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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
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Cute shoe, but for some reason, the low heel height is taking away from the cuteness of the shoe, making it look, I dunno, baby-ish or something. JMHO!
The not quite a wedge, not quite a heel thing isn’t doing it for me.
I am not loving the strap. I think it adds to the baby-ishness of the shoe.
like suri cruise’s heels
cracking up — by the way, to pass along my new addiction — celebrity / celebrity offspring fun-poking as told through the voice of Suir:
This tumblr is my new obsession!
Somehow I can’t see Elvis Costello in these.
He may have clothing preferences that we don’t know about.
He and I are pretty close, though. I’d be hurt if there’s a whole ‘nother side he’s hiding from me.
+25 LL points
Is that you, LL?
Showing my complete ignorance. How do I get to your wares on Esty?
My name is a hyperlink, so you can just click there. Or go to gewgaws (dot) etsy (d0t) com.
I like these, but how are you supposed to wear peep toes when it’s cold? I really abhor the peep-toes-with-colored-tights look. Thus, I don’t own any peep toes. :)
I’m trying to limit my possession of peep-toes for just that reason. I hate to abandon half my cute shoes for several months at a time!
a passion for fashion
I’m just to opposite — I love having shoes that I switch out half way through the year. In fact, I just did the switch last weekend — its like getting a whole new shoe wardrobe twice a year! I just trade all of my spring/summer only shoes for my fall/winter only shoes. the others get stored in closet #2.
I had the same question. One could only wear these when red suede is seasonal, but it’s warm enough for a peep toe (which, IMO, are never OK with socks or tights). That would be a maximum of about two weeks a year where I live in northern new england.
Loooove peep toes with colored tights, but not for the office. But I’d wear these maybe with bright blue tights and a neutral-colored dress.
Interesting, anon who would wear these with blue tights and a neutral dress. That sounds like a fun look, but would be weekend wear for me.
I’d wear peep toes with no tights in the fall/winter, if I was wearing pants. I find that I’m not going to freeze from an inch of exposed skin. Admittedly, I wouldn’t wear peep-toes when there is snow on the ground (although I wouldn’t wear any suede shoes in the snow), but in Virginia, that’s not (usually) often enough to significantly reduce the wearability.
a passion for fashion
I wear peep toes with black tights in the winter. nude fishnets also work, if im feeling a little edgy. Otherwise if they are suede, I’d wear them in the fall, before it gets too cold. Im not particularly wild about this pair, but Im totally cool with the concept. It also depends on the size of the peep, as I would probably wear a peep toe with a small opening with a patterned black or grey, or a plain black, stocking. The whole idea of wearing a peep toe with some sort of stocking or tight is that it look intentional.
I don’t wear my work shoes outside anyway, so the temperature outside doesn’t really affect what shoes I put on once I’m in the office. I either carry my heels to work in a small shopping bag, or there are a few pairs that I never wear on weekends so I always keep them in their boxes in a cabinet or drawer in my office. It limits the frequency with which I have to carry something extra on my commute, and clears up some space in my closet at home (for more shoes!).
I am ready to walk right out the door at lunchtime and go to my local shoe store to find these. In red. Awesome.
They made her look like she has a large monob**b.
Seriously, it’s not the outfit she probably should have chosen for an official photo, but the photoshopping was not the answer.
We have so many bimbos in politics here. It’s embarrassing.
I object to the use of the word bimbos, but that aside, it’s hardly unique to Canada. See, e.g., Sarah Palin, Michele Bachman, and there are many other examples from other countries too.
I’m not supporting the use of the word bimbo for this woman, but when have either Sarah Palin or Michelle Bachmann ever appeared in anything inappropriately revealing? I’ve certainly never seen them show anywhere near the cleavage that this woman was showing (or any at all, as far as I can remember).
It’s fine if you object to female politicians’ politics, or even their personalities, but sexualizing it is way, way out of line.
I’m not sure where you get bimbo? She seems quite bright, from everything I’ve heard. Being pretty doesn’t make her stupid. A sartorial misstep doesn’t make her stupid, nor is dress sense the most important feature of a politician.
As far as I know, bimbo means “overtly sexy idiot”. I don’t think it necessarily has anything to do with cleavage.
We many incredible female politicians here, but we also have many clueless twits in politics here. Not sure which she is yet, but I can guess.
Simply by how much cleavage is shown in her picture? Really? You must have some divine inference powers. By the way, I am not going to presume – what did you guess? Is she incredible or a twit? Am really curious about your thought process
No, I suspect you’re just really snarky.
When someone leads with the boobs I assume bimbo until proven otherwise. I assume she doesn’t want her views and opinions to be taken seriously and that the only way she can feel comfortable is by trading on her sexuality.
Hate the photoshop. Hate the top for a political headshot. Not sure what she was thinking.
I feel really bad for her. She probably preferred not to have the visible cleavage photo (since she changed it on her own member of parliament site too), but the internet found it anyway. Not sure why she wore that shirt in the first place, but maybe she’d never read corporette.
Anyway, the photoshopped version is really weird looking because she obviously should have cleavage, but where the cleavage should be it’s just smooth, like she has one giant boob.
