Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Side Shirred Knit Dress

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Halogen Side Shirred Knit Dress | CorporetteHappy Friday! I’m still poking through the Nordstrom clearance section, but one of my favorite pieces in the under-$50 range is this easy knit dress, which wins rave reviews from all age groups. I like the color, the long sleeves, the shirred sides, and the price: it was $68, but is now $39.90, available exclusively online (and in limited sizes, alas). Halogen Side Shirred Knit Dress

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Psst: here are a few plus size options. (Couldn’t choose!)

Thursday’s TPS Report: Single-Button Jacket

Nine West Single-Button Jacket | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Yellow blazers are kind of a thing right now, and I like this mustard yellow one for fall. I’d wear it with navy, dark gray, and even an accent of purple (such as, ahem, purple pumps). The jacket is $79 at Macy’s, and available in sizes 2-16. Nine West Single-Button Jacket

Psst: here’s a plus-size option.

By the way, ladies: the Nordstrom Clearance Sale is on!  I may have time to do a roundup later today, but thought I’d spread the word… tons of Minkoff bags from first look…

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Cardigan with Tie Front

Jones New York Cardigan with Tie Front | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Jones New York has a number of cute cardigans right now, and this long black one with camel accents looks chic yet cozy and wearable. It’s hand-washable, and available in regular sizes — and plus sizes! — for $99 and $109, respectively. Jones New York Cardigan with Tie Front

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Tuesday’s TPS Report: ‘Direne’ Dress

Boss Hugo Boss 'Direne' Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

There’s a lot to like about this simple dress. Sleeves! A nice neckline and hemline! A fitted waist and a flattering, forgiving skirt! A lack of crazy details like exposed zippers and mesh cutouts! Refreshing. The Hugo Boss website is almost entirely sold out, but Nordstrom still has it in sizes 0-14 for $595. Boss Hugo Boss ‘Direne’ Dress

Psst: here’s a less expensive version (which also comes in plus sizes)!

Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Claudette Jacket

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Nina McLemore Claudette Jacket | CorporetteThere was an interesting article in the WSJ a few weeks ago: “Women in Power Know Nina: Label Looks Commanding but Doesn’t Grab the Spotlight,” so I thought I’d take a look at her collection. I like how many of her jackets have popped collars — perhaps to accommodate updos and short hair? — and a lot of the fabrics come from “our wonderful French mill.” There are a lot of great pieces to choose from, but this versatile Claudette jacket with the fun tiny red and white print, stood out to me.  As they note, it looks like the kind of piece that would be at home with jeans or a sheath dress. It’s $750, available in sizes 0-18. Nina McLemore Claudette Jacket

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Psst: here’s a lower-priced version, and a fab plus-sized version
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Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Ashton Shirtdress

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Limited Ashton ShirtdressI normally do not like shirtdresses — they’re hard to look flattering, and a few years ago it seemed like retailers were purposely making them to look like you’d thrown on your boyfriend’s shirt, belted it, and left the house without pants. So it’s unusual for me to say that I really like this shirtdress from The Limited, inspired by their popular Ashton blouse — it looks clean, professional, and flattering. I like this “fireside red” color, but it’s also available in other colors: “midnight blue,” black, green, and a number of sleeveless iterations. The dress is $79.95, but if you buy one you get one 50% off. Limited Ashton Shirtdress

Psst: here’s a plus size version. FYI — although The Limited shuttered their plus-size line about a year ago, the brand Eloquii has been resurrected and is under new management (with no affiliation with The Limited).  This sheath dress comes down to $66 today with code TGIF and looks like a nice basic.

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