Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Brooke Bolero Neck Dress

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

JNY Brooke DressOne of 6pm’s featured sales today is “Chic at Work,” so I took a look around — lots of nice pieces, but lucky sizes abound.  One of my favorites that still has a good range of sizes is this nice black bolero dress from Jones New York.  I like the crisp fabric with 6% elastane (looooots of stretch), as well as the fact that it’s fully lined.  The black is available in sizes 6-14 for $57, as well as a “dressy denim” up to size 16 for $39.99.  (JNY.com has the same dress in red for $45, as well as more sizes of the denim one for $45.) (Note that 6pm also has some JNY Olivia blazers on sale for under $40.)  The pictured dress:  Jones New York Brooke Bolero Neck Dress

Here’s a plus-size version (available in five colors).

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Coffee Break: Power Pumps

Weitzman PowerThese 3.5″ heels from Stuart Weitzman look great — simple, classic shape, with a pointed toe (trendy) but not SO pointed that they’ll be out when almond toes come back into vogue.  These beige “adobe” heels (pictured) are $355 at Zappos; they also come in black patent; Stuart Weitzman has a few more colors in stock at their website as well. Stuart Weitzman Power

These shoes are similar and only $88.

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Thursday’s TPS Report: Silk Check Print Blouse

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Silk Check BlouseBrooks Brothers has a number of cute things on sale for under $99 (lots under $50!) in their sale section right now.  I like this silk georgette blouse in a soft, muted check print.  It’s available in sizes 0-16, marked to $99 (was $198).  Silk Check Print Blouse

Here’s an option we like in plus sizes, and don’t forget to check out our guide to silk button-front blouses.

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Suit of the Week: Reiss

women-summer-suitsFor 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 women, which should be as classic and basic as you get — instead, this feature is about the slightly different suit that is fashionable, yet professional.

We all know I love a good polka dot accent for work: but is an entire navy suit with polka dots too much? I am still on the fence, but I do think the pieces would look adorable as separates, and — on the right woman, a whole suit would be perfect for the summer. I like the texture to the “silk infused” polyester blend, the crispness of both pieces, and the full lining on the blazer. The jacket (Reiss Kallisti Blazer) is $370 and available in sizes XS-L, and the pants (Reiss Kallisti Trousers) are $210 and available in sizes 2-10.

Here are lower-priced options with a more subtle dot pattern: one in regular and petite sizes (jacket, skirt, pants), and one in plus sizes (jacket, skirt).

Summer Suit for Women polka dots

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Woven Fit and Flare Dress

Marc New York by Andrew Marc Woven Fit & Flare Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I’m more a fan of the classic sheath myself, but the popularity of the fit and flare dress is holding strong.  This machine-washable one from Marc New York looks great — I like the seaming, the ladylike hemline (so many are minis!), and the work appropriate neckline.  It’s available in Aegean (pictured), black, and a “bright rose,” and is $138 at Nordstrom. Marc New York by Andrew Marc Woven Fit & Flare Dress

Here is a lower-priced option (available up to size 16) and a plus-size alternative (which is also available in regular, petite, and petite plus).

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Coffee Break: The Tote

Dagne Dover The Tote | CorporetteThe team at Dagne Dover was kind enough to send me this bag recently and it really is stunning in person — a bright, vivid, happy blue, and because it’s coated canvas I have a feeling it will stand the test of time. It is filled with pockets, a spot for your smoothie (or, hey, water bottle or Tervis coffee cup or whatever), and has a ton of structure — it won’t fall over on you. The bag is $265, and available in numerous colors. (The brand also has a “tiny tote,” and a “clutch-wallet” that looks adorable.) Dagne Dover ‘The Tote’

Here’s a lower-priced option.

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