Tuesday’s Workwear Report: Mini Check Blazer

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mini houndstooth blazerHoundstooth can go wrong in a lot of ways, but I don’t see any of those missteps here — the darts and other seams look perfect, the pockets lay beautifully, and I love the uber simple cut with the single black button.  PLUS, I love pieces with a hidden pop of color — here it’s a hot pink lining to the collar (which, of course, also looks good popped). It’s $220 at Nordstrom, from Helene BermanMini Check Blazer

This similar blazer comes in regular, petite, plus, and plus-size petites — and it’s on sale for $78-$86.

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Coffee Break: HeatTech Shorts with Waist Warmer

I noticed these HeatTech shorts at Uniqlo recently, and they look like they could be an interesting addition to your wardrobe. Note that there’s no Spanx-like effect — they’re not going to suck you in and are apparently kind of loose — but if you’re freezing under your dresses, skirts, etc., they seem like a good option. They’re machine washable and available in gray, black, and navy in sizes XXS–XXL for $14.90. (There’s also a leggings version.) HeatTech Shorts with Waist Warmer

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Splurge Monday’s Workwear Report: Single-Breasted Velvet Tailored Jacket

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Now that we’re moving into the holiday season, we’re seeing festive blazers coming out, and as always, I’m especially a fan of velvet blazers for work holiday parties when you don’t quite know what to wear and it’s not full-on cocktail attire. This pretty blue blazer from Self-Portrait looks great, and I like that it’s a skimming fit — not overly fitted but not oversized, either. I also like the inner chest pockets. It’s $545 at Neiman Marcus. Single-Breasted Velvet Tailored Jacket

A couple of more affordable options are from J.Crew ($168) and Kensie (on sale for $74); for plus sizes, here’s one from Tahari ASL (on sale for $96).

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Frugal Friday’s Workwear Report: Bell-Sleeve Cardigan

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I have this jacket in a previous iteration without bell sleeves, and either way it’s a comfortable, affordable, nice lightweight topper for the fall. It’s also a good option for something to keep in the office — it’s not quite a blazer, but you still get a lot of the authority of a blazer. It’s machine washable, too. The new thing this season is that this has bell sleeves, which in the pictures on the site look kind of like you’re going to be auditioning for Shakespeare or something. I’ve seen it in person, however, and it’s not really that bad, so if you like the cardigan otherwise I’d give it a try. It comes in six colors in sizes XS–XXL and is on sale for $39.99, but that’s reduced further to $31.99 right now with the extra 20% off. Alfani Bell-Sleeve Cardigan

Here’s a plus-size option at Last Call.

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Coffee Break: Medium Club Convertible Crossbody Bag

all saints convertible crossbody bagI recently got an AllSaints bag and was really impressed with the quality of the leather and the softness and general functionality of it. This one has a really nice interior pocket and an outside pocket, and it just looks like a great little bag. It’s getting very positive reviews too, like, “My usual bag is a Céline Nano and honestly this one is so much more functional and logical,” and others generally noting how great it is. If you’re not a fan of this ash gray, do note that it comes in black as well. In general I’ve been really happy with my AllSaints bag, and if I were looking for a slim crossbody this would be high on my list. It’s $248 at Nordstrom. Medium Club Convertible Crossbody Bag

Two more affordable options are from Michael Michael Kors and Fossil.

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Thursday’s Workwear Report: Jane Brown Trousers

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I’m always happy to see bootcut trousers coming back in fashion because they’re a very flattering look for a lot of women. I’ve never heard of this brand, Sentimental NY (apparently they specialize in “cocktail, evening dresses and much more”), but these pants are getting good reviews and they’re only $82. I kind of like this bright, happy blue — it’s called “new navy” but I’d say it’s more of a marine blue — and these also come in black. They’re hand washable, which means that you could probably use the hand wash cycle on your washer. The pants are available in sizes 0–14 at Nordstrom. Jane Brown Trousers

Here’s a plus-size option at White House | Black Market.

Psst: Check out our guide to what to buy for work in the Nordstrom fall sale!

Psst2: I’m traveling today and tomorrow, Kate has jury duty, so the moderation queue may be a bit slow these next two days – thank you in advance for your patience!

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