Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Navy Block Piped Dress

Dorothy Perkins Navy Block Piped Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Happy Friday! This lovely navy and white dress (also available in ivory with black piping) looks like something I’ve seen from a much higher price point. The high neckline, the ladylike hem, the non-body-con fit — all are great. It’s $44 at Dorothy Perkins. Dorothy Perkins Navy Block Piped Dress

P.S. Don’t forget — the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens to the general public today, with prices on NEW merchandise marked down until August 4, when prices will go back up. You can see our early access roundup of workwear/bag/shoe picks here — we’ll do another one today with what’s left! Cardholders who bought with the early access — what did you get?  Any early reviews?

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Coffee Break: Metal Hinged Bracelet

Tory Burch fitbitSo: that’s a Fitbit. Where? Right there, on her wrist. It’s part of Tory Burch’s new collaboration with Fitbit. I’m pretty psyched about this, even though I’ve had a love/hate relationship with Fitbit ever since I got the Force rash (while pregnant, too!).  (I now wear a Fitbit Flex but only when I’m going on a walk or run.) The little rubber bracelet is functional, but it sure is ugly — so like I said, I’m really excited about this collaboration. The hinged metal bracelet (pictured) is $195; there are some more affordable silicone bracelets with fun Tory Burch patterns and colors on them (for $38). There’s also a hinged pendant necklace for the Flex. Tory Burch for Fitbit Metal Hinged Bracelet

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Thursday’s TPS Report: Tailored Peplum Jacket

Topshop Tailored Peplum JacketOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Topshop isn’t a brand I usually think of for workwear, but I’m loving not one but two blazers from them, both at Nordstrom: this lovely peplum jacket (available in four colors, pictured in grey) and this other open-front blazer. Both are really reasonably priced ($96 and $90, respectively) and they look hip and easy to style. Topshop Tailored Peplum Jacket

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Suit of the Week: ASOS

ASOS Crepe Suit | CorporetteFor 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.

Everyone seemed to really love the color of the Escada suit from a few weeks ago, including me — so when I saw this (much) less expensive version from hip retailer ASOS I had to pass it along. Love that bright pink! As of this writing it’s available in sizes 1-14, with matching ankle pants. For work, I’d wear it as styled, with a gray skintight croptop — ha, just kidding! I do like the gray, though — I think it does a better job of muting the pink (as would a cream or a beige); I’d worry a black or white would just make it pop. I might try it with orange or red accessories if I were having fun, or a single metal color to complement my shirt. For some reason I’m seeing silver with a gray shirt, and gold with a cream/beige top. (Ooh: if I were wearing the blazer as a separate this would be a great time to dress in different textures of the same color, like gray.) The blazer (ASOS Blazer In Crepe With Slim Lapel) is $85.74, and the pants (ASOS Cigarette Pants) are $47.64.

 

 

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Wool Tulip Dress

Boden Wool Tulip DressOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Boden has some great sales going on right now, including this gorgeous wool tulip dress — with sleeves! I like the nice high neckline, and the fact that the skirt is designed to be a much looser fit than one normally sees on this kind of dress. There are plenty of sizes left in the purple (pictured), limited sizes left in black, and all of the sizes left in a really adorable gray-and-black polka dot print. It’s available at Boden for $87, marked down from $218. Boden Wool Tulip Dress

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Coffee Break: Corinne Croc-Embossed Pump

Pour la Victoire Corinne Croc-Embossed Pump | CorporetteLast Call has these 4″ heels in two colors (burgundy, pictured, and black), and considering that I keep bookmarking them, I thought I’d pass them along. I like the buckle and cutout details (and the tiny almost-t-strap! cute!) and the croc-embossed leather. They were $250, were then marked to $199, but with today’s sale they come down to $70. Nice! Pour la Victoire Corinne Croc-Embossed Pump

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