Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Crosby Street Straight Leg Pant

New York & Company Crosby Street Straight Leg Pant | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I haven’t seen a deep teal pant this season, so I like this pair from New York & Company. I tend to wear a lot of neutrals (ok, fine, I wear a lot of black), so a fun way to infuse color that lets me keep my black cashmere sweaters is always a positive. The fact that the pants are $26 marked down from $52, and available in sizes 0-18, is even better. New York & Company Crosby Street Straight Leg Pant

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Thursday’s TPS Report: Silk and Cashmere Crewneck Sweater

Brooks Brothers Silk and Cashmere Crewneck SweaterOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Brooks Brothers has always had a huge sale (up to 70% off) in previous years — I’m not sure if I missed it, if it hasn’t happened yet, or if this is it: they’re currently offering 25% off sitewide, including items already on sale. This silk and cashmere crewneck sweater looks great. I love the wide neckline (I would call this more of a boatneck rather than a crew, but that’s me), the “novelty jacquard knit,” the cashmere/silk combo… all very nice. It was $128, but is marked to $102 — with the sale it comes down to $76ish. It’s also available in gray, sizes M-XL. Brooks Brothers Silk and Cashmere Crewneck Sweater

Here are two plus-sized options.

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Heathered Tweed Jacket

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Rebecca Taylor Heathered Tweed JacketNordstrom Rack has a TON of Rebecca Taylor pieces, steeply discounted. I like this heathered tweed blazer, marked 73% off (!!!), from $495 down to $135. Funnily enough the darker color is still in stock in sizes 0-12, but the lighter color (which… isn’t my taste) is totally sold out. Also nice: this, this, and this. Rebecca Taylor Heathered Tweed Jacket

Here are a couple of lower-priced alternatives and a few plus-sized options.

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Tuesday’s TPS Report: ‘Jori’ Ruched Sheath Dress

Diane von Furstenberg 'Jori' Ruched Sheath Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I love the color of this dress, and I think the neckline and the hemline both avoid the problems DvF dresses sometimes run into (too low cut, too mini). Yes, this has more of a summer vibe to it, but it’s priced as such (40% off) — and I’d start wearing it in February with dark purple/black accents for a spring/Pucci vibe. It was $325, now marked to $195 (sizes 0-14) at Nordstrom. Diane von Furstenberg ‘Jori’ Ruched Sheath Dress

Here are a lower-priced option and a couple of alternatives available in plus sizes.

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Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Adalia Wool-Crepe Dress

Roland Mouret Adalia Wool-Crepe Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Wow. Net-a-Porter has a number of Roland Mouret dresses and I kind of love them all. This one gets the featured spot because of all those interesting details — the “precision paneling” that defines the waist and hip, yes, but also the faux slit/wrap effect on the front, the luxe look of stretchy wool crepe, and that light gray, almost lavender color. It’s almost sold out, so if you have $2390 to spend on a dress (or you’re expecting Santa to be very good to you this year), then you’d better hurry. Roland Mouret Adalia Wool-Crepe Dress

Here are a couple of lower-priced alternatives and a couple of plus-size options.

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Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: No Peep Easy to Iron Striped Shirt

marks and spencer no peep easy to iron shirtOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Reader J wrote in to recommend this shirt, noting: “I just bought a shirt from Marks & Spencer and thought, as a larger chested woman, it was the greatest thing ever. They sell ‘no-peep’ shirts which feature an extra (hidden) button around the bust, making sure that there are no gaps without making the shirt look weird with an extra button. They sell a bunch of them and I thought it would be great to share my find with other women who often have this problem.” Nice! We’ve rounded up other blouses for the busty, and I’ve often noted that England is awesome for bust-friendly clothing, but I haven’t seen the M&S “no peep” line before. The shirt is £18, which comes out to around $28. Nice. (To convert to U.S. sizes, check this size guide.) Marks & Spencer No Peep Easy to Iron Striped Shirt

Note that M&S is offering free delivery to the U.S. on all orders until 12/17.

Psst: I also like this silk one, and this plus-sized one.

Update: Note that 6pm is having a 12-12 sale with prices marked to $24, $36, and $48 — lots of 80%+ discounts to be had, like this nice JNY blazer or this Tahari dress, both for $24.  Here’s a link to the general officewear section of the sale, and one for the blazers on sale (some of which are not showing up in the officewear section, annoyingly).

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