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Deal Alert: Big Presidents’ Day Sales at Uniqlo!

We did our major roundup of Presidents’ Day sales (with shoutouts to the Nordstrom winter sale and other noteworthy sales like Bergdorf’s, Neiman Marcus, and Last Call), but the deals at Uniqlo are too good not to note.  Only lucky colors are available, in Uniqlo’s usual size range (they generally run small), but some crazy deals to share:

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Splurge Monday’s Workwear Report: ‘Club’ Wool Blazer

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

This Rag & Bone blazer is very highly rated at Nordstrom. A number of reviewers are using the word “cozy” to describe it, which is not something I would normally think of for a wool blazer, but rather, itchy and stiff. This one is apparently super comfortable and is the kind of thing that people say they could wear every day. Note that it’s labeled “dry clean” and not “dry clean only.” It’s available in off white and black for $495 in sizes 0-12. ‘Club’ Wool Blazer

Here’s an option that’s priced a bit lower, and a plus-size alternative.

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Frugal Friday’s Workwear Report: Shoulder Tuck Top

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

I think I prefer this Halogen top to the tie-neck style from yesterday — I really like the tuck detail at the shoulder, and the notched V-neck would be gorgeous under a blazer. The blouse is also machine wash cold, tumble dry low. Nordstrom has a couple of colors/patterns on sale for $35; the patterns at full price are $59. The available sizes are regular XS-XXL and petite XXS-XL. Shoulder Tuck Top

Here’s a plus-size option, also at Nordstrom.

UPDATE: The Nordstrom Winter Sale has officially started! Stay tuned later today for an update with some of my top picks in the sale. 

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Coffee Break: Marley Hobo

Nordstrom is saying that the hobo is the bag trend of the season — and leave it to a brand called Hobo to actually make a great example of one. This bag, along with this Minkoff hobo bag that we’ve featured before, are actually the best reviewed hobos at Nordstrom. I like this red because it has a worn-in look without appearing sloppy — it’s quite nice. It’s $248 at Nordstrom. Amazon has it in eight colors for a price range of $175 to $248, and Zappos has it in nine colors for $248. Hobo Marley Hobo

Update: it’s in the big winter #nsale at Nordstrom, and is marked down to $148 in some colors.

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Thursday’s Workwear Report: Tie Neck Sleeveless Blouse

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

This very highly rated georgette blouse has 20 reviews and almost 5 stars. I tend to go back and forth on tie neck blouses, but this one, with its wavy pattern and green color, is kind of cute (here are the other colorways), and I like that it comes in regular and petite sizes up to XXL (which is a size 18). It’s machine washable and line dry, and whether you end up tucking it in or leaving it out, I think it would look great. It’s $59 at Nordstrom. Tie Neck Sleeveless Blouse

Two plus-size examples are here and here.

Update: Note that some colorways are marked down to $41 in the big winter sale at Nordstrom.

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Suit of the Week

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.

Here is the obligatory royal blue suit! When we did a story last year that rounded up light blue suits for workwear and discussed how readers felt about them, most of you noted that you only would wear them as separates. I have to say, though, the trend continues — a lot of brands continue to offer them. This wool suit from Pallas is really pretty and already selling out in a few sizes at Net-a-Porter. The jacket (Andrea blazer) is $1,860, and the pants (Adonis skinny pants) are $1090.

Here’s something from the more affordable Classiques line in the same bright, happy, Mediterranean blue and in a wider size range. Here’s a plus-size option (also available in regular, petite, and petite plus sizes): jacket and skirt.

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