Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Textured Peplum Jacket

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

Textured Peplum Jacket Ooh: we all know I love a white blazer (but really — go find one if you haven’t already!), and this cute, collarless, textured number from the Limited looks great. I like the jewel neck, the tiny grosgrain ribbon around the waist, and the peplum and three-quarter sleeves (both of which, IMHO, keep it far away from lab coat territory).  It was $128, but is marked to $64 today. Textured Peplum Jacket

Here are two plus-size options.

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Coffee Break: Diamond Triangle Earrings

gold triangle diamond earringsPretty! I like the teeny tiny diamonds in these small gold triangles — they look chic yet classic at the same time. They’re $331, available at Ylang 23. WWAKE Diamond Triangle Earrings

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Thursday’s TPS Report: Gemma Wrap Dress

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

Gemma Wrap DressBanana Republic has selected items on a 50% off sale today, and I was happy to see the classic Gemma wrap dress included in the mix, as well as some of their non-iron blouses, Sloan dress and pants, and this other nice faux wrap dress.  The Gemma has been around for years; right now it’s available in regular and petite in the pictured teal for $60 and your basic black for $98; take 50% off both of those prices with code BRHALF.  Gemma Wrap Dress

Here are two plus-size options.

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Suit of the Week: Halogen

interview-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.

I really love the slightly vintage vibe to this suit from one of Nordstrom’s most affordable lines, Halogen.  The  The jacket (Halogen® One-Button Peplum Jacket) is $138, the skirt (Halogen® Pencil Suit Skirt) is $68, and the pants (Halogen® Straight Leg Suit Pants) are $88. The suit comes in regular, petite, and plus sizes.

Psst: Note that a very similar Halogen suit that we liked back in January is now on sale for 40% off – lots of sizes still left.

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Aimy A-Line Skirt

BCBG Max Azria Aimy Pleated Skirt | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

The Bloomingdale’s Friends and Family family sale is on (almost sitewide!), and there are some great pieces, for great prices. I love the look of this BCBG skirt, which looks super sophisticated, graceful, and ladylike — while also looking sleek. It was $248, but comes down to $186 with code FRIENDS. BCBG Max Azria Aimy A-Line Skirt

(Note if your size is sold out, both Saks and BCBG have the skirt in stock for $173-$248.)

A couple of lower-priced options are here and here, and here’s a plus-size alternative.

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Coffee Break: Catalina Wedge

Cole Haan Catalina WedgeOooh: I know we just did a round up of beige pumps, but these beige wedges are getting rave reviews on Zappos. I like the almond toe and the way they covered the heel with the patent leather as well (so many beige wedges resort to a wood or cork material)! They also come in black. They’re available in sizes 5-11, narrow and medium, for $168. Cole Haan Catalina Wedge

Psst: on the hunt for more comfortable heels? Check out our newly updated guide.

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