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I’m sure I’ve mentioned this cardigan before, but if the national events (and international events) of the past couple of weeks make you want to cook some recipes from McSweeney’s Blue Apron parody while you hunker down to order emergency preparedness supplies recommended by The Sweethome, I must say that this is what you’ll want to do it in. It’s buttery soft and super nice, and it’s a great Netflix-binge-watch, order-emergency-water-tablets-on-Amazon type of cardigan. It’s also machine washable and tumble dry. The cardigan is $116 and comes in eight colors (including basic black, which was just added) in sizes XS-XL as well as plus sizesCozyChic Lite® Circle Cardigan

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Frugal Friday’s Workwear Report: Classic Pique-Knit Blazer

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This blazer from Old Navy looks fabulous and is a very affordable, professor kind of look. It’s machine washable, too. Note from the reviews that it does fit differently than the ponte knit blazer (the one I was thinking of in our post on 5 Great Blazers Under $50). While you’re there, do check out this cute t-shirt dress at Gap, which would be great for a casual day or the weekend, and I’m also intrigued by this Tencel blazer at Gap, which is shapeless but would be crazy soft and does look cute as styled in the video. The pictured blazer (which, by the way, has a leopard-print lining) comes in regular and tall sizes through XXL as well as petites. Classic Pique-Knit Blazer

Here’s another very affordable blazer at Old Navy that’s available in plus sizes.

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Thursday’s Workwear Report: Ella Sheath Dress

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This pinstriped dress at Shabby Apple is one of their bestsellers, and it looks like a nice basic dress that’s a little bit different from the norm. (Note that it may appear shorter on the 5’11” model.) Since you can’t tell from the product page, we asked customer service if the back zip is hidden and whether the dress is machine washable, and it was a yes to both. Right now this is only in stock in sizes 8, 10, and 12, but do check back — and also take a look at this other Shabby Apple dress that we featured recently. The pictured dress is 97% cotton and 3% spandex and is $76. Ella Sheath Dress Navy

Here’s a plus-size option (but note that it’s final sale and not returnable).

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

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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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