Weekend Links – 11/30/12

Happy Friday everyone! Sales of note, J.Crew is having up to 30% off, and Macy’s has 25% off for Friends & Family.

Ann Taylor  New Winter styles have arrived. 30% off all full-price sweaters & tops. Double points for card holders (thru 12/2).

ASOS – 30% off everything with code USHOLIDAYSALE (thru 11/30).

Banana Republic – 25% off $150+ with code BRSHOP25 (thru 11/30).

Banana Republic Factory – Card holders: extra 30% off your purchase (thru 12/3) & extra 10% off (12/4 – 12/14) with these coupons.

Bloomingdales – Private Sale is on (thru 12/2).

Gap – 25% off all regular-price items with code GAP25 (thru 12/2).

H&M – 20% off one item of your choice with this coupon (at end of catalog) (thru 12/31).

J.Crew – 25% off your purchase of $150+ or 30% off your purchase of $250+ with code WINTER (thru 12/2). Free shipping on $150+.

J.Crew Factory – Extra 40% off all orders with code XOFACTORY (thru12/5).

Last Call (Neiman Marcus) – Up to 50% off select items.

LOFT – Extra 40% off sale styles. Buy one, get one 50% off on all full-price tops & sweaters.

Macy’s – Friends & Family: 25% off everything with code FRIEND (thru 12/3).

Madewell – 25% off dresses, bags & select boots (thru 12/3). Free shipping on $50+.

Old Navy – 30% off with a BR/Gap/ON card & code STUFFSAVE (thru12/1).

The Outnet – Extra 30% off “monochrome edit” (thru 12/2).


PFC #21 is up on KTRStyle.

Have a great weekend!


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  • seinde says:

    Thanks for the info!
    A question before going shopping though.

    My work (a chemistry lab) just implemented a new safety dresscode which has made it extremely hard for a petite girl to look feminine or not ridiculously proportioned. We are not allowed to wear any length skirts or dresses, shoes which show any foot (no flats), shoes with heel heights over 1″, 3/4 sleeves, and no tights, cropped pants or leggings.

    I’m finding it incredibly difficult to not look 1) like a man 2) the same everyday with such strict rules. Got any advice?

    • Hmm…I know all about lab safety dress codes, and you have a pretty strict one. At least you don’t have to wear only steel toe boots like some people I’ve talked to! For shoes, it sounds like you’re going to need a fun pair of sneakers. My go-to lab shoe when worked in biotech were old-school style Puma suede sneakers. I had them in black/white and red/white, which were a little more stylish than the trainers most people wore (http://rstyle.me/n/f7k4cz5). How do you feel about lace up oxfords? That’s probably what I’d do for switching up some fun sneakers, and there’s plenty of affordable options because as I recall, chemicals can wreck havoc on your shoes in the lab. A less structured/reinforced version is more feminine. For pants, are skinny jeans ok? As long as they touch the top of your shoe? Or are you stuck with bootcuts? When I worked in a lab, my uniform was bootcut jeans (I didn’t wear skinny jeans much back then in general), a detailed/colorful/or otherwise cute shell/t-shirt, a cardigan, and some type of flat shoe. I added necklaces, brooches, and earrings to jazz things up.

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