Thursday’s TPS Report: Walk the Line Blazer

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Nasty Gal Blazer#GirlBoss is still on my reading list, but I’m definitely paying more attention to the company Sophia Amoruso founded: NastyGal, so named for a Betty Davis song.  What started as a vintage eBay store grew to a $100M+ online fashion retailer — and yet somehow it’s kept its vintage, fun vibe.  This red blazer — fully lined, and handwashable — looks cool, particularly with the notched hem in the back.  It’s $78 at Nasty Gal, available in sizes XXS-XL. Nasty Gal Walk the Line Blazer

Here’s a red plus-size blazer.

Psst: Totally unrelated, but I doubt inventory will hold until next Thursday: this dress just got marked down from $178 to $99 and looks super cool.

Wednesday’s TPS Report: Blackwood Wool Blend Jersey Jacket

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nordstrom-sale-classiques-entier-bllackwood-jacketNordstrom has started a big clearance sale (now through 2/22) and there’s a ton of great stuff for the taking. I’ll do a roundup later this morning, but right now I’m loving this blue wool/jersey blazer from Classiques Entier — it looks cool, well made, and for $148 (down from $298) it’s a great deal.   Classiques Entier® ‘Blackwood’ Wool Blend Jersey Jacket

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Coffee Break: Kate Spade Surprise Sale

Kate Spade Cedar Street Ombre Patent StacyThere are some great deals going on at the Kate Spade Surprise sale that just started — including this lovely little ombre wallet. $49! It comes in pink and blue (I am of course lusting over the blue, but I also really like the pink), and I like the fact that it has a little change pocket in addition to tons of credit card slots and dollar bill slots. The wallet was $128, but is now marked to $49 (final sale only, alas). Kate Spade Cedar Street Ombre Patent Stacyv

Tuesday’s TPS Report: Cashmere Cable Boatneck Sweater

Brooks Brothers Cashmere Cable Boatneck Sweater | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

We just rounded up a ton of cashmere sweaters — many of them on great discounts. This sweater is not on any sort of discount, but I’m posting it anyway for two reasons. First, I love that happy bright ORANGE — how rare is that? Secondly, I like the styling of the boatneck-with-crisp-button-front. It’s a hard look to pull off, but it’s confident, cool, and professional. This sweater is $398 (also available in khaki, yawn). Brooks Brothers Cashmere Cable Boatneck Sweater

Here’s a lower-priced option and a plus-size alternative.

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Coffee Break: Bethe Rope Necklace

noonday Longtime reader/ mid-level associate R wrote in to recommend this necklace a few weeks ago:

The necklace was a Christmas present this year, and promises to become my new favorite opera-length accent piece. (Today I’m wearing it with a cream silk blouse and gold studs.) According to the website, the entire collection is made by artisans in the developing world, and the organization is committed to providing fair wages and safe working environments. Some of the pieces have a more casual/ bohemian feel, but a fair number are entirely work-appropriate for my (business casual) office.

Nice! I always love the versatility of an opera-length necklace, and I like the simplicity of this one.  (I’m particularly a fan of the look at top right, layered with a long pendant necklace).  The necklace is $40. Bethe Rope Necklace

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Splurge Monday: Anna Dress

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

Michaela Jerdinak Anna DressWe’ve profiled other boutiques and indie brands designed to provide the perfect workwear dress (Emploi, Numari, MM.LaFleur, and a slew of affordable bespoke dressmakers), but not this interesting one from across the pond: Michaela Jedinak.  I like the sleeves on the dress, the notched neck, the bright lining (red!), and the fact that you can customize sleevelength as well as hem length.  The dress is £495.00 (or $754, according to the currency converter on the site), and comes in blue, red, black and white. Michaela Jedinak Anna Dress

Here’s a few plus size options, as well as several more affordable options.

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