Thursday’s TPS Report – Anthropologie Fanning Flames Cardigan

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. We begin the week in splurge mode, with our most expensive suggestions, and wind our way to Friday, where a less expensive item of clothing might be just what you need to make it to the weekend.

Anthropologie Fanning Flames CardiganWe don’t usually go for beige and orange — they’re just really not our colors — but something about this Anthropologie sweater strikes our fancy today. The details are what make this: the buttons are beautiful; according to the description they’re “dried blooms encased in crystal clear buttons.” (Close-up below. Looks like the orange embroidery is slightly raised, too, which we like.) The flutter sleeves are just right for work — not too girly but still detailed. The cotton is organic, too. We’d wear it with a dark brown pencil skirt, perhaps.

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: BCBG Sweater Jacket

BCBG Sweater JacketOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. We begin the week in splurge mode, with our most expensive suggestions, and wind our way to Friday, where a less expensive item of clothing might be just what you need to make it to the weekend.

And just like that, summer weather is finally upon us, which means soon the industrial-strength air conditioners will be, also. We think this wool sweater jacket from BCBG is the perfect thing to keep in the office and pull over pretty much any outfit. Available in navy and black at BCBG. (Obviously, don’t wear the sunglasses while inside.)

Weekend Round-Up

– Yet another article on lady lawyers and clothes… [ABA Journal]

– Are you in “lean” mode, perhaps trying to save for a downpayment on a house or to pay off school debt? Let this article be your inspiration; it brings back fond memories of our lean days just starting out. [NYT]

– Collect male mentors, just like other successful women! [Nation News]

– What were you told a real lady “had” to do? [WowOwow]

– Five plants even you can’t kill (for your garden, not your office). [ChicagoTrib]

– Ah, so this is what one of our favorite funny writers has been doing since the late ’90s: learning how to enjoy classical music. [Joel Stein in LAT

Poll of the week: Wellies at Work

rainboots for workCan you wear rainboots, such as Wellingtons, to the office?
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Tuesday’s TPS Report – Narciso Rodriguez

narciso rodriguez shirtdressEluxury.com is having some amazing deals right now, including this beautiful Narciso Rodriguez shirt dress. Great length for the office, interesting collar, attractive ruching, and a pocket to keep your building pass. Perfect for the office.

Weekly Round-Up: If you wear it to play, don’t wear it to work

pink polish for work– The Girls in the Beauty Department round up the best pink nail polishes. [Glamour] We totally want the one The Daily Obsession recommended, though (pictured). (Available at Nordstrom.)

– Eeek! How did we miss this? “Clothing” arguments for a new legal dress code. We luuuurve the rule that “if you wear it to play, don’t wear it to work.” [ForbesLife Executive Woman] Oh, and speaking of lady lawyers, the Observer, well, observes that the Litigatrix has eaten Ally McBeal for breakfast. [NY Observer]

– Oooh, ten bags under $1000. [BagSnob]

– On the off chance you’re working in Second Life, Counterfeit Chic has some fashion advice for your avatar. [Counterfeit Chic]

– Long days in front of computers make our necks hurt. But hey — at least we have some government-approved exercises to feel better. [MedicineNet]

– Here’s an interesting site: They focus on Top 15 lists. One we like: Top 15 Podium Tactics From Public Speaking Pros.” [Top 15s]

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