Coffee Break: Pearl Crossbody

The Lo & Sons crossbody has, of course, been around for several years now — but I must say I’ve been reluctant on it, in part because it reminded me of something I carried in my teen years. But I’m warming up! I always trust the team at Lo & Sons to put together a lovely, intelligent product (full disclosure: I’ve worked with them in the past, but this post is not sponsored) and the Saffiano leather looks a bit above the other options in this price point. Plus they have three new colors, including blue, silver and graphite. The Pearl is $248.   Pearl Crossbody

 

How to Iron Your Clothes Less

How to Iron Your Clothes Less - Tips to Avoid Ironing Your WorkwearEven if your least favorite chore is washing dishes or cleaning the house, it’s a good bet that you’d also love to iron your clothes less. (Or maybe ironing is your least favorite chore!) It’s been years since we’ve talked about this — although we’ve more recently discussed how to keep white blouses white, how to wash “dry clean only” clothes, and how to care for your bras — so today we’re sharing reader advice on how to iron your clothes less. Buying shirts marketed as “no-iron” is always an option, of course, but we’ll go beyond that today (and with their safety issues in mind, those shirts probably warrant their own post — what do you think?). What are your favorite ways to avoid ironing? Do you buy non-iron blouses for work? (And as winter clothes finally start to come out of storage, do you think there are bigger gaffes for workwear than wrinkled clothes, such as creases from folds in sweaters, or a cedar scent?)

Here’s advice from readers on how to iron your clothes less (mostly from our last discussion on how to avoid ironing, many moons ago):

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Thursday’s Workwear Report: Slouchy Narrow Lapel Blazer

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

Although I don’t know the blogger behind Something Navy (Arielle Charnas) and haven’t met her at any blogger events, I’ve followed her as a fan from time to time. I love her very simple, chic style, which I would say is embodied by blue jeans and a white t-shirt, so it’s interesting that she now has a workwear collection. I think it’s pretty good — I like the lines and the shapes and the colors of her collection at Nordstrom. This black blazer (which has a matching pant) is a great way to do the oversized blazer look, because it’s so sleek. Yes, readers may note the Ally McBeal short skirt/long jacket references, but this is a very modern look, and for $99 I think the blazer is cute and a good way to try an oversized style. Slouchy Narrow Lapel Blazer

Nordstrom also has a plus-size option.

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Suit of the Week: Rebecca Taylor

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.

I was poking through some Bloomingdale’s exclusives recently (they call the collection “100% Bloomingdale’s”) when I found this gorgeous tailored blazer from Rebecca Taylor. It comes in black and navy in sizes 00–12 and looks like a great suit if you want something that’s classic but still very feminine. The jacket (Lila Tailored Blazer) is $395; there are matching cropped pants for $295 as well as trouser pants for $350.

For other peplum suit options, try Tahari ASL: Lord & Taylor has a skirt suit in plus sizes on sale for $210, another skirt suit is on sale for $82.49 at Macy’s (lucky sizes only, regular and petite), and yet another skirt suit is $150 at Amazon in sizes 2–18.

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Previously, on Corporette…

Corp-square-201Travel back in the Corporette® time capsule… Here’s what was on our minds oh so many moons ago.

One year ago…

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Wednesday’s Workwear Report: Star Neckline Crepe Sheath Dress

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

We’ve featured this dress from Tahari before (in one of our Nordstrom sale roundups), but it caught my eye again recently because it now has a ton of good reviews. If you like what I call a personality neckline, or a slightly different look with a very simple shape, this is a great dress to consider. (The style also comes in a jumpsuit, in case you’re interested.) I like that, in a way, it’s very buttoned-up — your shoulders will be covered, as well as most of your chest — but the star neckline gives it a fun vibe. It’s available in the pictured “juniper” as well as dark navy (which looks black on my screen), in regular and petite sizes, and it’s selling out fast. The dress is $128 at Nordstrom. Star Neckline Crepe Sheath Dress

A plus-size sheath dress with an interesting neckline is also at Nordstrom.

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