Thursday’s TPS Report: Silk blend streamers cardigan

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Silk blend streamers cardiganWe like this silk-blend streamers cardigan, which is part of the 25% off online-only sale on regular-priced merchandise that Banana Republic is having today. We particularly like the way the beige cardigan looks with beige pants — it’s a very polished, together look, but it has a casual, non-suit vibe.  It’s $79.50 at full price ($59.62 with code BRSUNNYDAY). Silk blend streamers cardigan


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Workwear Hall of Fame: Longchamp Totes

Longchamp 'Le Pliage Large' Tote Bag Nordstrom has a number of great bags on sale right now, including the classic Longchamp ‘Le Pliage’ large tote bag.  Only fun colors are on sale, such as ocean (pictured), as well as citrine, lilac, rosalie, and white — but if you’re just lugging stuff to and from the office, a happy pop of color can be a nice pick-me-up. Was $145, now $97 at Nordstrom. Longchamp ‘Le Pliage Large’ Tote Bag

2015 Update: This bag is now in our Hall of Fame!  The brown-strapped Pliage (pictured) has continued to dominate offices for years — it comes in a zillion colors! — but if you prefer a more streamlined look, the Pliage Neo has straps that match the bag (in black as well as colors). Note that you can sometimes find Longchamp on sale during big Nordstrom sales.

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Fitted Blazer With Scalloped Trim

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Fitted Blazer With Scalloped Trim Rachel Roy has a ton of cute things for the office right now, including this fun, almost punk-like fitted blazer.  We love the stripes (particularly on the lapels) and the little details, like the scalloped trim.  We’d wear it with a black pencil skirt, a white tee (like the one pictured) and perhaps pearls.  It’s $129 at RachelRoy.com.  Fitted Blazer With Scalloped Trim


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Tuesday’s TPS Report: Lucia Drape-Front Blouse

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Saks’s summer sale is on, with prices up to 60% off — including this gorgeous silk georgette blouse from Elie Tahari.  We like the cap sleeves, the bloused waist, and the high but interesting asymmetrical neckline.  It comes in both Beeswax (pictured) and a teal blue (“Bermuda Palm”).  Was $228, now $136, sizes XS-L still available. Lucia Drape-Front Blouse


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Coffee Break – Bandolino Shelley Pumps

Bandolino - Shelley (Dark Brown Multi/Black Synthetic) - FootwearWe love the look of these peep-toes from Bandolino and, judging by the 46 glowing reviews on Zappos, they’re not just another pretty shoe.  We like that they come in a zillion colors (including the almost tortoise-shell-like print pictured), and the price is great, ranging from $53.06 for some colors to $58.95 for others. Bandolino – Shelley (Dark Brown Multi/Black Synthetic) – Footwear
N.B. Peep toes are not appropriate for every office!
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Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Red Silk Belted Cap Sleeve Dress

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Kay Unger red silk belted cap sleeve dressLove this deep red dress from Kay Unger.  Love the cap sleeves and the material (a woven silk, which won’t wrinkle quite as easily as plain silk), and we like the little lapels on the neckline of the dress.  It’s part of Bluefly’s extra 10% off sale going on today — so it was $375, then marked to $224, but for today only it’s $201.60.  Nice!    Kay Unger red silk belted cap sleeve dress


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