Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Betty Jacket

DSquared Betty Jacket | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I’ve linked to numerous affordable versions of bright yellow blazers, but I like the look so much I thought I’d link to a fancier version — this DSquared blazer looks bright and happy, while still being professional. I’d wear it with shades of gray (dark gray pants, light gray blouse) or perhaps a simple navy/white combination. The blazer is $628 at Zappos (down from $1255). DSquared Betty Jacket

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Weekend Open Thread

Diane von Furstenberg Dezi Boat Neck Jumpsuit | CorporetteSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

No, I don’t know where I’d wear this either, but I’m kind of obsessed with it after seeing Angie at YouLookFab round it up. I agree with her that jumpsuits present “loo” problems, but I really love the boat neckline here, the batwing sleeves, and the drapey legs. Let’s say I’d wear this to a fabulous dinner party with friends. Yes, that’s the ticket. It’s $425 at Shopbop (sizes 0-14). DVF Dezi Boat Neck Jumpsuit

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Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: “Work the Right Angle” Dress

ModCloth Work the Right Angle Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

This dress from ModCloth reminds me of two other dresses we’ve featured recently (one by Calvin Klein and one by Black Halo, the latter now available at Cusp), but this one has the low low price of $49.99. It also has 217 reviews and a four-star rating on ModCloth… and if you click through the comments and look at people’s pictures of themselves wearing the dress, you’ll see it looks cute on a wide variety of body types. Hooray! ModCloth Work the Right Angle Dress

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Coffee Break: Herringbone Double-Breasted A-Line Coat

Tracy Reese Herringbone Double Breasted A-Line Coat | CorporetteA month or so ago I was in church (so it must have been Easter; I’m a bit of a Christmas Catholic) and saw a woman with a fabulous, interesting, distinctive coat. It had personality! It had style! It really made you think, wow, that’s an amazing coat, and she must be really cool to wear it. (The fact that she was a slightly harried mom to several small children only made this coat that much cooler.) Anyway, I’m now obsessed with finding something similar — and this herringbone, optical-print coat from Tracy Reese is a definite contender. It’s $648 at Nordstrom (available for preorder, sizes 0-10). Tracy Reese Herringbone Double-Breasted A-Line Coat

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Thursday’s TPS Report: Mixed Media Tweed Jacket

Halogen Mixed Media Tweed Jacket | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Cute! As always, I love anything that mixes black and navy, and I like the mix of styles here as well — the classic tweed and fringe look very new with the zipper, colorblocking, and shoulder details. I like the black/navy the best (pictured — skip the leather skirt and plaid button-front for the office, perhaps), but I’m also a fan of the gray and black version. It’s part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale — currently marked to $98, then $148 after the sale ends on August 4. (See our other workwear picks here.) Halogen Mixed Media Tweed Jacket

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Suit of the Week: Classiques Entier

Classiques Entier 'Viviane Suiting' Stretch Wool Blend JacketFor 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 love the “navy melange” fabric here — kinda navy, kinda brown, kinda gray — but with a classically fitted suit. I’d probably keep it super simple and wear a white or black t-shirt beneath it and a set of pearls, but I could also see it looking nice with purples, oranges, greens, beiges, and possibly even a dark red. It’s part of the Nordstrom Anniverary Sale (check out Kat’s workwear picks). The jacket (Classiques Entier “Viviane Suiting” Stretch Wool Blend Jacket) is currently $179 but the price will go back to $268 after the sale ends. The pants (Classiques Entier “Viviane Suiting” Stretch Wool Blend Trousers) are $109, down from $168. (The skirt sadly seems to be sold out.)

 

 

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