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I recently posted about this product from Alterna on CorporetteMoms, but it’s worth sharing here as well! (Hat-tip to the readers who recommended it!) It’s works really well for my wavy, curly hair — it leaves my curls soft and smelling great. The 2.5-oz. size is $26 at Nordstrom, which seems like a good price. It’s also at Sephora, which has a 1-oz. size, and Amazon for a bit less. Caviar Anti-Aging CC Cream for Hair

Psst: I’ve heard a lot of good things about this brand of “travel/sport undies” if you happen to be in the market…

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Frugal Friday’s Workwear Report: Drape Sleeveless Blouse

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

This is your basic shell sleeveless blouse, but I like that it’s only $20 (huzzah!), and I like the little button at the back — it gives it a bit of a nicer look. Reviewers at Uniqlo’s site love it and say it doesn’t wrinkle, is good for layering, and keeps you cool in hot weather. We’re featuring it in olive but it also comes in mustard yellow and off-white and navy in sizes XS-XL. Drape Sleeveless Blouse

Here’s a plus-size option for $23.

(If you’re a fan of jumpsuits, whether for work or play, this $29 jumpsuit has tons of great reviews and has an interesting half-tuck look I haven’t seen too many other places.)

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Coffee Break: Hummingbird Skull Print Silk Scarf

I don’t know if they’ve jumped the shark or not, but I still find myself wanting an Alexander McQueen skull scarf. This ivory and sky blue one is just so different from what I’d normally think of a skull scarf as looking like — it’s kind of cheeky and fun. If you wear to work, depending on how tightly you wrap it the people you work with probably won’t even notice the skulls unless they’re familiar with McQueen’s work (or, you may just want to skip it — know your office). The scarf is $385 at Nordstrom (and available in black/pink at both Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus). Hummingbird Skull Print Silk Scarf

Nordstrom also has some slightly more affordable McQueen styles: the chiffon skull scarf in six colors ($295; fall collection pre-order) and this silk crepe skull scarf in three colors ($245).

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Thursday’s Workwear Report: Essential Structured Blazer

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

Like yesterday’s Talbots blazer, this one from Mango also comes in yellow, but we’re featuring the fuchsia today. I like the modern look of this blazer (which I believe is a bestseller), and the style is different than a lot of things we feature, with its more modern, younger cut. I like the seaming and the darts at the back with the structured shoulder, and even though the pictures online don’t show it closed, it does have a front hook closure — in case you want a more tailored, fitted look. The pink looks really fun (and the price is right at $79) but it’s also available in basic black and off-white (plus the yellow). It comes in sizes XXS-L at Mango. Essential Structured Blazer

Two plus-size options are here and here.

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Suit of the Week: Ted Baker London

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’ve often said that I prefer light gray to white in summer because I think it’s more wearable, and this light gray suit from Ted Baker is lovely. (Just a note: A lot of Ted Baker stuff right now has really lovely rose gold–tone hardware, including this suit.) I think the angular darts in the front are unusual and beautiful, and the blazer almost has a peplum cut to it. The single-button style looks nice, too. The suit comes in sizes 0-5 (oo-14) at Nordstrom. The jacket (Radiia Suit Jacket) is $429, the dress (Radiiad Suiting Sheath Dress) is $295; matching pants are $215.

This light gray suit at Talbots is more affordable and comes in four size ranges.

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What Brands Do You Covet Most?

Here’s a random question for you: which brands do you covet most — but haven’t pulled the trigger yet and made a purchase? If there’s a brand where you finally DID pull the trigger after drooling for a while, did it live up to the hype in your mind? In general, which brands do you stalk the most, whether for workwear or weekend? (We got into this a bit on our fun discussion of how you’d spend lottery winnings!)

It’s been a helluva week for me personally (hooray for 6+ hours in the hospital on Monday for my toddler’s surgery for adenoids) — so let’s have a fun discussion today. What brands do you covet the most? If you’ve made a purchase, did it work out well for you — or was it a purchase that was driven largely by this long-standing desire you had to own SOMETHING, anything from the brand? [Read more…]

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