Thursday’s TPS Report: Pencil Dress with Kimono Wrap Detail

ASOS Pencil Dress with Kimono Wrap Detail | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Reader E wrote in to recommend this dress, saying: “I just got this dress from ASOS (in the green) in the mail and I’m really liking it. I’m wearing it today for work under a blazer and with an opera length necklace which definitely dresses it up enough for a business casual office. But without a blazer it would be fine for a slightly more casual office or a brunch or baby shower or something like that. I’m 5’3″ and it reaches right to my knees so there’s a chance it might be a little short for tall people. Oh — and I laugh that they call this sleeve design ‘kimono wrap’ because I think it’s just because they don’t want to say ‘looks kind of like a bathrobe but in a totally good way.’ Oh, and the fabric is the kind of poly-blend meant to imitate silk [best way I can describe it] but it’s lined so that it doesn’t cling too much.)” The dress is available at ASOS for $79 in green, black, and orange. ASOS Pencil Dress with Kimono Wrap Detail

Here’s a plus-size pick in a pretty green.

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Wool Draped Sheath Dress

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OneForty8 by Lafayette148 New York Wool Draped Sheath DressI thought I’d swing by Gilt today and see what was available, and there is, as always, a ton of great dresses — if you know what you’re looking for. I like this wool draped sheath dress from OneForty8, which apparently was created by Lafayette 148 New York just for Gilt.  I love the color (“dusk”), the waist details, the sleeves, the modest hemline, and the mix of wool (95%) and lycra (5%). It’s $159 (“was $418″), and is still available in most small and medium sizes. OneForty8 by Lafayette148 New York Wool Draped Sheath Dress

Here’s a plus-size version that’s similar.  (By the way: we’ve just started a Pinterest board for pretty plus-size picks we find that aren’t necessarily similar to what we’ve picked for the TPS reports — check it out.)

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Tuesday’s TPS Report: Cashmere Turtleneck Peplum Sweater

Magaschoni Cashmere Turtleneck Peplum Sweater | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Happy Veterans Day — or Tuesday, as it sounds like from most people I’ve talked to (as in, you’re still working).  I like this thick cashmere sweater by Magaschoni, which looks to be that rare blend of cozy and stylish.  It’s also on a great sale — was $425, but is now marked to $195.  Magaschoni Cashmere Turtleneck Peplum Sweater

Here are a couple of lower-priced alternatives and a plus-size option.  (Note that our recent recommendation of the gray cashmere buckle sweater is now on sale for $177 (!) and comes in a zillion colors (!).)

UPDATE: Last Call has the same (pictured) sweater for $96 today — but in very limited sizes. Try code SALUTE10 to bring it down another 10%.

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Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Columbo Virgin Wool Jacket

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Escada Columbo Virgin Wool JacketHappy Monday! I like the not-quite-navy, not-quite-cobalt color of this jacket, which I think would be a great separate (the pants are sold out, alas). I’d wear it with black, navy, gray, and even brighter colors like a yellow blouse or a purple sheath dress. Lovely. It was $1475, but is now marked to $885 at the Nordstrom Clearance Sale (check out our recent workwear or shoe sale roundups). Escada Columbo Virgin Wool Jacket

Here’s a similar affordable option, as well as a plus size option.

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Psst: note that this prior Splurge pick is marked 40% off…

Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Leopard Print Burnout Top

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Loft Leopard Burnout TopMaybe it’s me, but it seems like blue leopard accents are EVERYWHERE right now. I haven’t been able to get this lightweight, long-sleeved t-shirt out of my head since I first saw it a few weeks ago — it looks like a great layering tee for work or weekend. Obviously, you can wear it on top of a camisole for an easy, relaxed look.  That said, if you want to get creative with it, you can always try it as a base layer beneath a sheath dress — it looks like it would be a great match for a dark gray sheath dress, maybe with a similar neckline or a V. The tee is $24.50 full price, but is now $10, no code needed. The shirt is available in sizes XXS-XL (also available in grey/black), and is machine washable. Loft Leopard Burnout Top

Here are a few plus size versions

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Thursday’s TPS Report: Abella Poplin Peplum Blouse

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Classiques Entier Abella Poplin Peplum BlouseI gotta say, I’m a bit surprised that the peplum trend is still going strong. Not only is it going strong, but I find myself liking it more and more every day. Take, for example, this pretty blouse from Classiques Entier…  I like the crispness, the light blue color, and perhaps even a bit of the wit — taking such a staple from the boys’ closet and making it so feminine. It’s 40% off, too — was $148, now marked to $88.80 at the Nordstrom Clearance Sale (check out our other workwear picks from the sale!). Classiques Entier Abella Poplin Peplum Blouse

Here’s a plus-size non-iron blouse.

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Psst: Surprise! The 75% off Kate Spade sale has been extended another day.  Huzzah!