into it! If you acknowledge you haven’t read the case but then still insist that your opinion is valid, you’re being an @sshat.
I work with two of those @sshats (my only co-workers). I am man-splained with a vengeance every single f-ing day and every single day I am shocked by their stupid, vapid, clueless monologues. Incidentally, those are words they use to describe every woman they interact with. Arrrrghhhhhh.
The use of GIFT as a verb.
The use of MILK for fluids that do not come from a mammal.
Also: peanuts are legumes, not nuts
OMG people who use gift as a verb drive me insane!!! There is a word for that: it’s GIVE.
I’m confused. Merriam-Webster’s second definition of “gift” is as a transitive verb. Is the use of “gift” as a verb incorrect (despite what M-W says), or do most people use it incorrectly, or do you just have a particular aversion to it?
It’s so stupid and trendy. Like people have never heard of “give.”
It offends the Strunk and White within me.
“I gave her a pen” is a million times better than “I gifted her a pen,” which is usually phrased as “I gifted her WITH a pen.” I’d get it with non-native speakers, but most non-native speakers fully get the concept of “give.”
GIVE until it hurts
GIVE a little gift
GIVE a little bit
At least the songwriters/slogan writers use give (and if they change, I will get stabby). And GIFT usually comes as the caption on something on insta like “#giftedme2carats #blessed” so of course I’m going to hate on it.
Gail the Goldfish
My state legislature is apparently with you on the milk thing, because there is a provision in pending legislation to ban the use of the term for plant-based milks (or whatever you want to call them)
I get extra stabby on this. After pumping, I felt such like a mammal (specifically, a bovine-american). I almost lost it in the Dairy (!!! comes from cows and such; like ruminants) section when I saw soy milk and thought of my hated pump and these products have NO RIGHT to use the milk name. We mammals got hooked up to a machine. That stupid soybean does not know the half of it.
Things that make me unreasonably angry:
Work e-mails signed, “have a blessed day.”
These phrases: “he’s all boy,” “mommy brain,” “daddy’s babysitting.”
Those huge bicycle pub things
What is a bicycle pub thing?
I just saw one of these! It is a contraption the size of a semi truck with many seats, a set of pedals at each seat, and an on-board bar. People drink and pedal at the same time. It is steered by a bartender with a bullhorn. It goes approximately one mile per hour and takes forever to get started after the light turns green.
Pedal Pub! A bunch of people do a pub crawl by pedaling (bike pedals) a big vehicle. And you can drink while pedaling. It’s driven by the company employee (who is not drinking). And you can also have a keg/alcohol on the pedal pub. It gets licensed as a limo (in my state at least). But is really slow, since it’s basically a single gear bike.
Obviously you are 100% entitled to unreasonable anger, but out of curiosity: Why do you have avocado toast? With arugula salad and tomatoes it is fast, yummy dinner that does not require me to turn on my oven.
There’s this not-great hotel I have to stay at when I do a thing-i-don’t-really-like BUT they have avocado toast with arugula salad and a chopped up boiled egg and it is a nice enough treat to take the edge off the whole otherwise un-fun trip.
Anon at 5:51
“Hate” avocado. It is a good thing I don’t unreasonably hate typos on internet message boards.
“Mommy” this and that, when it could really be inclusive of all women/women identifying people/people. E.g., “Great summer fashions for busy moms!” which are just cute outfits for anyone regardless of childbearing status.
People who don’t use both lanes up to the merge point, and try to prevent you from doing so by blocking lanes. (I’m looking at you, Pennsylvania.)
Those people are the ones causing the traffic and they are the worst.
People who think the merge point of two lanes is where the lane becomes one car wide, as opposed to where the center line stops, and then insist on butting in front of all the polite drivers who merged earlier.
People who don’t zipper merge are my main source of rage during construction season.
I third this. If you’re one of those people reading this, change your ways. You don’t have to fess up. Just learn – the most efficient way to use a road is to use all lanes available. This has been proven by traffic engineers over and over
That said, it is different than people trying to cut into a backed up exit lane or something like that at the last minute, because it backs up people behind them in the lane that isn’t exiting.
