(Photos Courtesy of J.Crew)
We pinky-sweared a colleague that we wouldn't say anything about Jenna Lyons (that doesn't count) or how much we want to be/look like her in this post. So instead, we'll keep it focused on the perennially classic clothes—which is easy, considering that right now the sale section of J.Crew is overflowing with ladylike work staples, and trend pieces spanning varsity jackets to chambray shirtdresses.
The Steal: Peplum Jacket in Tonal Tweed
Why We Love It: It makes us feel like the hot female politician in the room.
The Damage: $199.99 (Previously $248)
The Steal: Polka-Dot Pencil Skirt
Why We Love It: There's a modern Betty Boop thing going on that we just can't resist.
The Damage: $189.99 (Previously $250)
The Steal: Collection Featherweight Cashmere Sweater in Colorblock
Why We Love It: We'll be cozy and color-blocked while sipping hot cocoa in the ski lodge.
The Damage: $179.99 (Previously $198)
The Steal: Hutton Trouser in Super 120S
Why We Love It: Because they're simultaneously slouchy and formal—and that doesn't come around very often.
The Damage: $148 (Previously $168)
The Steal: Collection Denim Bomber
Why We Love It: Because it's embracing the trend, while keeping one foot safely in the denim-never-goes-out-of-style camp.
The Damage: $299.99 (Previously $595)
The Steal: Keeper Chambray Shirtdress
Why We Love It: It's so ready for a late-fall picnic it practically packs the wine and cheese for you.
The Damage: $98 (Previously $118)