Frugal Friday: Painterly Top

Loft Painterly Top | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

This top caught my eye a week or so ago and I’ve kind of been thinking about it ever since — love the mix of colors and the movement to the print. I really, really wish it were not “dry clean only,” but there you go. It was $54.50 full price, but is marked to $44; use code FALLYALL to get 40% off at checkout and snag it for $26. In fact, right now everything at Loft is 40% off with that code. Loft Painterly Top

Two plus-size options are here and here.

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Thursday’s TPS Report: ‘My Byline of Work’ Dress

ModCloth My Byline of Work Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

This dress also comes in black, but there are customer pictures of themselves in the dresses in the red, so that’s the one I’m pointing you to first.  (Can I just say how much I love real women uploading pictures of themselves in their dresses? I think Rent the Runway started it, and ModCloth, which is where this dress is from, also encourages it.) As for the dress, I like the tiny flounce at the bottom, the scoop neck, and — hold the phone — it has pockets and is machine washable. To top it off, the dress is only $89, which automatically gets you free shipping (over $75). The dress is available in sizes XS-3x (and up to 4X in black). (If you’re new, upon signup you instantly get a code for $20 off a purchase of $100+ — if you need a little help getting over the $100 minimum: this $20 belt is highly rated and looks really cute, or I’ve heard great things from readers about this cardigan.) ModCloth ‘My Byline of Work’ Dress

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Suit of the Week: J.Crew

jcrew campbell suitFor 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.

J.Crew has been really excited (if their email list is any indication, at least) about their new seasonless suit: the Campbell suit. It’s a good looking, classic suit — and (dun dun dunnnh) it’s on sale today: 30% off with code DAYTHREE. (I think they’re having daily, online-only sales on select merchandise; luckily for us the Campbell suit is part of today’s sale. Shipping is also free.) The pinstriped versions (charcoal and navy) and sold wool versions (blazer, pants) are on sale; the stretch wool blazer is sadly not part of the sale.  The blazer (Campbell Blazer in Pinstripe Super 120s Wool) is $248 regular price; with the sale it comes to $174. The pants (Campbell Trouser in Pinstripe Super 120s Wool) is $148 full price; $104 after the sale. Both pieces are available in tall, petite, and regular sizes 000-16.

This plus-sized herringbone suit is also newly marked down as part of the Nordstrom sale — love it.  (For more plus-sized picks from the sale, check our plus-size workwear page later today (or sign up for the newsletter to be notified of when we post our picks!).


Deal Alert Part 2: Shoes, Bags, and More at the Secret Nordstrom Sale

secret-nordstrom-sale-shoesI rounded up my workwear picks that have been newly added to the Nordstrom sale earlier today, and then hit the shoes.  The sales aren’t as steep (sigh), but the selection is pretty great — almost all of the shoes pictured below have a TON of sizes left.  I didn’t see much I loved by way of bags, but a few cute accessories are also in the mix.  (For beauty, if you like the brand Napoleon Perdis, there’s a ton on sale — I’ve never tried it but a lot of it looks nice.)

My top picks, after the jump…

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Deal Alert: The Nordstrom Secret Sale is Pretty Great

nordstrom-secret-saleNordstrom usually trumpets their sales, so it’s a bit surprising that they don’t have any messaging on their homepage or anywhere about this — but there are a ton of great workwear pieces on deep discount. Below, see some of my top picks — most are either 50% off or have 5-star ratings.


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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Isabell Print Skirt

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

DvF Isabell Print SkirtI’m a little obsessed with this amazing DvF skirt, part of what seems to be a TON of untrumpeted new markdowns at Nordstrom. (Lots of 60% off items, like this one.) Love the flounced shape of this silk skirt, and the navy and white pattern is fun without being crazy. Alas, like most good sales, there are limited sizes left — but Bloomingdale’s has a ton more at a higher price ($243, take another 25% off with code FRIENDS); and Net-a-Porter has the skirt at full price ($350) in a black and white pattern. At Nordstrom, the skirt is $139.  Diane von Furstenberg Isabell Print Skirt

(Nordstrom and Bloomingdale’s both have the matching blouse, as well.)

Here’s a similar option in regular, petites, and plus sizes for $80.

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