Suit of the Week

1For 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, which should be as classic and basic as you get — instead, this feature is about the slightly different suit that is fashionable, yet professional.

We are loving this suit from Andy The-Anh today — we love the pleated neckline on the dress, as well as the almost shelf-like pleats on the waist of the jacket — it looks fun and modern, but still likely to flatter any woman’s body. We’re normally not fans of beige, but the contemporary design is particularly great when paired with the muted tones. The jacket is $620 (Peplum Boyfriend Jacket), and the dress is $515 (Pleated-Neck Dress), both available at Neiman Marcus in sizes 2-14.

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Woven Jacket

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

. Classiques Entier Woven JacketReader T writes to us to recommend this gorgeous blue jacket: “I had been stalking it online for weeks and it just went on sale, so I made the plunge and bought it. The color is a gorgeous vivid blue and while I am normally not a fan of the current ruffles trend, the fact that it is on the bottom of the jacket makes it look classy. The jacket runs true to size.” That blue is absolutely gorgeous, we must agree, and the cropped, ruffled bottom would be particularly striking on a woman with a longer torso. We might try it with a dash of a pale, pale yellow thrown in, or perhaps a mint green. It’s on sale for $135 (was $228), available in sizes XS-XL at Nordstrom. Classiques Entier Woven Jacket

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P.S. Please remember, we’ll be in Louisville, KY all day today for our event with AK Anne Klein and InStyle, so comment moderation may be slow (or, at least, subject to the whims of our, um, staffers). (Hi Dad!) Also, remember, today is Administrative Assistant’s Day — we recommend some sort of external sign of affection/gratitude, such as a flower arrangement, for your secretaries. (However, as always, please feel free to discuss in comments!) (And — joy, it looks like the posts aren’t going up according to the scheduler for some reason… yay. We’ll do our best anyway today!)

Bargain Friday’s TPS Report: Ponte Split Neck Dress

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

Merona Ponte Split Neck DressTarget has so many cute office-appropriate dresses right now that we actually had trouble deciding which we wanted to link to today.  Ultimately, we’re going with this split-neck one because we think it would be the most universally flattering.  It’s definitely a casual dress at base, but accessories will go a long way towards changing the vibe of the dress — worn with a blazer and pumps will make it feel more dressed up, while it would also feel at home with sandals and a beach tote.  It’s $25 at Target. Merona® Women’s Ponte Split Neck Dress – Black
If you’ve recently seen a great work piece you’d like to recommend to the readers, please e-mail [email protected] with “TPS” in the subject line. Unless you ask otherwise, we’ll refer to you by your first initial.

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Thursday’s TPS Report: Wrap Dress

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

We liked this dress when we saw it full price a few weeks ago, but it is selling out like hotcakes at every Macy’s we’ve been to (we featured it last week at the AK Anne Klein event in Miami and people were trying to buy the dress the model was wearing after she took it off!). It has sleeves, a nice fitted look, and discreet pockets if you want to stash your keycard — and it’s on sale. The red and black are $95, or the khaki color (“Tundra”) comes down to $90 with the 30% Off Friends and Family link. Because of the sale and popularity, limited sizes are available at AK Anne Klein — more sizes may be available at Macy’s. Wrap Dress

Also: We’ll be doing a Twitter Chat at 10:00 — hashtag #beanchat. Come join the fun!

If you’ve recently seen a great work piece you’d like to recommend to the readers, please e-mail [email protected] with “TPS” in the subject line. Unless you ask otherwise, we’ll refer to you by your first initial.

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(Disclosure: As you know, we’re doing a promotion/event series with AK Anne Klein, but we are not being paid to feature this particular dress (beyond our affiliate relationship) — we just really like it (and have ordered it ourselves.))

Wednesday’s TPS Report: Matte jersey belted dress

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

Talbots matte jersey belted dressReader J points us to this Talbots dress, which, as she notes, is “a great, short-sleeved, office-appropriate dress. Since everyone seems to have a hard time finding dresses that aren’t sleeveless, I thought you might want to feature it.” We particularly like the jewel tones — dark green and a mallard blue — very very pretty and flattering. (It’s also available in black.)  We might swap the belt out for a wider one, but it’s a great general dress. It’s available at Talbots for $139 (web only) in regulars and petites. Matte jersey belted dress
If you’ve recently seen a great work piece you’d like to recommend to the readers, please e-mail [email protected] with “TPS” in the subject line. Unless you ask otherwise, we’ll refer to you by your first initial.

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