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Tuesday’s Workwear Report: Stretch Wool-Twill Little Black Dress

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

Red Fleece is a great line is to check out if you’re looking for preppy clothes that are more affordable than the rest of Brooks Brothers’ offerings and have a slightly more youthful edge than you might normally think of the brand as providing. I like the sleeves here, the seaming details, and the belt that defines the waist. And — huzzah! — it does not have an exposed back zipper (and the seaming on the back is really great). It’s $148 at Brooks Brothers — and the Red Fleece shoes it’s styled with are $178. Stretch Wool-Twill Little Black Dress

Right now, Brooks Brothers is offering up to 50% off select fall and winter styles as well as an additional 15% off clearance.

Here’s a plus-size option at Nordstrom.

Seen a great piece you’d like to recommend? Please e-mail [email protected]

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Coffee Break: Asymmetrical Wrap Scarf

We’ve talked a lot about how the wrap is an essential tool for every working woman. You can use it as a blanket on your lap if your skirt is shorter than you thought it was or if your legs are cold, you can layer it on top of a blazer or a chunky sweater, and more. This 100% acrylic mohair wrap has a pretty good price and I like the edgy, asymmetrical look. At the same time, it also looks cool just doubled up around your neck. It’s $98 at Nordstrom in bright red, cornflower blue, and black. Rebecca Minkoff Asymmetrical Wrap Scarf

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Happy MLK Day! A few good sales for workwear…

Happy MLK Day, everyone! Here are some of the best sales going on today… my favorites are in bold!

  • Aerie –  All clearance $20 and under. $2.99 undies.
  • Ann Taylor Ends Monday night, online only, extra 70% off all sale styles. (All sales final.)
  • Anthropologie – New sale styles added + extra 40% off with code TAGTIME.
  • Boden – Up to 70% off final clearance (all final sales).
  • Brooks Brothers Up to 50% off select fall and winter styles, and up to 70% off select clearance sales — PLUS an additional 15% off.
  • Club Monaco – New styles added, up to 65% off sale when you take an additional 40% off already marked-down styles.
  • Express – 40% off everything, plus hundreds of new styles added to clearance.
  • J.Crew Extra 50% off all final sale styles with code MONDAY.
  • J.Crew Factory 40% off everything in stores and online, PLUS free shipping with code BRRRSALE.
  • Last Call Extra 60 5o 90% clearance!
  • Limited – 50% off entire site; all sales final.
  • LK Bennett – Take an additional 40% off sale with code HURRAY.
  • Loft – 50% off everything, plus an extra 60% off all sale styles.
  • Neiman Marcus – Extra 20% off last call sale prices, online only.
  • New York & Co. – $100 off orders of $200+, and combine with all of our new arrivals 30% off. PLUS doorbusters of $20 pants and jeans till 2PM. 70% off clearance.
  • Nordstrom – TONS of new markdowns, especially on workout clothes — tons of great leggings and more.
  • Reiss – Winter styles added to sale, up to 50% off.
  • Talbots – Extra 50% off markdowns (up to 70% off original prices), PLUS $20 off every $100 you spend.
  • Victoria’s Secret – Semi-Annual sale, bras start at $9.99, panties at $3.99, sleep at $19.99, and sport at $12.99.
  • Zappos – Sale! Up to 50% off thousands of markdowns, including classics like this beloved Sam Edelman bootie or this TOMS wedge bootie.

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Splurge Monday’s Workwear Report: Gypsy Rose Dress

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

Black Halo’s Jackie dress is very popular, but I’ve always liked this V-neck version — I think it’s more flattering and easier to wear. Note that it has a concealed back zipper. Amazon has some lucky sizes (in black, “cruise,” and “wildfire”) as low as $237, and full-price it’s $375. Black Halo Gypsy Rose Dress

This plus-size V-neck sheath dress looks lovely, and it’s 40% off.

Ann Taylor Flash Sale: Through tonight only, you can get an extra 70% off sale styles!

Seen a great piece you’d like to recommend? Please e-mail [email protected]

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Weekend Open Thread

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I’m obsessed with any top that has this thumbhole kind of sleeve because it’s a cool look. This rayon-blend shirt is very low cut, but it comes in a zillion colors and looks great for the weekend. It’s available at Nordstrom for $68 in sizes XS-L. Free People ‘Malibu’ Thermal Top

Here’s a plus-size option in the same rayon/spandex blend.

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Weekly News Update

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  • The Cut‘s latest installment in its “25 Famous Women on…” series is about impostor syndrome. (Our favorite is the Emma Watson quote we pulled into a Pin, below — which is yours?)
  • Fashionista tells you where “fashion people” shop for home goods.
  • Womanista gives you five beauty hacks for mornings when you’re short on time.
  • Women Lawyers News’ new version of their Billable Hour tool is available through 1/31 for $40, available for download here.
  • Lesley Jane Seymour writes at LinkedIn that age is the last taboo at work.
  • Working Mother says that miscarriages present a complicated situation in the workplace.
  • As Caroline Kennedy gets ready to leave her post as U.S. ambassador to Japan, The New York Times takes a look back at her time in the role.
  • The New York Times has an obituary for Clare Hollingworth, “the undisputed doyenne of war correspondents” who broke the news of WWII.
  • Forbes shares the personal investment plan of a 28-year-old who has already been able to retire.
  • U.S. News & World Report looked at 38 of the most popular diets and lists the best.
  • The Daily Dot looks at the viral photo of lemons that show several different signs of breast cancer — not just the presence of a lump, which gets mentioned all the time.

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