Tuesday’s TPS Report: Lume Drape-Front Dress

Max Mara Lume Drape-Front Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Yes, I know it is mid-May — not exactly long-sleeve weather. Still: this looks like the kind of dress that will stand the test of time, and it’s rare to see an investment dress like this go on sale. I like the draped front, and the fitted sides, and, yes, the 3/4 sleeves. The dress was $795, but is now on sale for $477 at Saks. Max Mara Lume Drape-Front Dress

Here are a couple of lower-priced options in regular and petite sizes (one, two), another that’s available up to size 16, and a plus-size alternative.

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Coffee Break: Reversible Vegan Leather Tote & Wristlet

Street Level Reversible Vegan Leather Tote & Wristlet | CorporetteThe reversible tote seems to be all the rage right now, and this Nordstrom bag has (amazing!) 290 positive reviews. It’s vegan leather, comes with a wristlet, and is available in five colors — all for a mere $48. Not bad. The same brand has a number of other nice pieces, such as this colorblock tote or this on-trend bucket bag, all for around the same price point. Street Level Reversible Vegan Leather Tote & Wristlet

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Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Slim Crepe Dress with Contrast Lining

Veronica Beard Slim Crepe Dress with Contrast Lining | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Oooh: this Veronica Beard sheath dress is so. cool. Love the contrast lining and the easy elegance of it — gorgeous. I’d wear it with delicate but expensive jewelry (diamonds, pearls) and basic black or nude-for-me pumps. The dress is $595 (lucky sizes only). Veronica Beard Slim Crepe Dress with Contrast Lining

Update: Madison Los Angeles has the dress in a few more sizes.

Here are a lower-priced option and a plus-size alternative.

Psst: Don’t forget our massive roundup of sheath dresses from a few weeks ago if you’re on the hunt for a more basic (or affordable) version.

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Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Plaxico Blazer

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

DvF Plaxico BlazerThis morning I thought I’d take a look to see what blazers I could find under $50 — and I must say, I’m impressed with what The Real Real has in stock right now. Take this eggplant DvF blazer, which I am featuring explicitly so you can compare it with our original workwear suggestion about it a few years ago — it was originally $445, eventually went on sale for $250, but now can be yours in good shape for $50 if you’re a lucky size 6. (The Real Real is a consignment shop, so everything is one of a kind, lucky sizes.) DvF Plaxico Blazer

Here are a few more blazers at the Real Real: black, purple, and red. Use code SUNSHINE to get 20% off through 5/18.

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Coffee Break: Piccolo Pump

M.Gemi Piccolo Pump | CorporetteI continue to be impressed with M.Gemi’s offerings for pumps, sandals, booties — they all seem chic and on point. Today I’m liking the look of the Piccolo, a kitten heeled pump with pointed toes and a studded details on the ankle strap. It clocks in at 1.75″, and I like that it has a bit of an edge to it; so many of the lower heels suffer from Comfort Shoe Syndrome and look frumptastic. This one is available in black, red, and a beigey “fog”; it’s $248. M.Gemi Piccolo Pump

Here’s a lower-priced version with very good reviews.

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Thursday’s TPS Report: Reagan Washed-Silk Top

Equipment Reagan Washed-SIlk Top | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

There are a ton of Equipment washed silk blouses at The Outnet right now.  There are so many to like, but this bright pink shell makes me happy and would, I think, look great with pretty much any color except purple.  (It’s also available in a version with long sleeves.) The pictured top is $76 (was $168), and is available in sizes XS-L. Equipment Reagan Washed-Silk Top

Here are two plussize options.

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