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.

Tuesday’s TPS Report: ‘Direne’ Dress

Boss Hugo Boss 'Direne' Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

There’s a lot to like about this simple dress. Sleeves! A nice neckline and hemline! A fitted waist and a flattering, forgiving skirt! A lack of crazy details like exposed zippers and mesh cutouts! Refreshing. The Hugo Boss website is almost entirely sold out, but Nordstrom still has it in sizes 0-14 for $595. Boss Hugo Boss ‘Direne’ Dress

Psst: here’s a less expensive version (which also comes in plus sizes)!

Coffee Break: Skinny Print Calf Hair Belt

Lands' End Skinny Print Calf Hair Belt | CorporetteHow many belts is too many belts? I rarely wear belts, to be honest, but when I saw this lovely calf hair polka-dotted belt marked to $12 I had to snap it up. Green is trending right now, but this belt is also available in red and blue for $12, and a cheetah print for $29. Lands’ End Skinny Print Calf Hair Belt

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Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Claudette Jacket

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Nina McLemore Claudette Jacket | CorporetteThere was an interesting article in the WSJ a few weeks ago: “Women in Power Know Nina: Label Looks Commanding but Doesn’t Grab the Spotlight,” so I thought I’d take a look at her collection. I like how many of her jackets have popped collars — perhaps to accommodate updos and short hair? — and a lot of the fabrics come from “our wonderful French mill.” There are a lot of great pieces to choose from, but this versatile Claudette jacket with the fun tiny red and white print, stood out to me.  As they note, it looks like the kind of piece that would be at home with jeans or a sheath dress. It’s $750, available in sizes 0-18. Nina McLemore Claudette Jacket

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Psst: here’s a lower-priced version, and a fab plus-sized version
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Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Ashton Shirtdress

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Limited Ashton ShirtdressI normally do not like shirtdresses — they’re hard to look flattering, and a few years ago it seemed like retailers were purposely making them to look like you’d thrown on your boyfriend’s shirt, belted it, and left the house without pants. So it’s unusual for me to say that I really like this shirtdress from The Limited, inspired by their popular Ashton blouse — it looks clean, professional, and flattering. I like this “fireside red” color, but it’s also available in other colors: “midnight blue,” black, green, and a number of sleeveless iterations. The dress is $79.95, but if you buy one you get one 50% off. Limited Ashton Shirtdress

Psst: here’s a plus size version. FYI — although The Limited shuttered their plus-size line about a year ago, the brand Eloquii has been resurrected and is under new management (with no affiliation with The Limited).  This sheath dress comes down to $66 today with code TGIF and looks like a nice basic.

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