Frugal Wednesday’s TPS Report: Office Lady Blazer

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

Office Lady BlazerI just learned about this company, Rose Wholesale, the other day — a friend had liked the page so the ad was showing in my FB feed with some alluring title like “Women’s coats for under $25.” I clicked, and while a lot of the pieces look a bit costume-y, there are some pieces for work that I might give a shot if I was tired of the usual budget offerings. Take, for example, this black and white blazer, which has a very Chanel-esque look about it. Reviews seeem positive, too, and for $15.37 it’s hard to go wrong. It’s available in sizes S-XL in white and black. Office Lady Blazer

For bargains for plus sizes, check out the “curvy young contemporary” section at Red Dress Boutique — I recently saw an episode of Shark Tank featuring the founder and was impressed enough by her story to click through to check out the boutique.  Most of it isn’t my taste, but I though this plum blazer for $46 looked nice…

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Coffee Break: Le Pliage Neo Tote

Longchamp Le Pliage Neo ToteMaybe it is news to no one but me, but I haven’t seen the colored Longchamp bags with matching leather straps. (Last I remember noticing they still had brown straps widely available online.) I much prefer the more streamlined look, and I think the purple is a lovely, versatile color (but of course I do).  The pictured bag is $180 at Nordstrom. Longchamp Le Pliage Neo Tote

Tuesday’s TPS Report: Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater

Neiman Marcus Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

So I’ve been eyeing this festive blazer but pondering how to wear it when it’s SO. DANG. COLD. And the answer, in theory, was always: a silk/cashmere turtleneck. But finding one under $300 turned out to be a bit of a challenge — which is why I’m posting a few of my finds today, because a slim-fitted but warm turtleneck is such a great layering essential. I like the pictured one, at Neiman Marcus (was $280, now $125, available in 10 colors), this Max Studio silk turtleneck (available in 14 colors for $128), and this C by Bloomingdale’s cashmere turtleneck (was $158, now $99, available in 16 colors). Neiman Marcus Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater

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Coffee Break: Small Pavé Huggie Hoop Earrings

Nadri Small Pave Huggie HoopsI always love my huggie earrings, and these look like a great, affordable option thanks to the small pavé crystals (instead of diamonds).  As always, I find huggies super comfortable for long phone conversations, unlike post earrings, and they lend a finished look without being distracting when you speak, like a lot of dangling earrings can be.  These are $40 at Bloomingdale’s. Nadri Small Pavé Huggie Hoop Earrings

Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Convertible Collar Tweed Jacket

Santorelli Convertible Collar Tweed Jacket | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

OK, now I feel guilty: I saw this gorgeous tweed blazer a few weeks ago — and somehow I kept deciding to post other stuff. Now there are only a select few sizes left… but look how purty! Love the black, blue, and white crosshatch pattern, the three buttons, and the tall collar. It’s full price at $650, but note that there are a few very similar blazers from the same brand over at Nordstrom Rack for much less. Santorelli Convertible Collar Tweed Jacket

Here are two similar plus-size options.

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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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