Splurge Monday’s Workwear Report: Two-Button Pinstripe Wool Blazer

Stretch Wool Blazer: Brooks Brothers Two-Button Pinstripe Wool BlazerOur daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Happy Monday, ladies! Wool blazers may not exactly be the first thing that comes to mind when pondering how to dress for heat dome weather, but one presumes there’ll be cooler weather SOMEtime. Eventually. In the distant future. And when that time comes, this pinstripe blazer is the one you’ll want in your closet. Love the Loro Piana stretchy fabric, the fitted darts, the four pockets — and an inside pocket, squee! Even better, it’s on serious sale at Brooks Brothers: It was $798 but is marked down to $399. Sizes 2-12 are still available. Brooks Brothers Two-Button Pinstripe Wool Blazer

Two more affordable options are here and here; this one is available in plus, petite, and petite-plus sizes as well as regular.

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Frugal Friday: High/Low V-Neck Mixed Media Top

Green V-Neck Top for Work: Pleione High/Low V-Neck Mixed Media TopOur daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I was going back and forth between this top and another top that I really liked — and I came to this green one and I said, NOPE, that’s the one I want to feature on Friday. I like jewel tones like green — and I’ve already noted that I think it’s a fun trend for fall. This top is great for work or beyond, is easy care (ish – “hand wash”) — and it’s under $30. Sign me up. It’s available in 13 (!) colors, in regular and petites, for $29. Pleione High/Low V-Neck Mixed Media Top

Here’s a plus-size option that’s also in the sale.

Psst: Note to all of you who aren’t Nordstrom cardholders: the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is open to everyone today — check out our roundup of shoes and clothes if you haven’t already! Don’t forget that our giveaway closes in just a few hours (11:30 ET) — so if you haven’t entered yet, please do!

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Thursday’s Workwear Report: Woven Fit & Flare Dress

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Tahari Fit Flare Dress under $100When I looked through the NAS before for my workwear roundup, I somehow didn’t notice this classic little fit and flare dress from Tahari — but it looks great. I like the high arm holes and graceful neckline, as well as the full lining.  (Do note, though, tthere is an exposed zipper.) The dress is available in black (pictured) and “deep orchid,” regular and petite sizes 4-16 for $91.90 (but the price will go back up to $138 after the sale ends). Tahari Woven Fit & Flare Dress

The dress is also available in plus sizes.

Psst: don’t forget to enter our Nordstrom Anniversary Sale giveaway, which ends tomorrow morning!

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Wednesday’s Workwear Report: ‘Kelsee’ Print Jersey A-Line Dress

Washable Jersey Dress: BCBG Max Azria 'Kelsee' Print Jersey A-Line DressOur daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I love the painterly stripes, A-line shape, and strategic colorblocking on this fun dress for work and beyond. I’d pair it with simple accessories — black pumps, maybe a delicate round necklace, and simple earrings. The dress is $104 $131 currently but will go back up to $198 when the sale ends. BCBG Max Azria ‘Kelsee’ Print Jersey A-Line Dress

It’s difficult to find a similar plus-size version, but this dress and this dress are kind of similar.

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Tuesday’s Workwear Report: ‘Akira’ V-Neck Sheath Dress

Black Work Dress: Lafayette 148 New York 'Akira' V-Neck Sheath Dress Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Oooh: love the little details on this black sheath dress, like the angled seaming and the toned panels. As part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (see our full roundups for workwear and shoes), it’s currently marked to $329, but after the sale it’ll go back to $498. It’s available in sizes 2-16. Lafayette 148 New York ‘Akira’ V-Neck Sheath Dress

Two lower-priced options are here (regular and petite) and here; here’s a plus-size alternative.

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Splurge Monday’s Workwear Post: Chevron Jersey Blazer

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

purple blazer for workI mentioned this in my roundup of workwear from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, but it’s too good not to feature here as well — I love the sleek, fitted cut, the lovely small chevron pattern, and the peplum details. The sale is kind of great, too — this is usually the price I see when this kind of blazer is marked down once it’s several seasons old, not new fall merchandise. It’s currently $599, but after the sale it’ll go back up to $1095. It’s available in sizes 6-16. Armani Collezioni Chevron Jersey Blazer

A more affordable version ($365) is here, or here’s a MUCH more affordable version ($39); there are also a ton of lucky sizes over at The Real Real in major brands (Akris, Rachel Zoe, Prada) for $95-$125. Here’s a plus size version in lucky sizes, and here’s a lighter lavender for $54 in regular, petites, plus sizes, and plus size petites.

Update: Unfortunately the pictured blazer seems to be almost entirely sold out (sizes keep appearing and disappearing when I check) — a good reminder that there are limited quantities at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!  Here’s a similar blazer at Neiman Marcus on clearance for $488.

Update2: In totally unrelated news, Amazon’s deal of the day is Shaun T’s INSANITY MAX:30 Base Kit – DVD Workout for $54 (down from $140) — ladies, care to discuss Insanity vs. P90x vs. other DVD programs you love? I wasn’t a huge fan of the old school P90X, but understand they have a newer one out — I’ve never done Insanity but just bought the DVDs.

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