Suit of the Week: Topshop

For 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 for women, which should be as classic and basic as you get — instead, this feature is about the slightly different suit that is fashionable, yet professional.

There are a lot of boring suits and really wacky suits out right now. This bright green jade suit from Topshop is an interesting one because it’s well-reviewed and comes from a younger brand. Colorful suits are usually associated with older women, but this cut is very modern, and the brand is very modern, too. So if you want a really fun suit that’s also affordable and professional, check this out. It’s nice that you can wear it as separates, and the pants look good by themselves for work. They come in green, blue, and pink, while the jacket only is available in green and pink. At Nordstrom, the jacket (Double Breasted Suit Jacket) is $125, and the pants (Tailored Cigarette Trousers) are $68. The size range is 2–12.

For plus sizes, here are some pink (in two shades) and green pants at Eloquii, and a pencil skirt there with a lot of color choices that include pink and green.

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Tool of the Trade: What Small Purchase Has Made Your Life Better?

Small purchases that make your life betterI saw an article on Lifehacker (I think?) a few weeks ago about small purchases that make your life markedly better. One of the things listed was a 6-foot-long lightning charger which, as soon as I saw it, I said, ACK, I have that, and it HAS made my life so much better. I primarily use mine to plug in on my bedside table while I’m sleeping so I can use the SleepCycle app, but I always grab it when I travel and it just makes everything better in hotel rooms, at the airport, or at other random “have outlet, will charge” kind of places. (Another good thing to throw in your bag: a three-sided wall tap.) So I thought we’d have a fun little “Tool of the Trade” feature: What small purchase has made your life markedly better? What small thing brings you joy, makes your life easier or more efficient, and otherwise makes you grateful for buying? I’ve got a few purchases that I’ll share…

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Wednesday’s Workwear Report: Twist-Front Fit-And-Flare Dress

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

This black dress looks really great, and it’s part of some crazy sales Talbots is having right now. This looks very comfortable and easy, and I like the fit and flare. It’s machine washable, which is always nice, and it has a concealed back zip. The dress comes in sizes S, M, and L and is on sale for $104 from $129 — but at checkout it comes down even more to $42. Twist-Front Fit-And-Flare Dress

Do click around the site, because they’ve got some other interesting things. Here’s a similar top in plus sizes for $16; this desk-to-dinner dress is marked to $38 and still available in four size ranges.

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Coffee Break: Okira Strappy Pump

There are a ton of nice Naturalizer pumps at Zappos with HIGH, high ratings. These strappy pumps look a bit like dance shoes in the picture, but if you watch the Zappos video (here’s a screencap) I think they’re actually that mythical strappy pump where they stay comfortably on your foot, have a flattering dip in the front (unlike most T-straps or ankle strap heels) — and look good with tights, pantyhose, or bare legs. They’re $99 at Zappos, available in regular and wide sizes 4-12, in four neutral colors. (Amazon has lucky sizes down as low as $49, and Nordstrom has even more colors.) Naturalizer Okira

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Tuesday’s Workwear Report: Open-Front Cardigan

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

This attractive little cardigan comes in black and white at Reiss and is a blend of viscose and nylon. (It’s hand washable.) It looks like a cool-girl sweater that you can layer in a lot of different ways — I prefer the black but the white also looks very nice. It’s got a slight blousing to the sleeves and it’s long and open. I think it’s very chic, particularly as styled — look through the pictures on Reiss’ site to see more. The cardigan comes in sizes 0-10 and is $230. Open-Front Cardigan

Here’s a more affordable option (in black or white) and a plus-size option (three colors).

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Coffee Break: Abbey Road Sunglasses

green sunglasses free peopleI was in the Free People store recently and couldn’t resist buying these slightly crazy green sunglasses. (I also took a quick picture for the blog’s Instagram story. They’re huge sunglasses even for me, with a mirrored lens that’s more of a tint than a dark glass.  They’re $20, exclusively at Free People — and they come in a six other colors if bottle green isn’t your cup of tea. Abbey Road Sunglasses

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