“Mama” coming out of the mouth of anyone other than my child. Do not refer to me as a ‘mama’ or market to me as a ‘working mama’ or tell me ‘mama, it get’s easier!’
Oh wait I have another – Instagram abusers, whose entire lives seem to be arranged around getting an Instagram-perfect pic of whatever they’re doing. They also tend to be #hashtagabusers #blessed #life #love #healthyeating #healthy #eating etc
If these weren’t friends or acquaintances of mine IRL, I’d unfollow them immediately.
I definitely interpreted “Instagram abusers” very differently the first time I read this…. like people who hurt other people and take photos of it. I agree that the #blessed people are the wooooorst.
Jump off your high horse into a lake.
shopping help: small clutch/crossbody
What kind of clutch or crossbody bag do I want for a going out dress? It’s a girls’ trip and there will be a lot of late night dancing. Do I want leather? Do I want a crossbody bag or a clutch? What is a good price to spend?
Clutch with a removeable strap. Fake leather in case of drink spillage. Something like this: https://www.target.com/p/women-s-envelope-clutch-with-geometric-flap-closure-a-new-day-153/-/A-52977067?
Something like this?
Big enough for phone, a few bills, a few cards, and maybe a lip balm, but still low profile. I like things like this for going out dancing.
I have a tiny black envelope crossbody I bought for like $20 at Target. I don’t ask much of a going-out bag, I just want a simple, unobtrusive bag that holds a card case and cell phone and lets me be hands free. This one has served me quite well, it takes zero room to throw it in a suitcase or overnight bag, and I don’t care if it gets beaten up.
Same! I like mine way more than I expected to when I got it at Forever 21!
I like this one: https://www.target.com/p/estee-lilly-ring-handle-clutch/-/A-53320789?preselect=53294618#lnk=sametab
Pregnant in Biglaw
I’m a midlevel in Biglaw. I am worried about something that just happened at work and what it means for the pregnancy I am about to announce in a few weeks. The junior partner I do most of my work for took me aside after a meeting today and said, probably not a big deal, but the practice group leader noticed you’re tracking right about X for the year and wanted to know why we can’t have you doing more.
X is slightly above threshold for our bonus and does not include pro bono and recruiting hours, which I was specifically asked to take on by another partner on this same team. I’ve gotten rave reviews on my work product and compliments on my efficiency. I was recently assigned to some high-profile, client-facing work I’m really excited about. So it’s odd to now be getting mixed messages that I should be doing more, when I’ve received only praise and am tracking above bonus level.
Obviously I’m looking for a project or two to add to my docket now that I know this is an issue. I’m just concerned about announcing my pregnancy. I have a one-week vacation coming up around week 14, so I had intended to tell around a week before the vacation, but now I think I should wait and tell after (no, I’m not the same poster with the two-week vacation, but that was a great thread to read!). That will give me a chance to close August, which will be a high-billing month for me. It just burns that when I tell them, I know in the back of their minds they’ll think, “Oh, she’s going mommy track.”
I also looked around for people I might discuss this with and… there’s nobody. My practice area is kind of macho and there are only two female partners, neither of whom has kids. It’s kind of lonely to realize I have zero role models in my office.
I don’t know what I want, exactly– any other tips? Waiting to announce is probably the best move. I expect my cases to pick up this winter anyway so I wasn’t anticipating any issues with buckling down and banking hours before my mat leave, but I’ll make extra sure to do that.
When you’re on track to bill above your bonus threshold and are taking on non-billable work, I’m sure it’s frustrating to hear someone say you’re not doing enough! Was there any context to this remark–like, did you refuse work, or is everyone else at your level billing substantially more than you, or have you billed even more in previous years? If you don’t know, I would look for someone, even the person who made the remark, to discuss it with, without mentioning pregnancy.
I agree with your intuition to wait to announce until you return from vacation. But I wouldn’t necessarily jump to the conclusion that you will be mommy-tracked. It may happen, but I think you’re reading too much into one person’s remark, especially when that person doesn’t even know you’re pregnant.
