Outfit of the week: COS – Corporatette.com

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 womenwhich should be as classic and basic as you get – instead, this feature is all about the slightly different suit that’s fashionable yet professional.

Look at me, not choosing the crazy bright color for once. (This suit also comes in a Hot pinkand there is a blazer in one very light blue/purple).

But it’s an interesting/fun suit even in black — it’s unusual to see a velvet suit for women, and the proportions (double breasted and wide leg) are very modern.

The blazer is $225 and the pants are $125; it is available in sizes 2-14.

Looking for something similar in plus sizes? There are a TON of corduroy pants out right now (I honestly don’t remember seeing that many!) – but only a few are still in stock in plus sizes. Here is a peach from Eloquii and a light blue from ASOS basket. Eloquii also has one double-breasted blazer in red with cut out trousers.

I’ll collect some of the other corduroys out there in the widget during the reveal…

Psst: Aaaah! Found matching blue trousers (for COS velvet suit) but can’t figure out how to link to the kit.

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Sale of work clothes of note for 11.9.22:

  • Nordstrom – Holiday Sale, up to 60% off! Note that you can get 3x points up to and including Nov. 13!
  • J.Crew – 40% discount on your purchase
  • Ann Taylor Sale styles 30% off plus an additional 20% off; 30% off full price pants and skirts
  • Banana Republic Factory – Holiday Event Preview: 50% off everything; extra 15% discount on purchase
  • Eddie Bauer – Veterans Day Weekend Sale: 40% Off (The reader’s favorite raincoat is down to $89; it’s available in regular, petite, plus and tall sizes!)
  • Elie Tahari – Election Day Sale: Extra 25% off
  • J.Crew Factory – 50% discount on holiday clothes; extra 60% off clearance; $10 off for every $50 you spend
  • Ceiling – All Outerwear Now $99; up to 50% off tops and sweaters
  • MM LaFleur – Save up to 80%
  • Neiman Marcus – $30 off $150; $100 off $400, and so on
  • Talbots – 30% discount on all tops and outerwear

Other sale of note:

  • Buffy – Comfortable Fall Bedding Sale: Save 15% more site-wide
  • Parachute – Save up to 40% on items at the last chance

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