Thursday’s TPS Report: Pencil Dress with Kimono Wrap Detail

ASOS Pencil Dress with Kimono Wrap Detail | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Reader E wrote in to recommend this dress, saying: “I just got this dress from ASOS (in the green) in the mail and I’m really liking it. I’m wearing it today for work under a blazer and with an opera length necklace which definitely dresses it up enough for a business casual office. But without a blazer it would be fine for a slightly more casual office or a brunch or baby shower or something like that. I’m 5’3″ and it reaches right to my knees so there’s a chance it might be a little short for tall people. Oh — and I laugh that they call this sleeve design ‘kimono wrap’ because I think it’s just because they don’t want to say ‘looks kind of like a bathrobe but in a totally good way.’ Oh, and the fabric is the kind of poly-blend meant to imitate silk [best way I can describe it] but it’s lined so that it doesn’t cling too much.)” The dress is available at ASOS for $79 in green, black, and orange. ASOS Pencil Dress with Kimono Wrap Detail

Here’s a plus-size pick in a pretty green.

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Suit of the Week: Burberry

Corporette's Suit of the Week: BurberryFor 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.

Happy Wednesday! I’m loving the leather trim and teeny tiny crosshatch pattern on this cotton gabardine suit from Burberry. The single button fit with slightly peaked lapels is classic, and the crisp seams on the ankle pants remind me of one of my favorite pairs of pants. The jacket (Burberry London Leather-Trimmed Fathingstone Jacket) is $1350, and the pants (Burberry London Taverham Leather-Trimmed Wool Pants) are $495, both at Saks.

Here’s a more affordable suit, as well as a plus size option that has leather accents: jacket, dress.

Update: A couple more alternatives to check out: this one from Helmut Lang (price reduced), and this Tahari ASL skirt suit in plus sizes.

 

Corporette's Suit of the Week: Burberry

Wednesday’s TPS Report: Wool Draped Sheath Dress

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

OneForty8 by Lafayette148 New York Wool Draped Sheath DressI thought I’d swing by Gilt today and see what was available, and there is, as always, a ton of great dresses — if you know what you’re looking for. I like this wool draped sheath dress from OneForty8, which apparently was created by Lafayette 148 New York just for Gilt.  I love the color (“dusk”), the waist details, the sleeves, the modest hemline, and the mix of wool (95%) and lycra (5%). It’s $159 (“was $418″), and is still available in most small and medium sizes. OneForty8 by Lafayette148 New York Wool Draped Sheath Dress

Here’s a plus-size version that’s similar.  (By the way: we’ve just started a Pinterest board for pretty plus-size picks we find that aren’t necessarily similar to what we’ve picked for the TPS reports — check it out.)

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Coffee Break: Town and Field Leather Tote

L.L. Bean Town and Field Tote | CorporetteThis was suggested by readers as a great classic bag in one of our recent “next step” conversations (perhaps about upgrading your handbag), and it’s easy to see why — it’s a nice, simple leather tote. I like the interior organizer, the zip top, the 13″ x 15″ x 7″ size, and the 180 positive reviews and 4.5 star rating.  It’s available in black and brown, and is $179 full price at L.L. Bean, but you can save 10% (ends today) with the code SAVE10. L.L. Bean Town and Field Leather Tote

Tuesday’s TPS Report: Cashmere Turtleneck Peplum Sweater

Magaschoni Cashmere Turtleneck Peplum Sweater | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Happy Veterans Day — or Tuesday, as it sounds like from most people I’ve talked to (as in, you’re still working).  I like this thick cashmere sweater by Magaschoni, which looks to be that rare blend of cozy and stylish.  It’s also on a great sale — was $425, but is now marked to $195.  Magaschoni Cashmere Turtleneck Peplum Sweater

Here are a couple of lower-priced alternatives and a plus-size option.  (Note that our recent recommendation of the gray cashmere buckle sweater is now on sale for $177 (!) and comes in a zillion colors (!).)

UPDATE: Last Call has the same (pictured) sweater for $96 today — but in very limited sizes. Try code SALUTE10 to bring it down another 10%.

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Coffee Break: Juliana Pump 45

Cole Haan Air Juliana Pump 45There are limited sizes and colors left, but this Cole Haan Air shoe is a classic, and it’s rare to see it almost 70% off. Love the buttery soft suede and the patent cap toe… gorgeous. It was $148, but is now marked to $47. Cole Haan Air Juliana Pump 45