Coffee Break: ‘The Urbanista’ Headband

Mrs President & Co 'The Urbanista' Headband | CorporetteHere’s a serious question: are headbands ever appropriate for the office? I am normally in the “no” camp (at least for most women) but this two tone gold number has me questioning that. I like the thin, spindly nature of this one, which looks both delicate and comfortable. It’s (!) $70 at Nordstrom. Mrs President & Co ‘The Urbanista’ Headband

Here is a lower-priced version (also here and here).


Weekend Open Thread

Felicity Coco Midi Sheath DressSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

This well-reviewed dress looked a bit va-va-va-voom for everyday office for me — but I could see it being a great desk to dinner dress, particularly on a date night.  I like the exposed zipper in the back, the hourglass seaming, and the fact that it’s partially lined and hand-washable.  The price is also great: it’s $118, available in four colors.  FELICITY & COCO Midi Sheath Dress (Nordstrom Exclusive)

ASOS has a ton of great plus-size desk-to-dinner sheath dresses; here’s my favorite (but I’ve just pinned a bunch of others to our plus-size workwear Pinterest board).  Don’t forget, ladies — if you’d like more plus-size content from Corporette, please sign up for our new(ish) plus-size newsletter.

Happy weekend, all!

Update: We’re still working on the video ad problem — I’m trying to go nuclear on the problem in an effort to solve it totally.  If you see any video ads from this point forward, please email me with the URL of the ad (sometimes there is info in the URL that helps us determine what network the ad came from), where you saw the ad (the sidebar, by the comments, at the bottom of the page, etc) and, if possible, please send me a screenshot.  Thank you guys so much!


Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Side Ruched Sleeveless V-Neck Top

Vince Camuto Side Ruched Sleeveless V-Neck Top | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I’ve always liked this top from Vince Camuto, but this one is totally calling my name. I like the happy color (try it with navy! purple! gray!), the vertical pattern, and the machine wash instructions. It’s available in regular and petites at Nordstrom for $49 — and in other colors, it’s available in plus sizes as well. Vince Camuto Side Ruched Sleeveless V-Neck Top

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Thursday’s TPS Report: Jane Herringbone Dress

Antonio Melani Jane Herringbone Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I like this dark green herringbone sheath dress — part of a suiting separate at Antonio Melani. The sleeves look great, as does the wide but high V-neck, and I like the length. The whole set (jacket, pants, skirt and dress) is permanently reduced if you like it. The dress was $159, but is now marked to $95, and available in size 0-14. Antonio Melani Jane Herringbone Dress

Here’s a plus-size alternative.

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Workwear Hall of Fame: One-Button Blazer

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

Vince Camuto Green BlazerI feel like this blazer has been around in seasons past, but this “lush green” color looks fresh to me. (It’s also in cobalt! A beeeyoootiful cobalt! But I’ve posted a lot of cobalt lately, so let’s post the green. It also comes in black.) Green, of course, is harder to wear than cobalt, but I think there are a lot of opportunities — try it with navy, gray, black, even a smidgen of dark purple (hello, purple pumps). If you have a French blue or other light blue blouse, I might try it with that and gray pants for a very springy look. The blazer is $150 at Nordstrom, available in sizes 0-14. Vince Camuto One-Button Blazer

2017 Update: this simple cotton blazer is still available in regular, petite, and plus sizes, and is STILL in our Workwear Hall of Fame! It continues to come out in new and neutral colors, season after season, and wins rave reviews. (It’s often available in petite and plus sizes, too!) Nordstrom seems to have the best selection, but you can find the blazer elsewhere; and Amazon both have options.

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Coffee Break: Faux Pearl and Crystal Necklace

Kate Spade Faux Pearl and Crystal NecklaceI’m a fan of the long necklace for simple tops — and this faux pearl and crystal necklace from Kate Spade New York is calling my name. It seems effortlessly chic, feminine and fun. It’s $148 at CUSP. Kate Spade Faux Pearl and Crystal Necklace


Here’s a more affordable option.

P.S. Apologies to all for the super annoying video ads that I seem to be getting every time I refresh the page — we’re working to get them done. For what it’s worth, my longstanding policy is that I NEVER have video or audio ads on here by choice — I understand most people are reading from the office, and stupid video/audio ads are annoying even if you’re not. I just started working with a new banner ad company and we’re apparently having some difficulties. I’ve seen an ad for “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter,” and Kate has seen one for Verizon — are there other video ads you guys are seeing? Is it just the sidebar spot below the “Feedly” graphic, or other spots on the page? If you could let me see which other video ads you’ve seen recently, it would be hugely appreciated.  Thank you for your patience!

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