Coffee Break: Snarky Tea Bouquet

Like Tuesday’s Punjammies, these Snarky Teas (which were featured on Shark Tank) are reader-recommended. I love all the labels on these — in terms of product packaging, they’re A+, as far as I’m concerned. Maybe not to keep on your desk at work, but if you know someone who appreciates snark and likes tea, this assortment would be a fun gift (or even for someone who doesn’t like tea but still might enjoy having tins that say “Get Your A** in Bed” or “Fierce Bitch”). The Snarky Tea Bouquet includes six tins of 15 tea bags each, and normally $78, it’s on sale for $69 at Snarky Teas. You can also get individual teas for $12.99, which is not bad for a good tea. Snarky Tea Bouquet

Psst: As for what to drink your tea from, I still love my Tervis mugs (yet another reader recommendation).

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The Hunt: Warm Winter Pants

warm women's dress pants for the officeSure, we all know what wardrobe essentials for work professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for the first time or replacing one you’ve worn into the ground, it can be a pain to find exactly the right incarnation in stores. In “The Hunt,” we search the stores for a basic item that every woman should have.

It’s been a while since we went on a hunt for warm women’s dress pants for the office, so I thought we’d take a look today. I’m breaking out this Hunt a bit differently than our usual roundup to talk about the pros and cons of the different fabrics in general, but I’d love to hear from you — what are your favorite pants to wear to work in the winter? (Or is it FLEECE TIGHTS all the way?) What fabrics do you like best, what do you wear beneath unlined pants, and where are your favorite places to find them? Can you wear velvet/corduroy at your office, or do you prefer to stick to wool? What are your thoughts on cropped pants in winter weights? (And what shoes do you wear with them — booties?) See our roundup below of the different kinds of warm winter pants to wear to work…

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Thursday’s Workwear Report: Zip Detail Blazer

Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

This stylish zip blazer from Mango has been on my radar for a little while now. I think it’s such an interesting look, whether the blazer is zipped up like on the model, or open. I like the nipped-in waist and the peplum — and as it’s styled here, it’s also a great example of wearing black and navy together. (It also comes in a bright red.) The blazer is available in sizes XXS–L and is on sale for $79.99 (from $99.99) with free shipping and free returns. Zip Detail Blazer

Speaking of red, here’s a plus-size option at Macy’s from Tahari ASL.

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Suit of the Week: Banana Republic

For busy working women, the suit is often the easiest outfit to throw on in the morning. In general, this feature is not about interview suits for women, which should be as classic and basic as you get — instead, this feature is about the slightly different suit that is fashionable, yet professional.

You know, I’m not sure what I would have thought years ago about a jumpsuit and blazer together as a suit, but at the moment it feels kind of modern and interesting, and a nice take on the standard suit — and I like the plaid here, too. The blazer has three exterior pockets, and the jumpsuit has slanted front pockets and rear welt pockets. I’d probably layer a thin black turtleneck beneath the jumpsuit for work since the straps are very thin, but you could also do a low black scoopneck or even a white blouse. The jacket (Classic Fit Shine Plaid Blazer) is $198, the jumpsuit (Shine Plaid Strappy Jumpsuit) is $158, and — if you want a more traditional option — the pants (Ryan Slim Straight-Fit Shine Plaid Pant) are $98. They’re available in regular and petite sizes at Banana Republic, and right now you can get 40% off your purchase of $200 with code BRWINTER.

Here’s a plus-size option at ModCloth.

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Previously, on Corporette…

Corp-square-201Travel back in the Corporette time capsule… Here’s what was on our minds oh so many moons ago. 

One year ago…

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Wednesday’s Workwear Report: Floral Jacquard Blazer

Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

This blazer from Loft is really interesting — I don’t think I’ve seen this sort of jacquard pattern on an otherwise matte blazer. It would be great for holiday parties or just for an unusual blazer to wear around the office. (Note that there are matching pants if you really want to go all out, although I don’t know how advisable that would be.) It’s machine washable, too, which is always good. The blazer comes in regular and petite sizes 00–18 and is $128. You can get free shipping and 50% off right now with code VERYMERRY. Floral Jacquard Blazer

Here’s a plus-size option.

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