Thanks. I have billed more in previous years— but I had trials then, whereas right now we’re in more of a discovery slow-burn stage. I have not refused work. It could be they’re just used to seeing X+300 from me and aren’t connecting the lower (but still perfectly fine) hours with the change in case status.
Sr Software Zookeeper
From a different perspective, does that practice group leaders know that you’ve been asked to do something else by another partner? This seems like a management communication issue that’s separate from your personal feelings, which may also be true.
Get that cleared up before you have a conversation about mat leave.
I just accepted a job that will cut my commute from 45 miles to 2 miles! I’m interested in possibly biking to work on occasion. It would be all city surface streets in a very small city. Any tip, advice, favorite bikes?
There was a post about this pretty recently. Basics are: panniers are the best way to carry your stuff, wear a helmet, and don’t skimp on bike lights. As for what bike to get, I ride a Jamis Allegro and have been pretty happy with it. Trek and Specialized make bikes with similar specs. You’d be fine with any of those I am personally not a fan of fixed gears. I don’t appreciate the extra effort getting going from a complete stop when I’m riding in a city with stop lights/signs.
2 miles is really short – that’s great news – a 10-15 minute bike ride is doable in almost all weather. I would start with seeing if you can borrow somone’s bike who is about your same height – lots of people have a bike stashed that they don’t use. Then I’d buy a hybrid. Panniers are “best”, but, I found I’m a lot happier with a backpack and a rack with a basket. I put the backpack in the basket when I ride, throw it over my shoulder when I walk, and, this is key!, use the same bag every day, whether I bike or not. I found when I was switching between my “car” bag and “bike” paniers, I was always afraid I would forget something, and frequently didn’t bike because my lazy self couldn’t get over that hurdle in the morning. I often bike in normal clothes, but I do think it’s better to change since biking does cause some wear and tear on your clothes. Happy biking!
If the search function is working there have been some really detailed comments people have written in the past with advice on what to wear while biking to work and bike commuting in general.
I suggest always changing – even if you don’t get that sweaty your clothing will wear out on the knees/butt faster when biking.
https://vespertinenyc.com/collections/the-vespert – My biggest tip is find a reflective vest that you can put on over whatever you are wearing. That way if its too hot for an outer layer or if its raining or if its super cold you can just throw this on top it and always be seen.
This is such a short trip you could do it comfortably on a beach cruiser if you wanted – any bike will do! Unless there is a big hill or something – if there is, I like the idea of borrowing a bike to ride the route and get a feel for it. If you only want to ride on occasion, and only plan to go a couple miles, I’d check out bikes on Craigslist or the local bike shop for used. Either panniers or a comfortable backpack will do, this is so short it’ll be your preference. In your bag, carry a spare tube, tire levers, hand pump or CO2 cartridges, as well as a multi-tool. +1 to lights for both the front and back – spend a little more $ on the front light, it should have both a flashing mode for day and a steady beam that does a good job illuminating the ground in case you go from work to dinner and end up riding home at dusk/dark. Invest in a good-quality U lock and use the cable for the front tire if it needs to sit outside your work or in the parking lot all day. Always, always wear a helmet.
I live about 2 miles from work but can NOT bike to work b/c it is in NYC, and it is dangerous, even with Citibikes. FOOEY! Also, I do NOT know how I could dress at home and then get on a bike, and Frank would be lookeing in if I actualy changed in my office. Beside’s, there is no shower here, so I would be sweatey in the summer. DOUBEL FOOEY on that!
Looking for a recommendation for an eyeliner with amazing staying power (seriously, it must not budge), that also comes in crazy, fun bright colors. Ideally, it would also be jumbo pencil format because I’m pretty clumsy with liquid liner and brushes and I’m not making small delicate lines with it. Thanks!
Do you want an eyeliner or a true jumbo eye color stick? For a pencil eyeliner: Makeup Forever
Aqua XL Eye Pencil Waterproof Eyeliner
Urban Decay 24/7 liners are pretty good. I have particularly oily eyelids (gross,ik) so I have a hard time with eyeliner, but I know lots of people who love it.
