Frugal Wednesday’s TPS Report: Office Lady Blazer

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Office Lady BlazerI just learned about this company, Rose Wholesale, the other day — a friend had liked the page so the ad was showing in my FB feed with some alluring title like “Women’s coats for under $25.” I clicked, and while a lot of the pieces look a bit costume-y, there are some pieces for work that I might give a shot if I was tired of the usual budget offerings. Take, for example, this black and white blazer, which has a very Chanel-esque look about it. Reviews seeem positive, too, and for $15.37 it’s hard to go wrong. It’s available in sizes S-XL in white and black. Office Lady Blazer

For bargains for plus sizes, check out the “curvy young contemporary” section at Red Dress Boutique — I recently saw an episode of Shark Tank featuring the founder and was impressed enough by her story to click through to check out the boutique.  Most of it isn’t my taste, but I though this plum blazer for $46 looked nice…

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Tuesday’s TPS Report: Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater

Neiman Marcus Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

So I’ve been eyeing this festive blazer but pondering how to wear it when it’s SO. DANG. COLD. And the answer, in theory, was always: a silk/cashmere turtleneck. But finding one under $300 turned out to be a bit of a challenge — which is why I’m posting a few of my finds today, because a slim-fitted but warm turtleneck is such a great layering essential. I like the pictured one, at Neiman Marcus (was $280, now $125, available in 10 colors), this Max Studio silk turtleneck (available in 14 colors for $128), and this C by Bloomingdale’s cashmere turtleneck (was $158, now $99, available in 16 colors). Neiman Marcus Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater

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Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Convertible Collar Tweed Jacket

Santorelli Convertible Collar Tweed Jacket | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

OK, now I feel guilty: I saw this gorgeous tweed blazer a few weeks ago — and somehow I kept deciding to post other stuff. Now there are only a select few sizes left… but look how purty! Love the black, blue, and white crosshatch pattern, the three buttons, and the tall collar. It’s full price at $650, but note that there are a few very similar blazers from the same brand over at Nordstrom Rack for much less. Santorelli Convertible Collar Tweed Jacket

Here are two similar plus-size options.

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Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Snake-Embossed Contrast-Striped Skirt

Romeo & Juliet Couture Snake-Embossed Contrast-Striped Skirt | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I go back and forth on whether I like this kind of pencil skirt — but I love the contrasting stripes on this one, as well as the nice, muted color palette. The price is even better: it was $140, but is now marked to $29.40 at Last Call. Romeo & Juliet Couture Snake-Embossed Contrast-Striped Skirt

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Thursday’s TPS Report: Cashmere V-Neck Sweater

Lord & Taylor Cashmere V Neck Sweater | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Lord & Taylor’s big sale seems to have started, which means that if you haven’t already, you may want to check out Lord & Taylor cashmere. Recommended by readers in the past as the best cashmere sweaters for softness, warmth, and quality, these are starting to dip into the under-$100 territory. I like this V-neck sweater, which comes in 22 colors, sizes XS-XL — looks like a great, simple basic for the office or weekend. This one was $160, but is now marked to $89. (Sadly, the extra 20% off pass does not work on the cashmere department — but if you’re looking at other stuff, try code BIG.) Lord & Taylor Cashmere V Neck Sweater

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Pinstripe Sheath Dress

Classiques Entier Pinstripe Sheath DressOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Ok, I know I linked to this dress a few weeks ago as a mention, but c’mon: it’s down to $124 and clearly deserves a post of its own. Love the bias-cut panels of pinstripes, the leather trim, and fitted look. Wow. It was $248, but is now $124, with most sizes still left. Classiques Entier Pinstripe Sheath Dress

This dress is a tough act to follow, but … here is a lower-priced option (sizes up to 18) and a plus-size alternative.

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