Thursday’s TPS Report: Gemma Wrap Dress

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Gemma Wrap DressBanana Republic has selected items on a 50% off sale today, and I was happy to see the classic Gemma wrap dress included in the mix, as well as some of their non-iron blouses, Sloan dress and pants, and this other nice faux wrap dress.  The Gemma has been around for years; right now it’s available in regular and petite in the pictured teal for $60 and your basic black for $98; take 50% off both of those prices with code BRHALF.  Gemma Wrap Dress

Here are two plus-size options.

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Aimy A-Line Skirt

BCBG Max Azria Aimy Pleated Skirt | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

The Bloomingdale’s Friends and Family family sale is on (almost sitewide!), and there are some great pieces, for great prices. I love the look of this BCBG skirt, which looks super sophisticated, graceful, and ladylike — while also looking sleek. It was $248, but comes down to $186 with code FRIENDS. BCBG Max Azria Aimy A-Line Skirt

(Note if your size is sold out, both Saks and BCBG have the skirt in stock for $173-$248.)

A couple of lower-priced options are here and here, and here’s a plus-size alternative.

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Tuesday’s TPS Report: Maggie Ruffle Detail Silk Blouse

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Reiss Maggie Ruffle Detail Silk Blouse | CorporetteI was looking at blazers online recently and saw this gorgeous blouse. The product page absolutely doesn’t do justice do it, nor does our little thumbnail (taken from one of the suit pages)– it’s a simple, collarless, buttoned silk blouse with ruffled edges. The effect of the ruffles is to give some interesting texture when close up, but also some weight to the placket, so that when it’s worn unbuttoned a bit you get an interesting, almost slouchy drape. I also love that the stripes on the ruffles go in a different direction than the stripes on the blouse. Love it. The blouse is $245 at Reiss. Reiss Maggie Ruffle Detail Silk Blouse

Here’s a blouse with a lower price tag (more sizes here), another lower-priced option, and one that’s available in regular and plus sizes.

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Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Open Blazer with Cropped Back

Sportmax Code Open Blazer with Cropped Back | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I wasn’t familiar with Sportmax Code until LookLive brought it to my attention, but it’s apparently a diffusion line from Max Mara. I love the look of this blazer with a slightly curved hem, so it’s a bit cropped in the back — it’s an interesting take on peplum, and a more fluid look to my eyes than some of the blazers with big notches in the back. I like. This one is $475 at ASOS. Sportmax Code Open Blazer with Cropped Back

A couple of lower-priced versions are here and here, and two plus-size alternatives are here and here.

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Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Marker Stripe Cotton Cardigan

Ann Taylor Marker Stripe Cotton Cardigan | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

There is just a teeny, tiny splash of mint here, which elevates this cardigan beyond your basic black and white. I always like mint with cobalt, as well as dark purple, but that’s me — obviously neutrals like black, navy, gray, and beige would look great with this cardigan, as would pastels. It’s $59.50 full price, but today is marked to $29.50. Loft Marker Stripe Cotton Cardigan

A couple of plus-size alternatives are here (reversible) and here.

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Thursday’s TPS Report: Wrap Front Blouse

Neiman Marcus Wrap Front Blouse | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I’ve been ogling this wrap front blouse for a few weeks now — it looks like an interesting take on a simple white blouse. I see it with a bold color somewhere — a necklace, or perhaps a fun pencil skirt — but obviously it would be very easy with neutrals as well. The blouse was $125, but is now marked to $95 at Last Call. Neiman Marcus Wrap Front Blouse

Here’s a similar style in plus sizes.

Psst: I noticed that one of the reader favorite dresses from the past, the Karen Kane ruched dress, is on sale at Nordstrom in basic black for $86.

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