Suit of the Week: Talbots

stylish navy herringbone suit 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.

If you’re on the hunt for a subtle but stylish navy herringbone suit, Talbots has a great one now. As always, I like that it comes in a huge range of sizes (regular, petite, plus, and plus size petites), and it’s always nice to find them 25% off. There are matching pants, a dress, and the two button blazer, all priced between $134 and $231 today. Italian Luxe Knit Herringbone Suiting

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Weekend Wednesday: Where to Shop for “Tough Girl Chic” Clothes

where to shop for tough girl chic clothingI have some mom friends who are really (really) into Lilly Pulitzer and Vineyard Vines type of preppiness — and I thought it might be fun to round up different stores selling “weekend vibe” clothes in different personalities for our ongoing Weekend Wednesdays series. After all, we’ve talked in the past about the weekend you vs. the weekday you — as well as sharing our best tips for upgrading your weekend clothes and cultivating style in general. I tend to associate Lily et al. with the summer months, so we’ll save preppy weekend looks for next spring — and instead let’s start with the weekend vibe of tough girl chic, which has always been one of my preferred options,

Let’s back up a bit, though: As a reminder, there was an old style book I had where the author (CNN style commentator Elsa Klensch) talked about how “[m]any successful businesswomen I know tap into their private visions of themselves and express that inner being in their weekend wear. … On weekends, I want to be softer, more romantic. My fantasy in the summer is to look as though I just stepped out of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel wearing Gatsby-style long skirts and gently flowing chiffon scarves.”

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Wednesday’s Workwear Report: Merino Sweater Jacket

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

Merino Sweater JacketI always like a good sweater blazer or jardigan, and this one from Talbots looks really promising. It comes in a ton of colors in all four size ranges (regular, petite, women’s, and women’s petites) and is handwashable. If you’re on the shorter side, reviewers note that the sleeves and jacket run long, so you might want to try this one in petite.  It’s marked down today to $111-$126.  Merino Sweater Jacket

(Don’t forget to check out our recent roundup of how to build a work wardrobe at Talbots, as well as our roundup of the best jardigans for work!)

Psst: Nordstrom is having Triple Points days from September 19 to September 23! It’s a great time to stock up on basics like these hose, these pants, this dress, this comfortable pump under $100, these flats, or this line of awesome bags for work.

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Coffee Break: Hannah Flat

hannah flatWe all know I love a good strappy flat, and these gorgeous shoes from Sarah Flint caught my eye recently. I’ve never really been much for orange, but I kind of love these — they’re not quite as twee/in your face as RED SHOES can be (and I say this as someone who has a lot of red shoes!) bu they’re still a nice pop of color — I think they’re also great for fall, particularly worn with navy or gray and, depending on the outfit, black and dark reds. Lovely. They’re $375 at Sarah Flint (also in black and olive), Shopbop (in pink!), and Farfetch (in olive). Hannah Flat in Burnt Sienna Crosta Suede

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Where Do You Draw the Line Between Wedding Wear and Office Wear?

Where do you draw the line between wedding wear and office wear?I was looking at a major department store’s “Wear to Work” dresses and found myself negging rejecting half of the dresses because they looked like wedding wear to me instead of workwear. And it occurs to me: this topic comes up a TON — what is cocktail attire, what is office attire, what is wedding attire — and do any pieces straddle the line so successfully that you can honestly wear them to multiple situations? I’m not going to pretend to be innocent, either, as I’m sure many readers will note — sometimes we’ve made some workwear recommendations a little too closer to the “wedding wear” line. Still: what are your thoughts? Where do YOU draw the line between wedding wear and office wear?

For my $.02, from my own personal experience and everything I’ve learned in doing the blog, this is my sense of the line between wedding wear and office wear:

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Tuesday’s Workwear Report: Stretch Crepe Pants

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

comfortable magic pants for workWe’ve included these pants in a lot of roundups over the past year or so, but I don’t think we’ve ever featured them by themselves for a Workwear Report. Heralded by the readers as “magic pants” and “professional pajamas,” these pants are the thing you wear when you want comfort and style — certainly a solid pick for when you’re seeking comfortable workwear for late nights. They are a pull-on style, have no pockets, and have instructions to “dry clean or machine wash cold, tumble dry low.” They’re $168-$178, available in regular, petite and plus sizes, and come in a bazillion colors in the slim ankle pants (pictured in navy), as well as in straight leg full length styles. Eileen Fisher Stretch Crepe Pants

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