Coffee Break: Tie Stripe Scarf

Brooks Brothers Tie Stripe ScarfBrooks Brothers’ Friends & Family sale is on, and ends tonight! I always like the scarf and accessory selections there, so I’m drooling over these tie stripe oblong scarf — it seems fun in a “borrowed from the boys” kind of way. It was $98, then marked to $68, and it comes down to $51ish with code FF25. Brooks Brothers Tie Stripe Scarf

Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Beasley Fit & Flare Dress

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

Burch Beasley Flare DressOoooh: purty. I like the seamed panels and texture on this black Tory Burch dress, as well as the ladylike length and neckline. What a great example of a fit and flare dress! (Click here for our last roundup.) It’s $450 at Nordstrom, sizes XS-L.  Tory Burch ‘Beasley’ Fit & Flare Dress

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Psst: here’s a less expensive option and a plus-size option.

Another deal alert (’tis the season, I guess): Bare Necessities has a great sale on some of my favorite brands like Fantasie, Freya, Panache, Le Mystere — 40% off plus an extra 15% off with code EXTRA15.  Also, panties starting at $6.99.  (Here was our last discussion on the best lingerie brands and styles — readers, any favorites in the sale today?)

Friday’s TPS Report: Drapey Grid Print Tee

The Limited Drapey Grid Print Tee | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Happy Friday! I’m really liking this teal grid print shirt from The Limited (also available in blue, black, and red, and also available as a camisole or long-sleeved top in tall and petite sizes). The wide grid pattern strikes me as an interesting twist on a classic, and I think the teal is flattering. The t-shirt is $39.95 full price, available in sizes XS-XL. The Limited Drapey Grid Print Tee

Psst: Here’s a plus-size top with a striking pattern.

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Coffee Break: Lucite Imperial Noir Snake Link Necklace

Alexis Bittar Lucite Imperial Noir Snake Link Necklace | Corporette

I posted this necklace’s sister last week on CorporetteMoms (because hey, every pregnant/nursing mama looks good in a statement necklace), and I meant it when I said it: I’m obsessed with this entire collection. I’m not even one of those people who thinks snakes are cool/sexy/whatever! Something about this lucite/ruthenium necklace — with accents of labradorite and crystal — just really speaks to me. Waaaant. This necklace is $375 at Saks. Alexis Bittar Snake Link Necklace

Psst: Here’s a lower-priced alternative, also at Saks.

Thursday’s TPS Report: Plum Dome Jacket

Dorothy Perkins Plum Dome Jacket | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I don’t know why I keep coming back to this plum jacket from Dorothy Perkins, but something about it really speaks to me. I love that dark plum color, the fact that it’s machine washable, and — hey — that it’s only $59. I’d wear it with blue, purple, black, and even with some of the dark green that’s everywhere this season. It’s $59 at Dorothy Perkins (available in sizes 6-18, although some are starting to sell out). Dorothy Perkins Plum Dome Jacket

Psst: Here’s a washable open-front jacket in plum that’s available in plus sizes.

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Suit of the Week: The Limited

Corporette's Suit of the Week: The LimitedFor 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.

It seems like I just sang the praises of the Limited’s new Collection collection (and particularly the sheath dress) — but I was excited to see all of the pieces (and more) available in this lovely wine-colored hue.  I think this looks like a great nonbasic suit to add to your closet — wear it with cobalt, gray, black, navy, white, even a pop of bright red or bright orange for contrast.  There are so many pieces — and all of them are 40% off with code FALLNOW. Pictured below:  the jacket (Collection Flap Pocket Jacket) is $158, but comes to $94.80, and the sheath dress (Collection Sheath Dress) is $98 but comes to $59.  Next, the Collection Lexie Flare Pants were $79.95, but now come to $39.90. Next, they have an online exclusive Colorblock Sheath Dress that is $98 but comes to $59.  Finally,  the Collection Tuxedo Vest was $70 but comes to $42, and the Collection Drew Bootcut Pants come all the way down to $39.90. (How do we feel about vests as suiting separates, ladies?) Not pictured: the skirt (Collection Inset Pencil Skirt) is $59.90, but comes to $34.90.  All are available in regular, petite, and tall sizes.

purple womens suitPsst: here’s a plus-size suit option (which also comes in misses sizes).