Coffee Break: Wide Stamped Leather and Suede Belt

White House | Black Market Wide Stamped Leather and Suede Belt | CorporetteOooh, pretty. This dark blue leather belt from White House | Black Market looks like just the thing for wearing with cardigans both long and short– I even like the idea of it with some of the high-waisted flared skirts coming out now. It’s $58 at WHBM, available in sizes XXS-XXL. White House | Black Market Wide Stamped Leather and Suede Belt

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Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: ‘Terry’ Wool Blend Sheath Dress

Max Mara 'Terry' Wool Blend Sheath Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Aaaaaah… sometimes I want everything that Max Mara makes. This dress is amazing — I love the slightly off-center ruching, the “stretch wool with a hint of silk,” the hidden zipper in back, and the tasteful slit in the back. Lovely. It’s currently marked to $479, but the price will go back up to $795 when the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale ends. Max Mara ‘Terry’ Wool Blend Sheath Dress

A few lower-priced alternatives (lucky sizes only) are herehere, and here; here’s a plus-size option.

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Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Sleeveless Printed Twist-Shoulder Sheath Dress

White House | Black Market Sleeveless Printed Twist-Shoulder Sheath Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

White House | Black Market has a TON of great stuff on sale right now — for steep discounts. Take this sheath dress, for example: it was $140, but is now on sale for $39.99 — and tons of sizes are left from 00 to 14. I like that it’s machine washable, fully lined, and skirts the whole zipper issue by being a pull-over style. A few more picks from the sale: this short-sleeved sweater jacket, this beige/white shift, and this lovely purple A-line dress. Pictured: White House | Black Market Sleeveless Printed Twist-Shoulder Sheath Dress

Here’s a plus-size alternative.

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Coffee Break: ‘Tenice’ Pointy Toe Pump

Ivanka Trump 'Tenice' Pointy Toe Pump | CorporetteHello, gorgeous. I’m not sure how I missed this well-reviewed pump from my roundups of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, but I’m in love with it and kind of having a hard time picking a color — I like the gray the best, I think, but the black, cobalt, and beige are all fab as well. (And, for those of you with wide feet: The black also comes in wide widths.) I particularly like the back-zip closure so you don’t have to fuss with the straps, and the 3″ height is lovely. The shoes are currently marked down to $89, but once the sale ends on August 3 they’ll be $129. Ivanka Trump ‘Tenice’ Pointy Toe Pump

Here’s a slightly lower-priced option.

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Thursday’s TPS Report: Denisa Skirt

Club Monaco Denisa Skirt | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Club Monaco is having a pretty great sale right now — take 30% off the sale pieces, and take 40% off the clearance pieces. Nice. There are a lot of lucky sizes left, so sort by your size first, but for example look at this fun fluted skirt. Originally it was $170, but it’s now marked to $99 — use code THESALEONSALE to take another 30% off. There are only limited sizes left, alas (0-6), but here are a few other picks: this silk tank, this crisp white jacket for work, and I’m a bit obsessed with this textured winter coat that was $995 but comes down to $560 with the sale. Club Monaco Denisa Skirt

Here’s a plus-size option.

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Suit of the Week: Red Fleece

red fleece 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.

You have to do a bit of sleuthing, but Red Fleece — Brooks Brothers’ younger, hipper, more affordable line — does in fact have suiting separates.  This is definitely a casual suit, but I like it — the boxy jacket (wool, of course) has a fun printed lining and a striped wool undercollar. As for the skirt, I like the pockets as well as the reversible self-belt (the other side is navy; they’ve pictured it with the preppy, striped side showing).

The jacket (Wool Blazer) is $248, the skirt (Wool Pencil Skirt) is $148, and the matching pants (Wool Drawstring Pants) are $148.

Psst: Reiss is offering an extra 10% off its sale items today — tons of great picks.

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