Bargain Friday’s TPS Report: Jersey Dress

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

Maggy London Print Jersey DressWe’re liking the looks of this purple jersey dress from Maggy London.  We like the ruching at the waist, the 3/4-length sleeves, and the black “buckle” at the waist.  We’d wear it with a simple black camisole and some pearls.  Was $108, now $43 at Nordstrom.   Maggy London Print Jersey Dress

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Coffee Break: Cole Haan OT Air Pump

Cole Haan – Carma OT Air Pump (Plumeria Snake Embossed)You know, it has been far too long since we expressed our love for purple shoes.  (Unless we’re crazy and we did it last week, in which case, our apologies.)  They go with navy and black, they add a dose of funk (in a conservative way), and, in general, they’re great.  We had not seen the “plumeria” color in Cole Haan before — but we must say, we’re loving it. They’re $278 at Zappos.  Cole Haan – Carma OT Air Pump (Plumeria Snake Embossed) – Footwear

(Note to readers — gauge your office culture before wearing open-toed shoes like this; they are inappropriate in the more conservative spaces.)

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Thursday’s TPS Report: Admiral Shawl Cardigan

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Martin Osa Admiral Shawl CardiganWe’ve never been to a Martin & Osa store, but we’ve heard good things about its quality.  Today we’re liking this cotton cardigan — we like the buttons on the placard, as well as the horizontal ribbing.  We’d wear it with trousers and a nice blouse or tee to the office.  It’s $79 at Martin & Osa, available in red, navy, and light blue.  Admiral Shawl Cardigan

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Suit of the Week

DVF navy 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, which should be as classic and basic as you get — instead, this feature is about the slightly different suit that is fashionable, yet professional.

Lots of new suits are hitting the stores this week, apparently.  We really like this chic navy blue suit — we like the loose collar, the high waist of the skirt, and the texture of the shantung.  We do wish, however, that the skirt were longer than 20.5 inches (but hey, we’re sure the teenagers buying DvF suits will look great in it!).  If you’re 5’4 or below, though, we’d give it a try anyway.  The set is available at Saks for pre-order — the jacket (Jonesie Shantung Jersey Jacket) is $345, and the skirt (Chi-Chi High-Waisted Skirt) is $185.  (Incidentally — Saks is having tons of sales, with new products having hit the racks yesterday.)

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Goat Suede Casual Jacket

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

We’ve always admired women who can pull this look off — the casual yet professional leather jacket.  We like the styling here — the scarf so close to the neck, the skirt to add some femininity.  It’s available in sizes S and L and is part of the great one-day sale Jones New York has going on today, with prices up to 65% off work basics.  This jacket was $349, now $122 (and comes with free shipping, since it’s over $75). Goat Suede Casual Jacket

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Tuesday’s TPS Report: Eileen Fisher Stand Collar Jacket

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Eileen Fisher Stand Collar JacketWe’ve noticed this jacket about five times over the past four weeks, and we’re finally posting it.  We like the loose, sweater quality (lambswool and cashmere), combined with the jacket vibe.  We think we prefer the collar down, as Bloomingdales shows it (where it’s also, incidentally, still full price), but as Lord & Taylor shows it, you can also wear the collar standing up.  The red also strikes us as a good red.  We’d wear it with trousers or a sheath or, perhaps if we were daring, skinny pants and perhaps a collared tunic.  It’s $248 at Bloomingdales (all sizes), and at $124, in limited sizes (including petites), at Lord & Taylor.  Eileen Fisher Stand Collar Jacket

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