New Yorkers: “Women at the Top” on CBS2

monthofwomen-300x225We don’t have HD TV yet, but apparently tomorrow night on CBS 2 there will be an hour-long special featuring “women who have found success in the areas of business, politics, finance and entertainment.” We’d be interested to watch it if we had it — if anyone sees it let us know how it goes.

Women at the Top Tomorrow Night [NewsByte2]
WCBS-TV Celebrates Women in May [WCBStv.com]

Weekly Round-Up

nailtiques– Fashionista declares it so it must be so: Black nailpolish is dead. (If it were ever appropriate in an office anyway, which is debatable.) [Fashionista]

– Oh, good, we like to laugh: “Report: Women Increasingly Choosing Dead-End Careers Over Dead-End Relationships.” [The Onion]

– 5 mini-laptops worth lugging around. [Smart Money]

– In case you’re in need of some mini-speakers for your office computer: MUG recommends this pair by Klipsch.

– Wot? A useful Facebook application that lets you add your friend’s birthdays to your Google calendar? No way. [Lifehacker]

– NYT has an interesting take on the age-old conundrum: rent versus buy. We like the advice: If you can rent something for $2100 per month ($25,200 per year) or buy it for $400,000, the “ratio” is about 1:16 — you should never buy if the ratio is over 1:20. [NYT]

Friday’s TPS Report – Rosette Tee from Gap

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. We begin the week in splurge mode, with our most expensive suggestions, and wind our way to Friday, where a less expensive item of clothing might be just what you need to make it to the weekend.

Gap Rosette TeeToday’s find is a great white tee with just a few embellishments — we’re always looking for something like this to wear under a navy or brown suit. (While you’re there, we also recommend this clean pencil skirt (on sale!) or this Dobby top— the top is a bit casual for the office, but we’d love to wear it with shorts or jeans on the weekend.)

(Also: we were interested to note that Gap, Banana Republic, Piperlime, and Old Navy have *finally* consolidated their shopping bags and shipping process — woo hoo!)

Thursday’s TPS Report – Anthropologie Fanning Flames Cardigan

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. We begin the week in splurge mode, with our most expensive suggestions, and wind our way to Friday, where a less expensive item of clothing might be just what you need to make it to the weekend.

Anthropologie Fanning Flames CardiganWe don’t usually go for beige and orange — they’re just really not our colors — but something about this Anthropologie sweater strikes our fancy today. The details are what make this: the buttons are beautiful; according to the description they’re “dried blooms encased in crystal clear buttons.” (Close-up below. Looks like the orange embroidery is slightly raised, too, which we like.) The flutter sleeves are just right for work — not too girly but still detailed. The cotton is organic, too. We’d wear it with a dark brown pencil skirt, perhaps.

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: BCBG Sweater Jacket

BCBG Sweater JacketOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. We begin the week in splurge mode, with our most expensive suggestions, and wind our way to Friday, where a less expensive item of clothing might be just what you need to make it to the weekend.

And just like that, summer weather is finally upon us, which means soon the industrial-strength air conditioners will be, also. We think this wool sweater jacket from BCBG is the perfect thing to keep in the office and pull over pretty much any outfit. Available in navy and black at BCBG. (Obviously, don’t wear the sunglasses while inside.)

Weekend Round-Up

– Yet another article on lady lawyers and clothes… [ABA Journal]

– Are you in “lean” mode, perhaps trying to save for a downpayment on a house or to pay off school debt? Let this article be your inspiration; it brings back fond memories of our lean days just starting out. [NYT]

– Collect male mentors, just like other successful women! [Nation News]

– What were you told a real lady “had” to do? [WowOwow]

– Five plants even you can’t kill (for your garden, not your office). [ChicagoTrib]

– Ah, so this is what one of our favorite funny writers has been doing since the late ’90s: learning how to enjoy classical music. [Joel Stein in LAT

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