Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Side Shirred Knit Dress

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

Halogen Side Shirred Knit Dress | CorporetteHappy Friday! I’m still poking through the Nordstrom clearance section, but one of my favorite pieces in the under-$50 range is this easy knit dress, which wins rave reviews from all age groups. I like the color, the long sleeves, the shirred sides, and the price: it was $68, but is now $39.90, available exclusively online (and in limited sizes, alas). Halogen Side Shirred Knit Dress

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Psst: here are a few plus size options. (Couldn’t choose!)

Coffee Break: ‘Cadence’ Demi Wedge Pump

Tory Burch Cadence Cap-Toe Stretch Wedge | CorporetteOooh, hello gorgeous. These black wedge pumps look like they are awesome — sophisticated but comfortable at the same time. It’s a 3.5″ heel with suede and elastic panels — Nordstrom and CUSP both have it for $285. Tory Burch ‘Cadence’ Demi Wedge Pump

Here’s a less expensive option, and a comfort option.

Thursday’s TPS Report: Single-Button Jacket

Nine West Single-Button Jacket | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Yellow blazers are kind of a thing right now, and I like this mustard yellow one for fall. I’d wear it with navy, dark gray, and even an accent of purple (such as, ahem, purple pumps). The jacket is $79 at Macy’s, and available in sizes 2-16. Nine West Single-Button Jacket

Psst: here’s a plus-size option.

By the way, ladies: the Nordstrom Clearance Sale is on!  I may have time to do a roundup later today, but thought I’d spread the word… tons of Minkoff bags from first look…

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Suit of the Week: Boden

Boden suitingFor 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.

Happy Wednesday! This week I’m swooning over this jacquard suiting from Boden, available in a polka dot pink as well as navy (and a solid, non jacquard black). I like the A-line cut to the skirt, the three buttons on the jacket, and — on the most sedate of the 3 colors — the fun lining on the black jacket. Of course after doing the graphic I found two dresses in the same fabrics, so those are options too. The jacket (Lombard Jacket) is $228, and the skirt (Aldwych Skirt) is $108; both available in sizes 2R-18L.

Psst: I have a call in to customer service to see if the skirt is a solid black or a polka dotted jacquard.  They’re going to call me back and let me know…
Also: Here’s a similar plus-size option.

Wednesday’s TPS Report: Cardigan with Tie Front

Jones New York Cardigan with Tie Front | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Jones New York has a number of cute cardigans right now, and this long black one with camel accents looks chic yet cozy and wearable. It’s hand-washable, and available in regular sizes — and plus sizes! — for $99 and $109, respectively. Jones New York Cardigan with Tie Front

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Coffee Break: Glazed Leather Tote

Giani Bernini Glazed Leather Tote | CorporetteI found this nice looking tote while looking for comps to last week’s splurgey coffee break, the Milly tote, but I liked this one enough to feature by itself. I like the gray and blue combo, which seems like a lovely neutral, but it’s also available in black/brown and black patent. It’s $198 at Macy’s. (Through today, code BTS gets you 20% off, bringing it to $158.) Giani Bernini Glazed Leather Tote

Psst: here’s a lower-priced option.