Wednesday’s TPS Report: Cashmere Blazer – Shawl Collar with Pockets

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Aqua Cashmere Blazer - Shawl Collar with PocketsI love a shrunken sweater blazer like this — perfect to wear with jeans (as styled) as well as with dresses, trousers, and more.  It’s just a bit more structured than a cardigan, and just a bit more comfortable than a blazer.  This cashmere blazer is marked to $165 (down from $220) at Bloomingdale’s, with free shipping.  Aqua Cashmere Blazer – Shawl Collar with Pockets

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Coffee Break – Cashmere Wrap

Amicale Cashmere WrapLast Call has some great deals on cashmere wraps right now. I’ve written longer posts about different ways to use a cashmere wrap in an office, but briefly, it’s one of the best ways to quickly add a layer of warmth if you’re in a suit (just throw it around your shoulders and go!) and it can be great for days when you’re wearing a skirt and your legs are freezing (just wrap it around your legs, or drape it over them blanket-style). This particular cashmere wrap was $400, then marked to $200 — and you can take an extra 40% off, bringing it down to $120. This deep red is gorgeous, but do note: there are a variety of colors available. Amicale Cashmere Wrap

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Cashmere Ruffle Trim Open Front Cardigan In Black

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Chelsea & Theodore Cashmere Ruffle Trim Open Front Cardigan In BlackHappy Hump Day! I like this long, open cardigan from Chelsea & Theodore — I think the ruffle looks feminine but not overwhelmingly so, and I could see this being a great layer on top of a number of different outfits, from blouse-and-trousers to sheath dresses to tee-and-pencil skirts. I’d try wearing it with a long necklace. It was $358, but is now marked to $119 at Loehmann’s (sizes S-XL). Chelsea & Theodore Cashmere Ruffle Trim Open Front Cardigan In Black

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The Hunt: Black Cashmere Sweaters on Sale

2017 Update: Check out our latest discussion of the most affordable cashmere for work!

Sure, we all know what basics professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for the first time or replacing one you’ve worn into the ground, it can be a pain to find exactly the right incarnation in stores. In “The Hunt,” we search the stores for a basic item that every woman should have.

February can be a great time to buy cashmere on sale. Today I thought I’d see what I could find in the way of simple, classic black cashmere sweaters… Readers, what is your favorite brand for cashmere? Scored any great deals lately?

Lauren by Ralph Lauren Faux Wrap Cashmere SweaterThis black ruffled faux wrap cashmere sweater looks like a great basic for the office or the weekend. Was $129, now marked to $49.97 at Nordstrom Rack (available in black, white, and red, sizes XS-XL). Lauren by Ralph Lauren Faux Wrap Cashmere Sweater

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Cashmere Coverup

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Cashmere CoverupA good red cashmere sweater will take you a lot of places — to the office (with trousers), to a dinner party (with jeans).  Truth be told, this is always the kind of thing I wore on a first date — casually sexy and soft to the touch. It was $248, but is now marked to $148.80 at White House | Black Market. Cashmere Coverup

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Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Cashmere Knit Jacket

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Happy Monday!  I am loving this simple blazer from Akris. The color is unusual, but not so quirky that you’re limited in when you can wear it. I love (love!) the double pocket, as well as the darts for fit. I’d wear it with a burgundy silk blouse and, perhaps, brown pants. It’s $3,990 at Neiman Marcus (limited sizes only, alas). Akris Cashmere Knit Jacket

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