I’m really a big fan of this sweater from Loft. I bought it after returning a different (Christmas gifted) sweater that was the wrong size. Of course, it was basically the only item not included in their 50%-off-the-entire-store sale (hate that advertising scam), but I loved it too much to leave it.
For the rest of the board meetings I brought back the pearls but layered it over a button up with a pencil skirt. Also, I feel somehow like curling my hair when I wear structure-less tops keeps the feminine allure.