Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Cotton Windowpane Lawn Shirt

Brooks Brothers Cotton Windowpane Lawn Shirt | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

There are a lot of great deals to be had at Brooks Brothers right now, including this lovely “lawn shirt” — it’s the perfect white top that isn’t a blouse or tee. I like the crispness of it, and think it would look great tucked into a navy suit. I also like it untucked, though; I get a bit of a ’50s vibe from it and would wear it untucked with cropped ankle pants and flats. The top is marked down to $32, and is available in sizes 2-12. Brooks Brothers Cotton Windowpane Lawn Shirt

Here is one (slightly more casual) alternative that goes up to size 14/16 and another that’s available in sizes up to 22/24.

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Coffee Break: Crystal Quartz Huggie Earrings

Rebecca Taylor Crystal Quartz Huggie Earring | CorporetteOooh: I have not really focused on Melissa Joy Manning jewelry before, although I’ve certainly heard her name — but now I’m obsessed. She has a ton of delicate, delicate hoops and huggies, my favorite for work. (My theory: it’s really uncomfortable to talk on a phone with a post earring, and bigger earrings run the risk of being inappropriate for work. If you have a conference call you can plan to take your earring off, but then you run the risk of losing your earring…) Anyhoo: these lovely recycled-metal and crystal “hug hoop earrings” look modern and delicate, perfect for work. They’re $150 at RebeccaTaylor.com. (Pro tip: They often have steep sales with additional discounts offered only to their email list, so if you like Rebecca Taylor or these earrings, consider signing up.) Rebecca Taylor Crystal Quartz Huggie Earrings

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Thursday’s TPS Report: Geometric-Print Fit-and-Flare Dress

Muse Geometric-Print Fit-and-Flare Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I’ve always liked Muse dresses, and this cobalt, geometric, fit and flare dress is calling my name. (Looking for a more conservative fit and flare dress? Check out our recent roundup.) The pattern looks super flattering, and it’s fun without being overly twee. It’s on a great sale, too — it was $160 but is now $70, available in sizes XS-L, at Last Call. Muse Geometric-Print Fit-and-Flare Dress

Two plus-size options are here (blue/black) and here (black).

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Suit of the Week: Classiques Entier

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For 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.

I swear I’ve posted this before, yet I can’t find it anywhere — I’m in love with this light gray superfine suit from Classiques Entier.  I’ve posted before about my love for light gray pants for work — so much more versatile than white! — but the matching jacket, dress, and (hello!) the sale all make this a great option.  The jacket (One-Button Wool Suiting Jacket) is now $166 (was $278),  and the pants (Superfine Wool Trousers) are $106 (were $178); both are available in regular and petite. I just confirmed with Customer Service that this dress (Superfine Wool V-Neck Sheath Dress) is a matching piece; it’s now marked down to $148 down (was $248).

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Drape Neck Jacket

Jones New York Drape Neck Jacket | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I really like the look of this drape neck jacket — the navy and white stripes are actually dots if you look up close, which feels a bit more refreshing than your standard lines, and I like the drapey shape.  It was $149, but is now marked down to $109 at Jones New York. Jones New York Drape Neck Jacket

A few plus-size options are here, here, and here.

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Coffee Break: Aubrey Pumps

Soft Style AubreyI found this lovely, almost retro pump while doing our most recent roundup of low heels for work — I still think it’s so, so pretty. I love the ribbon-like detail on the vamp, as well as the low height (2″).  I’m not usually a fan of light blue shoes (I had a teal pair of shoes once that got worn rarely), but these look gorgeous.  (They’re also in black.)  They’re $59 at Zappos, and — fun fun — they come in sizes 5.5-12, and in four widths.  Nice. Soft Style Aubrey

Know your office — peep toe pumps aren’t appropriate everywhere! Looking for more comfortable heels? Check out our guide.

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