Thursday’s TPS Report: Classic Blazer

Old Navy Classic Blazer | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I’ve featured a few striped blazers over the years, and I really like this one — the gray on black, the darts, the cool way the pattern on the collar plays with the pattern on the blazer… and I love that it’s machine washable. The blazer is available in regular, tall, and petite sizes XS-XXL (also in solid black and gray) and is on sale for $32 (was $40) at Old Navy. Old Navy Classic Blazer

Here’s a similar plus-size blazer that’s also machine washable.

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Suit of the Week: Acne Studios

Acne Womens SuitFor 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.

We haven’t talked about ankle pants at work for a long while, so I’m curious: does this suit read as “conservative” to everyone else as it does to me? I think, for me, ankle pants have finally crossed the line and become appropriate for all but the most formal of work occasions (interview, presentation). I think the tailoring looks impeccable, and the wool/mohair blend sounds cozy and warm. The blazer (Acne Studios Wool Suit-Jacket) is $670, and the pants (Acne Studios Wool Suiting Pants) are $360, both at Saks.

Psst: J.Crew and Limited both have a similar look for less, and Lafayette 148 New York has a similar look (jacket + pants) for plus sizes.




Acne Studios womens suit

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Bryant Dress

Emploi New York Bryant Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I only just heard about the brand Emploi New York (although apparently not only have they been around for years, but they often hit Rue La La) and really like the look of their entire collection. It’s founded on the idea that a businesswoman needs a dress that “would not break her bank, would feel great against her skin, and would give her a shot at the corner office.” Nice. The pictured dress is available in sizes XS-L for $129 at Emploi New York. Emploi New York Bryant Dress

Here’s a plus-size alternative.

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Deal Alert: ShopBop’s Friends & Family Sale

FYI – ShopBop’s Friends and Family sale has just started, with 25% off sitewide with code FAMILY25.  ShopBop is home to a ton of great brands, and the editor’s picks are usually SPOT on in terms of what’s trendy, interesting, and now — their jewelry collection is also drool worthy.  There are also a ton of great basics, though — so I’ve rounded up a few pieces that are classics that have been around forever (and probably will be).  It’s also nice that they offer free 3-day shipping (although you can use your Amazon Prime membership for faster shipping), and, as always, free returns. Readers, what are you eyeing for the ShopBop sale?  If you had $1K to spend, what would you buy?

Coffee Break: Print Coated Canvas Large Shopper

Lands' End Print Coated Canvas Large Shopper | CorporetteCoated canvas is always a nice option — it’s thick, durable, and easy to clean. This large canvas shopper at Lands’ End (which, they proudly note, was seen on looks like a great tote bag for schlepping all your stuff — I like the option to personalize it in a fun color, also. The bag is super affordable — $68 marked down to $55 — and available in four color options. Nice. Lands’ End Women’s Print Coated Canvas Large Shopper