Tuesday’s TPS Report: Wool Color Block Cap Sleeve Dress

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Brooks Brothers Wool Color Block Cap Sleeve DressHappy Tuesday! I love this blue and black colorblocked dress from Brooks Brothers — it looks chic but professional, and the blue is such a happy, bright color. I’d wear it with a black or gray cardigan or blazer, and if I wanted to have fun with it, try it with a yellow statement necklace (like this, this, or this). The dress is $298 at Brooks Brothers.Brooks Brothers Wool Color Block Cap Sleeve Dress

Here’s a pretty dead-on $79 option (and two more), and here are a few plus-size options (note that this one goes up to size 18).

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Coffee Break: Open-Stock Sharpie Permanent Markers

sharpie permanent markerIf you do a lot of internet shopping like I do, you are well familiar with the places to buy pens and markers in bulk. But finding a single pen or two can be a lot harder and take more time until I happen to be running an errand near a stationery/office supply store, or making a big order of office supplies from Staples.com to escape their $9.99 shipping fee. So I was THRILLED to find the “open stock” category on Amazon — regular colors like black and red go for as little as $.88, but there are even specialty items such as, say, green Sharpie markers for $4.97. Even that feels a bit expensive to me, honestly, but considering that I don’t have to make a special trip to a store just for a stupid marker, or get sucked into the “fill up your cart with $40 of stuff so you don’t have to pay $10 shipping” trap — and it will be here in two days, yay for Prime — it’s worth it to me. Open-Stock Sharpie Permanent Markers

What are your favorite spots for office supplies for your home office (or pieces with a bit more personality than the office supply closet)? Do you shop online or in person?

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Splurge Monday: Isobel Stretch Crepe Sheath Dress

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DvF Isobel DressHow did it get to be March already? This black dress is boring, I’ll grant you — but it does look like it’s beautifully made, and kind of the perfect basic piece for your wardrobe. Love that mid-V, the wide straps, the high back, and the flattering seaming (which you can’t see at all on DVF, but you can on the Bloomingdale’s page). DvF has it on sale, as well: it was $428, but it’s marked to $298 at dvf.com (sizes 4-14 in stock). DVF Isobel Stretch Crepe Sheath Dress

Here are a couple of lower-priced options (here, here) and a plus-size alternative.

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Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Fitted Non-Iron Windowpane Shirt

Banana Republic Fitted Non-Iron Windowpane Shirt | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

A non-iron shirt is hard to go wrong with, and I like this white one with its wide windowpane pattern. It’s available in regular (sizes 0-16) and tall, and is $79.50 (although right now BR is having a sale — 30% off full-price items). Banana Republic Fitted Non-Iron Windowpane Shirt

Here’s a plus-sized option.

Psst: check out our previous discussions on the best button-front shirts, as well as our guide to bespoke blouses.

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Coffee Break: Piper Top Handle Saffiano Leather Tote

Furla Piper Top Handle Saffiano Leather Tote | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Ooh: I love the clean lines of this briefcase-like tote from Furla. I’ve pictured it in pink here, but it’s also available in basic black as well as cream. Love the size (14″W x 10″H x 3″D), the metal feet, and all of the available pockets. The bag was $448, but is now $239.99 at Saks Off Fifth. Furla Piper Top Handle Saffiano Leather Tote

Here’s a lower-priced option in pink.

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Thursday’s TPS Report: Loveappella Seamed Wrap Dress

Loveappella Seamed Wrap Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

At first glance I thought this dress was DVF, until I looked closer at the price — $78! I’m not familiar with the brand but there are a lot of glowing reviews in there, and for $78 it’s hard to go wrong. Love the hemline, the color, and the pockets (!). Loveappella Seamed Wrap Dress

Here’s a plus-sized alternative (and another with a bolder print).

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