Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Cassidy Bootcut Pant

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Cassidy Bootcut PantsCobalt is back, and it isn’t just among the big designers like McQueen — both Limited and Express have cobalt trousers this season.  (Express’s are a bit more subdued if these seem a bit… bright.) Limited also has them as “ankle trousers,” and they also come in a bright green.  (There is also a matching blazer.)  The pant was $79.95, but is marked to $47.97 today — it’s available in regular, petite, and tall sizes.  Cassidy Bootcut Pants

The Express pants go up to size 18, but here’s another pair that goes up to size 22.

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Thursday’s TPS Report: Double Weave Notched Bateau Dress

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Talbots Double Weave Notched Bateau DressTalbots is having some pretty crazy sales right now — there are so many markdowns, and so steep, it’s tough to find anything over $50.  That said, Thursdays are usually the day where we feature something priced $50-$100, so I hunted around for you guys, and behold: this beaut. Not only is it a steep markdown (originally $159!), but it looks great for work — I like the notched bateau neckline, the set in waist, and the full lining. It’s available in black, red, and teal, in sizes 2-20 for misses, petites, and one lucky plus size: 22W. If the hem looks a bit long for you (38.75″), I might try the petite instead (which is still longer than most dresses, at 36.75″). (I note that the care instructions say “dry clean,” not “dry clean only” — so I might try it in the delicates cycle of my washing machine after a few wears.)  Talbots Double Weave Notched Bateau Dress

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Vesta Sheath Dress

Alex Marie Vesta Sheath Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

You have to be careful with geometric necklines — if they’re too crazy, or the dress is too tight, you end up looking like the comic relief in an ’80s movie (Dr. Monica Demonico, anyone?). Still — I like this dress. It looks flattering, interesting, and professional — all for $129. It’s a Dillards exclusive, available in sizes 4-18. Alex Marie Vesta Sheath Dress

Here’s a lower-priced alternative that comes in regular and plus sizes.

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Tuesday’s TPS Report: Daniela Plaid-Print Silk Blouse

Parker Daniela Plaid-Print Silk Blouse | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Parker is one of those brands that I forget about, but they have SUCH pretty blouses right now. My favorite is this print (which is also available as a dress, although it’s a bit short on the model for my taste). But: love the print! It’s 100% silk, and I think it would look stunning whether tucked in or worn out. It’s $220 at Amazon (and eligible for Prime). Parker Daniela Plaid-Print Silk Blouse

Here’s a lower-priced option that comes in regular and plus sizes.

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Splurge Monday: Ella Sleeveless Pop Art Floral Print Dress

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Milly Ella Sleeveless Pop Art Floral Print DressHappy Monday! I like this pop art floral dress from Milly — the high, notched neckline, the nice hemlength, the simple sheath shape.  It’s $435 at Bergdorf Goodman. Milly Ella Sleeveless Pop Art Floral Print Dress

Here are a few plus-size floral dresses I like, and two more affordable options.

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Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Side Ruched Sleeveless V-Neck Top

Vince Camuto Side Ruched Sleeveless V-Neck Top | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I’ve always liked this top from Vince Camuto, but this one is totally calling my name. I like the happy color (try it with navy! purple! gray!), the vertical pattern, and the machine wash instructions. It’s available in regular and petites at Nordstrom for $49 — and in other colors, it’s available in plus sizes as well. Vince Camuto Side Ruched Sleeveless V-Neck Top

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