Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Python Print Blouse

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

Equipment Python Print BLouseOK. I swear I am on a blue ban for at least a week… right after I post this lovely blue blouse.  I like the floaty look of it on top of a camisole (although I might opt for ones with a slightly thicker strap, like the Old Navy Tami, preferably either in black, white, or blue), and think it would be great layered beneath a blazer or cardigan in the fall or spring.  It’s $39 at Last Call (was $198), available in XS-M.  Equipment Python Print Blouse

Here’s a plus size version.  And, if you’re on the hunt for a more designer-y version of a blue python blouse, here you go.

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Coffee Break: Leather Euro Slide Card Holder

Hobo Leather Euro Slide Card Holder, Lilac | CorporetteLast Call has a ton of these lovely card holders on sale for $28 — lots of colors to choose from. I love the light, happy lilac color here — perfect for finding in your bag. It’s available in five colors at Last Call (lilactangerine, mintviolet, harvest). Hobo Leather Euro Slide Card Holder

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Thursday’s TPS Report: Botanical Illustration Skirt

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

I love the texture to this pencil skirt — the botanical drawings are interesting but not too twee, and of course, I love the colors. It’s part of a great sale at Anthropologie: it was $149, but is now $79. Anthropologie Botanical Illustration Skirt

Two lower-priced options are here and here, and a couple of plus-sized alternatives are here and here.

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Suit of the Week: Theory

double-breasted womans suitFor 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.

For your consideration: a double-breasted blazer from a hip suiting brand.  Interesting.  I have historically been opposed to the double-breasted blazer, but — am I crazy? — something about this one appeals to me.  I like the structure and sharpness to the shoulders, and the relative slouchiness throughout the rest of it, which feels very… 2015.  I suppose we’ve seen double-breasted blazers on the rise for a few years now (I’m primarily remembering this April Fool’s roundup of shorts suits)… so: huh.  Are you for or against double-breasted blazers, ladies?   The jacket (Edition 2 Elkaey W Blazer) is $485; other items in the same fabric (Edition 2) are Custom Max pants, ankle pants, the Custom Gabe blazer, and a shift dress.

(Curious about the differences in Theory suiting?  Here’s our last discussion on point.)

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Mosaic Check Belted Fit Flare Dress

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Mosaic Check Belted Fit Flare DressThe Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale continues, and they still have a ton of good stuff, including this nice fit and flare dress.  I like the work-appropriate length, the jewel neck, and the tiny check pattern. Lucky sizes only in this one, alas (sizes 10 and 14) — it was $228, now $136.  Classiques Entier Mosaic Check Belted Fit Flare Dress

Here’s a new markdown from the sale I like in sizes 0-6.  Here’s a more affordable option, and here’s a plus size option.

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Coffee Break: Agate Office Accessories

Agate OfficeOh yeah. I like these… a lot. So much so that I almost don’t want to post them so I can stalk them until they go on sale. I love the agate (I’m all about the agate right now), the clear plastic, and the general functionality of all of the pieces (except for the platter, which seems really large to be either a coaster or a paperweight, but that is me). Lovely. The pieces are $62-$360 at Bergdorf Goodman. Rab Labs Eiro Desk Accessories & Travessa Platter

I haven’t seen any similar and more affordable desk accessories, but here are two similar bookends.

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