Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: I Love Your Dress

ModCloth I Love Your Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

This dress is slightly on the casual side, but: 412 positive reviews!! It was sold out a few weeks ago so I put it on my list to check back, and it’s currently in stock in most sizes (S-3X). It’s fun to look through the reader reviews and see women of all shapes and sizes in their dresses — it looks to be pretty flattering on everyone. While you’re at ModCloth, do check out some of their Halloween stuff (I like this sweater with hands), their highly rated Airport Greeting Cardigan, their large selection of tights (yes, including fleece tights), and what looks like a great selection of work dresses (many up to size 3X). The dress is $49.99 at ModCloth (also available in olive and black). ModCloth I Love Your Dress

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Thursday’s TPS Report: Quilted Skirt Dress

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Loft Quilted DressI keep coming back to this quilted dress… I like the super super softness (reviewers note that it feels like a sweatshirt), the general shape and cut of the dress, and the fact that it’s machine washable. I also like that it’s available in gray and black, in regular, petite, and tall sizes 00-16. I’d wear it on a casual day with shiny silver jewelry, gray tights, and a bold pop of color somewhere — a red, a neon, maybe a nice fall yellow.  It’s priced at $79.50 full price, but try code OURTREAT to get 50% off. Quilted Skirt Dress

(Here’s a fun fit and flare plus-size dress with some texture to it — and pockets!)

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Daniella Ponte Dress

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Melani Daniella DressThe seaming on this dress reminds me of Hugo Boss, for some reason.  Love the high neckline, three-quarter sleeves, those seams and, yes, that lovely color — it strikes me as interesting but muted.  (Try it with a dark purple accent! It’ll be awesome!)  The dress is $159, available in sizes 0-14 at Dillards. Antonio Melani Daniella Ponte Dress

(Here’s a similar plus-size option.)

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Tuesday’s TPS Report: Abril Jacket

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Abril JacketI’m liking the new “cool girl” jackets that are out right now, and I think this Abril jacket from Club Monaco is a great example of the trend.  Love the notched, inverted lapels in leather, the black and white tweedy wool, and even the open front and slightly shaped shoulders.  It’s $289 at Club Monaco.
The clearance section is final sale, alas, but they do have a few good pieces, such as this or this. Abril Jacket

Psst: here’s a similar plus-size jacket, as well as a less expensive option.

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Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Knitted Wool Blend Blazer

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Haider Ackermann BlazerOooh la la: I love this wool blend blazer with inverted darts, exposed seams, and slightly padded shoulders — it looks modern yet classic at the same time. I might wear this with different shades of gray (lighter, darker) for a fun monotone look — and throw in ONE bold pop of color somewhere (necklace, shoes, brooch). The blazer is $1,560 at Net-a-Porter. Haider Ackermann Knitted wool-blend blazer

(Here are three less expensive versions ($471, $89 and $30), and a great and interesting plus-size version.  Note that the plus-size shop Navabi is having a sale (prices up to 50% off) — a reader mentioned it a while ago as her little secret; it’s a German site with free shipping to the US.  Not everything is work appropriate, but their inventory looks interesting and pretty sophisticated.)

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Friday’s TPS Report: ‘Graphic Flutter’ Pleat Front V-Neck Top

Vince Camuto 'Graphic Flutter' Pleat Front V-Neck Top | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Vince Camuto has a number of different color and sleeve options out for this streamlined, sleek pleat v-neck top — and I kind of want them all. I like the tight V, the hip length, and the side ruching. They’re $29-$69 at Nordstrom (available in regular and plus sizes). Vince Camuto ‘Graphic Flutter’ Pleat Front V-Neck Top

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