Frugal Friday’s Workwear Report: Merino Wool Caryn Cardigan Sweater

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Happy Friday! If you are looking for great but affordable merino wool cardigan sweaters, you should know that J.Crew Factory has a ton of really cute ones right now. This one is machine washable and only $50 full price. We’re picturing the aubergine, but the cardigan comes in six other colors in sizes XXS–XXL, which is a nice size range. It’s getting really good reviews, too. Note that these previously featured reader-favorite pants now come in new colors, including a really nice deep moss. Merino Wool Caryn Cardigan Sweater

This plus-size merino wool cardigan at Lord & Taylor goes up to size 3X and comes in seven colors.

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Thursday’s Workwear Report: Slouchy Narrow Lapel Blazer

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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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Wednesday’s Workwear Report: Star Neckline Crepe Sheath Dress

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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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Tuesday’s Workwear Report: Polka-Dot Striped Wool-Blend Dress

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I go back and forth on polka dots — I’m not usually a fan — but if you’re going to wear polka dots, Brooks Brothers is the way to do it. This dress from their Red Fleece Collection has a pattern that feels menswear-inspired, with the dots/pinstripe combination. I like that it’s a wool blend, is fully lined, and has a hidden back zip. The dress is available in sizes 0–14 and is $158, which is a pretty good price. Polka-Dot Striped Wool-Blend Dress

Saks OFF 5th has a more affordable option; plus-size alternatives are at Loft and Nordstrom.

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Splurge Monday’s Workwear Report: The Masha Dress

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I believe we’ve featured this MM.LaFleur dress before, but it’s worth another mention. I love that it has pockets, and I love it as pictured here with a belt. It comes in sizes 2–16, and it’s $295. (Note that the dress is dry clean only.) If you like this pattern, which the description calls a “whimsical take on classic herringbone,” there are several other pieces (blazers, skirts, and a fit & flare dress) in the same fabric. The Masha Dress

A more affordable option is J.Crew’s Resume Dress, and Amazon has a plus-size option from their brand Society New York.

Also: this basic Burberry blazer may be still on sale…

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Frugal Friday’s Workwear Report: Short Sleeve Belted Tie Waist Dress

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Prologue, a new brand at Target that was launched last month, looks very promising, particularly if you like affordable pieces that are fairly minimalist. I like the wide sleeves and wide neckline on this dress, and I think the belted tie-waist detail is really nice. It’s a pullover style, and while it doesn’t have pockets, it is machine washable, so it’s got that going for it. I think it looks great for the office, especially for taller women who have a problem finding dresses that are long enough. It comes in sizes XS–XXL and is $29.99. Short Sleeve Belted Tie Waist Dress

Macy’s has a plus-size option that comes in sizes 16W–24W.

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