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Coffee Break: Rosamund Satchel

MCM Dupe? This Sole Society Satchel is AwesomeWell hello there, affordable bag that strongly reminds me of the splurge bag I posted in November, the MCM Tapisserie Boston bag.  This one is far (far! far!) more affordable, and possibly a bit more functional as well given the cross body strap, the fact that this bag is so much taller than the other, more boxy bag. I like.  It’s $79.95 at Nordstrom. Sole Society Rosamund Satchel

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Tuesday’s Workwear Report: Fahdi Ribbed Raglan Sleeve Sweater

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

If you’re on the hunt for a close-fitting black sweater for work, do consider this viscose/poly one on sale (new markdown!) from Nordstrom. Cashmere and silk sweaters can be great for warmth, but if you’re tired of pilling and fuzzing, there’s a lot to be said for viscose/poly — and considering this one is marked from $285 to $171 (all sizes left!), this is a great basic to add to your wardrobe. BOSS Fahdi Ribbed Raglan Sleeve Sweater

Looking for a similar version in plus sizes? I like this sweater by Sejour.

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Splurge Monday’s Workwear Report: Pamona Blazer

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

Goodness, guys, it’s 2017! (Haha, and I just typed “2012” first.) Veronica Beard’s blazers are always beautiful, in that LA-kind of way, and this wrap blazer is unusual for her but I dig it — the stripes are interesting, the wrap effect is flattering, and I like how it looks great with jeans but would also look nice with simple navy trousers or a colorful pencil skirt (a nice solid jewel tone perhaps, like red or purple).  (I’d wear a t-shirt beneath instead of a camisole/shell, but you do you.) The ivory and navy blazer was $550, but is now marked to $358 at Forward by Elyse Walker. PAMONA BLAZER

Update: Ooh, it’s even lower at both Shopbop and Veronica Beard, where they have it for $275.

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Favorite Suits of 2016

2016 was a great year for women’s suits — these are some of my favorites from our weekly roundup. (Each picture links back to the original post… and of course, don’t forget to check out The Corporette Guide to Basic Women’s Suiting (recently updated!).)

Here are links to our favorite women’s suits from 201520142013, 2012 and 2010.

Readers, which were your favorite suits we featured this year? Did you buy any great ones you loved? 

Above: Jan / Feb / Mar / Apr

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Favorite Accessories for Work 2016

Like our workwear recommendations, we recommend one accessory appropriate for the office on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. On Mondays I try to pick a budget-friendly piece, and the price rises on Tuesday and Thursday. I generally try to include one shoe and one bag each week, but the third item varies — we’ve done watches, wallets, scarves, hair accessories, office accessories, coats, and more. These were my favorites of 2016 — if you’re curious about older ones, here were my favorites from 201520142013, 2012, and 2010.

Ladies, did we miss any of your favorites? Was there any shoe, bag, necklace or more that you bought in 2016 and loved to wear to work (whether featured by us or not)? 

Below: Jan / Feb / Mar 

Below: Apr / May / June

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Favorite Workwear Suggestions of 2016

Every weekday here at Corporette, I offer one suggestion for an item that I would wear to work. Sometimes readers love the item, and wow do you guys hate it sometimes. Sometimes *I* love it, sometimes it was just the best I could find given the restraints (for those who haven’t noticed, Monday and Tuesday tend to be pricier items, Wednesday is in the $100-$150 price range, Thursday is in the $50-$100 price range, and Friday is in the “under $50” range.) Still, as the end of the year approaches I thought I’d look back over the past year and choose my personal favorites from the things I recommended… each picture is from one month, starting with January in the upper left-hand corner.

If you’re curious, here are links to the similar roundups from 201520142013, 2012, and 2010.

Jan / Feb / Mar / Apr / May / June / July / Aug / Sept / Oct / Nov / Dec

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