Coffee Break: Jemms Bag

Ted Baker can be a bit too twee sometimes, but I kind of love this purse with the robot wearing a bow. More importantly, it’s one of many Ted Baker pieces on sale at Zappos right now. I like this black/blue briefcase (for men or women, really), these two crossbodies with interesting black & white patterns, and this fun robot bag. Not on sale: this heavily quilted crossbody, which is why I originally started looking at the brand (Nordstrom has it in a satchel form) — but do note that prominent bow detail amidst the quilting, which I only realized after I started looking. ANYHOO: I prefer the robot to the bow, and it’s on sale, so huzzah: the pictured bag was $219, but is now marked to $152. It also comes in white; Amazon also has it in a “natural.”

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Thursday’s Workwear Report: Ryan-Fit Corduroy Pant

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Call me a sucker for blue, but I think these pants from Banana Republic are really fun. The way they’re pictured here, it almost looks like they’re velvet, but they’re actually corduroy. You’ve got to know your office for corduroy — if you have super-quiet hallways, corduroy can be a little too loud, but these would work if your office is louder or more casual. Note that in the petite, these only come in this lovely blue, but in regular sizes there’s also lilac and a darker purple called Vineyard. They’re available in short, regular, and long sizes 0–16 as well as petite sizes 00–14. The pants were $88 but are now marked down to $65. Ryan-Fit Corduroy Pant

Lands’ End has a nice plus-size option for $69: eight colors, sizes 16W–26W, 28″ or 30″ inseams (also in straight sizes). They’re 25% off today, as are all regular-priced items on the site!

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Wednesday’s Workwear Report: Hannah Jersey Dress

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We did a roundup about a year ago of sleeved dresses with pockets, with my theory that they’re the perfect thing to wear to a conference if you don’t need to wear a suit. It’s very difficult to find them, but Boden has this really nice dress with sleeves and pockets — and very cute yellow flats, as pictured here. (Check out our post on how to build a work wardrobe at Boden.) It comes in petite, regular, and long sizes in six colors, and, bonus: it’s machine washable. I like that it’s not a shapeless shift dress; the semi-fitted shape gives it a flattering look. The dress is $110 at Boden. Hannah Jersey Dress

Here’s a sleeved dress with pockets that comes in plus sizes.

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Coffee Break: Anagram Reversible Leather Belt

I was hoping to do a Hunt a while ago about belts and the problem I bumped into is that they’re kind of boring! I thought about just doing an entire post of crazy expensive belts but, well, that’s not terribly helpful either. This Loewe belt, though, is too gorgeous to not mention in a Coffee Break – love the anagram jewelry at the center as well as the fact that it’s somewhere between a skinny/wide width. Plus, HEY, it’s got a navy and a black side, so it’s like two belts in one — totally worth the $490, right? Anagram reversible leather waist belt

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Tuesday’s Workwear Report: Tweed Lady Jacket with Ties

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I saw this lovely tweed coat in the store, and it’s sort of like a fun take on the Chanel jacket. The frayed tweed is very textural and colorful — the online images don’t quite show how much it has a sort of confetti feel against the navy. I like the ties at the neckline and sleeves, too. It’s worth noting that there is a matching party pencil skirt — but I think it’s a little too “party” for work. The jacket by itself is lovely, and it’s $198 in regular (000–16) and petite (00–12) sizes. Tweed Lady Jacket with Ties

Two lower-priced options are from Elie Tahari and Anne Klein; two plus-size options are from Stizzoli and Lafayette 148 New York (clearance, final sale)

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Splurge Monday’s Workwear Report: Printed Long Topper Button Down Jacket

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This lovely embroidered jacket is by Stizzoli, which always makes really gorgeous plus-size things. If you wear plus sizes and their price range fits your budget, do keep them on your radar! I think you could wear this around the office or as a light jacket during your commute. I love the colors and the embroidery — it’s gorgeous. It’s $910 at Saks and comes in sizes 14W–24W, although only lucky sizes are in stock at this point. Printed Long Topper Button Down Jacket

Here are a few more affordable options in plus sizes: paisley, blue ribbon patternblack/white pattern. A few options in straight sizes are: gold floral and paisley.

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