Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Cotton Windowpane Lawn Shirt

Brooks Brothers Cotton Windowpane Lawn Shirt | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

There are a lot of great deals to be had at Brooks Brothers right now, including this lovely “lawn shirt” — it’s the perfect white top that isn’t a blouse or tee. I like the crispness of it, and think it would look great tucked into a navy suit. I also like it untucked, though; I get a bit of a ’50s vibe from it and would wear it untucked with cropped ankle pants and flats. The top is marked down to $32, and is available in sizes 2-12. Brooks Brothers Cotton Windowpane Lawn Shirt

Here is one (slightly more casual) alternative that goes up to size 14/16 and another that’s available in sizes up to 22/24.

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Thursday’s TPS Report: Geometric-Print Fit-and-Flare Dress

Muse Geometric-Print Fit-and-Flare Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I’ve always liked Muse dresses, and this cobalt, geometric, fit and flare dress is calling my name. (Looking for a more conservative fit and flare dress? Check out our recent roundup.) The pattern looks super flattering, and it’s fun without being overly twee. It’s on a great sale, too — it was $160 but is now $70, available in sizes XS-L, at Last Call. Muse Geometric-Print Fit-and-Flare Dress

Two plus-size options are here (blue/black) and here (black).

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Drape Neck Jacket

Jones New York Drape Neck Jacket | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I really like the look of this drape neck jacket — the navy and white stripes are actually dots if you look up close, which feels a bit more refreshing than your standard lines, and I like the drapey shape.  It was $149, but is now marked down to $109 at Jones New York. Jones New York Drape Neck Jacket

A few plus-size options are here, here, and here.

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Tuesday’s TPS Report: Long-Sleeve Crocodile Embossed Blouse

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Vince Long-Sleeve Crocodile Embossed BlouseThis crocodile embossed blouse from Vince won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but I like it — the embossed crocodile gives it texture and a bit of a print, while the relaxed silhouette and shirttail hem keep it modern.  I’d wear it on a casual day with ankle pants and flats, with delicate jewelry.  It’s available in navy and gray for $325.  Vince Long-Sleeve Crocodile Embossed Blouse

This silk blouse from Trouvé is similar but more affordable; here’s a plus-size henley and a pretty plus-size blouse with some texture.

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Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Junali Crosshatch Wool Jacket

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Boss Junali Crosshatch Wool JacketNordstrom’s sale has some great workwear pieces in it, including new markdowns like this gorgeous crosshatch wool jacket, which — along with the matching pants — have a ton of sizes left.  I like the somber gray, the tiny crosshatch pattern, and the classic cut of the two-button jacket with slim lapels.  The blazer was $575, but is now marked to $345; the pants were $255, but are now marked to $152. Boss Junali Crosshatch Wool Jacket

Here’s a similar crosshatched blazer in plus sizes, and here’s a more affordable blazer.

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Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: ‘Meet Me at the Punch Bowl’ Dress

Modcloth 'Meet Me at the Punch Bowl' DressOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

It’s always a surprise to me when there’s a dress that’s been kicking around forever and I haven’t featured it on the TPS report — and this affordable ponte dress (which comes in a ton of colors: black as pictured, blue, “berry,” and green) is one of those. Obviously this isn’t for every body or every workplace — know your office! — but if you’re in a casual office, I think it’s a flattering fit and flare dress that can be dressed up or down accordingly.  It’s $54 at Modcloth, available in sizes S-4X.  ‘Meet Me at the Punch Bowl’ Dress

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