I don’t use eyeliner much but when I do it’s Urban Decay 24/7; it has great staying power. I can’t remember the range of colors – I have kind of an olive green and a deep purple – but I’m sure you can find what you want.
Switching to liquid might be your best bet. I switched 5ish years ago and haven’t looked back. I use a slightly more forgivable (and easier to apply) brown (Lancome Artliner–comes in fun colors) during the day and a more precise but harder-to-apply black (Yves Saint Laurent Eyeliner Noir) in the evenings. Neither budges. It did take some practice to get good at applying them, but my lines come out much better and I don’t tug on my eyelid the way I used to.
If you can’t do liquid, look up Inglot AMC gels. They come in many colors including yellow and using an angled brush is so much easier than trying to use a liquid liner. It’s a Polish brand but I believe they have international websites and the quality is just amazing
Manic Pixie Hair Product
I have a pixie cut, and very fine hair. My stylist recommended using a hair product to add some texture and shine before blow drying (I use a grit paste to finish). I didn’t want the $35 product sold at the salon. What is your favorite drug store hair product that fits the bill?
Axe men’s hair gel, in the little circular tub. I have short, fine hair too and I’ve found this cheap product works best (and, unlike a ‘female’ hair product, it doesn’t smell like overripe fruit.)
I use a “beach wave” salt spray, either by Not Your Mothers or Garnier. Spray liberally on damp hair, dry, add paste/wax.
Herbal Essenses spray gel. Shine and texture, boom. (also fine haired pixie here who finishes with paste).
I need a recommendation on British crime series.
I’ve made it through Wallander and DCI Banks and Morse. LOVE.
I’d like to watch something similar — I don’t want a show that takes the entire season to solve one mystery (like Broadchurch, which I did love) because I watch two or three shows in a week and then drop off for several months. Any ideas? Bonus points if it is available on AMazon Prime instead of Netflix.
I really liked Shetland (on Netfix). Season 1 was one investigation per episode. Season 2 is a single investigation that carries on for the entire season. Both were excellent and made me want to move to Scotland asap.
+1 to Shetland!
I’ve never seen the shot, but I love the books on which Vera is based
If you have Prime, you should get the Acorn add on for like $10/month. It will give you a TON of British crime shows. I like Silent Witness, Suspects, and McCallum. I also liked Hinterland (set in Wales) on Netflix. Also, have you watched all the Miss Marples? There’s always Midsomer Murders, although that got a bit old for me after 3 seasons. Foyle’s War is good if you like your crime shows set in the 1940s.
And yes, I spend way too much time watching this stuff. :)
The Bletchley Circle was great but they do take a few episodes (less than a whole season) to solve a case.
I’m seconding Foyle’s War. I also liked Life on Mars.
Yes, Foyle’s War is so good!!
Endeavor, the prequel to Morse, is on Amazon Prime. We’re watching it now, but I’m glad you asked this question because I’m always on the lookout for this kind of show.
I will throw in one retro recommendation – Midsommer Murders. One episode = one story and it has a British countryside feeling. I used to watch with my parents while sipping Sunday after-lunch coffee.
Australian, not British, and on Netflix, not Prime, but Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries is one murder per episode, feminist, and funny.
Also see Inspector Lewis, a later spinoff from Morse, on Prime.
I need to replace my primary work tote and am considering a leather bag in a very light color (bone). The color looks nice to me and I’m thinking it will pop against my clothes, which tends to be dark. Good idea or bad? Also, will it look odd to carry a light bag in winter?
I don’t think it would be weird at all to carry a light bag in winter? But for me personally, I wouldn’t carry a light-colored bag daily. It would get dirty so fast.
Do you wear denim? The denim may stain the bag, particularly in areas where it is rubbing – i.e. your hip where the bottom of the bag hits the waist/hip of your jean when you are walking. This has happened to me. It doesn’t mean I don’t have light colored bags, but I just don’t wear them very often with denim or other articles that could bleed onto it from a simple act of walking.
Could you find one with a dark base? I have an ivory Kate Spade bag with a black base, and it doesn’t look grubby. I had another bag that was solid colored Millenial pink and I spent a lot of time cleaning dark marks off it.