Suit of the Week: Escada

Escada tweed suit
For 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’m not usually an Escada girl, but Saks has a number of amazing Escada suits that I’m totally drooling over. This tuxedo suit! This peplum suit! This bright red peplum suit! But for work, I think one of the more versatile, while still fun suits, is this gray tweed suit, with stark contrast piping details.  The back of the suit, particularly, may seem like a lot of look, but I really like it — different but still professional.  The jacket (Escada Piped Tweed Jacket) is $1675, and the skirt (Escada Tweed Pencil Skirt) is $675.

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Triacetate Sheath Dress

Ann Taylor Triacetate Sheath Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Happy hump day, ladies! I like the wide straps and interesting seaming details on this sheath dress from Ann Taylor. It’s lined, has an invisible zipper, and is available in regular and petite sizes 00-18. Booyah! It’s $169, full price (online only). Ann Taylor Triacetate Sheath Dress

Here are a lower-priced alternative and two plus-sized options.

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Coffee Break: Convertible Backpack

Jetsetter Mini Convertible BackpackEven if you’re on board with the backpack trend, it’s hard to make it work in your professional life (although they are great for a long walking commute).  This gorgeous, convertible tote looks super ladylike when carried by its handles, but it has a shoulder strap to make it more of a crossbody style — and it also converts to a backpack.  I think it looks great in all of its iterations, as well as all four of the colors (taupe, black, blue, and yell0w).  It’s $228 at Bendel’s. Jetsetter Mini Convertible Backpack

Tuesday’s TPS Report: Midi SL Skirt in Camden Twill

Theory Midi SL Skirt in Camden Twill | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

What can I say, I’m loving Theory this season… this substantial wool skirt in army green is really calling my name. If you aren’t already in on the secret, you’ll be shocked how versatile olive green can be — wear it with cobalt, light pink, blues, purples, and of course, neutrals like navy, gray, black, white, cream… This skirt seems downright affordable at $275. Theory Midi SL Skirt in Camden Twill

Here’s a lower-priced alternative (in sizes up to 18) and a plus-sized option.

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Coffee Break: Stackers Jewelry Wrap

The Container Store Stackers Jewelry Wrap | CorporetteWhat are your favorite products (or hacks) for traveling with jewelry? I must admit I usually wear my best jewelry on the plane, and either hang it over a knob in my hotel room or lay it flat on a dresser; I have one girlfriend who swears by looping necklaces through empty toilet paper rolls, then putting them in ziplock baggies or makeup bags. This lovely jewelry wrap from The Container Store looks like a much neater alternative, and I like that it rolls up as well as unfurls to “display” your jewelry so you don’t forget about it. It’s $50 at Container Store. The Container Store Stackers Jewelry Wrap

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Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Cady Collarless Jacket

Narciso Rodriguez Cady Collarless Jacket | CorporetteSeen a great piece you’d like to recommend? Please e-mail [email protected]

These collarless jackets get sleeker and sleeker. Love the simple lines in the front, and the awesome seaming on the back — gorgeous. The blazer is $2,195 at Barney’s, limited sizes only, alas. Narciso Rodriguez Cady Collarless Jacket

Two lower-priced options are here and here; two plus-size alternatives are here and here.

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