Friends & Family season is upon us — work-ready picks from Saks Fifth Ave’s 25% off!

Friends and Family season is upon us once again! The major department stores are currently rolling though their seasonal discounts. This weekend it’s Saks Fifth Avenue’s turn — get 25% off your purchase (20% off jewelry) using the code FRNFAM at checkout. This store is one of my go-to places for work clothing. Inside, some of my picks for fall and winter-ready work dresses. (With more work clothing posts to come next week!)

A quick note: this F&F has so many exclusions. Luckily Saks has labeled every item Friends & Family eligible or not to help out. The Saks F&F promo runs through Sunday — in stores and online. Have you shopped this sale yet? As a Saks store cardholder the double points are a pretty sweet bonus.

Helmut Lang
Sonar Asymmetrical Draped Wool Dress

This dress is my favorite shape from Helmut Lang! Runs TTS (M) and looks great with tights and tall boots. I would let this dress star itself, maybe a pair of long spiky earrings but no other accessories.

Satin Drawstring Shirtdress

This dress is on pre-order so it’s not showing up as F&F eligible online…I was able to call customer service and apply the discount after placing my order. Runs TTS (6), pair it with simple heels and a chunky bracelet.

10 Crosby Derek Lam
Checked Organza-Overlay Dress

This dress is SO MUCH FUN from the front and back! I love the subtle ruffle in the skirt and the knee length. I sized up to an 8 in this dress. Pair it with a cropped blazer for work.

Mixed-Media Dress

Perfect for hourglass or pear shapes — the lighter top draws attention upwards. It was a little short on me so it’s a tights-weather work only option…too short sans tights. Fit TTS (6).

Rag & Bone
Erin Contrast Dress

NOT F&F eligible but on super-sale, and this dress does qualify for double Saks First points. The knit is simple and the front is fun. Very flattering shape. Runs TTS (medium). You could easily throw a sweater over this for work.

Daveed Shift Dress

A classic shift that’s perfect on straighter shapes but also works on curves. Hidden back zipper. Side pockets! The wool is fairly lightweight. Runs TTS (6). I’d wear a long cardigan over this for a chic work look.

Nanette Lepore
Burlesque Dress

More of a holiday-season work dress, I love the color of the lace on this dress! It’s ultra-flattering on and fits TTS (6). You could wear a sweater over this for the workday, then be ready for cocktails or an evening event.

J Brand
Alexa Scuba Fit-&-Flare Dress

Simple with an impeccable fit, this J Brand dress also has perfectly placed pleats. I was seriously impressed by the low-key elegance of this dress! Runs a little small through the bust but I stuck with my usual size M.

Kate Spade New York
Embellished Denim Dress

This dress didn’t work on me because the bodice is cut short (too short even for my short waist!) but it would be ideal on a petite gal. It’s on sale and runs TTS (6). Wear a cropped cardigan over it at work and pair it with a simple pair of black or nude pumps.

Rebecca Taylor
Textured Jacquard-Paneled Dress

My downtown chic go-to dress. Love the texture of the blue print and the fit is killer. I wear a tuxedo blazer over this dress for work. Fits TTS — a 6 for me. I appreciate the concealed back zipper very much! So sick of exposed zips.

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