Tuesday’s Workwear Report: Side-Knot Skirt

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

This side-knot skirt from Diane von Furstenberg is gorgeous. I love the stretch suiting fabric, the decorative knot at the waist, and the front overlay. I also love that it actually has pockets (and it’s a hidden side zip so I don’t think it’s exactly a wrap). It’s styled in an interesting way with these loafer mules, although I think it would look like a classic, sophisticated skirt with just normal pumps — but that’s me. It’s $248 at Shopbop and comes in sizes 0–14. Side Knot Skirt

Two lower-priced options are at Last Call and Amazon, and ASOS has one in sizes 12–24.

This post contains affiliate links and Corporette® may earn commissions for purchases made through links in this post. For more details see here. Thank you so much for your support!

Seen a great piece you’d like to recommend? Please e-mail [email protected]

Coffee Break: Cookie Cards

LOVE this idea - you can gift single cookies and personalize them as thank you/birthday gifts!Oooh: in my latest “things I’ve learned from the readers” column, it’s that there are totally awesome single cookies you can send to someone for less than $6 (and personalize it for just a few bucks more). (Here’s the recent comment thread about it.) What a great way to make someone else’s day and go the extra mile when “nothing” is inadequate as a gesture/action to express your thanks/love/affection… but an official note/gift is too much. Lots of options, and they come with a $5 off card so whoever gets the cookie can pass the good vibes along. Cookie Cards

This post may contain affiliate links and Corporette® may earn commissions for purchases made through links in this post. For more details see here. Thank you so much for your support!

Splurge Monday’s Workwear Report: Fringe Trim Open Jacket

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

I always thing of IRO as having amazing leather jackets, but this fringe-trim open jacket is really nice too, and I like the dark red “grenadine” color. It’s made from a cotton-rich knit, which is great for this time of year, and the few reviews it has so far are positive. It’s $380 at Nordstrom. Fringe Trim Open Jacket

For something more affordable, try these options: Elie TahariClub Monaco, or Shoptiques. For plus sizes, ASOS has a boucle jacket that goes up to size 22 (well, 24, but that size is sold out), and Talbots has another option.

This post contains affiliate links and Corporette® may earn commissions for purchases made through links in this post. For more details see here. Thank you so much for your support!

Seen a great piece you’d like to recommend? Please e-mail [email protected]

Frugal Friday’s Workwear Report: 7th Ave Colorblock Sheath Dress

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

I spied this colorblock sheath dress in the window at New York & Company recently, and it looks like a great dress if you’re looking for something that’s bold but easy to mute with a blazer or cardigan in darker color like burgundy, dark purple, or black. (It also comes in a green combination.) It has a hidden back zip and is machine washable, it’s available in sizes XS-XL, and it’s getting great reviews. The dress is affordable, too — it was $70 but right now is 30% off, bringing it to $49. 7TH Ave Colorblock Sheath Dress

Eloquii has a plus-size option.

This post contains affiliate links and Corporette® may earn commissions for purchases made through links in this post. For more details see here. Thank you so much for your support!

Seen a great piece you’d like to recommend? Please e-mail [email protected]

Coffee Break: Jemms Bag

Ted Baker can be a bit too twee sometimes, but I kind of love this purse with the robot wearing a bow. More importantly, it’s one of many Ted Baker pieces on sale at Zappos right now. I like this black/blue briefcase (for men or women, really), these two crossbodies with interesting black & white patterns, and this fun robot bag. Not on sale: this heavily quilted crossbody, which is why I originally started looking at the brand (Nordstrom has it in a satchel form) — but do note that prominent bow detail amidst the quilting, which I only realized after I started looking. ANYHOO: I prefer the robot to the bow, and it’s on sale, so huzzah: the pictured bag was $219, but is now marked to $152. It also comes in white; Amazon also has it in a “natural.”

This post contains affiliate links and Corporette® may earn commissions for purchases made through links in this post. For more details see here. Thank you so much for your support!

Thursday’s Workwear Report: Ryan-Fit Corduroy Pant

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

Call me a sucker for blue, but I think these pants from Banana Republic are really fun. The way they’re pictured here, it almost looks like they’re velvet, but they’re actually corduroy. You’ve got to know your office for corduroy — if you have super-quiet hallways, corduroy can be a little too loud, but these would work if your office is louder or more casual. Note that in the petite, these only come in this lovely blue, but in regular sizes there’s also lilac and a darker purple called Vineyard. They’re available in short, regular, and long sizes 0–16 as well as petite sizes 00–14. The pants were $88 but are now marked down to $65. Ryan-Fit Corduroy Pant

Lands’ End has a nice plus-size option for $69: eight colors, sizes 16W–26W, 28″ or 30″ inseams (also in straight sizes). They’re 25% off today, as are all regular-priced items on the site!

This post contains affiliate links and Corporette® may earn commissions for purchases made through links in this post. For more details see here. Thank you so much for your support!

Seen a great piece you’d like to recommend? Please e-mail [email protected]

work fashion blog press mentions