Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Beasley Fit & Flare Dress

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Burch Beasley Flare DressOoooh: purty. I like the seamed panels and texture on this black Tory Burch dress, as well as the ladylike length and neckline. What a great example of a fit and flare dress! (Click here for our last roundup.) It’s $450 at Nordstrom, sizes XS-L.  Tory Burch ‘Beasley’ Fit & Flare Dress

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Another deal alert (’tis the season, I guess): Bare Necessities has a great sale on some of my favorite brands like Fantasie, Freya, Panache, Le Mystere — 40% off plus an extra 15% off with code EXTRA15.  Also, panties starting at $6.99.  (Here was our last discussion on the best lingerie brands and styles — readers, any favorites in the sale today?)

Friday’s TPS Report: Drapey Grid Print Tee

The Limited Drapey Grid Print Tee | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Happy Friday! I’m really liking this teal grid print shirt from The Limited (also available in blue, black, and red, and also available as a camisole or long-sleeved top in tall and petite sizes). The wide grid pattern strikes me as an interesting twist on a classic, and I think the teal is flattering. The t-shirt is $39.95 full price, available in sizes XS-XL. The Limited Drapey Grid Print Tee

Psst: Here’s a plus-size top with a striking pattern.

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Thursday’s TPS Report: Plum Dome Jacket

Dorothy Perkins Plum Dome Jacket | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I don’t know why I keep coming back to this plum jacket from Dorothy Perkins, but something about it really speaks to me. I love that dark plum color, the fact that it’s machine washable, and — hey — that it’s only $59. I’d wear it with blue, purple, black, and even with some of the dark green that’s everywhere this season. It’s $59 at Dorothy Perkins (available in sizes 6-18, although some are starting to sell out). Dorothy Perkins Plum Dome Jacket

Psst: Here’s a washable open-front jacket in plum that’s available in plus sizes.

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Sunburst Ponte Sheath Dress

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Ivanka Trump Starburst Ponte Sheath DressI’m kind of loving Ivanka Trump’s new clothing line (right? didn’t she used to just do shoes?), and I like the fact that most of the dresses seem to go up to size 16. This sunburst ponte sheath dress looks great for work and beyond, and I like the zipper detail on the front. It’s $134 at Nordstrom (sizes 2-16). Ivanka Trump Sunburst Ponte Sheath Dress

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Tuesday’s TPS Report: Manta Ray Dress

Thomas Sires Manta Ray Dress | Corporette Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I’ve been ogling this fun cotton canvas dress from indie brand Thomas Sires for a while now, and I thought I’d post it today. I love the black/white print, which kind of looks zebra-like from one angle and chevron-like from another angle. The darts in front look flattering, but what I really like — which definitely makes it a bit controversial for work — is the exposed notches in the back, which expose a bit more of your back and shoulders than normal dresses do. I’ve been pondering — is it unprofessional? Am I being a prude in hesitating? I’d love to hear what you guys think. Ultimately I think that it will be fine in the office, particularly when paired with a blazer or cardigan for most big meetings. The dress was $375 but is now marked to $250 at Of a Kind. Thomas Sires Manta Ray Dress

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Splurge Monday: Everly Peplum Jacket

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Zoe Everly JacketHappy Monday! I’m digging this black and white tweed peplum jacket from Rachel Zoe — it has so many traditional feminine elements (peplum! tweed!) yet somehow feels fresh and… kind of badass.  Very cool.  It’s $450 at Piperlime.  (And here’s a fun question, readers: what do you think of the brown leopard clutch styled with the all-black outfit? I normally don’t like to style black and brown together, but maybe that’s me… the leopard perhaps works better because of the black spots? Hmmn.) Rachel Zoe Everly Peplum Jacket

P.S.: here’s a less expensive version (also here and here), and a plus-size version.

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