Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Elizabeth and James Panama Blazer

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Elizabeth and James Panama Blazer
We’re loving this cropped, fitted blazer, although not in the picture from Shopbop.  This kind of blazer is a perfect way to dress up something with a bit more volume — a slightly billowy dress, t-shirt, or tank.  The details are what make this blazer worthy of the splurge (to us, at least) — the silk lining, the 5 buttons at the cuffs, the peplum in the back, and the asymetrical hem.  Lovely.  It’s $385 at Shopbop.com.   Elizabeth and James Panama Blazer

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Bargain Friday’s TPS Report: Ann Taylor’s Cotton Stretch Short Sleeve Button Front Shirt

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Reader K alerted us to this lovely blouse on sale at Ann Taylor; as she noted, “the ruching at the front gives us women with a little more up front the ability to button without a cami or double sided tape.” We love the ruching also, as well as the slightly puffed sleeves and the sharply pointed collar. It’s available at AnnTaylor.com for $29.99 (was $59) in a few different colors. Cotton Stretch Short Sleeve Button Front Shirt

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Thursday’s TPS Report: Brooks Brothers’ Toursade Necklace

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17.5" Toursade Necklace
Reader C wrote in to alert us to the great steals in the Brooks Brothers’ clearance section. Beautiful scarves, wraps and jewelry — including this lovely chunky necklace. Ten rows of resin beads means it’s a statement piece, without being too flashy. And the price is one of those why-can’t-they-all-be-like this prices: was $328, now $65. 17.5″ Toursade Necklace

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Banana Republic’s Sleek Flap-Pocket Blazer

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Women: Sleek flap-pocket blazer - Black
Banana Republic’s new online-only sale of 30% off “work basics” includes a lot of classic pieces. Take, for example, this cotton-blend blazer. It was $150; but is now $105 (through 7/26). It’s got matching bottoms, comes in petites and talls, and is available in sizes 00 through 16. We love a deal on a versatile piece! Women: Sleek flap-pocket blazer – Black

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Tuesday’s TPS Report: Antonio Melani’s “Chelsi” Dress

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iconOk, we’re totally loving this black and gray plaid dress. Great neckline, great hemline, great pattern. In order to keep the floaty fabric from seeming too “dinner party” we’d keep everything kind of neutral and professional: black or white cropped blazer (not a cardi), and closed-toe pumps to match. It’s available at Dillard’s for $169 (among, we might add, quite a few cute other Melani dresses that reader C alerted us to!) Antonio Melani “Chelsi” Dress
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Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Tory Burch’s Simone Sweater

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simoneWe had hoped this sweater would be part of the Nordstrom anniversary sale, but alas, it is not. We love, love, love, the print and the flattering pink shade. It’s fun, it’s feminine, but it’s neither Barbie (the black pattern tones down the print) nor goth (imagine the sweater in a dark red). We’d wear it with gray slacks and a black jewel-neck t-shirt beneath, or perhaps over a black sheath dress. Tory Burch ‘Simone’ Merino Wool Cardigan

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