Thursday’s TPS Report: Blazer with Waterfall Front

ASOS Blazer with Waterfall Front | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Waterfall blazers have been around for a few years (the classic silk version, the Becky, is still around) — I must admit I’m still warming to the idea for a conservative office. (What can I say, I just prefer a structured blazer!) This version from ASOS is lovely, though, and only $81 — a great way to try the trend without investing in something that’s very expensive and tough to care for. (Interesting point: this one is machine washable.) As mentioned, it’s $81 at ASOS, available in sizes 1 through 10. ASOS Blazer with Waterfall Front

Here’s a plus-size option.

Psst: Ann Taylor’s Friends & Family Event has started! Save 40% on your entire purchase with code FRIENDS40 — perhaps you could use it on the sheath dress we featured yesterday?

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Triacetate Sheath Dress

Ann Taylor Triacetate Sheath Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Happy hump day, ladies! I like the wide straps and interesting seaming details on this sheath dress from Ann Taylor. It’s lined, has an invisible zipper, and is available in regular and petite sizes 00-18. Booyah! It’s $169, full price (online only). Ann Taylor Triacetate Sheath Dress

Here are a lower-priced alternative and two plus-sized options.

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Coffee Break: Convertible Backpack

Jetsetter Mini Convertible BackpackEven if you’re on board with the backpack trend, it’s hard to make it work in your professional life (although they are great for a long walking commute).  This gorgeous, convertible tote looks super ladylike when carried by its handles, but it has a shoulder strap to make it more of a crossbody style — and it also converts to a backpack.  I think it looks great in all of its iterations, as well as all four of the colors (taupe, black, blue, and yell0w).  It’s $228 at Bendel’s. Jetsetter Mini Convertible Backpack

Tuesday’s TPS Report: Midi SL Skirt in Camden Twill

Theory Midi SL Skirt in Camden Twill | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

What can I say, I’m loving Theory this season… this substantial wool skirt in army green is really calling my name. If you aren’t already in on the secret, you’ll be shocked how versatile olive green can be — wear it with cobalt, light pink, blues, purples, and of course, neutrals like navy, gray, black, white, cream… This skirt seems downright affordable at $275. Theory Midi SL Skirt in Camden Twill

Here’s a lower-priced alternative (in sizes up to 18) and a plus-sized option.

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Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Cady Collarless Jacket

Narciso Rodriguez Cady Collarless Jacket | CorporetteSeen a great piece you’d like to recommend? Please e-mail [email protected]

These collarless jackets get sleeker and sleeker. Love the simple lines in the front, and the awesome seaming on the back — gorgeous. The blazer is $2,195 at Barney’s, limited sizes only, alas. Narciso Rodriguez Cady Collarless Jacket

Two lower-priced options are here and here; two plus-size alternatives are here and here.

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Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Refined Linen Notched-Collar Jacket

Talbots Refined Linen Notched-Collar Jacket | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Talbots continues to have some great stuff on clearance, and this burgundy linen blazer is calling my name. For some reason it always surprises me that it’s the later half of summer that is the most disgusting — yet linen blazers always seem to be in pastels. This darker blazer seems perfect for late summer and early fall networking events, and at $51 it’s a steal (it was once $170). It’s also available in navy, in regular, petites, and women’s sizes. Talbots Refined Linen Notched-Collar Jacket

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