Suit of the Week: Kooples

women interview suit

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.

I’ll admit, I’m not a huge fan of the styling with the shoes (although these oxfords might be nice if you like the look; kitten heels or sleeker flats if you don’t), but I like the simplicity but modernity of this suit from The Kooples.  The blazer has double vents, three welt pockets, and is lined; the pants also have slant pockets on the hip and welt pockets in back.  The blazer (The Kooples Timeless Suit Jacket) is $470, and the pants (The Kooples Timeless Suit Trousers) are $240.

Psst: Like everyone else, ShopBop is starting their Labor Day sales early, with tons of new additions to their sale section.  Look for great discounts on brands like Black Halo, Smythe, Theory, Rebecca Minkoff, and some of their in-house line of Bop Basics; of course, there’s also a great selection of denim and an amazing jewelry collection.  (Pro tip: if looking up particular brands, sort by price low to high to see the sale stuff first.)


Congratulations to the Lo & Son Winner!

lo-sons-TTCongratulations to lucky #196, who won the Lo & Sons bag of her choice!  The commenter has been e-mailed.

To everyone else: don’t forget that they have a sick summer sale going on right now — the popular OG and OMGs are on sale for 20%, but one of my favorites in their line is the TT tote, which is a sleek N/S laptop bag and tote — love that travel sleeve (pictured!).  The TT tote is 25% off during the sale, bringing the price from $260 down to $195.  Nice!  Lo & Sons TT Laptop Bag

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Print Ombré Sleeveless Fit & Flare Dress

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

Eliza J Print Ombré Sleeveless Fit & Flare DressThe Nordstrom End of Summer Clearance sale has started, and there are a ton of great things. I’ll try to do a little roundup later today, but right now I’m loving this fun ombre fit and flare dress from Eliza J — it’s a flat polyester fabric (with 5% spandex), but almost looks like a tweed from far away. Lovely. It’s available in regular and petites, sizes 2-16, for $105.86 (was $158). Eliza J Print Ombré Sleeveless Fit & Flare Dress

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Deal Alert: Last Call Labor Day Sale

last-call-deal-alertI was going through some emails tonight and saw that the Labor Day sale has already started at Last Call — and I must say it’s pretty great. Lots of good inventory, lots of sizes, from brands like the following:


Coffee Break: Triangle Choker

ASOS Triangle ChokerChoker necklaces are coming back in again. But unlike the ribbons, embroidery, and peace signs I remember from my youth, the newer ones are delicate and interesting. (Less velcro is always a good thing, right?) It can be challenging to find one for work, but this triangle-shaped one from ASOS looks great, either by itself or layered with other, longer necklaces. It’s $40. ASOS Sterling Silver Open Triangle Choker Necklace