Tuesday’s TPS Report: Brinton Pants

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Theory Brinton PantsCall me a sucker for a slight flare, but I like the look of these high-waisted cotton blend pants with a “subtle flare.”  I’ve always thought flared/bootcut pants are more flattering with sleek tops, but I also like the look here (which I think is a cropped blouse, but a similar look could be achieved with a loosely-tucked blouse).  The pants are $295 at Theory.  Theory Brinton Pants

Update: It looks like both Nordstrom and Amazon have the pants on sale for $176, sizes 00-12.  In fact, Nordstrom seems to have several pairs of Theory items on sale for 30%-60% off…

Here’a a plus-size option, as well as a more affordable option. Along these lines: check out our recent guide to washable pants for work!

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Coffee Break: Boutique Tote

Hynes Eagle Boutique Tote | CorporetteA friend of mine just got this bag, and I have to say, I’m pretty impressed for a $30 bag. The brand has a ton of nice looking, well-reviewed, stylish bags, and many of them have intelligent little details, like colored linings, interior pockets, and more.  For today’s Coffee Break, I liked the look of this 15″x5″x11″ tote, with handles as well as a cross strap — the bright red color looks lovely, and if you’re on the fence about such a bright color, the price will certainly help you take the plunge: it’s $27 at Amazon (eligible for Prime — and also available in brown).  Hynes Eagle Boutique Tote

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Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Belted Zip Front Wool Dress

Akris Punto Belted Zip Front Wool Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I feel like this dress has been around, in one form or another, since I started this blog. (Here’s a very similar style, chosen for a Splurge Monday by guest poster Stephanie from Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle.) I like the zippered yoke, the ladylike length, and the self-belt — it looks minimalist and chic. It’s $895 at Nordstrom. Akris Punto Belted Zip Front Wool Dress

A few lower-priced options are here, here, here; here’s a plus-size alternative.

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Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Angelina Skirt

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ShapeFx SkirtThe asymmetrical flounce looks lovely — and I am intrigued by the “built in power mesh slip, held in place with lace gripper trim.”  They have a bunch of skirts with built-in shapewear, and they’re all on sale.  This skirt — which comes in 3 colors, sizes 0-16 — was $59, but is now marked to $24. Angelina Skirt by ShapeFX

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Coffee Break: The Love Letter Necklace

Vanessa Mooney The Love Letter Necklace | CorporetteSo. OK. I am really enjoying the new show Younger… but I am now starting to have a necklace complex. Why is the 43-year-old uptight editor always wearing huge statement necklaces (some of which I quite like)? Is it a comical, older-lady-only thing? Do we, like, need it to hide our cleavage wrinkles or something? (And, sigh, I just got a new Alexis Bittar necklace on Gilt, too.) If delicate necklaces are more your speed, then I like the look of this one from Vanessa Mooney… the dangly spike pendants look lovely. The necklace is $146 at Shopbop. Vanessa Mooney The Love Letter Necklace

(If you’re still into statement necklaces, though, then here are two nice ones at Last Call.)

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Thursday’s TPS Report: ‘Yara’ Textured Clean-Cut Shirt

Reiss Yara Textured Clean-Cut Shirt | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I feel like we’ve had a ton of white blouses on here lately, but there are so many good ones out right now! I like this textured, fluid blouse from Reiss — available in navy as well — it looks simple but chic, and I love that it’s machine washable. It’s in the Reiss Outlet — it was $180, but is now marked to $90. Reiss ‘Yara’ Textured Clean-Cut Shirt

A couple of plus-size alternatives are here and here.

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