Tuesday’s TPS Report: Maggie Ruffle Detail Silk Blouse

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Reiss Maggie Ruffle Detail Silk Blouse | CorporetteI was looking at blazers online recently and saw this gorgeous blouse. The product page absolutely doesn’t do justice do it, nor does our little thumbnail (taken from one of the suit pages)– it’s a simple, collarless, buttoned silk blouse with ruffled edges. The effect of the ruffles is to give some interesting texture when close up, but also some weight to the placket, so that when it’s worn unbuttoned a bit you get an interesting, almost slouchy drape. I also love that the stripes on the ruffles go in a different direction than the stripes on the blouse. Love it. The blouse is $245 at Reiss. Reiss Maggie Ruffle Detail Silk Blouse

Here’s a blouse with a lower price tag (more sizes here), another lower-priced option, and one that’s available in regular and plus sizes.

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Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Open Blazer with Cropped Back

Sportmax Code Open Blazer with Cropped Back | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I wasn’t familiar with Sportmax Code until LookLive brought it to my attention, but it’s apparently a diffusion line from Max Mara. I love the look of this blazer with a slightly curved hem, so it’s a bit cropped in the back — it’s an interesting take on peplum, and a more fluid look to my eyes than some of the blazers with big notches in the back. I like. This one is $475 at ASOS. Sportmax Code Open Blazer with Cropped Back

A couple of lower-priced versions are here and here, and two plus-size alternatives are here and here.

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Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Marker Stripe Cotton Cardigan

Ann Taylor Marker Stripe Cotton Cardigan | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

There is just a teeny, tiny splash of mint here, which elevates this cardigan beyond your basic black and white. I always like mint with cobalt, as well as dark purple, but that’s me — obviously neutrals like black, navy, gray, and beige would look great with this cardigan, as would pastels. It’s $59.50 full price, but today is marked to $29.50. Loft Marker Stripe Cotton Cardigan

A couple of plus-size alternatives are here (reversible) and here.

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Thursday’s TPS Report: Wrap Front Blouse

Neiman Marcus Wrap Front Blouse | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I’ve been ogling this wrap front blouse for a few weeks now — it looks like an interesting take on a simple white blouse. I see it with a bold color somewhere — a necklace, or perhaps a fun pencil skirt — but obviously it would be very easy with neutrals as well. The blouse was $125, but is now marked to $95 at Last Call. Neiman Marcus Wrap Front Blouse

Here’s a similar style in plus sizes.

Psst: I noticed that one of the reader favorite dresses from the past, the Karen Kane ruched dress, is on sale at Nordstrom in basic black for $86.

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: New Jeanne Jersey Wrap Dress

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New Jeanne Jersey Wrap DressI’ve been doing this blog a long time now (almost 7 years!) so I can say this with some authority: Saks Off Fifth has some of the lowest prices I’ve seen on DvF dresses. There’s a good selection of prints and solids for her wrap dresses (Jeanne and Julian), most at $137, down from $398. I may remember seeing the dress in years past as low as $125, but that is rare — so if you like it, consider pulling the trigger today. Full disclosure: the wrap dress, while iconic, may not work for everyone — personally I’m not a fan of it and get a lot more wear out of dresses like the Bevin, Jori, or the April (now as low as $119), but that’s me. The pictured dress is available in sizes 0-12 for $137. New Jeanne Jersey Wrap Dress

Here are two plus-size options.

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Tuesday’s TPS Report: Wool Windowpane Pencil Skirt

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Windowpane Skirt Brooks BrothersI’m a sucker for MOST black and white patterns, truth be told, but I especially like this black and white windowpane skirt. It’s got a borrowed-from-the-boys feel on an otherwise feminine garment, and has a preppy but fresh vibe.  (I am less keen on the matching jacket, either as a separate or a set… but it does exist.) The skirt is $161 at Brooks Brothers. Wool Windowpane Pencil Skirt

(Another suit separate where I don’t like the matching jacket: these gorgeous plaid wool trousers.)

Here are a few more affordable options, as well as two plus-size options.

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