Frugal Friday’s Workwear Report: Beacon Blazer

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

We’re featuring this Lands’ End blazer in pink (available in regular and petite), but it also comes in a few other colors and a velvet plus-size version. It looks like a great basic blazer in a nice, fun pink with your basic twill texture (as well as felt trim under the collar). It’s got a lot of really good reviews, and it’s machine washable (which is par for the course for Lands’ End). There are still a lot of sizes in stock, and for the price, I would definitely give it a try. It was $159 full price, then down to $49.99, and with code CELEBRATE it’s only $37.49 today. Beacon Blazer

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Coffee Break: Sadie Flat

Great flat for work: Sadie flatI am honestly torn: I can’t decide which color of this flat I prefer. Problems, problems. This beigey caramel color is really lovely and would have that leg-lengthening effect if it’s a nude-for-you color — but the black version of the flat has a really great snakeskin texture that is so interesting. I’ve heard great things about the brand, Paul Green, but have yet to pull the trigger — any notes, readers? The shoe is $289, at Nordstrom.  Sadie Flat

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Thursday’s Workwear Report: Doubleweave V-Neck Sheath Dress

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I came across this Ann Taylor sheath dress when I was searching for something for the suit roundup we did last week — and I think it’s a great dress. I love the “winter emerald” color, which is a little unusual, and it also comes in “grenadine punch,” a bright orange. It’s lined, has a back vent and concealed back zip, and — because it’s Ann Taylor — you already know what you’re getting. It’s machine washable, too. The dress comes in regular and petite sizes and is $138, but with code SOREADY you can get 40% off, which brings it down to $83. Doubleweave V-Neck Sheath Dress

Nordstrom has a plus-size option from Tahari at the same price (but unfortunately it’s not currently on sale).

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Suit of the Week: Hugo Boss

nordstrom half yearly sale for women 2018 - workwear and suiting for women

Update: This item is now part of the big Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale that just started — check out all of our 2018 NHYS picks

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’m allllmost done with my big roundup of the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale for workwear… in the meantime, do note that there are a ton of Hugo Boss suits on sale. This “cozy grey melange fantasy” has all four pieces still in stock in a good range of sizes — some of the other ones we’ve featured recently are also on sale. (In fact, everything we’ve featured recently that is now part of the NHYS sale is tagged here.) They still aren’t cheap, of course — the jacket and dress are both marked down to $418, the skirt is $224, and the pants are $231.

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Wednesday’s Workwear Report: Peplum Suit Jacket

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Happy Wednesday! Today’s pick is a great peplum suit jacket at Saks. It’s certainly affordable at $137, down from $275, and considering the discount, it has a pretty good range of sizes still in stock. To me, this looks like just the kind of blazer to keep in your office. It’s probably not going to be confused with too many suits that you have, but it also has a little personality and feminine feel to it while remaining very conservative. Check out our recent post on how to wear blazers with dresses — and we’ve also talked about how to buy a blazer to keep in the office. This certainly looks like a good one if you’re on the hunt. Peplum Suit Jacket

A plus-size option is available at White House Black Market.

The Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale has begun! From now through June 3, you can save up to 40%. We’ll have a roundup later this morning, so stay tuned!

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Coffee Break: Marti Leather Shoulder Bag

Update: This item is now part of the big Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale that just started — check out all of our 2018 NHYS picks.

I always like a nice blue bag — if you haven’t had one before you’ll be surprised how versatile the bag can be against workwear. Blue bags look great with black, navy, gray, white, and other neutrals, and can be a nice pop of contrast against reds — but blues plays nicely with other colors like pastels and darker greens and purples. Another bonus: because blue bags often don’t go well with denim, you can find them on sale — like this Kate Spade one, marked from $328 to $219. Nice. thompson street – marti leather shoulder/crossbody bag

Psst: It isn’t announced yet, but a ton of new markdowns have hit the Nordstrom site today — I think this is the beginning of the Half Yearly Sale. I’ll try to do a roundup early tomorrow!

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