Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Boatneck Fitted Top

Old Navy Boatneck Fitted Top | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

This is the kind of top that looks like it could be a real find, particularly for the price — it has more than one interesting detail (boatneck, exposed zipper at the nape, shirred shoulders, and longer sleeves), and it’s slightly fitted. I like the solid colors like this “electric youth” pink (pictured) or the black (c’mon, you know me), but it’s also available in a solid white, a pink stripe, and a blue stripe; it comes in regular, tall, and petite sizes XS-XXL. It was $19.94 but is currently marked to $14 (and is only available online). Old Navy Boatneck Fitted Top

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Coffee Break: BII Flats

Pour la Victoire BII | CorporetteI always love a good flat with cutouts, and these are on a great deal at 6pm. I like the mesh and the scalloped, decorative cutouts, along with the beige and black patent neutrals. The flat was $225 but is now $112. Pour la Victoire BII

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Thursday’s TPS Report: Black and Green Tank Dress

Calvin Klein Black and Green Tank Dress with Belt | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

For some reason I always think of Calvin Klein dresses as lucky finds at TJ Maxx or the like — they often come down to this price range (around $50) and in many ways are great dresses. This black sheath dress is 22″ long from the waist, and I love the bright teal stripe detail — it’s interesting and flattering without being crazy bright. I might try it with a bright purple or red blazer if I were being adventurous, but I think it would also look great with a gray or white. The keyhole detail at the neck is also great. The dress was $134, but is now $43.50 at Bluefly. Calvin Klein Black and Green Tank Dress with Belt

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P.S. Today marks the start of a week of early access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for Nordstrom RewardsTM members (through 7/17; sale starts on 7/18). Happy shopping — and tell us what you get!

P.P.S. Update @ 10:30 a.m.: No, it’s not just you! It sounds like everyone is having issues with Nordstrom’s site this morning. Here are a couple of official responses to people who posted on their Facebook page:

“We’re so sorry for any frustration this may have caused. Our website is experiencing some issues currently which we are working hard to fix. If you would like help placing an order, you can email [email protected] with your phone number and items you would like to purchase and we will gladly assist you.”

“Thanks for letting us know you’re having this issue also. We’re hoping to get it fixed soon, but in the meantime; please call us at 1-888-282-6060 to complete your order. We’re truly sorry for any inconvenience.”

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Suit of the Week: Nanette Lepore

Nanette Lepore Suit | CorporetteFor 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’ve always been partial to Nanette Lepore suits — they’re always very feminine (sometimes too much so) suits in traditional fabrics with interesting tweaks and details — ribbons, pleating, etc. Here it’s a wide diamond pattern with the fabric pieced together in fun ways, with leather details and an asymmetrical hem. The stormflap/trenchcoat inspiration isn’t my cup of tea, but I do like the way it looks when the model walks the runway, so there’s that. I’d probably skip the leather corset for work (*cough*) and instead go with a boring white blouse or black tee, but that’s me. The jacket (Nanette Lepore Collegiate Jacket) is $498, and the skirt (Nanette Lepore Scholarly Skirt) is $278.

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Tarnished Serpent Mixed-Media Dress

Isla & Co. Tarnished Serpent Mixed-Media Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

This dress reminds me of the reader favorite Ivy & Blu dress — the high V-neck, the defined waist, and the slight A-line to the skirt. This one is not a faux wrap, and has a serpent pattern on the bottom half, but (as someone on team “animal-print-is-a-classic”) I like it even more. The dress was $198, but is now marked to $69.30 at Last Call. Isda & Co. Tarnished Serpent Mixed-Media Dress

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Coffee Break: Tate Grainy Duffel Satchel Bag

Deux Lux Tate Grainy Duffel Satchel Bag | CorporetteI’m unfamiliar with the brand Deux Lux, but I’ve seen a TON of great looking bags for very budget-friendly prices of late. Today I’m swooning over this emerald green satchel (also available in olive, merlot, and camel). For my $.02, a bright green bag is a great pop of color with most outfits — and in my humble opinion it’s easiest to wear the color as a bag (rather than as a shoe, or dress, or scarf, etc). The bag was $135, but is currently marked to $40 at LastCall. Deux Lux Tate Grainy Duffel Satchel Bag

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