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I always say that you should stay on top of denim trends on the weekends, and one of the more affordable brands out there is the Wit & Wisdom line at Nordstrom. They make jeans that are trendy and on point while also being very comfortable. These gray-wash, stretch skinny jeans are really calling to me. They seem very fresh and modern, and I like the little bit of whiskering and fading, and the ankle-grazing length. They come in regular sizes 00–18 and petite 0P–18P (which is an especially rare size range for petites). They are currently $44, and after the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale ends, they’ll go back to $68. Ab-Solution Ankle Skinny Stretch Jeans

Wit & Wisdom also has its skinny stretch jeans in plus sizes, like this option in black.

Psst: Check out all of our coverage of the 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (which is open to everyone as of today!), including our top picks for workwear under $200 and our favorite plus-size picks for work!

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Frugal Friday’s Workwear Report: Sleeveless Ponte-Knit Sheath Dress

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Old Navy always has this great ponte knit sheath, which is a bestseller — but the trick is finding them when there are enough sizes in stock to recommend them to you guys. In three colors — black, a black/white stripe, and the pictured “botanical green” — there are a bunch of sizes in regular, tall, and petite. The sale colors, which are “flaming orange” and a gray/white stripe, only have lucky sizes available (no petites). There are also a few other options: long-sleeved, short-sleeved, plus-size, and maternity. The pictured style is $36.99 (sale colors $29.97) and comes in XS–XXL. Sleeveless Ponte-Knit Sheath Dress

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Thursday’s Workwear Report: Blouson Sleeve Jacket

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I somehow missed this blouson sleeve jacket from Halogen the first time I went through the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and I kind of love it. It feels like a great topper for when you want a little bit of drama but still want something that has gravitas and is flattering. There are a lot of really silly sleeves out there right now, but I think this style is interesting without being silly. The price is right, too — it’s $98. (After the sale, it goes back up to $149.) It’s available in regular and petite sizes, but petites are almost sold out. Blouson Sleeve Jacket

Talbots has a plus-size option.

Psst: Please note that today is the end of Early Access — on July 20, the 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens to everyone! Check out all of our coverage of the 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, including our top picks for workwear under $200 and our favorite plus-size picks for work!

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Suit of the Week: Boden

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.

Cobalt suits seem to be on a 3-4 year cycle — I’ve seen them regularly enough over the years that at this point I think they’re approaching “everyone who wears suits should have one” status. Not interview material, mind you, but perfectly appropriate for a regular workday whether as a matched suit or broken out and worn as separates. This polyester/wool cobalt blazer and skirt from Boden is lovely — I really like the deep shawl lapel of the jacket and the streamlined goodness of the skirt. And: huzzah for a fun lining. The jacket (Claremont Blazer) is $189, and the skirt (Claremont Skirt) is now $105. The dress is down to lucky sizes only in blue and is $140 (down from $200).

(Don’t forget to check out our recent roundup of how to build a work wardrobe at Boden!)

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Wednesday’s Workwear Report: Elodie Wrap Blouse

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This ivory wrap top with embroidered flowers caught my eye a couple of weeks ago, and I keep coming back to it. It seems very chic and very flattering and also a little bit different — you won’t look like you’re wearing the same thing that everyone else on the planet is wearing, and I like that. I don’t think it’s too feminine or frilly, either. I would probably wear this with a pencil skirt or with some wide flowy pants, but I could also see it working well with ankle pants. The top is $148 at Anthropologie, where it comes in sizes XS–XL. Elodie Wrap Blouse

A plus-size option is from Vince Camuto.

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Coffee Break: Hutton Ankle Strap Shoe

A friend just called with a dilemma: she needs to interview for high level positions and is looking for something other than orthopedic shoes to wear (with confidence) for the interviews. I get it — fussy feet are no fun. Of course everyone wants to wear sleek looks like pointed toes and heels… but sometimes life hands you lemons (or bunions, or plantar fasciitis, or weak ankles, or…) So: I was recommending this kind of shoe to her for interviews, the strappy flat. The 1″ heel is a comfortable height, the strap keeps it on your foot comfortably, and there’s still a little flash of skin on your vamp. (These shoes also make great commuting shoes or everyday shoes.) They’re available in three colors, sizes 5-11, for $129 during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale — after the sale ends they’ll go back to full price at $195. Hutton Ankle Strap Shoe

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