Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Fitted Non-Iron Windowpane Shirt

Banana Republic Fitted Non-Iron Windowpane Shirt | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

A non-iron shirt is hard to go wrong with, and I like this white one with its wide windowpane pattern. It’s available in regular (sizes 0-16) and tall, and is $79.50 (although right now BR is having a sale — 30% off full-price items). Banana Republic Fitted Non-Iron Windowpane Shirt

Here’s a plus-sized option.

Psst: check out our previous discussions on the best button-front shirts, as well as our guide to bespoke blouses.

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Coffee Break: Piper Top Handle Saffiano Leather Tote

Furla Piper Top Handle Saffiano Leather Tote | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Ooh: I love the clean lines of this briefcase-like tote from Furla. I’ve pictured it in pink here, but it’s also available in basic black as well as cream. Love the size (14″W x 10″H x 3″D), the metal feet, and all of the available pockets. The bag was $448, but is now $239.99 at Saks Off Fifth. Furla Piper Top Handle Saffiano Leather Tote

Here’s a lower-priced option in pink.

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Thursday’s TPS Report: Loveappella Seamed Wrap Dress

Loveappella Seamed Wrap Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

At first glance I thought this dress was DVF, until I looked closer at the price — $78! I’m not familiar with the brand but there are a lot of glowing reviews in there, and for $78 it’s hard to go wrong. Love the hemline, the color, and the pockets (!). Loveappella Seamed Wrap Dress

Here’s a plus-sized alternative (and another with a bolder print).

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Suit of the Week: Nine West

womens 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.

Happy Wednesday! I’m loving this Nine West suit, even though I think that most of the bang for your buck will be coming out of wearing the dress and blazer as separates. I love that inverted notch neckline, the single button, and the single slit in the back. The dress looks flattering and chic, although I’d swap out the belt for one of my own, and the pants look nice as well.  (I’m all for wearing flats with pants, but I feel like these are hemmed too short — I wish they were just a smidge longer.)

Anyhoo: the suit is available in sizes 2-16; the dress comes in three colors, and the pants come in two colors. The jacket (Nine West Women’s One Button Inverted Notch Collar Jacket) is $99, the dress (Nine West Women’s Bi Stretch Pleat Neck Self Belt Dress) is $44.50-$89 at Amazon, and the pants (Nine West Women’s Stretch Modern Suit Pant) is $69.

Here’s a plus-size option (also in petites and regular sizes).

Nine West purple suit

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Interwoven Striped Tweed Jacket

Nanette Lepore Interwoven Striped Tweed Jacket | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

LOVE this tweed little number, which Kate found on sale at Amazon. Yes, it’s pink, but it’s a dark pink, almost a purple, which to me means that you can wear it across multiple seasons, assuming it’s weather appropriate. Wear it with a light blue blouse (chambray for a casual outfit) or even a cream or white sheath dress or pencil skirt — I’d even try it with other pastels like pale pink, mint, or yellow. In the fall, try it with a darker purple (this dress was apparently part of the set), a navy, a dark emerald green, or a dark charcoal (as pictured). It’s kind of an amazing sale — was $448, now marked to $188 (eligible for Prime). Nanette Lepore Interwoven Striped Tweed Jacket

Psst: The sale price has jumped around a bit this week, from $161 to $153 to the current price, so it may change again soon.

Here are a few lower-priced options (here, herehere) and a few plus-size alternatives (here, herehere).

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Coffee Break: ‘Laureen’ Leather Pump

VANELi 'Laureen' Leather Pump | CorporetteThis comfort heel from Nordstrom is highly rated, and I think it looks like a great basic. Zappos has a few more colors, as well. The shoe is $124 and is available in medium, narrow, and wide sizes (and note that 6pm has four other color choices from $61 to $75, as well). VANELi ‘Laureen’ Leather Pump

Psst: On the hunt for other comfortable heels? Check out our Guide to Comfortable Heels — or, share some of your favorites with us, below.

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