Wednesday’s TPS Report: Micro-Tweed Jacket

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

J.Crew Micro-tweed JacketI’m intrigued by this jacket, both because of the fact that it has a two-way zip, as well as the “soft cotton-blend micro-tweed that [J.Crew] developed to be incredibly lightweight with a hint of flattering stretch.”  Although it’s also available in a more sedate navy, I love the “poppy navy lavender” color — I’d wear it with a bright color tee beneath (cobalt, perhaps, or possibly even a dark green) and black or dark gray trousers. It’s $148 at J.Crew. Micro-tweed jacket in poppy

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Thursday’s TPS Report: Navy tweed jacket

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Navy tweed jacketI am not one of the people who can wear this kind of boxy, cropped jacket — but if you are, take note: this navy tweed jacket is on a pretty big discount at J.Crew.  It is a classic shape, and the model looks really cute in it — I’d wear it with trousers and pencil skirts if I were her.  The jacket is on final sale — was $268, marked to $90, but it comes down to $71 with code OURTREAT (sizes 6, 8, 10, 12 only as of this AM). Navy tweed jacket

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(Psst: Check out the Corporette Bargains page for more great deals, including a compilation of previous recommendations now on sale.)

Coffee Break – Valentina printed patent pumps

Valentina printed patent pumpsI like these d’Orsay pumps from J.Crew in a “light walnut black.”  The mid-heel height, combined with the very wearable pattern, make me think these would get a ton of mileage at the office.  They’re priced at $129 right now (were $248), but the FabFeb sale (still going through Wednesday!) gets you 20% off with purchases of $150+ — so I’d throw a t-shirt into my order as well and basically get the shirt for free.  Valentina printed patent pumps

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Suit of the Week: J.Crew

J.Crew superfine cotton suitingFor 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.

Yawn: there are not a lot of interesting suits out there right now! I’m liking the new superfine cotton collection from J.Crew, though, and not just because some of the pieces come in a brilliant “byzantine blue.” The fit looks solid, and I’m intrigued by their description of the cotton, which is “siro spun to give it a hint of stretch, [a treatment] only the best suiting fabrics in Japan get”). In-ter-est-ing. The jacket (1035 jacket in superfine cotton) is $178, the trouser (1035 trouser in superfine cotton) is $118, the skirt (Pencil skirt in superfine cotton) is $98, and the dress (Marielle dress in superfine cotton) is $178 (regulars and petites).

1035 jacket in superfine cotton 1035 trouser in superfine cotton

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Suit of the Week: J.Crew

Women's Ludlow jacket in Italian woolFor 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.

Happy hump day! Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think this Ludlow suit from J.Crew is new — it is apparently a woman’s version of the “legendary Ludlow jacket” that men have bought for years. I like the slightly longer look to the blazer, and the otherwise classic, simple details such as the four-season Italian wool from Loro Piana, Bemberg lining, and various pockets. The jacket (Women’s Ludlow jacket in Italian wool) is $375, and the pants (Women’s Ludlow trouser in Italian wool) are $195 at J.Crew.

Women's Ludlow jacket in Italian wool Women's Ludlow trouser in Italian wool

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Minnie Pant

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. Many thanks to this week’s guest poster, Carolyn Hsu of The Daily Obsession and The Hsu Closet!

For skinny pants that are not TOO skinny for the office, nothing beats the Minnie cut from J Crew. For an easy office look, grab a pair in your favorite color and match with a white button down and fitted sweater. The ankle length is flattering on almost everyone and works whether you prefer kitten pumps or sky high heels. These wool herringbone pants are $128. Minnie pant in wool herringbone

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