Coffee Break: Taylor Laptop Bag

LeSportsac Taylor Laptop Bag | CorporetteI really like the few LeSportsac bags that I have — and if I were looking for a laptop bag, I would check this one out. I like the striped version, pictured, as well as the matte black bag — they do have a few other versions. The bag is $112 at Zappos. (Note that if you prefer more of a briefcase style for your laptop bag, the brand has several highly rated versions for 13″ and 15″ laptops.) LeSportsac Taylor Laptop Bag

Thursday’s TPS Report: Quilted Skirt Dress

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Loft Quilted DressI keep coming back to this quilted dress… I like the super super softness (reviewers note that it feels like a sweatshirt), the general shape and cut of the dress, and the fact that it’s machine washable. I also like that it’s available in gray and black, in regular, petite, and tall sizes 00-16. I’d wear it on a casual day with shiny silver jewelry, gray tights, and a bold pop of color somewhere — a red, a neon, maybe a nice fall yellow.  It’s priced at $79.50 full price, but try code OURTREAT to get 50% off. Quilted Skirt Dress

(Here’s a fun fit and flare plus-size dress with some texture to it — and pockets!)

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Suit of the Week: Halogen

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.

Halogen Diamond Stretch SuitHappy Wednesday! I’m liking this lovely textured suit from Halogen, which looks fashionable but classic at the same time.  I like that it’s super affordable and comes in regular and petite sizes.  I like the care instructions, too — although I normally do prefer to dry clean my suits, it’s nice to know that the instructions here are to “dry clean,” not “dry clean only.”  The jacket (Diamond Stretch Peplum Jacket) is $138, the pants (Quinn Diamond Stretch Pants) are $88, and the skirt (Diamond Stretch Suit Skirt) is $68.  It’s nice that all three pieces come in sizes 0-16.

I’m a bit annoyed on the readers’ behalf that I can’t find a similar suit for plus sizes. A muted color, an interesting texture, flattering details — are we asking too much?  Here’s one Le Suit option with a slightly interesting fabric, a Mynt 1792 blazer with some interesting details, and — not textured at all, but looks lovely — a simple black Talbots suit (also available in women’s petites).

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Daniella Ponte Dress

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Melani Daniella DressThe seaming on this dress reminds me of Hugo Boss, for some reason.  Love the high neckline, three-quarter sleeves, those seams and, yes, that lovely color — it strikes me as interesting but muted.  (Try it with a dark purple accent! It’ll be awesome!)  The dress is $159, available in sizes 0-14 at Dillards. Antonio Melani Daniella Ponte Dress

(Here’s a similar plus-size option.)

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Coffee Break: Portrait Pump

Seychelles Portrait Pump | CorporetteI mentioned these briefly in the strappy heels roundup last week, but I thought they deserved a highlight of their own. Look how purty! I think all of the iterations here are great — of course I love the purple on purple, but there’s a lovely teal version, as well as silver and black. I like the slightly pointed almond toe, as well as the 3.25″ heel. Love. (For tights weather, either try it with a tightly woven nude-for-you fishnet (know your office!!) or navy tights. The shoe is $110 at Zappos. Seychelles Portrait Pumps

Tuesday’s TPS Report: Abril Jacket

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Abril JacketI’m liking the new “cool girl” jackets that are out right now, and I think this Abril jacket from Club Monaco is a great example of the trend.  Love the notched, inverted lapels in leather, the black and white tweedy wool, and even the open front and slightly shaped shoulders.  It’s $289 at Club Monaco.
The clearance section is final sale, alas, but they do have a few good pieces, such as this or this. Abril Jacket

Psst: here’s a similar plus-size jacket, as well as a less expensive option.

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