Sponsored: How to Save Up to 90% Off On Workwear

secondhand workwear with thredupDisclosure: This post is sponsored by thredUP, but written by your usual friendly blogger, Kat. Curious about what we mean by “sponsored”? Click here for more details. Read to the bottom of the post for a great discount!

As the weather gets warmer and you start putting aside your winter clothes, now is a great time to do a seasonal closet review and assess the holes you need to fill for the coming season, as well as what you really wore this past season — and consider how to get rid of the stuff you aren’t wearing (or aren’t excited to wear again), especially if the stuff is like new.  I’m far too lazy to actually haul my stuff to a consignment store in person, and the pile of “stuff to sell on eBay” just never seems to move, so I’ve been thrilled to have a bunch of great experiences with thredUP, which is the largest online thrift store that buys and sells high-quality secondhand fashion (for as much as 90% off!). (This is a sponsored post, but my enthusiasm is real.) There’s also been a bunch in the news lately about how to be a more ethical shopper, and shopping vintage and consignment is definitely one way to do that.

Here are three things I love about the thredUP experiences I’ve had so far:

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Sponsored: The Awesome Work Totes at “My Best Friend is a Bag”

We’ve mentioned the gorgeous laptop bags and work totes made by the Australian company, My Best Friend is a Bag, before — but I’m honored to work with them today to do a sponsored post. See here for more info on sponsored posts and other partnerships. – Kat

Pictured at top, clockwise from left: gray / black / red

When I think of the company My Best Friend is a Bag, I think of laptop totes for working women that are that rare mix of beautiful and functional — and designed by a woman who actually knows how difficult it can be to look stylish but professional on a commute to work. The company founder, Australian advertising maven Janie Bartlett, has noted that she thinks a great work bag is “like a true best friend — it never leaves your side, shares all your secrets, and will help you look great and stay organized while you lead your busy life.” She couldn’t find one on the market, so she left the ad world in 2012 to focus on building her company. BFB’s beautiful bags are all vegan, and they all contain a ton of smart features to help you stay organized while you lead a busy life, such as a fob for your keys; studded feet to protect the bottom of your bag; pockets big enough for a cell phone, passport, pack of business cards; and more — all with brushed nickel hardware and zippers. The bags are all hand-stitched using premium vegan leather, so they’re lightweight, waterproof, and long-wearing. Ah, yes: While the company is based in Australia, the bags are all available in the U.S. through Amazon, where they consistently get fabulous reviews. They’re even eligible for Amazon Prime — nice!

Seriously, every bag the brand has is gorgeous. Some of my favorites right now include:

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Sponsored: Happy Holidays with Ann Taylor

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Ann Taylor, but written by your usual friendly blogger Kat Griffin.

Good news, guys: Ann Taylor is having a one-day sale and halving prices on a TON of great items, whether for you yourself to wear to work, or to get as gifts for your friends and loved ones.  (Only the new arrivals are excluded, alas!)  Some of my current favorite items are priced $30-$114 after you use code HOLIDAY50. Note that today is the last day for standard shipping to get orders before the holidays.

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Ann Taylor’s Thanksgiving Sale is On! (Sponsored)

ann-taylor-thanksgiving-saleThis post is sponsored by Ann Taylor, but written by your regular friendly blogger Kat.

Happy Thanksgiving! Ann Taylor is kicking off Thanksgiving with some great sales, including 50% off everything. They’ve also got a ton of new arrivals that are perfect for work and beyond; some of my favorites are below.

At top: I also love these blouses — they look cool but professional at the same time:  black / light blue / navy — they’re $69.50-$89.50 full price, all available in regular and petite sizes XXS-XXL.

Some of my fall workwear favorites :

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Deal Alert: The Limited Has a Great Sale On

deal-alert-limitedDisclosure: This post is sponsored by The Limited, but written by your usual friendly blogger Kat Griffin.

Happy Wednesday, ladies! The Limited has a great sale on today, offering $30 off every $50 you spend — it’s like getting a 60% discount in some cases!  (This deal is also good on clearance items, including some great sweaters and dresses there.) Some pics from the great sale:

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Sponsored: The Limited Knows How to Treat

limited-big-saleDisclosure: This post is sponsored by The Limited, but written by your regular friendly blogger Kat.

The Limited has a lot of sales, but this is a really great sitewide sale — $30 off Every $50 You Spend (using code TREATS). This offer includes all Eva Longoria Collection Items + New Arrivals + All Sale Items!   Note that you can get free shipping if you spend $125, but you can also reserve items for in-store pickup — even online exclusives! Another important note — the sale details change every day, so these prices are good only for Thursday, October 27. I thought I’d round up some of my favorites from the sale, but ladies, let’s hear from you — have you gotten anything great at The Limited lately?

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