Thursday’s Workwear Report: Elizabeth Ponte Blazer

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

Boden seems to be quietly having a really great clearance sale, and it includes this ponte blazer that we included in our post on how to build a work wardrobe at Boden (and it has great reviews, too). It’s down to $75 from $150, and there’s a decent but dwindling number of sizes left in black and navy, with the red almost entirely sold out. Note that there’s also a textured blazer in a fun imperial blue and pink for $115 (down from $230) with the same cut and two buttons, and if you prefer the single-button look, the Amelia ponte blazer also has a pretty good range of sizes left. The pictured blazer is machine washable and is available in both regular and petites. Elizabeth Ponte Blazer

Two plus-size options are here and here.

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The Best Shoes for Work From the 2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

The Best Shoes for Work in the 2017 Nordstrom Anniversary SaleI keep going back to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and finding more and more stuff (I’m personally on order #4 I think now, sigh) — but the shoes are really great for work. Tons of things that will be cute with tights, pantyhose, or bare legs — with skirts, dresses, or pants.  We’ve rounded up the best shoes for work from the 2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale — which are your favorites, ladies?Shoes for Work in the 2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Psst: you can see our earlier workwear picks here! Note that there’s only a few more days of Early Access — the sale opens to the public on July 21.

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Suit of the Week: Reiss

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.

This blazer from Reiss is gorgeous, and I love the texture, the dusky blue color, and the overall classic, tailored shape. It coordinates with slim-leg trousers and a pencil skirt, although I’m sorry to tell you the skirt looks very short, so unless you’re quite petite I wouldn’t wear it to work — but KYO. The full suit is available at Reiss, while Bloomingdale’s has just the jacket (Russell Textured Blazer) and skirt (Russell Tailored Skirt); prices range from $220-$445.

Here’s a more affordable option — jacket, pants, and skirt — and a plus-size option.

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Wednesday’s Workwear Report: Padded Cap Sleeve Sheath Dress

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

I never thought I’d be recommending something described as having “padded cap sleeves,” but I kind of like the detail here. To me, it doesn’t feel too militaristic or too ’80s; it just seems like a cool little detail on this very basic, very simple, heather gray sheath dress. I also like that it comes in regular (0–16), tall (2–16), and petite sizes (00–14), has a hidden back zip, and is machine washable. It’s $128 full price, but it’s Banana Republic, so keep an eye out for the next sale. Padded Cap Sleeve Sheath Dress

Two plus-size options are here and here.

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Coffee Break: Shayla Pointy Toe Pump

Have you guys checked on the shoes in the 2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale yet? There are SO MANY CUTE SHOES, both in terms of heels for work, sophisticated flats, weekend booties and more. I’m working on a roundup, but one of my favorites is this Cole Haan heel, which comes in a black leather on black suede, navy leather on navy suede, and black leather on gray flannel fabric. I love the mixed textures, the walkable heel height (3″ is my happy place), and, hey, Cole Haan Grand comfort doesn’t hurt either. The shoes are currently marked to $99 (but will be $150 after the sale ends); tons of sizes are left. Shayla Pointy Toe Pump

Psst: see all of our picks for work from the 2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale right here!

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