Wednesday’s Workwear Report: ‘Kelsee’ Print Jersey A-Line Dress

Washable Jersey Dress: BCBG Max Azria 'Kelsee' Print Jersey A-Line DressOur daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I love the painterly stripes, A-line shape, and strategic colorblocking on this fun dress for work and beyond. I’d pair it with simple accessories — black pumps, maybe a delicate round necklace, and simple earrings. The dress is $104 $131 currently but will go back up to $198 when the sale ends. BCBG Max Azria ‘Kelsee’ Print Jersey A-Line Dress

It’s difficult to find a similar plus-size version, but this dress and this dress are kind of similar.

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Coffee Break: ‘Armory’ Wedges

Nude Wedges: Kate Spade New York 'Armory' WedgesThese nice wedges are bestsellers at Zappos, and it’s easy to see why — a walkable 3″ heel and a number of colors of patent leather. I luuuurve the red one but ultimately decided to feature the beige version because I so rarely see beige wedges with a wrapped wedge instead of wooden or cork. Of course those are fine too, but they do tend to have a more casual look. The shoes are $298 at Zappos. Kate Spade New York ‘Armory’ Wedges

Two lower-priced options are here and here.

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Tuesday’s Workwear Report: ‘Akira’ V-Neck Sheath Dress

Black Work Dress: Lafayette 148 New York 'Akira' V-Neck Sheath Dress Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Oooh: love the little details on this black sheath dress, like the angled seaming and the toned panels. As part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (see our full roundups for workwear and shoes), it’s currently marked to $329, but after the sale it’ll go back to $498. It’s available in sizes 2-16. Lafayette 148 New York ‘Akira’ V-Neck Sheath Dress

Two lower-priced options are here (regular and petite) and here; here’s a plus-size alternative.

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Coffee Break: Teardrop Earrings

Work Earrings: Nordstrom Teardrop Earrings I’m not always a fan of drop/dangly earrings for the office, but if you want to do it, this is my preferred type for work: stationary. The earrings aren’t going to move much as you talk and distract from what you’re saying, they aren’t going to jangle as you walk down the hallway, and ultimately they’re pretty sedate. I like. I like the price even more: They’re $19 at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, available in three different colors. Nordstrom Teardrop Earrings

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Splurge Monday’s Workwear Post: Chevron Jersey Blazer

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

purple blazer for workI mentioned this in my roundup of workwear from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, but it’s too good not to feature here as well — I love the sleek, fitted cut, the lovely small chevron pattern, and the peplum details. The sale is kind of great, too — this is usually the price I see when this kind of blazer is marked down once it’s several seasons old, not new fall merchandise. It’s currently $599, but after the sale it’ll go back up to $1095. It’s available in sizes 6-16. Armani Collezioni Chevron Jersey Blazer

A more affordable version ($365) is here, or here’s a MUCH more affordable version ($39); there are also a ton of lucky sizes over at The Real Real in major brands (Akris, Rachel Zoe, Prada) for $95-$125. Here’s a plus size version in lucky sizes, and here’s a lighter lavender for $54 in regular, petites, plus sizes, and plus size petites.

Update: Unfortunately the pictured blazer seems to be almost entirely sold out (sizes keep appearing and disappearing when I check) — a good reminder that there are limited quantities at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!  Here’s a similar blazer at Neiman Marcus on clearance for $488.

Update2: In totally unrelated news, Amazon’s deal of the day is Shaun T’s INSANITY MAX:30 Base Kit – DVD Workout for $54 (down from $140) — ladies, care to discuss Insanity vs. P90x vs. other DVD programs you love? I wasn’t a huge fan of the old school P90X, but understand they have a newer one out — I’ve never done Insanity but just bought the DVDs.

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Frugal Friday’s Workwear Report: Neoprene Pencil Skirt

Affordable Work Skirt: Halogen Neoprene Pencil SkirtOur daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. 

Happy Friday, ladies! This neoprene skirt looks great — I like the purplish color here (it also comes in gray and in a floral print), the pockets, and the “hand wash cold” instruction (as opposed to dry clean). It’s on discount for $44 as part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (only for Nordstrom cardholders for now, until the sale opens to everyone on 7/22), in sizes XS-XL, but the price will go back up after 8/8. Halogen Neoprene Pencil Skirt

Here’s a plus-size option in a similar burgundy color (14W-24W).

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