Wednesday’s Workwear Report: Sian Dress

Twist Front Dress: AllSaints Sian DressOur daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

AllSaints is one of the stores I like to sale-stalk for modern, urban clothing (mostly for weekends) — and they’re having a pretty big sale right now. This black knit dress with a flattering knotted detail looks lovely. It was $195 but is now marked to $136. AllSaints Sian Dress

Here’s a plus-size option.

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Coffee Break: Lissa Heels

Platform Heels: Rose Petals LissaI love the look of these affordable beigey heels — I always like a strappy heel, and one that doesn’t cut straight across your ankle is a much more flattering, leg-lengthening look. Platforms can be yea or nay with me, but I think .5″ is still professional, and these certainly add comfort along with the height. Note the rave reviews, too — many from people on the fringes of the brand’s extraordinarily wide range of sizes. The shoes are $130, are available in sizes 4.5-12 in regular, wide, and extra-wide widths; they also come in black and beige patent. Rose Petals Lissa

N.B. Know your office! Peep toes aren’t appropriate in every workplace.

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Tuesday’s Workwear Report: Wheeler Pointelle-Trimmed Stretch-Ponte Pencil Skirt

Aqua Blue Skirt: Elizabeth and James Wheeler Pointelle-Trimmed Stretch-Ponte Pencil SkirtOur daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Light blue is one of my favorite colors for work, in part because it’s such an easy color to layer, as well as an easy color to complement and contrast with other colors. Wear it with a pop of red (necklace, lipstick) for a jolt of contrasting color — or try it with a dark purple blouse for a bit of complementary color. Of course, you can also layer it with neutrals and call it a day, such as pairing it with a long gray cardigan and gray shell. The skirt is $285 at Net-a-Porter. Elizabeth and James Wheeler Pointelle-Trimmed Stretch-Ponte Pencil Skirt

A few lower-priced options are here (St. John, big sale), here (scallop hem), here (high waist), and here (textured jacquard in misses, petites, woman, and woman petites).

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Splurge Monday’s Workwear Report: Tweed Jules Jacket

Red Blazer for Work: L'Agence Tweed Jules Jacket Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

L’Agence is a great brand to watch for mostly classic, elegant, slightly trendy workwear. This red tweed jacket (also comes in navy) is great –I love the fringe, the patch pockets, and the darts. The jacket is $475 at Barney’s. L’Agence Tweed Jules Jacket

A few lower-priced options are here, here (30% off), and here (on clearance), and here’s a plus-size alternative.

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Coffee Break: Workout Tank Top

Workout Shirt: FitPink Workout Tank TopNow that my ACL surgery is a full two months behind me, I’m trying to commit to a weightlifting regimen … and funny workout shirts make it THAT much better, riiight? Etsy seller FitPink has a ton of shirts that look great, and her reviews are through the roof. Activate Apparel also looks pretty awesome (like this shirt). Ladies, what’s your favorite outfit to work out in? The tank top pictured is $21.99 and up on Etsy. FitPink “I Workout Because Punching People Is Frowned Upon” Tank Top

Psst: I just bought the Girls Gone Strong Modern Women’s Guide to Strength Training, but note that the authors of New Rules of Weight Lifting for Women do have a new book out.

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Frugal Friday’s Workwear Report: Stretch Knit Midi Tube Skirt

Work Skirt: Vince Camuto Stretch Knit Midi Tube Skirt Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

As far as workwear goes, a tube skirt is second (at least in my heart) to a pencil skirt with a zipper, lining, and other structure — but if you’re hard to fit, on a budget, gaining or losing weight, or you just prefer them for comfort, tube skirts do have a place in the working woman’s closet. This skirt is $49 and comes in red and the pictured cobalt blue. Vince Camuto Stretch Knit Midi Tube Skirt

Here’s what appears to be the same skirt in plus sizes (in black) and another with tons of color choices.

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