Coffee Break: Etsa Long Double Breasted Coat

Apiece Apart Etsa Long Double Breasted CoatI seriously think this is going to be the winter of the coat! I like this mint-green wool number from Steven Alan — it’s so unusual to see such a light color, and it’s really fresh and fun. The collarless style is a big one for fall, and I like that this coat is long enough to wear with a dress. It’s $595, available in sizes 0-8. Apiece Apart Etsa Long Double Breasted Coat

Psst: here’s a lower-priced version and a plus-size option in a slightly darker blue.

Thursday’s TPS Report: Chantal Dress

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Kenneth Cole New York Chantal Dress | CorporetteThis looks like a great work dress. Love the faux ruching/wrap style, the sleeves, and the modest length. I’ve pictured it in red because it shows the details the best (including the exposed zipper running the full length of the back of the dress, which I have mixed feelings about) — but it’s also available in an indigo/black combo that looks flattering while avoiding some of the Star Trek uniform vibe of some colorblocked dresses. The dress is $98 at Nordstrom, available in regular and petite. Kenneth Cole New York Chantal Dress

Psst: Here’s a plus-size faux wrap dress in a blue print.

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Suit of the Week: Max Mara

Corporette's Suit of the Week: Max MaraCorporette's Suit of the Week: Max MaraFor 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.

As I noted in yesterday’s post on the buying suits beyond interview colors, brown has never been my favorite suiting color — but a lighter, almost reddish brown was, perhaps because I felt more comfortable wearing it with black accents.  This brown is somewhere in between, but it looks like it’s gorgeously tailored, and I always love a wool/silk blend.  The jacket (Max Mara Olinda Wool & Silk Blazer) is $995, and the pants (Max Mara Tondo Wool & Silk Pants) are $515, both at Saks. Readers, do you wear brown suits? What are your thoughts?

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Psst: here’s a less expensive option, and a plus-size option.

 

Wednesday’s TPS Report: Classic Wool Blend Blazer

Eddie Bauer Classic Wool Blend Blazer

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I don’t normally think of Eddie Bauer and blazers together, but I was poking around for something priced right for Wednesday ($100-$150) and came across this classic menswear-inspired blazer from Eddie Bauer, and I really like it. I think it would be particularly great in a casual office where, as pictured, you could wear it with jeans, but I also like it with a simple sheath dress or cigarette pants for work. It’s available in regular sizes 0-20, petite sizes 0-18, and tall sizes 6-20 in three different colors. Eddie Bauer — who knew? It was $189, but is currently marked to $150 (and you can take 25% off your entire purchase if you buy pants or jeans, plus free shipping on orders of $99 or more with code LEAVES). Eddie Bauer Classic Wool Blend Blazer

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Coffee Break: The Bentley

Rebecca Minkoff Bentley | CorporetteOooh: I liked these shoes and was going to link to the stores that still have them at full price ($275), like CUSP… but then I realized that both 6pm and Amazon have them on sale! I love the mixed textures here, the walkable heel, the pointier almond toe, and the suede straps on the vamp. Lovely. They’re $137.50-$145 at Amazon and 6pmRebecca Minkoff Bentley

Psst: Prefer flats? Here’s a similar shoe from Stuart Weitzman.

Tuesday’s TPS Report: Three-Button Wool Blazer

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Brooks Brothers Three Button Teal Wool BlazerOk. First: Gorgeous, classy, on-trend wool blazer from Brooks Brothers. Love. Second: let’s all take notes on the mixed patterns as styled here, shall we? Gingham shirt plaid sweater, the texture of the wool… layers on top, on the bottom, at the sleeves… what fun. I could do without the pants, but that’s me. The blazer is $248 at Brooks Brothers. Three-Button Wool Blazer

Psst: here’s a $29 version, and here’s a plus-size blazer in slate blue.

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