Coffee Break: Moveover Pointed Toe Flat

BP Moveover Pointed Toe FlatNordstrom has a few new discounts out, including a few sale sizes (and lots of non-sale sizes) of this well-reviewed pointed toe flat. I like the royal blue because, well, I always do; it also comes in a ton of other colors. The royal blue patent is on sale for $33.46; full priced shoes are $49.95. BP Moveover Pointed Toe Flat

Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Camilla Jacket

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

Drew Camilla JacketPiperlime is having a pretty killer sale right now — take 30% off all orders over $200. This is great for all sorts of designer apparel (including today’s pick), but if you’re strapped for time, focus on bags and shoes, because very few brands are excluded from the sale. Eligible brands include Stuart Weitzman, Kate Spade New York (including Hall of Famers like Karolina and Licorice), Sam Edelman (including Hall of Famers Okala and Petty), Sigerson Morrison, Frye, Rebecca Minkoff, Hunter… chic coats from Soia & Kyo, dresses from DvF and Theory, and a generally great denim selection… lots of good pickings. Today’s workwear pick is this pretty gray jacket from Drew — I love the exposed seams, the round neck, the darts, and even the little details like the black zipper… gorgeous.  It’s $286, but comes down to $200 with code HOLIDAY30.  The sale ends 11/18.  Drew Camilla Jacket

Here’s a more affordable blazer and a plus-size blazer with similar elements…

(Note that sister brands Gap and Banana Republic are both 40% off today, and Old Navy is 35% off, all with code CHEER.)

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Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Colorblock Ponte Dress

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J.Crew Factory Colorblock Ponte DressThe entire site at J.Crew Factory is on sale from 40-60% off (prices as marked), and there’s a lot of good stuff. I like this gray and black colorblock ponte dress, available in regular and petite sizes 00-16. Love the sleeves, the hemline, the flattering colorblock details, and the jewelneck neckline. It’s “valued at $118,” but is now marked to $46.50. Factory colorblock ponte dress

Here are two similar options in plus sizes.

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Coffee Break: Charm Bilfold Wallet

Ferragamo Charm Bilfold WalletI originally was going to link to this lovely wallet, but then started looking and found this charming little charm billfold wallet.  Luuurve the purple saffiano leather, the fun charms, and the PERFECT size for making a lunch run (IDs, cards, etc).  It’s even a good price for a (very) nice gift for some lucky person: $165.68 at Farfetch, import duty included.  Salvatore Ferragamo Charm Bilfold Wallet

Farfetch has a ton of other Ferragamo items in that same purple, priced $192 and up, as does Bloomingdale’s (priced $276 and up).  If you’re looking for something more affordable, Last Call has this saffiano coin purse for $18, or this larger wallet for $40.


Thursday’s TPS Report: Pencil Dress with Kimono Wrap Detail

ASOS Pencil Dress with Kimono Wrap Detail | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Reader E wrote in to recommend this dress, saying: “I just got this dress from ASOS (in the green) in the mail and I’m really liking it. I’m wearing it today for work under a blazer and with an opera length necklace which definitely dresses it up enough for a business casual office. But without a blazer it would be fine for a slightly more casual office or a brunch or baby shower or something like that. I’m 5’3″ and it reaches right to my knees so there’s a chance it might be a little short for tall people. Oh — and I laugh that they call this sleeve design ‘kimono wrap’ because I think it’s just because they don’t want to say ‘looks kind of like a bathrobe but in a totally good way.’ Oh, and the fabric is the kind of poly-blend meant to imitate silk [best way I can describe it] but it’s lined so that it doesn’t cling too much.)” The dress is available at ASOS for $79 in green, black, and orange. ASOS Pencil Dress with Kimono Wrap Detail

Here’s a plus-size pick in a pretty green.

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Suit of the Week: Burberry

Corporette's Suit of the Week: BurberryFor 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.

Happy Wednesday! I’m loving the leather trim and teeny tiny crosshatch pattern on this cotton gabardine suit from Burberry. The single button fit with slightly peaked lapels is classic, and the crisp seams on the ankle pants remind me of one of my favorite pairs of pants. The jacket (Burberry London Leather-Trimmed Fathingstone Jacket) is $1350, and the pants (Burberry London Taverham Leather-Trimmed Wool Pants) are $495, both at Saks.

Here’s a more affordable suit, as well as a plus size option that has leather accents: jacket, dress.

Update: A couple more alternatives to check out: this one from Helmut Lang (price reduced), and this Tahari ASL skirt suit in plus sizes.


Corporette's Suit of the Week: Burberry