Suit of the Week: Armani

Armani Collezioni Crepe Jersey Fitted One Button JacketFor 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.

Armani has been killing it lately with beautiful, feminine suits.  I love this crêpe jersey one with peak lapels, a slit peplum, and what looks like a double layer effect (from the peplum) in the back.  I like that it’s paired with a simple pencil skirt, too.  The whole effect is classy and professional, yet feminine and pretty — lovely.  The jacket (Armani Collezioni Crepe-Jersey Fitted One-Button Jacket) is $1395, and the skirt (Armani Collezioni Crepe-Jersey Pencil Skirt) is $475).

Here’s a less-expensive option (try code EXTRA25 to get an extra 25% off everything) and a plus-size skirt suit and pants suit.

armani feminine suit

Wednesday’s TPS Report: Space Dye Ponte Sheath Dress

Laundry by Shelli Segal Space Dye Ponte Sheath Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Happy Wednesday, ladies! I’m really liking this space dye ponte sheath by Laundry — the pink is happy and bright, and the seaming seems like it would be flattering. I also like that the clavicle is still exposed — I personally hate dresses that are tight crew necks.  This one is on a great sale, too: was $225, now marked to $135 at Nordstrom. Laundry by Shelli Segal Space Dye Ponte Sheath Dress

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Coffee Break: Large Sophie Calf-Hair Satchel

Kors Sophie Calf Hair SatchelNeiman Marcus has a number of fun bags marked down, including this gorgeous calf hair satchel from MICHAEL Michael Kors. I like the mix of textures, the monogram lining (and pockets) inside, and the general vibe. It was $548, but is now marked to $383 (they also have it in a black/white version). MICHAEL Michael Kors Large Sophie Calf-Hair Satchel

Here’s a lower-priced option for $52.

Tuesday’s TPS Report: Robinson Sweater

A.L.C.  Robinson Sweater | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

We’ve seen a lot of keyhole dresses, but I can remember very few keyhole sweaters, at least like this. And in winter white, too! I like the mix of wool and cashmere, as well. This may be one of the few times that I would be in favor of a nude-for-you camisole instead of a stark white — it would really kill the edge. It’s $326 at ShopBop (and Forward by Elyse Walker has it in black). A.L.C. Robinson Sweater

Here are a lower-priced option and a plus-size alternative.

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Coffee Break: Cassina Pointy Toe Pump

Vince Camuto Cassina Pointy Toe PumpYes, these iridescent pumps are a bit wild for work — but I would still wear them for casual days and have fun with them. THAT SAID: they also come in a fun beige texture (faux snakeskin?) and a black patent. I like the 3″ heel, the classic pointy toe, and the sale: the pump was $97, but is now on sale for $59. Vince Camuto Cassina Pointy Toe Pump

Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Dicoris Stripe Sheath Dress

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Boss Dicoris Stripe Sheath DressHappy Monday!  This sheath dress is amazing.  It’s your classic sheath dress… but with fun stripes.  But they’re flattering stripes, thanks to some colorblocking on the bodice!  And colors that are versatile enough that you can wear it with almost any color blazer or cardigan.  Love it.  The sheath dress is $695 at Nordstrom, available in sizes 2 through 14.   Boss Dicoris Stripe Sheath Dress

Here’s a less expensive option (also in plus) (fine, and this one), as well as another plus-size option.

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