Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Love Paris Print Tencel® Shirt

Foxcroft Love Tencel Shirt

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

Foxcroft has been on the scene for years for women’s blouses — tons of iron-free, wrinkle free buttons fronts in regular, petite, and plus sizes, almost all of them machine wash/tumble dry low.  I haven’t noticed their Tencel line before, though, which promises to be supersoft and a bit drapier.  I like this spotted little number which, upon close inspection, turns out to be abstract little hearts.  Normally this would drive me insane but I think it works here.  It (and lots of other Foxcroft blouses) are in the Nordstrom Anniversary sale, which JUST opened up to everyone (although cardholders still get double points through July 19).  I’ll do a roundup today of what’s still left from my favorites… Has anyone who bought during early access started assessing what you bought, and what’s going back?  The Foxcroft shirt pictured is $59.90 — it’ll go back up to $92 after the sale ends August 3.  Foxcroft ‘Love Paris’ Print Tencel® Shirt


Coffee Break: ‘Voyageur Q-Tote®’ Nylon Tote

Tumi 'Voyageur Q-Tote®' Nylon Tote purple | CorporettePurple! Nylon! With a sleeve to go on a rolling suitcase! This Tumi tote is calling my name. It’s 14″ x 11.5″ x 7″, which makes it kind of huge, but it doesn’t look unwieldy at all. I particularly love the flat bottom with feet. Love! It’s $245 at Nordstrom (also in black, “fossil,” and slate gray). Tumi ‘Voyageur Q-Tote®’ Nylon Tote

Here’s a lower-priced option.


Thursday’s TPS Report: Colorblocked Sheath Dress

The Limited Colorblocked Sheath Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

This is one of a number of sheath dresses we’ve seen lately that are being styled on the model with a loose, relaxed fit, and after years of the body-con-dress-as-work-sheath it’s great to see the change. I like the hidden zipper, the full lining, and the fact that it’s machine washable (and tumble dry!). It’s also available in petite and tall sizes, huzzah! It’s $62 (was $89) at The Limited (online only). The Limited Colorblocked Sheath Dress

Two plus-size options are here and here.

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Suit of the Week: Theory

Theory red suitFor 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 mentioned this colorful suit from Theory as part of last week’s sale roundup for the Nordstrom Anniversary sale (workwear, shoes & bags) — but I thought it was worth featuring on its own for a suit of the week.  Not only is it some of Theory’s classic suiting pieces (Gabe, Betty, and Emery pants), but done in “cassis” (pictured at top) as well as blue (pictured below).  We haven’t talked about colorful suits in a while, ladies — are you yea or nay?  I always think this is something that is very region-specific, so if you can please let us know your general area in your comment. The jacket (‘Gabe 2′ Wool Blend Blazer) is $279, but after the sale it’ll be $425, the pants (Emery 2 Wool Blend Pants) are now $196, but will be $295 after the sale ends.  The dress (Betty Sheath Dress) is only available in blue — it is now $196, but after the sale ends August 3 it’ll go back up to $295.

Theory blue suit

Wednesday’s TPS Report: Gathered Crepe Sheath Dress

Maggy London Gathered Crepe Sheath Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

We’ve talked a lot about the Nordstrom sale, and this sadly is not a part of it — but at $128 it’s pretty affordable anyway. I like the high neckline, the ruching details, the three-quarter length sleeves, and even the just-below-the-knee length. We’ve pictured the navy, but I also like it in red. Maggy London Gathered Crepe Sheath Dress

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

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Psst: The Nordstrom sale opens to the public on Friday 7/17! If you happen to be a cardholder, please check out our top picks for workwear as well as shoes and bags.


Coffee Break: Agenda-A Dress Pump

Nina Original Agenda-A Dress  Pump | CorporetteThese colorblocked heels look interesting but still neutral — none of these colors (aside from gray) are ones that I wear super regularly, but I love them all together. They’re also available in Earth (in a solid leather instead of a suede); Amazon has both shoes marked from $66-$148 (Macy’s has them still at full price, FWIW). Nina Original Agenda-A Dress Pump

Here’s an option that comes in narrow and wide sizes.