Coffee Break: ‘Bonnie’ Shawl Collar Skirted Coat

Trina Turk 'Bonnie' Shawl Collar Skirted Coat | CorporetteHmmmn. I had been obsessing over this blue coat when the sale first hit — it’s now almost sold out, but I am now obsessing over this dark green one instead. Call me silly, but I always prefer a button to a loose belt with a coat — something about the belt feels so bathrobe-like to me with the heavy wool. I love the saturated, vibrant green color, but it’s also available in a muted beige and black. (It was available in petites, but is now almost entirely sold out — call your local store if you love it; maybe they can find one among the recent returns for you.) It’s $364 during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale; after that it goes up to $545. Trina Turk ‘Bonnie’ Shawl Collar Skirted Coat

Here’s a lower-priced option and a plus-size alternative.

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Tuesday’s TPS Report: Taneah Modern Georgette Blouse

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

Theory Taneah Modern Georgette Blouse | CorporetteThis silk blouse with raw edges looks kind of perfect to me — it’s perfect for wear with ankle pants, although of course I’d throw a cardigan or blazer on top to cover my arms at the office. The long placket reminds me of men’s tuxedo shirts (I’d probably also wear a camisole or demi-camisole beneath it, at least the first time wearing it), and the whole thing looks refined, chic and elegant. I’ve pictured it in red, but it’s also available in the classics: ivory and black. (Fun question: do you prefer ivory or white?  I didn’t have an opinion until I went wedding dress shopping, but I think I’m more of an ivory girl.) The blouse is $225 at Neiman Marcus, ShopBopTheory, and Bloomingdale’sTheory Taneah Modern Georgette Blouse

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Coffee Break: Wide Stamped Leather and Suede Belt

White House | Black Market Wide Stamped Leather and Suede Belt | CorporetteOooh, pretty. This dark blue leather belt from White House | Black Market looks like just the thing for wearing with cardigans both long and short– I even like the idea of it with some of the high-waisted flared skirts coming out now. It’s $58 at WHBM, available in sizes XXS-XXL. White House | Black Market Wide Stamped Leather and Suede Belt

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Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: ‘Terry’ Wool Blend Sheath Dress

Max Mara 'Terry' Wool Blend Sheath Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Aaaaaah… sometimes I want everything that Max Mara makes. This dress is amazing — I love the slightly off-center ruching, the “stretch wool with a hint of silk,” the hidden zipper in back, and the tasteful slit in the back. Lovely. It’s currently marked to $479, but the price will go back up to $795 when the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale ends. Max Mara ‘Terry’ Wool Blend Sheath Dress

A few lower-priced alternatives (lucky sizes only) are herehere, and here; here’s a plus-size option.

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Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Sleeveless Printed Twist-Shoulder Sheath Dress

White House | Black Market Sleeveless Printed Twist-Shoulder Sheath Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

White House | Black Market has a TON of great stuff on sale right now — for steep discounts. Take this sheath dress, for example: it was $140, but is now on sale for $39.99 — and tons of sizes are left from 00 to 14. I like that it’s machine washable, fully lined, and skirts the whole zipper issue by being a pull-over style. A few more picks from the sale: this short-sleeved sweater jacket, this beige/white shift, and this lovely purple A-line dress. Pictured: White House | Black Market Sleeveless Printed Twist-Shoulder Sheath Dress

Here’s a plus-size alternative.

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Coffee Break: ‘Tenice’ Pointy Toe Pump

Ivanka Trump 'Tenice' Pointy Toe Pump | CorporetteHello, gorgeous. I’m not sure how I missed this well-reviewed pump from my roundups of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, but I’m in love with it and kind of having a hard time picking a color — I like the gray the best, I think, but the black, cobalt, and beige are all fab as well. (And, for those of you with wide feet: The black also comes in wide widths.) I particularly like the back-zip closure so you don’t have to fuss with the straps, and the 3″ height is lovely. The shoes are currently marked down to $89, but once the sale ends on August 3 they’ll be $129. Ivanka Trump ‘Tenice’ Pointy Toe Pump

Here’s a slightly lower-priced option.

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