“…wearing a white scoop-neck top and a green necklace with a bit of cleavage — not Christina Hendricks levels, just the average amount for a larger-chested woman.”
I thought the average amount of cleavage for a larger-chested politician/professional woman posing for an official profile picture was NO cleavage. Lovely top for the weekends, not for the office. Love the necklace too.
That’s bizarre. Though, honestly, I’m a) surprised that anyone in parliament noticed the cleavage, and b) not surprised that this is the best they could do with photoshop.
I sort of prefer how Canadian politics is not so fussed about image. Mainly because our politicians tend not to have prominant images, except a few.
Interesting tidbit, she’s the MP for the riding just west of the one where I grew up!
I wonder if maybe we’re less concerned about necklines on our politicians up here. I’m thinking of Christy Clark’s fondness for low necklines in particular as it doesn’t seem to have held her back any.
I worry that she’s setting foot into Helena Guergis territory.
OMG. Wowza. It is a great blouse, a great necklace, and she’s a beautiful woman, but someone needs to buy her a professional-looking shirt. With sleeves.
She is a professional. That’s her shirt, without sleeves. She’s in Parliament and we’re not. (Are we?)
She looks great.
Alanna of Trebond
Yes, I agree with this sentiment. I don’t really think this is that terrible. Plus she’s obviously awesome — it’s not the junior associate wearing a cleavage-baring top holding her back — she’s successful and she’s made it. Now she can do what she wants.
I agree that it’s not that terrible, but…yeah….being a back-bencher for the NDP (the current opposition, but usually the third party….) in a Conservative majority government is not particularly successful in politics in Canada in my opinion. It’s not unsuccessful, but it’s definitely not the same as being a Senator in the US, for example.
Seriously, the whole point of our politics is that you don’t vote for the person, you vote for the party- I can’t speak to how that plays out in practice, but suffice to say, I’m going to bet she’ll spend most of her time toeing the party line, and she’s definitely not senior enough to be sitting on any good committees or be in the shadow cabinet.
Not that she doesn’t have potential, because she does-she’s just not at the point where she can wear whatever she wants because “she’s made it”
She absolutely hasn’t “made it” yet. She’s just got a foot in the door and she can get turfed easily.
I think of “made it” as in she can push the levels of fashion (colors, prints, the trend of the moment), not decency. There should be no cleavage. For men, their pants should never be tight enough that we can see the outline of the package, or we should never see prominient chest hair. It has nothing to do with “making it” it has to do with whats appropriate.
I’m sorry, but I think these are hideous. Too large a peep toe, little school girl strap that cuts the leg off, ugly non-wedge/non-heel, the too heavy dark red wrong shade in the heavy wrong material suede that just screams “everythings’ too heavy:like my too much makeup, fake tan and leopard print wardrobe.” You could not pay me to wear these.
Agreed. It’s not often that I cringe at one of Kat’s picks, but these shoes are absolutely awful.
I can hear my boss on the phone in her office taking credit for my work. Lovely…
But on the bright side, I’m the “top candidate” for two amazing opportunities elsewhere. I interviewed with the CEO at one company on Saturday and now I am going to have phone interviews with the two out-of-state co-owners ASAP this week, and I’m in a holding pattern on the other one for a couple of weeks, but they’ve indicated they plan to make me an offer. Both pay the same (significantly more than I make now), but they are very, very different roles/companies. Either would be incredible.
So I’m just going to try to keep my head from exploding… Haha…. You should hear her in there…. She sounds brilliant….
Sounds like the Sigourney Weaver character in “Working Girl.”
This shoe combines everything I don’t like – the almost-wedge (love are al wedge), strap across, the toe, the color. Bingo!
Any suggestions from a comfortable/walkable mary jane with about 2 inch heels and black leather?
Preferably semi cute…. and definetely closed toed. I love the look of a pump but they kill my toes.
Aerosoles has one right now exactly like that. I got it on Shoebuy but it’s probably findable all over. Just what I needed. Love.
First Time Mom at 61:
Love that her husband is 38.
Appalling. Totally agree with the comments to the article.
You know, if the father had been a first time dad at 61 and his 38 year old wife had just given birth, no one would have batted an eye.
Totally, and who among us doesn’t have a partner at our law firm in this situation.
There is very little difference for me, except a 61-yo man does not have to undergo a number of potentially dangerous medical procedures to father a child.
Both situations still set up the child to lose a parent at a young age, and more.
My teen daughter has a friend whose father is older than MY father. Great guy, great husband and father, great lawyer, too . The said friend is going through this horrible adolescent phase and it is very, very tough on the parents (and herself, of course). Having had a comparable experience in my 40s, I am kinda glad that it’s over while I am still young and mentally resilient.
People don’t think about this when they are high on new love and new parenthood. Hey, if they did, they wouldn’t have had kids at all!
I don’t disagree when we’re talking proactive family planning, but if the choice is between losing one parent at a young age or never having had the chance to have that relationship at all, I’d guess the first usually trumps.
