Suit of the Week: The Limited

Corporette's Suit of the Week: The LimitedFor 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.

It seems like I just sang the praises of the Limited’s new Collection collection (and particularly the sheath dress) — but I was excited to see all of the pieces (and more) available in this lovely wine-colored hue.  I think this looks like a great nonbasic suit to add to your closet — wear it with cobalt, gray, black, navy, white, even a pop of bright red or bright orange for contrast.  There are so many pieces — and all of them are 40% off with code FALLNOW. Pictured below:  the jacket (Collection Flap Pocket Jacket) is $158, but comes to $94.80, and the sheath dress (Collection Sheath Dress) is $98 but comes to $59.  Next, the Collection Lexie Flare Pants were $79.95, but now come to $39.90. Next, they have an online exclusive Colorblock Sheath Dress that is $98 but comes to $59.  Finally,  the Collection Tuxedo Vest was $70 but comes to $42, and the Collection Drew Bootcut Pants come all the way down to $39.90. (How do we feel about vests as suiting separates, ladies?) Not pictured: the skirt (Collection Inset Pencil Skirt) is $59.90, but comes to $34.90.  All are available in regular, petite, and tall sizes.

purple womens suitPsst: here’s a plus-size suit option (which also comes in misses sizes).

Wednesday’s TPS Report: Sunburst Ponte Sheath Dress

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

Ivanka Trump Starburst Ponte Sheath DressI’m kind of loving Ivanka Trump’s new clothing line (right? didn’t she used to just do shoes?), and I like the fact that most of the dresses seem to go up to size 16. This sunburst ponte sheath dress looks great for work and beyond, and I like the zipper detail on the front. It’s $134 at Nordstrom (sizes 2-16). Ivanka Trump Sunburst Ponte Sheath Dress

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Coffee Break: Legacy Studded Large Envelope Satchel

Botkier Legacy Studded Large Envelope Satchel Bag | CorporetteBotkier is one of my favorite brands, and I love the subdued hot pink color to this large satchel. At 12.5″ x 19″ x 5″, it’s big enough for most file folders as well as a ton of other stuff. It’s also available in a caramel brown and a lovely gray for $320 at Last Call. Botkier Legacy Studded Large Envelope Satchel

Tuesday’s TPS Report: Manta Ray Dress

Thomas Sires Manta Ray Dress | Corporette Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I’ve been ogling this fun cotton canvas dress from indie brand Thomas Sires for a while now, and I thought I’d post it today. I love the black/white print, which kind of looks zebra-like from one angle and chevron-like from another angle. The darts in front look flattering, but what I really like — which definitely makes it a bit controversial for work — is the exposed notches in the back, which expose a bit more of your back and shoulders than normal dresses do. I’ve been pondering — is it unprofessional? Am I being a prude in hesitating? I’d love to hear what you guys think. Ultimately I think that it will be fine in the office, particularly when paired with a blazer or cardigan for most big meetings. The dress was $375 but is now marked to $250 at Of a Kind. Thomas Sires Manta Ray Dress

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Coffee Break: Margot Pump

Nine West Margot Pump | CorporetteEveryone knows that I love a good purple pump — but I’m not a huge fan of Nine West, normally. Still, this shade of purple is SO right (and the shoe SO highly rated — and available in a zillion different colorways!) that even I would give it a shot. They’re $79 at Zappos (and as low as $39 in some colors at 6pm). Nine West Margot Pump

Psst: Prefer wearing flats? Nine West has a purple suede option for you too, albeit in a darker shade. Also: Ferragamo + purple + flats = gorgeous splurge.

Splurge Monday: Everly Peplum Jacket

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Zoe Everly JacketHappy Monday! I’m digging this black and white tweed peplum jacket from Rachel Zoe — it has so many traditional feminine elements (peplum! tweed!) yet somehow feels fresh and… kind of badass.  Very cool.  It’s $450 at Piperlime.  (And here’s a fun question, readers: what do you think of the brown leopard clutch styled with the all-black outfit? I normally don’t like to style black and brown together, but maybe that’s me… the leopard perhaps works better because of the black spots? Hmmn.) Rachel Zoe Everly Peplum Jacket

P.S.: here’s a less expensive version (also here and here), and a plus-size version.

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