Tuesday’s Workwear Report: Megan Dress

Work Dress with Sleeves: Hobbs Megan DressOur daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I’m crushing hard on a number of dresses over at Hobbs right now, including this lovely number with flattering darting details, elbow-length sleeves, a work-appropriate hem, and a wide, graceful ballet neck. (I also like the Aria dress, the Josefina dress, the Athena dress, the Jessie dress, and the Elenore dress!) The pictured dress is $290, available in UK sizes 8-18.  Hobbs Megan Dress

Here’s a lower-priced option available in regular and plus sizes.

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Coffee Break: ‘Liquid Station’ Desk Organizer

Desk Organizer: Eugene Quitllet Liquid StationCall me a sucker for cool office supplies, but this “liquid station” pen and pencil holder looks beautiful as well as functional. And it’s $43! I think it would make me happy at my desk. Eugene Quitllet ‘Liquid Station’ Desk Organizer

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Splurge Monday’s Workwear Report: ‘Grayson’ Belted Mixed Media Sheath Dress

Belted Work Dress: Lafayette 148 New York 'Grayson' Belted Mixed Media Sheath Dress Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Yasssssssss. This also comes in a pretty rose, but I of course like the black the best. (The rose shows the contrasting fabrics better, though.) Sometimes this kind of faux wrap dress looks a bit like a sloppy robe, but something about this one makes it look sleek and cool. Gorgeous. The black is sold out in the smallest and largest sizes; the rose still has all sizes from 2-16. The dress is $498 at Nordstrom. Lafayette 148 New York ‘Grayson’ Belted Mixed Media Sheath Dress

Two lower-priced alternatives (lucky sizes only, alas) are here and here; here’s a plus-size option.

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Frugal Friday’s Workwear Report: Fit and Flare Dress

Fit and Flare Work Dress: Merona Fit and Flare DressOur daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I mentioned this dress in our work dress roundup earlier this week, but: look how purty! Fit and flare dresses can be difficult to find for work, but this one isn’t too short, too wide a circle, too twee — it just looks like a great dress for $29 (minus 40% with code MERONA40!). It’s available in burgundy and black sizes XS-XXL. Merona Fit and Flare Dress

Here’s a similar dress without any ratings yet — fewer details on the dress and less of a flare, but more color choices.

Two plus-size options are here and here.

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Update: Ooh, Brooks Brothers is having a pretty good sale, online only –up to 70% off clearance. One of the first things I saw was this pretty twist on a classic gray skirt suit (blazer, skirt) — both pieces have lots of sizes left in regular and petite, and would have been almost $800 full price; the whole suit can be yours for just over $200. Wow, and a lot of the Black Fleece pieces (the last of the collection, I believe!) are suppppper discounted, like this lovely wool dress we featured a while ago — it was $650, but is now $195 (lucky size BB4 only, which is similar to an L I think.)

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Coffee Break: ‘Varina’ Leather Flat

Stylish Work Flat: Salvatore Ferragamo 'Varina' Leather Flat We’ve mentioned this shoe a lot over the years, but I don’t think we’ve ever featured it by itself in a Coffee Break. Meet the Varina, a long-running (looooong-running) bestseller from Salvatore Ferragamo. At $525 the shoe makes AGLs look downright affordable, but sometimes a girl’s gotta splurge, right? Nordstrom reviewers seem to all note that the shoe runs narrow and if your foot is not narrow you should get the “wide width shoe.” Like other Ferragamo shoes, the comfort is strong with this one. It’s $525 at Nordstrom. Salvatore Ferragamo ‘Varina’ Leather Flat

Two more affordable options are here and here.

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Thursday’s Workwear Report: Sleeveless Colorblocked Sheath Dress

Colorblock Sheath Dress: Calvin Klein Sleeveless Colorblocked Sheath DressOur daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

This $89 colorblocked sheath dress caught my eye when we were rounding up basic work dresses the other day, and I like it — there’s a cool, calm vibe to the dress. Contrast that with these two bright yellow sheath dresses (both of which I like very much also, and think would look fab with a gray blazer or long gray cardigan), and even I have to admit, the pictured dress has more of a “the grown-up in charge has arrived” look to it. It’s $134, but using the 15%-off code SAVE brings it down to $114. Calvin Klein Sleeveless Colorblocked Sheath Dress

Here’s a plus-size option.

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