Suit of the Week

Elie Tahari suit 1For 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, 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 a lot of online stores are clearing out their inventory of suits, meaning there are some good deals to be had, but finding a jacket and skirt in the same size can be a bit trying. (Saks, we’re looking at you.) We’re also a bit curious about all the miniskirtswe’re seeing with suits — who do they think is buying these things? Ok, rant over.  This suit is not on sale, but is a lovely basic gray — and we’re loving it with the red.  The jacket (Elie Tahari Exclusive for Nordstrom ‘Lorinda’ Jacket) is $298, and the pants (Elie Tahari Exclusive for Nordstrom ‘Theora’ Pants) are $198.

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Emporio Armani Knee Length Skirt

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Armani Knee Length SkirtYou’ll have to forgive us for posting polka dots twice in one week, but we couldn’t pass up this skirt.  We love the cut of it — particularly the intriguing diamond seaming in the front — as well as the unusual bubble print, which we actually prefer in the green.  The fact that it’s Armani, on sale, doesn’t hurt much.  We’d wear it with all gray, as shown, to keep it sedate for the workplace.  Was $185, now $109 at Yoox, still available in mid-range sizes (4, 6, 8). EMPORIO ARMANI – Women – SKIRTS – Knee length skirts on YOOX.COM
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Splurge Tuesday’s TPS Report: Michael Kors Silk-blend draped dress

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Kors Silk-blend draped dressWe are loving this gorgeous draped dress from Michael Kors.  We love the way it blouses over the tied waist, the way it drapes in a ladylike way in the back, and the way you could throw a navy blazer or cardigan over it for the day.  Also love the discount:  was $2105, now $737 at TheOutnet.com (still available in lucky sizes 8 and 10). Michael Kors Silk-blend draped dress

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Bargain Friday TPS Report: Lace Print Jacket

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Talbots Lace Print Jacket Talbots is having some pretty good sales, but it’s primarily lucky-size territory. (Sizes 10 and up, get yourselves over there and poke around.) For today’s TPS, we like this jacket — an interesting print to wear once in a while, and we like a touch of spandex in a jacket. It comes in black and red, in regulars, petites, women’s, and women’s petites. Formerly $129, now $36, and still available in a wide range of sizes.  Lace Print Jacket
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Coffee Break

Weitzman Swoon Platform PumpOur post on comfortable heels last week generated a number of votes for Stuart Weitzman and Ferragamo, so when we saw these lovely heels on sale (in numerous spots) we had to pass on the news. It’s a 3.5″ heel, but it looks to have a subtle platform, which should be easier for standing. Zappos has them in black patent and a fun electric blue patent (we’d wear with gray or navy bottoms, but otherwise keep for weekend fun) for $196, and Endless has them in a slew of colors (including the “cashew” suede, pictured) for anywhere from $163-$202.  (The shoes were originally $298.)   The cashew suede — a great indoor shoe — is on sale for $168, still available in sizes 6-10. Stuart Weitzman Women’s Swoon Platform Pump

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Thursday’s TPS Report: Bright Side Blouse

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Odille bright side blouse We’re normally against bowties, but we’re digging this bright silk blouse from Anthropologie.  We like the unusual color, the cool “waterfall” detailing on the sleeves, and, God help us, even the loosely tied bowtie.  We wish the blouse were long enough to tuck in, but that’s just us. We’d wear it with gray trousers and a navy cardigan, perhaps.  It’s $98 at Anthropologie (most sizes available on 1/22, for some reason).  Bright Side Blouse
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