Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Godet Flare Skirt

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Halogen Godet Flare SkirtThe trick to a good flouncy skirt, in my humble opinion, is that it must be fairly streamlined at the waist and hips — so I really like this godet flare skirt from Halogen.  Admittedly, it looks short to me on the model, but tall (5’8″) reviewers note that it came about an inch longer than shown here, which in my mind is a plus.  The skirt comes in navy and black, regular and petites, for $48 (and is machine wash/tumble dry).  Halogen® Godet Flare Skirt

Here’s a similar skirt available in plus sizes.

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Coffee Break: Sydney Shopper

Sydney ShopperWe’ve featured Fossil’s classic tote bag, the Sydney Shopper, several times here on the blog — but this bright, happy pink just makes my day.  It’s one of 16 colors the bag comes in, all available at Zappos for $168.   Sydney Shopper has several older colors of the bag on sale for as low as $99.

Update: Zappos seems to have low stock on the fuchsia; Amazon also has the color.


Thursday’s TPS Report: Sheer Chiffon Blouse with Silk Trim

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Rachel Zoe Sheer Chiffon BLouse with Silk TrimHappy Thursday!  I’ve noticed this chiffon and silk blouse a few times now at Last Call, and I always think man, what a lovely basic.  It is sheer, so I’d either wear it with a white camisole for work, or I think it would be the perfect thing to layer beneath sheath dresses, sweaters or sweater vests.  It was $250, but is now marked to $89 at Last CallRachel Zoe Sheer Chiffon Blouse with Silk Trim

(It’s described as a “winter white” on the product page, but I think of this plus-size silk option as being MUCH more of a winter white.  Here’s another silky plus-size blouse.)

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Suit of the Week: Acne Studios

Acne Studios Ryde T Organza Shirtjacket | 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.

Have you woken up recently and said, “man, if only I could get a suit that was noisy, itchy, wrinkled like crazy, and pulled over my head instead of buttoning up the front?” Then look no further! This avant-garde take on the classic suit jacket has a “unique pullover design,” and — for your noisy, wrinkling, itchy pleasure, is made of organza. Fabulous! If you’re interested, you’d better hurry — the satin pants (Acne Studios Marsy Satin Trousers) are already sold out, and the jacket (Acne Studios Ryde T Organza Shirtjacket), at $1350 is down to limited sizes. The blouse it’s featured with (Acne Studios Clio Tech Poplin Shirt) is a mere $220.

If you’re looking for something more Stop Making Sense-ish, check out this one.

Psst: Since the satin pants are sold out, I suggest you check out these.

Acne Studios suit of the week


Wednesday’s TPS Report: ‘Dapper Ryan’ Graphic T-Shirt

Clashist 'Dapper Ryan' Graphic T-Shirt | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Hey gurl. Looking for a great way to show a youthful — but professional — energy? A graphic t-shirt with a blazer. You can do this with a concert shirt, an ironic tee, or something else — but for today’s workwear pick I’m really liking this Ryan Gosling tee. (Love the necklace it’s styled with as well.) The tee is $54 at Nordstrom. Clashist ‘Dapper Ryan’ Graphic T-Shirt

Update: Drat, looks like it’s sold out — note that Etsy has a Clashist tee featuring the power suits of SATC’s Samantha.

Psst: curious for some of our other wear-it-to-work recommendations on this day in previous years? Here’s 2014, 2013, 2011, and 2009.

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Coffee Break: Geometric Print Scarf

Tory Burch Geometric Print Scarf | CorporetteOooh, pretty! This scarf feels like summer to me — the orange! the red! the yellow! the teensy pop of blue! Love it. It’s a linen blend, also perfect for summer. It’s $155 at Nordstrom. Tory Burch Geometric Print Scarf

Here’s a lower-priced scarf in a similar print.