The Bad Wife
The reason it matters is because the mother is STILL likely to be the caretaker. At least when a 38 year old woman marries a 61 year old man and has a child, she is most likely the caretaker. When she dies/declines in her child’s early 20s, 10 to 1 a female child will end up taking care of her father.
When women no longer set themselves up to be nurturers and caretakers, they can do what they like.
I don’t know about those shoes. They look like something my aunt wore in the 1950’s. I don’t get the whole peep-toe attraction. There would be so many nice office-appropriate shoes if they didn”t make them peep-toe . I agree with the earlier poster who didn”t understand the point of a peep toe style with fall/winter fabric & color.
Fascinated by the fact that there is an entire tumblr account dedicated to making snarky comments about the comments we all post on this blog.
what do you mean?
Look for stfucorporette on tumblr
Found it, very meta because this comment is already on the blog.
Commentary is pretty boring, seems like a lot of energy without much payoff
It has a lot of potential – A for effort, C for execution so far. Which is how I feel about most “stfu” blogs.
That is the main reason why I am so fascinated. And yes, fascination is a perfectly appropriate word. Perhaps I’m just not up on my meta blogs.
I want the 2 minutes of my life back. That girl needs (another) hobby.
Ooo I’ll have to make sure to say something especially snarky so someone can say something snarky about me! I think it’s haiku time again ladies!
Alanna of Trebond
I don’t think they update very much. Mainly because it’s pretty hard to take offense to comments dedicated to how to dress professional women. Actually, I think that person has probably gone through all their material already.
I love these shoes. I’m with Kat today.
Sorry about all the haters.
Anyone have recommendations for a travel steamer? I want to buy one for quick de-wrinkling at home as well as to use for travel. Is there one that travels easily but also is good enough to be used daily in the morning for touchups? TIA!
Check Amazon for Steam Fast SF-435. I bought a cheap travel steamer that quit working after less than a year and the Steam Fast was my replacement. It works like a charm every time. It’s very powerful and fits nicely into luggage.
After being unemployed for nearly 6 months, I finally have two interviews in the next couple of weeks. My problem is that I definitely prefer one of the jobs to the other, and that is unfortunately the second of the two interviews. I’m wondering how I should react if I’m offered the first job on the spot (I know that’s unlikely but I want to be prepared). I think this was discussed a little while ago but I can’t seem to find it, so I’ll ask again: 1) is it ok for me to ask for a week to get back to them (during which I can contact job #2 and see if they can accelerate the process at all) and 2) if so, anyone have suggestions for what exactly to say? The bottom line is a job is a job, and I need one badly, so I would take job #1 if its the only one offered, but if I were in the fortunate position of having both offers I’m 99% sure I would choose job #2. Interview #1 is this week and Interview #2 hasn’t been scheduled yet but will hopefully be next week. I’m in the legal profession, fyi.
I don’t think it’s expected to accept a job on the spot when it’s offered. It’s fine to ask for a week to mull it over – they’ll probably explicitly tell you when you need to decide by. So then you can contact #2 and see if they can accelerate the process. And if you end up starting job #1, you’d hardly be the first person to quit within a few weeks of starting and take a better job. Not the nicest thing in the world to do, but it’s business.
This is a bit complicated and I desperately need advice:
I just graduated from law school in May and am awaiting the results of the bar exam. I have a job that I really enjoy where I am temping currently and is expected to become my full time job assuming I pass the bar. It’s great, I love it, but I am about 4 hours away from boyfriend. So far, it’s been alright, but we’re getting to the point in our lives that we’re talking about starting a life together and the distance is tricky. The location is also less than ideal as I’m in a new town that has potential but has proven difficult to break into during the month that I’ve lived here.
I just became aware of a different legal-ish job in boyfriend’s city. It’s a good job (pays similar, still interesting and in the field I’m interested in), but it doesn’t require a law license. Boyfriend’s city is closer to my hometown, bigger, more fun, and I know more people there.
Dilemma is this: do I apply for this job in case I do not pass the bar? I won’t find out until early November and the applications are due at the end of this week. I figure the worst thing that could happen is my current boss could find out that I applied elsewhere. I don’t want to leave my current office, but I’m just terrified of failing the bar and being stuck in this town and having to wait tables or pour coffee.
I don’t think it can hurt to apply. Would you accept this quasi-legal job even if you do pass the bar, or do you really want to be practicing law? It sounds like it’d be a decent opportunity for you and it’d put you close to your bf, which it seems like you really want.
I don’t think I would take it if I passed the bar, as I really want to actually practice and there is less room for upward mobility with the quasi-legal job. I also feel a great sense of loyalty to job #1 since they hired me without my bar results (kind of a risk for them and a statement that they have faith in me). My biggest worry is, because it’s the same field, that it could get back to job #1 and they would be insulted/miffed/fire me.
Can you wait until you receive bar results and then apply if you didn’t pass?
Sadly, no. They’re only taking applications until the end of the week.
I love wearing red shoes. Its cute! Simple and classy. Perfect for business occasions. Thanks for sharing it.
I hate wedges more than high heels, and that’s something. Hideous, blocky and awkward-looking.
“and that’s saying something.”