Suit of the Week: Nanette Lepore

Corporette's Suit of the Week: Nanette LeporeFor 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.

Nanette Lepore is killing it these days, with a number of interesting suits out right now.  I like the asymmetrical back pleat, and I’m psyched about the return of flared suit pants.  The jacket (Nanette Lepore Folded Flounce Jacket) is $398, and the pants (Nanette Lepore Flared Trousers) are $278.

Psst: here’s a slightly less pricey option in gray (jacket, skirt, dress, pants), and a plus-size option (jacket, skirt, pants).

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: ‘Time Line Wink’ Ponte Knit Skirt

Nic + Zoe 'Time Line Wink' Ponte Knit Skirt | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I always like a good pencil skirt with an interesting detail, and this $128 one from Nic + Zoe fits the bill. I like that it’s different and interesting without being either feminine or masculine, which feels like it makes it very versatile. It’s available in sizes XS-XL at Nordstrom. Nic + Zoe ‘Time Line Wink’ Ponte Knit Skirt

Psst: Here’s a plus size knit skirt with an interesting detail as well.

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Coffee Break: Collins Tote

Milly Collins ToteHello, lovely: this tote has a ton of things that I’m in favor of. Pebbled leather, feet, interior pockets, and a slightly moto edge to it (although I’m also reminded of Coco Chanel’s layered necklaces, for some reason) — all thumbs up in my book. It’s $465, available in black and gray, at Nordstrom. (Note that Piperlime has it in blush.) Milly Collins Tote

Psst: Here’s a $50 version in black, and a $75 moto-inspired gray tote.

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Tuesday’s TPS Report: Sonar Knit Long-Sleeve Blazer

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

Helmut Lang Sonar Knit Long-Sleeve BlazerI looove this cool inverted-collar blazer from Helmut Lang. The company offers a number of pieces (including a dress) in this “sonar knit,” so I asked customer service at Neiman Marcus what that meant. They responded: “Sonar-knit is a process of sewing that creates waves, or gathered areas of material; it is not a tight as a pintuck or a ruched pattern of technique.” So: there ya go. I kind of like it even more now! Very cool. Psst: Here’s a $69 version and a plus-sized version. Sonar-Knit Long-Sleeve Blazer

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Coffee Break: Nyle Mixed Media Captoe Pump

Ivanka Trump Nyle Mixed Media Captoe PumpSquee. Squee, I say. Love the blue suede, the snake-embossed toe, and the 2.75″ height. Gorgeous. It’s available in three color combos at Nordstrom, sizes 6-11, for $135. Ivanka Trump Nyle Mixed Media Captoe Pump

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Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Textured Sleeveless V-Neck Dress

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

Escada Textured Sleeveless V-Neck DressMan oh man — this emerald sheath dress is gorgeous. I love the slightly heathered look to the wool/silk blend, as well as the texture to the fabric — it just adds another dimension. I’d wear it with pumps and a blazer for the office, perhaps accessorized with a brooch near the clavicle, and/or a small, delicate round necklace (like my Maya Brenner initial necklace, or perhaps a diamond solitaire necklace). It’s $1,375 at Bloomingdale’s. Escada Textured Sleeveless V-Neck Dress

Looking for something similar? Here’s an $80 dress, and a really cool plus-sized version.

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Psst:  I’ve often been hesitant to give “similar” recommendations for our pricier picks since, in fact, I usually choose the pieces based on their individuality — but I thought I’d give it a go this week, at least for our pricier TPS days.  Let me know your thoughts, ladies!