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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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FYI, at least in DC today’s groupon is $25 for $50 worth of Gap clothes in-store. Works for sale items, not good for outlet stores or online. More fine print online, but I have generally had good luck with Groupons being fairly straightforward.
Ha, you beat me to it =)
SF Bay Associate
Same Groupon in San Jose.
anon - nyc
Yep, it’s the nationwide Groupon today. However, due to high demand, the site is down right now.
Yepperz. Think I’ll buy my first Groupon. Too bad not good online; don’t they know Corporette’s are power online shoppers?!! ;-)
I have tried ALL DAY to buy this groupon and the site keeps malfunctioning . . . I have successfully purchased several groupons (and successfully refunded one due to the retailer LYING), but will be very, very unhappy if I cannot purchase this one!
Did you try a different city? I eventually switched to Akron/Canton (from D.C.) and it worked easily. (After I’d had problems on D.C. all day.)
Los Angeles has the same Groupon as well.
PSA threadjack (but sort of related): today’s groupon in NYC is $25 for $50 of Gap merchandise, in store only. You can use it at any store.
I’m not affiliated with groupon in any way but if you click on the following link, I get $10 towards my next groupon purchase (but I wouldn’t know who you are) http://www.groupon.com/r/uu1115045. Alternatively, you could just sign up through groupon.com.
Glad I’m not the only one loving Groupon today :-)
… which is sort of awesome since I only signed up for their e-mails about two days ago
Oh yay I love this jacket! I’d love to hear what people think about wearing it with black, since it has dark brown in it. Has anyone seen it in person yet?
I bought this jacket last weekend and like it a lot. It’s lighter weight than I expected, but that makes it a little easier to layer. In my opinion, it looks black when you wear it with black and brown when you put it with other colors, so it seems fairly versatile. However, I’m one of those people who frequently can’t tell the difference black and navy, so take my review with a grain of salt!
I was wondering the same exact thing… what color pants/skirt would work best with this?
Ladies, we crashed the groupon site. You can input your email to get notified when they are back up and you can get the deal.
I did this. But checked back later “on my own” and the site was back up. Still haven’t been notified yet though…
Off-topic: Can I say a huge THANK YOU to the commentariat out there who suggested scotch tape for blister emergencies? This has saved me twice this week with pinchy new shoes. Hooray for Corporette and the lovely commenters out there!
I second the thanks! What a great suggestion!
Good tip. I sorely wished I had bandaids in my purse – had to walk with my boss from a memorial service to a lunch this week and got awful blisters. :(
Somewhat related – if you anticipate blisters (new shoes, shoes that always rub a certain spot, etc), I cannot recommend Blister Block highly enough. I keep a stick in my desk and in my purse (can easily fit in a clutch too) at all times. I have never, ever had a blister while using this stuff, no matter how evil the shoes may be.
Also, whoever recommended dancer’s lamb’s wool for shoes that cause your toes to jam into the front of the shoes — God bless you!!
hmmm, I must have missed that. HOw do you use them?
LOVE. THIS. Heading out to purchase after work.
Pretty jacket! My experience with Gap is that it is much preferable to go into the store and try things on, as I have sometimes been disappointed with clothes I have purchased online.
A, can you or anyone else comment on the fabric? I really like this but it looks potentially scratchy.
I didn’t find it to be scratchy – the wool isn’t fantastic quality, but it’s pretty soft. It’s also fully lined in a very nice poly blend fabric, so not much of the wool would touch your skin.
Thanks! I shop almost exclusively online due to work schedule, and I always find wool to be the trickiest thing to gauge. I’ll give this one a try, it’s so cute.
I’m so bored. Do any of the other attorneys out there find the worst thing about your job to be the long periods spent waiting for work/waiting to get responses so you can get back to work, followed by long periods of working insane around the clock hours once you get work? I’ve been bored out of my mind for a week now and next week I’ll probably bill 80 hours.
Ditto. Perhaps not the worst thing (demanding clients and partners are higher on my list), but definitely up there.
I work in the public sector so I don’t have to deal with clients and partners :). Sadly that means no expense account for “business development” lunches during my bored periods, either (not implying that you have that, but many of my friends do).
Ditto. I’m also in the public sector, and I find that I spend a ridiculous amount of time waiting for my supervisor’s approval on projects so I can move forward with them. It’s very frustrating, and I really hate sitting around doing nothing constructive. I’ve been known to ask for more work.
I just spend a lot of time waiting for people to finish work that they need to finish before I can work on my part of the project. I can only do so much busy work to stay busy in between projects. But asking for more work is dangerous b/c if I don’t wrap it up by the time I get my project back, I’ll be frantic. So instead I shop online. Not good!
Another public sector ditto here. Waiting for a supervisor or a supervisor’s supervisor to make a decision is the most frustrating aspect of my day. Not to mention all the time I waste waiting for someone else to finish her part because she’s waiting for her supervisor’s approval.
Doesn’t help either that about half the time the person making the decision isn’t making it because he or she is taking another one of the seemingly endless “furlough” days that we’re being subjected to.
