Coffee Break: Suede T-Strap Peep-Toes

Brooks Brothers Suede Peep Toe T-Strap | CorporetteI’ve been ogling these sophisticated light brown T-strap peep-toes from Brooks Brothers for a few weeks. I like the mixed leathers (suede and patent), the 3″ heel with .25″ platform, and the sale: the heel was $228, but is now $91. (Brooks Brothers is a reader favorite for comfortable heels, so their shoe sale might be worth checking out in general — lots of work-appropriate pieces and good prices.) The pictured T-straps also come in black. Brooks Brothers Suede Peep Toe T-Strap

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Tuesday’s TPS Report: Tijana Stripe Skirt

Ted Baker Tijana Stripe Skirt | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, stripes aren’t typically my thing, but I really like the white/navy/lime colors of this skirt, and the interesting diagonal details, and the two front slits. It strikes me as preppy and fun, but professional and kind of effortless. It was $225 but is on sale at Bloomingdale’s for $157. Ted Baker Tijana Stripe Skirt

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Coffee Break: Brass Elephant Bowl

Jonathan Adler Elephant Bowl | CorporetteThis little friendly brass elephant strikes me as the perfect thing to give some personality to your office, as well as to help you keep some tiny things — paperclips, perhaps — organized. (Or, if you take your earring(s) off for long phone calls, you can always keep them here when you’re not wearing them.) I like the elephant the best, but the bowl is also available as a pig and a dachshund at $88 and $118, respectively. The elephant bowl is $88 at ShopBop. (Also adorable from Jonathan Adler: this set of canisters labeled SECRETS, WHITE LIES, and GLITTER, sold separately.) Jonathan Adler Elephant Bowl

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Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Ottoman-Rib Peplum Jacket

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Ha cha cha. I love this dark grey wool ottoman-rib peplum jacket, in part because the unevenness makes it so cool — that asymmetric placket, the not-quite-round neckline, the raw edges… very cool. It’s definitely a fashionista piece, and it comes with a price that only a fashion dilettante could love: it’s $2,885 at Barneys. Lanvin Ottoman-Rib Peplum Jacket

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Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Navy Block Piped Dress

Dorothy Perkins Navy Block Piped Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Happy Friday! This lovely navy and white dress (also available in ivory with black piping) looks like something I’ve seen from a much higher price point. The high neckline, the ladylike hem, the non-body-con fit — all are great. It’s $44 at Dorothy Perkins. Dorothy Perkins Navy Block Piped Dress

P.S. Don’t forget — the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens to the general public today, with prices on NEW merchandise marked down until August 4, when prices will go back up. You can see our early access roundup of workwear/bag/shoe picks here — we’ll do another one today with what’s left! Cardholders who bought with the early access — what did you get?  Any early reviews?

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Coffee Break: Metal Hinged Bracelet

Tory Burch fitbitSo: that’s a Fitbit. Where? Right there, on her wrist. It’s part of Tory Burch’s new collaboration with Fitbit. I’m pretty psyched about this, even though I’ve had a love/hate relationship with Fitbit ever since I got the Force rash (while pregnant, too!).  (I now wear a Fitbit Flex but only when I’m going on a walk or run.) The little rubber bracelet is functional, but it sure is ugly — so like I said, I’m really excited about this collaboration. The hinged metal bracelet (pictured) is $195; there are some more affordable silicone bracelets with fun Tory Burch patterns and colors on them (for $38). There’s also a hinged pendant necklace for the Flex. Tory Burch for Fitbit Metal Hinged Bracelet

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