Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Snake-Embossed Contrast-Striped Skirt

Romeo & Juliet Couture Snake-Embossed Contrast-Striped Skirt | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I go back and forth on whether I like this kind of pencil skirt — but I love the contrasting stripes on this one, as well as the nice, muted color palette. The price is even better: it was $140, but is now marked to $29.40 at Last Call. Romeo & Juliet Couture Snake-Embossed Contrast-Striped Skirt

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Coffee Break: Soho Heavy Grain Pebble Tote

Botkier Tote Bloomingdale's Exclusive Soho Heavy Grain Pebble | CorporetteI’m always a huge fan of Botkier — the leather! the construction! the great pockets! A number of places (including ShopBop and Amazon) have this lovely, simple tote — but Bloomingdale’s offers at least one thing the others don’t: this nice red leather, exclusive to Bloomingdale’s. The bag is $298. Botkier Soho Heavy Grain Pebble Tote

Here’s a lower-priced option, currently on sale at Nordstrom.

Thursday’s TPS Report: Cashmere V-Neck Sweater

Lord & Taylor Cashmere V Neck Sweater | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Lord & Taylor’s big sale seems to have started, which means that if you haven’t already, you may want to check out Lord & Taylor cashmere. Recommended by readers in the past as the best cashmere sweaters for softness, warmth, and quality, these are starting to dip into the under-$100 territory. I like this V-neck sweater, which comes in 22 colors, sizes XS-XL — looks like a great, simple basic for the office or weekend. This one was $160, but is now marked to $89. (Sadly, the extra 20% off pass does not work on the cashmere department — but if you’re looking at other stuff, try code BIG.) Lord & Taylor Cashmere V Neck Sweater

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Suit of the Week: Halogen

Halogen Seam Detail Skirt 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’m obsessed with the little seam details on this Halogen suit, which I think makes it look a lot more expensive than the price.  The teeny tiny checkered pattern curves around with inset side seams on the blazer and angled panels on the skirt — the whole effect is streamlined and tailored.  Love.  The jacket (Halogen® Seam Detail Suit Jacket) is $148, the skirt (Halogen® Seam Detail Suit Skirt) is $79, and the pants (Halogen® ‘Taylor’ Suiting Pants) are $88.  The suit comes in sizes 0-16, as well as petites and plus sizes.

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Pinstripe Sheath Dress

Classiques Entier Pinstripe Sheath DressOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Ok, I know I linked to this dress a few weeks ago as a mention, but c’mon: it’s down to $124 and clearly deserves a post of its own. Love the bias-cut panels of pinstripes, the leather trim, and fitted look. Wow. It was $248, but is now $124, with most sizes still left. Classiques Entier Pinstripe Sheath Dress

This dress is a tough act to follow, but … here is a lower-priced option (sizes up to 18) and a plus-size alternative.

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Coffee Break: Flame Wool and Silk Scarf

Tilo Flame Wool & Silk Scarf | CorporetteThese are so not my colors, but man do I love this scarf. The ethereal way the white spiderwebs across it… the orange and purple flames… it feels textured and rich. Love it. The scarf is $150 at Saks. Tilo Flame Wool & Silk Scarf 

Here’s a lower-priced option from Anthropologie.