Suit of the Week: Loft

women interview suitFor 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.

I’ve been eyeing Loft’s Custom Stretch suiting for a few weeks now for a possible Suit of the Week — but something more fun always seems to win out over the basic fabrics available there. So I was excited to see this navy linen skirt suit (available exclusively online), which looks like more of a fun suit. I like the slightly heathered/space-dyed look to the fabric, and the simple, classic shapes look great for spring, summer, and early fall. The jacket (Custom Stretch Blazer) is $138, and the skirt (Loft Custom Stretch Pencil Skirt) is $69.50. The jacket is available in petite, tall, and regular sizes 00-16; the skirt is available in petites and regular sizes 00-14.

Here’s a plus-size option (jacket + skirt).

Navy Linen Women's Suit

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Tweed Jacket

The Limited Tweed Jacket | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

This lightweight tweed jacket looks great — the peplum waist, the muted, sophisticated colors (pink and stone). (It is part of the Scandal collection at The Limited, so Olivia Pope would, in theory, approve.) The jacket is fully lined, available in regular, petite, and tall sizes, and at full price is $168 — but today it comes down to $123 with code BONUS ($15 off every $50). The Limited Tweed Jacket

Two plus-size alternatives are here and here.

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Coffee Break: Wool and Cashmere Scarf

Nordstrom Wool & Cashmere Scarf | CorporetteThis wool/cashmere blend scarf looks great — the fabric blend gives it some weight as well as wind-blocking properties. We’ve talked before about how to layer a wrap or ruana over a blazer; this looks great for that purpose. I could also see this being my go-to scarf for every spring/fall evening out where you aren’t sure how cold the night is going to be. This one was $98, but is now marked to $65 at Nordstrom (available in 12 colors!). Nordstrom Wool and Cashmere Scarf

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Tuesday’s TPS Report: Regent Blazer

J.Crew Regent Blazer | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

J.Crew’s Regent Blazer seems really on point these days — the collarless blazer is so in right now, and I like the slightly “upturned” feel to this one. If you’re looking for a longer blazer, as well, this one looks great — wear it with sleek ankle pants, or try it with a pencil skirt. It’s $168-$198 in a variety of fabrics and colors and comes in tall, petite, and regular sizes 000-16. J.Crew Regent Blazer

A few lower-priced blazers are here, here, and here.

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Coffee Break: Dorma Flat

Tahari Dorma Flat | CorporetteIf you’re the kind of girl who hates a literally flat flat, this teeny tiny wedge heel looks perfect. I like the bold colors here, but Lord & Taylor also has it in a more muted “toast.” The pictured shoes are $45 at 6pm. Tahari Dorma Flat

Here’s a similar shoe that’s available in wide and narrow sizes.

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Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Notch Neck Ponte Sheath Dress

Classiques Entier Notch Neck Ponte Sheath Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

This dress looks gorgeous — sleeves! darts! a great hem length! I particularly like the notched neckline because it’s interesting enough on its own to not require a necklace — but it wouldn’t look bad with one, either. The dress is ponte, available in five colors in sizes 0-16, and costs $228. Classiques Entier Notch Neck Ponte Sheath Dress

Here’s a lower-priced option and a plus-size alternative.

Psst: A) Piperlime’s closing sale just started. B) In unrelated news, I just put a bunch of new plus-size picks on our page for plus-size workwear — please check it out (and sign up for the newsletter so you never miss a new batch!).

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