Splurge Monday’s Workwear Report: Jacquard Plaid Wool Pencil Skirt

Plaid Skirt: Michael Kors Jacquard Plaid Wool Pencil SkirtOur daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Happy Monday, guys! I’m a sucker for a good black-and-white pattern, and this wool jacquard skirt is calling my name. It’s available for pre-order from Michael Kors’s Spring 2016 collection — and it has a matching jacket. Yes, unfortunately it is a short-sleeved jacket, which may limit its wear a bit — but the whole look is lovely. (Oh, and hold the phone: there is a sheath dress too.) The skirt is $675 at Nordstrom. Michael Kors Jacquard Plaid Wool Pencil Skirt

Here’s a lower-priced option and a plus-size alternative (plus another that’s 40% off today).

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Frugal Friday’s Workwear Report: Tailored Blazer

Black Work Blazer: New Look Tailored BlazerOur daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

This $40 blazer from British brand New Look looks great for a basic to keep in your office and throw on when you want a boost of professionalism (or, hey, when you’re cold). I like that it’s machine washable, too. New Look Tailored Blazer

Here’s a plus-size alternative.

P.S. Deal alert: Ann Taylor is offering 50% off your entire purchase with code PRETTY50!

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Thursday’s Workwear Report: Skirt Suit

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

blue skirt suitHere’s a nice budget skirt suit: both pieces can be had for less than $100 over at Lord & Taylor.  I’d probably wear the pieces as separates (think black pants and a light blue blouse with the blazer, or a simple gray turtleneck and red brooch with the blue skirt, black tights and pumps), but then again colorful suits have come a long way.  It’s still available in sizes 6-16. It was $280, but is now marked to $99; use code FINAL to take another 20% off. TAHARI ARTHUR S. LEVINE 2-Piece Skirt Suit

Here’s a similar skirt suit (on a similar sale) in plus sizes.

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Wednesday’s Workwear Report: Marcelle Jacket

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

budget blazer fittedI spied this nice black and white blazer last week while looking for our Suit of the Week — while I ultimately found matching bottoms for the Elie Tahari blazer, , I have yet to find any matching pieces for this blazer.  Womp womp. But look how purty! I love the contrast stripe, the tailored fit, and — mais oui — the sale (budget blazers are hard to find!). It was $298, but is now marked to $119 at Off Fifth, sizes XS-L still left. BCBGMAXAZRIA Marcelle Jacket

Here’s a similar $65 blazer in plus sizes, and, interestingly, here’s a (kind of) similar fleece blazer in plus, petite, and regular sizes.

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Tuesday’s Workwear Report: Notch Neck Ponte Sheath Dress

Blue Sheath Dress: Classiques Entier Notch Neck Ponte Sheath DressOur daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Oooh: what a great looking dress. Sleeves! Lining! An interesting neckline that isn’t too high or too low! Nice. It’s available in three colors, sizes 0-16, for $228. Classiques Entier Notch Neck Ponte Sheath Dress

Here’s a plus-size option.

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Splurge Monday’s Workwear Report: ‘Irving’ Stretch Wool Pants

Wool Pants for Work: Lafayette 148 New York 'Irving' Stretch Wool Pants Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I don’t often feature a lot of pants here (beyond our roundups of washable pants and the like) because — honestly — they all look kind of lousy on the screen. These pants are no different, again if I’m being honest — but they are super, super highly rated at Nordstrom. In fact, there are a TON of Lafayette New York pants that are highly rated in petite, plus, tall and regular sizes. Numerous customers sing the praises of their durability, comfort, and wrinkle resistant properties, as well as their form-fitting shape, and — hold the phone — a waist that fits properly. Nice. The pictured pants are available in four colors, size 0-18, regular and petites, for $238. (Oooh, and Nordstrom even has a “find your fit” just for Lafayette pants, here.) Lafayette 148 New York ‘Irving’ Stretch Wool Pants

Here’s a plus-size pair of pants from Lafayette 148 New York.

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