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Archives for May 2017

Coffee Break: Double Arrow Diamond Hoop Earrings

Yes, yes, I do love the huggie earrings and like to feature them, but these diamond hoops from Dana Rebecca Designs also seem kind of edgy and cool. I haven’t seen this black/hematite type of metal in a while, and I like the diamond arrows. Even better, they’re 40% off — they were $660 and are now $395. They’re also available in white gold at the sale price and rose gold and silver for full price. Pictured: Double Arrow Diamond Hoop Earrings

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City Series: The Corporette Guide to New York City

working girl's guide to NYCA reader suggested we start a series this summer for what to do in different cities — I DO often notice that there are a lot of comments about different cities, so this seems like a great idea. Let’s start with NYC! What’s your best advice on where to shop for workwear in NYC? (What about other fun shopping?) What are your favorite restaurants and bars? What hotels have you found to be decent; which attractions are a must for you? Here’s a template to use for your response if it’s helpful:

Where to stay:
Where to shop:
Where to eat:
Favorite attractions:
Etiquette tips if any:
Safety tips if any:
Other notes:

For my $.02, here are my answers:

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Thursday’s Workwear Report: Bell Sleeve Jacket

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

This jacket from Halogen reminds me of an Anne Klein jacket I had years ago when I was sort of doing the Anne Klein mall tour — this is not my color, usually, but I found it to be surprisingly versatile. I used to wear it with graphic patterns, like a black-and-white silk shell, and with a lot of different dresses. You could have a lot of fun with it! (There seems to be a matching dress that I like by itself for different reasons, although it may be a little short — try it if you’re on the petite side.) This comes in sizes XS-XL and in petite sizes as well for $99, in orange, black, and a black-and-white floral print. Bell Sleeve Jacket

Two plus-size options are here and here.

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Deal Alert: The Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale: The Best Deals on Workwear

Whew — I’ve been busy combing the big Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale all morning to find the best deals on workwear for you guys! (There’s a TON of great stuff under $100, and some crazy markdowns on investment pieces like Hugo Boss and more.) First, a note — I’m seeing tons of stuff from these workwear brands in the sale, so if you’re a particular fan of one of them do check out the sale:

For underthings, there are good sales on Hanky Panky, Chantelle, Natori, Commando, Cosabella,

For weekends, there are good sales on Zella, Treasure & Bond, Trouve, Bobeau — and I just updated our denim post with links to sales.

Onto some workwear picks for you guys…

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Suit of the Week: Classiques Entier

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 am in love with this sheath dress, which has a pieced-together look, like they’ve put fabric pieces together in an interesting way so that the pinstripes go in all directions. Even better, it has a matching jacket and matching full-length trousers that have a simple pinstripe. This lovely suit looks interesting and flattering and traditional, and super wearable for work, but you can also have fun with the dress by itself. The dress is $167 (was $279), the matching jacket (Pinstripe Suiting Jacket) is $179 (was $299), and the pants (Pinstripe Stretch Wool Trousers) are $119 (were $199).

Here’s a plus-size pinstripe suit and a plus-size pinstripe sheath dress.

(Psst: As we noted earlier today, the big Nordstrom sale is on — don’t miss our roundup!)

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Wednesday’s Workwear Report: Sophie Shift Dress

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

This Karen Kane dress looks simple and kind of perfect if this sort of shift dress is your jam. I like the V-neck — always flattering — and the dropped shoulders, and it has pockets, which is amazing. While it’s not machine washable, it’s labeled dry clean and not dry clean only, so after you’ve had it for a while you can give it a whirl. Karen Kane has been beloved for quite a while because of their very easy-to-wear faux wrap dress, which I think has been around for as long as we’ve been doing the blog. This pictured shift dress is $148 at Nordstrom and comes in sizes XS-XL. Sophie Shift Dress

Here’s a plus-size option that comes in three colors.

Psst: Nordstrom’s big sale is starting today — we’ll do a sale roundup post as soon as possible. In the meantime, you can check out some of our prior coverage, such as the classic pieces to get at Nordstrom to build your work wardrobe, and the highest rated, most-loved denim at Nordstrom (for the weekend).

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