Frugal Friday’s Workwear Report: Long-Sleeved Top

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I’m seeing more and more of this sort of flared top that’s like a peplum style but not quite — and I like it. This one from H&M is machine washable and only $35, and it’s part of their very interesting workwear collection. The top comes in sizes 2–16, but only lucky sizes are left at this point. Long-Sleeved Top

Here’s an option in plus sizes (also machine washable).

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Coffee Break: Grommet Flat

grommet flat AGL nordstrom saleOver the weekend I did a roundup of the big Nordstrom Summer Sale (ends 9/10!) — but it’s worth noting again that it’s not all shorts, sandals, and sundresses. Case in point: these gorgeous, deep red grommet flats from reader favorite brand AGL. I’m not usually a grommet girl, but the color mixed with the silvery grommets looks great. I suppose you could wear them in late summer with light blues, pinks, oranges, and beiges, but in general they just feel like more of a fall shoe to me. They were $340, but they’re now marked down to $149 (in four colors, sizes 4-13). Grommet Flat

On the hunt for comfortable shoes for work? Check out our guide to comfortable heels, as well as the most comfortable ballet flats!

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Thursday’s Workwear Report: The Relaxed Silk Shirt

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This relaxed silk shirt from Everlane comes in seven colors and has long been on everyone’s radar as a great option for work. I don’t think we’ve ever done a Workwear Report on it, although we’ve featured the sleeveless version and the rounded collar version (and we definitely included it in our roundup of the best silk blouses for work). It’s $88 and gets rave reviews, and it’s available in sizes 00-12. Readers, what’s your favorite silk shirt? Do tell! The Relaxed Silk Shirt

Here’s a plus-size option.

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Suit of the Week: Red Fleece

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.

As I mentioned last week, Brooks Brothers’ more affordable line, Red Fleece, has a ton of nice options for suiting. This gray chalk pinstripe suit looks like a great basic for fall — and the dress is doing that contrasting-stripe thing I like so much. Sizing is generally only 0-14, alas. The jacket (Pinstripe Stretch Wool Two-Button Jacket) is $198, and the pants (Tapered Pinstripe Stretch Wool Trousers) are $128; the dress (pictured in Pin at bottom) is $158.

This navy/white pinstriped suit at Talbots comes in regular, petite, plus, and petite plus sizes.

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Wednesday’s Workwear Report: Seam Detail Stretch Sheath Dress

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Readers were talking about wanting to see a plus-size pick one day every week, and I think it’s a great idea because we don’t always get our plus-size newsletter out as often as we should. We’ll try it for a couple weeks and see how it goes! To start off, this dress from Adrianna Papell is really lovely. I love that it has sleeves, and I love the jewel neck and interesting slash at the top (and you can still wear a bra with it, which is always the key to something being work-appropriate). It’s only $140, which is nice, and it’s available in sizes 14W-20W (runs large). Seam Detail Stretch Sheath Dress

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Coffee Break: Asher Drop Earrings

kendra scott tiny earringsOooh: I’ve always liked the stones and settings for Kendra Scott, but the long pendants and bigger earrings aren’t always my cup of tea. These smaller earrings are gorgeous, and I now want like three colors — these red/gold ones are the top of my list, probably followed by ivory/gold and grey/rose gold. They’re $65 at Nordstrom. Asher Drop Earrings

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