Ditto. Thank God for the commenters on this website that give me something to read while I’m killing time (and trying to avoid spending a fortune shopping online).
I feel you. That is why I posted yesterday gratitude that Kat updates more than once a day. I guess I should also have thanked the commentariats for their interesting comments and questions!
I’m going through a lull at work, so I’m researching things like wide-calf wellies and vacation destinations (a girl can dream, right?).
Have you found a wide-calf? I’d love that.
Yeah there are a bunch around, if you just google ‘wide calf wellies’. But it depends how wide you need them. For instance the ever-classic Hunter wellies now come in the ‘Huntress’ which is supposed to be “wider”. And by wider they made it 1 inch bigger. Great.
Most boots have a 14-15″ calf opening, I need around 17″ to not lose circulation, but closer to 18″ would be better for tucking in jeans. Damn volleyball ruined my calves.
Here are a few links:
But also look at Zappos and Endless because they have wide-fit selections! Good luck.
I’m a defense attorney and have used some downtime to do in-depth research into some issues that I needed to know more about. Also games on my personal iphone or laptop. I’m also out of the office most of the time, working in our smaller office with no partners around, and don’t have billable hours, so I have some flexibility in what I do. The really bad thing is that my motivation level has dropped significantly in the 2 years I’ve been doing this job. It’s hard for me to switch between agonizingly slow and super-fast all the time.
Example– last week I had one court day (entry of pleas), the week before that none, and next week I have entry of plea on Monday, trial tuesday and wednesday and another trial thursday. I’ve also been doing some bankruptcies to branch out a bit and bring in more money, and have 2 new ones to get filed. I’m going to have to work the weekend to get it all done.
The worst thing about my job is the Partner that has terrible mood swings– I cringe when she walks by and have to ask her assistant (my good friend) what the mood is before I go talk to her. Not fun.
I personally cannot imagine sitting around waiting for work. I’m so busy that I usually bring work home with me and am never caught up. A little balance between your situation and mine would be nice.
A couple of work-related suggestions, in case you have not thought of this (I have had mind-numbing jobs like you describe in the past):
1) Read your courts of appeals and federal circuit hand-down decisions and if you find one that you think you might use later, do a very short memo about it and save it in a directory labelled “research” for future use. The federal courts send a daily email with the opinions issued that day, and I am sure that your state supreme court publishes its decisions online as well.
2) Review depositions on cases you are working on; the more you read, the more you will remember at the next juncture when you are deposing, responding to motions, and/or getting ready for trial.
3) Do some indepth research on issues you expect to come up at your next trial.
4) Get a book in your subject area (i.e., a nursing textbook if you do medical malpractice, plaintiff or defense) and study it.
We do not have any lawyers in my firm with leisure time at work, but I can tell you the lawyers notice which secretaries are doing so and which instead are helping others, working ahead, etc. (We are overstaffed but not willing to lay off any of our assistants!)
One last suggestion, from a former partner–enjoy it and don’t feel guilty if you have down time this week and then are putting in long hours next week. You’ll have little enough down time in your career.
Great tips for handling down time productively. I always know there’s an infinite amount of “reading” to do out there, but your advice hones in on the relevant. Thanks!
This jacket is so cute, but for me it would hit my neck in an awkward way with that standup collar effect.
Jacket is really cute shape/fabric, but I can’t tell it the buttons are rivet-y Gap jeans buttons. Maybe those could be replaced pretty easily though.
Can I just say I do not think that grey is flattering on anyone… That said, I love the structure and shape of this jacket. I think you just have to be careful what top you wear under it so that you don’t look “washed out.” Maybe pick one of Kat’s “electric purple” colored shirts to liven it up against your skin tone a bit.
I bought this jacket the other day in navy. I really lusted after the herringbone, but felt that the navy would be more versatile in my work wardrobe. Yes, I could wear this to work. I held up the herringbone against several things in the store and just couldn’t figure out what in my home wardrobe (outside of jeans, which supercute, but I can only justify purchases to myself at this point if they are work appropriate and work useful) would work with it. The navy material is soft, but holds its shape. And it’s thick enough that I could use it as an actual jacket in light fall weather. I really love the cut and shape of it.
I’m very happy to see fall clothes!! Fall is my favorite fashion season. Love all of the jewel tones, sweater sets, wool pencil skirts. Yea!
Re: the comment about gray not being a good color on people — the only type of gray that works on my coloring is a dark gray. Light gray washes me out for sure.
Love, love, love!!
On a related note, I am glad to see the model is wearing what looks like a buttondown/button front with this jacket. I would have thought I could only wear round /scoop/V necks with it!
Totally in love with this blazer. ::drooooool::
L from Oz
This is nice. Am wondering if a) UK GAPs will have it, and b) if it’ll still be there when I head over for a work trip in in 10 days. Most of my other blazers have cost a lot more, and the price looks very tempting…
Love this jacket! I know one commenter mentioned grey not being flattering, but I find it works better on me than black. I’m very fair-skinned and grey looks appropriately business-like without totally washing me out.