Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Crosby Street Straight Leg Pant

New York & Company Crosby Street Straight Leg Pant | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I haven’t seen a deep teal pant this season, so I like this pair from New York & Company. I tend to wear a lot of neutrals (ok, fine, I wear a lot of black), so a fun way to infuse color that lets me keep my black cashmere sweaters is always a positive. The fact that the pants are $26 marked down from $52, and available in sizes 0-18, is even better. New York & Company Crosby Street Straight Leg Pant

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Thursday’s TPS Report: Silk and Cashmere Crewneck Sweater

Brooks Brothers Silk and Cashmere Crewneck SweaterOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Brooks Brothers has always had a huge sale (up to 70% off) in previous years — I’m not sure if I missed it, if it hasn’t happened yet, or if this is it: they’re currently offering 25% off sitewide, including items already on sale. This silk and cashmere crewneck sweater looks great. I love the wide neckline (I would call this more of a boatneck rather than a crew, but that’s me), the “novelty jacquard knit,” the cashmere/silk combo… all very nice. It was $128, but is marked to $102 — with the sale it comes down to $76ish. It’s also available in gray, sizes M-XL. Brooks Brothers Silk and Cashmere Crewneck Sweater

Here are two plus-sized options.

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Suit of the Week: Hobbs

Hobbs Invitation Julietta JacketFor 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.

Since a reader mentioned British retailer Hobbs’s new US website, I’ve been checking in, and I was excited to see that a lot of great work-appropriate pieces are on sale.  (Be sure to click the little flag on the top right hand corner to see the correct currency; you don’t want to get overly excited unless you’re looking at the right one!)  The black “Invitation Julietta” suiting stood out to me — it looks classic, clean, professional, and generally great.  The Julietta Dress particularly caught my eye — it comes in both white and beige versions (both pictured below) — it’s normally $385 but comes down to $240 in the sale.  The matching jacket (Invitation Julietta Jacket) is normally $345, but comes to $230, the matching skirt (Invitation Julietta Skirt) comes from $195 down to $105, and the matching pants (not pictured) (Invitation Julietta Pants) come from $210 down to $115.

Here’s a similar plus-size option (jacket and skirt — and some pieces in the set are part of Amazon’s great sale that lets you take an additional 30% off last minute gifts), and a budget-friendly option.

ADMIN UPDATE: Some readers are reporting seeing a video that starts playing immediately once you visit the site. If anyone can tell me what the ad is for, and where it is on the page (above the logo? right below the logo? between the 1st and 2d post? near the bottom of the page?) that would be hugely appreciated — we need that info to investigate the situation and make it stop.  Thank you in advance!

Hobbs Julietta Suit

Hobbs Julietta Womens Suit

Wednesday’s TPS Report: Heathered Tweed Jacket

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Rebecca Taylor Heathered Tweed JacketNordstrom Rack has a TON of Rebecca Taylor pieces, steeply discounted. I like this heathered tweed blazer, marked 73% off (!!!), from $495 down to $135. Funnily enough the darker color is still in stock in sizes 0-12, but the lighter color (which… isn’t my taste) is totally sold out. Also nice: this, this, and this. Rebecca Taylor Heathered Tweed Jacket

Here are a couple of lower-priced alternatives and a few plus-sized options.

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Tuesday’s TPS Report: ‘Jori’ Ruched Sheath Dress

Diane von Furstenberg 'Jori' Ruched Sheath Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I love the color of this dress, and I think the neckline and the hemline both avoid the problems DvF dresses sometimes run into (too low cut, too mini). Yes, this has more of a summer vibe to it, but it’s priced as such (40% off) — and I’d start wearing it in February with dark purple/black accents for a spring/Pucci vibe. It was $325, now marked to $195 (sizes 0-14) at Nordstrom. Diane von Furstenberg ‘Jori’ Ruched Sheath Dress

Here are a lower-priced option and a couple of alternatives available in plus sizes.

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Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Adalia Wool-Crepe Dress

Roland Mouret Adalia Wool-Crepe Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Wow. Net-a-Porter has a number of Roland Mouret dresses and I kind of love them all. This one gets the featured spot because of all those interesting details — the “precision paneling” that defines the waist and hip, yes, but also the faux slit/wrap effect on the front, the luxe look of stretchy wool crepe, and that light gray, almost lavender color. It’s almost sold out, so if you have $2390 to spend on a dress (or you’re expecting Santa to be very good to you this year), then you’d better hurry. Roland Mouret Adalia Wool-Crepe Dress

Here are a couple of lower-priced alternatives and a couple of plus-size options.

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