Frugal Friday’s Workwear Report: Side Pleat Asymmetrical Top

High-Neck Work Top: Vince Camuto Side Pleat Asymmetrical TopOur daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

If you’re on the hunt for an elevated tee (machine washable to boot), consider this Vince Camuto top, which comes in five colors. I like the simple colors and the bit of fitted detail on the otherwise fluid fabric. (If you prefer something more body conscious, don’t forget this pleated Vince Camuto V-neck, a popular top that’s been around for years at this point.) The pictured top is $54. Vince Camuto Side Pleat Asymmetrical Top

It’s also available in plus sizes.

P.S. The Nordstrom winter clearance sale has started! You can save up to 40% off select styles through Feb. 21. Stay tuned…

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Thursday’s Workwear Report: Pleat Peplum Sweater

Peplum Sweater: CeCe by Cynthia Steffe Pleat Peplum SweaterOur daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

There was a time when I considered peplums to be a new, exciting trend. Then there was a time when I was sick to death of the peplum and wanted it to die, die, die. At this point, though, I’m just totally used to the peplum, and think it adds a happy little flounce to most tops — including this lovely sweater, which I’d pair with just about any bottom, from wide leg trousers to ankle pants to a pencil skirt. I like the navy the best, but it also comes in ivory (pictured) and candy pink. It was $99, but was then marked to $49. CeCe by Cynthia Steffe Pleat Peplum Sweater

Here’s a plus-size alternative.

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Wednesday’s Workwear Report: ‘Orizzonte’ Ponte Knit Faux Wrap Dress

Striped Sleeveless Dress: Classiques Entier 'Orizzonte' Ponte Knit Faux Wrap DressOur daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Oooh: what a fun little dress from Classiques Entier. It reminds me a bit of that Anthropologie dress that everyone said was crazy flattering (possibly by Bailey 44?) — but I like that this one is longer, and I always love Classiques Entier’s heavy ponte and attention to details. I’d wear a navy cardigan or blazer on top, or even try layering a crisp white blouse beneath; a pop of green, yellow, or hot pink would be fun. The dress was $268, but is now marked to $133, available in sizes 0-16. Classiques Entier ‘Orizzonte’ Ponte Knit Faux Wrap Dress

Here’s a plus-size alternative.

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Tuesday’s Workwear Report: Cross Drape Jersey Blazer

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

donna karan cross drape blazerWow: I love this kind of blazer.  It’s interesting, flattering, beautiful — but still muted and professional.  Gorgeous.  It was $1425 over at Farfetch, but it’s marked to $712 today (lucky sizes only, alas). Donna Karan Cross Drape Jersey Blazer

Here’s a more affordable option, as well as a similar plus-size version.

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Splurge Monday’s Workwear Report: Suede Anasta Peplum Jacket

Black Suede Jacket:  The Row Suede Anasta Peplum JacketOur daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Happy Monday! If you’re looking for elevated basics to splurge on, The Row is hard to beat — their attention to quality, fit, and simplicity is amazing. I love how this chic black suede blazer can work with anything, from crazy prints to muted neutrals. It’s available for pre-order at Barneys for $2,890 (and here are the other options in suede and leather for purchase/pre-order, including grape at Neiman Marcus). The Row Suede Anasta Peplum Jacket

Two lower-priced options are here and here; a plus-size alternative is here.

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Frugal Friday’s Workwear Report: Spacedye Flippy Dress

Spacedye Dress: Loft Spacedye Flippy DressOur daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

This highly-reviewed, flippy dress is on a killer sale at Loft. I like the sleeves, the non-exposed zipper in the back, and the fact that the whole thing is machine washable. It was $79, but comes down to $26 (40% 0ff!) when you add it to your cart (final sale only, alas). The dress is available in regular, petite, and tall sizes. Loft Spacedye Flippy Dress

Psst: also in this price range is this nice-looking sheath dress — if you really, really like pink.

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