Suit of the Week: Talbots

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’m liking this simple gray tweed suit from Talbots’ today.  I like the ruffled back on the jacket, the full lining on the pants, and the fun black and white pattern.  The jacket (Talbots Grace Fit Donegal Tweed ruffle-back jacket) is $199, and the pants (Signature Fit Donegal Tweed wide-leg pants) are $119 (both online only).  A matching skirt (not pictured: Donegal Tweed ruffle-back pencil skirt) is also available, online only for $119.  The jacket and pants are available in regular, petites, woman, and woman petite’s sizes; the skirt is regular and petites only. [Read more...]

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Colorblocked Cardigan

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

Colorblocked CardiganLove this colorblocked cardigan from Karen Millen — and so does reader L. She writes in to note that this sweater is “soft and comfortable but looks like a modern and funky jacket. I’ve received lots of compliments around the office, and it looks good with pants or over a black sheath. I bought it full price, but it looks like its on sale now.” It is — but in limited sizes only. Small-sized girls, it’s your lucky day. The sweater was $199, but is now marked to $125 at Karen Millen. Colorblocked Cardigan

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Coffee Break – Closed-Toe Slip-Ons

FORNARINA Closed-toe slip-ons Oooh: I first spied these in the black/gray/blue combo, but when I saw the purple I knew it was fate: I love these purple pumps from Fornarina. I love the way the purple leather details wrap around the front of the shoe — almost as if it were a peep toe, but I believe this is a totally closed-toe shoe. Unfortunately, very limited sizes are available — but if you’re a smaller size, it’s your lucky day. The shoes were $135, but are now marked to $69 at Yoox (which offers free shipping on all orders). FORNARINA Closed-toe slip-ons

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Getting the Work You Want

Any Given Saturday, originally uploaded to Flickr from She Who Shall Not Be NamedReader S has a question about how to ask for the work she wants…

I am a second year associate at a big New York firm. I am in the corporate team and we rotate through two specialty groups within corporate before choosing a specialty. For my first rotation I was assigned to something that I was not at all interested in. I have been able to get a lot of good experience in this group, but it is important that I am placed in a group I am interested in for my next rotation. Can you give me some advice about networking with the partners on this team and letting them know I am interested in working in their group? I thought about asking them to meet to discuss the type of work their group does but the thing is I know what type of work they do, I have spoken to all the juniors in the group so I am familiar with the type of work that I would be doing…I am not sure what I could ask them that would not seem ingenuine. What do you think?

I think this is a really important question — often you need to be vocal in order to get the work you want. (Pictured: Any Given Saturday, originally uploaded to Flickr from She Who Shall Not Be Named.) Here is what has worked for me: [Read more...]

Tuesday’s TPS Report: ‘Kat’ Wide Leg Pants

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Trina Turk 'Kat' Wide Leg PantsI can’t quite say what it is about these trousers, but I keep coming back to them (and I’m pretty sure it’s more than the name). I like the wide leg that gets slightly wider at the bottom (instead of just falling straight), as well as the lack of pockets. They’re $248 at Nordstrom. Trina Turk ‘Kat’ Wide Leg Pants

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