Thursday’s TPS Report: Chantal Dress

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Kenneth Cole New York Chantal Dress | CorporetteThis looks like a great work dress. Love the faux ruching/wrap style, the sleeves, and the modest length. I’ve pictured it in red because it shows the details the best (including the exposed zipper running the full length of the back of the dress, which I have mixed feelings about) — but it’s also available in an indigo/black combo that looks flattering while avoiding some of the Star Trek uniform vibe of some colorblocked dresses. The dress is $98 at Nordstrom, available in regular and petite. Kenneth Cole New York Chantal Dress

Psst: Here’s a plus-size faux wrap dress in a blue print.

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Classic Wool Blend Blazer

Eddie Bauer Classic Wool Blend Blazer

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I don’t normally think of Eddie Bauer and blazers together, but I was poking around for something priced right for Wednesday ($100-$150) and came across this classic menswear-inspired blazer from Eddie Bauer, and I really like it. I think it would be particularly great in a casual office where, as pictured, you could wear it with jeans, but I also like it with a simple sheath dress or cigarette pants for work. It’s available in regular sizes 0-20, petite sizes 0-18, and tall sizes 6-20 in three different colors. Eddie Bauer — who knew? It was $189, but is currently marked to $150 (and you can take 25% off your entire purchase if you buy pants or jeans, plus free shipping on orders of $99 or more with code LEAVES). Eddie Bauer Classic Wool Blend Blazer

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Tuesday’s TPS Report: Three-Button Wool Blazer

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Brooks Brothers Three Button Teal Wool BlazerOk. First: Gorgeous, classy, on-trend wool blazer from Brooks Brothers. Love. Second: let’s all take notes on the mixed patterns as styled here, shall we? Gingham shirt plaid sweater, the texture of the wool… layers on top, on the bottom, at the sleeves… what fun. I could do without the pants, but that’s me. The blazer is $248 at Brooks Brothers. Three-Button Wool Blazer

Psst: here’s a $29 version, and here’s a plus-size blazer in slate blue.

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Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Lilies Jersey Sweater

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Rick Owens Lilies Jersey Sweater | CorporetteThis look – the widely belted cardigan — has been around for a few years now (if not always?) and I really like it. It’s a flattering look for a lot of women, and it’s got enough structure that it looks almost as formal (IMHO) as a blazer separate. This stretch-jersey one (with touches of wool and angora) is $760. Gorgeous. (It looks like you can get other colors of the same cardigan on sale, such as at Yoox.) Rick Owens Lilies Jersey Sweater

Psst: here’s a fabulous plus-size option (available in a number of jewel tones).

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Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Silk Half Sleeve T Blouse

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Uniqlo Half-Sleeve Silk BlouseReader NP wrote in to sing the praises of this blouse, noting, “I bought this blouse a month ago and am obsessed with it. Washable silk! It’s so modern but totally work appropriate. I wore it under a suit for an interview.”  Nice!  I like the high-low hem, the dolman sleeves, and the fact that it comes in eight colors.  It’s $49.95 at Uniqlo in sizes XS-L. Silk Half Sleeve T Blouse

Psst: here’s a plus-size option.

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Thursday’s TPS Report: 7th Avenue Bootcut Pant

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7th Avenue Bootcut PantNew York & Company has a number of cute pants right now, and considering they’re having a B1G1-50% off sale (plus free shipping on orders over $50), I thought I’d share. My top two picks would be this nice dark blue bootcut pant — it’s distinctive and interesting but still super easy to wear with white, black, or navy on top; if you want to have a bit of fun with it wear it with purple, oxblood, or the green that’s everywhere this season.  I like that the pants are machine washable, available in sizes 0-18, and highly rated. My second pick: this lovely speckled tweed pant, also machine washable.  (Fine, this skirt is pretty cute too.)  The pictured blue pants are marked $52.95. 7th Avenue Bootcut Pant

Psst: here’s a plus-size option that’s similar.

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