Thursday’s TPS Report: Jane Herringbone Dress

Antonio Melani Jane Herringbone Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I like this dark green herringbone sheath dress — part of a suiting separate at Antonio Melani. The sleeves look great, as does the wide but high V-neck, and I like the length. The whole set (jacket, pants, skirt and dress) is permanently reduced if you like it. The dress was $159, but is now marked to $95, and available in size 0-14. Antonio Melani Jane Herringbone Dress

Here’s a plus-size alternative.

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: One-Button Blazer

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Vince Camuto Green BlazerI feel like this blazer has been around in seasons past, but this “lush green” color looks fresh to me. (It’s also in cobalt! A beeeyoootiful cobalt! But I’ve posted a lot of cobalt lately, so let’s post the green. It also comes in black.) Green, of course, is harder to wear than cobalt, but I think there are a lot of opportunities — try it with navy, gray, black, even a smidgen of dark purple (hello, purple pumps). If you have a French blue or other light blue blouse, I might try it with that and gray pants for a very springy look. The blazer is $150 at Nordstrom, available in sizes 0-14. Vince Camuto One-Button Blazer

Here’s two more affordable options, as well as several plus-size options.

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Splurge Tuesday’s TPS Report: Belted Silk Wrap Blouse

Carolina Herrera Belted Silk Wrap Blouse | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Hell-o. We’ve seen a ton of iterations of this belted/wrapped blouse combo (some good, some not) — I usually like ‘em all. I do think the key to making it non-bathrobe-like is the emphasis on the waist (or, the flared bit below the belt). The more the waist is emphasized, and the wider the flare is, the more dramatic it looks, and the better. I like that this one is silk, and Carolina Herrera definitely knows feminine but professional blouses. This blouse is $2,290 at Neiman Marcus. Carolina Herrera Belted Silk Wrap Blouse

Here’s an option that’s a bit more affordable; also check out Anne Fontaine.  Here’s a crisp white plus-size option, as well as a silk wrapped blouse in plus sizes.

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Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Pleated Top

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Ann Taylor Pleated TopAnn Taylor has started the weekend sales early and strong: take an extra 60% off all sale styles, and 40% off all full price styles. There are a TON of crepe blouses among the sale styles, many of them highly rated. Lots of lucky sizes, so start your filter there, but this shirt is the rare one that has almost all sizes left in one of the colors. I like the look of it — the seafoam green feels like a slightly different hue than other greens I’ve seen recently.  Reviewers tout how great it looks after being washed as well as how it fits. Huzzah. It was $79, then marked to $69, but with the 60% off code (SHOPBIG) it comes down to $28. Pleated Top

Here’s a plus-size pick in a seafoam green, as well as a very different but lovely crepe shell.

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Thursday’s TPS Report: Perfect Parisian Sheath

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Ports 1961 Perfect Parisian Sheath | CorporetteOh kay! Game on. I was going to blog about this baby back when it was available for rent, but then I got distracted. But NOW, it’s even better: it’s available for sale. And it’s $87… down from $695. My strongest association with Ports 1961 is with an old commenter who was obsessed with the brand. (Shayna, this one’s for you, wherever you are.) ANYHOO: I’m not a huge fan of the desk-to-dinner dress (just change, say I), but this one looks like it would walk the line beautifully. It’s $87 at Rent the Runway’s clearance sale, with almost all sizes 2-12 still available. Ports 1961 Perfect Parisian Sheath

(Psst: the absolute best part of RTW is the pictures of customers wearing their dresses — definitely check ‘em out if you have not already. It’s fun to see women of all shapes and sizes, and it’s always kind of a pick-me-up to see people gussied up at happy events like weddings, parties, and more.)

Another good workwear option is this Cedric Charlier dress.

Here are a lower-priced option and a plus-sized alternative.

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: ‘Sunmosa Ponte’ Seam Detail Dress

Classiques Entier 'Sunmosa Ponte' Seam Detail Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I love a good discount, and there’s a ton of Classiques Entier on sale at Nordstrom for 40-60% off. This simple sheath dress (and its sleeved version) is now 40% off, in both the blue pictured as well as simple black. I like the high neckline and interesting seaming details at the waist, and the color seems really lovely. It was $228, but is now marked to $136.80 (sizes 0-16). Classiques Entier ‘Sunmosa Ponte’ Seam Detail Dress

Other great sale pieces: here, here, and here.

Here’s a lower-priced option (and one more, here), and a plus-sized alternative.

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