Bargain Friday’s TPS Report: Gap’s Striped Knee-High Socks

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Women: Striped knee-high socks - true black stripe
Stick with us here:  boot season IS coming up, after all.  Perhaps we are insane, but we occasionally like to wear loud, colorful, crazy-patterned socks as our tiny way of — of what? Rebelling against adulthood and dress codes?  Being happy when we take off our boots?  Just generally protecting our feet from boots?  Who knows.  But really, we’re loving these socks.  They’re $7.50 at the Gap ($6 if you buy two pairs or more.)  Women: Striped knee-high socks – true black stripe

Incidentally, note that Gap is offering a $20 off of $100 promotion this weekend, and its sister site, Banana Republic, is offering 25% off of all orders over $100: For 4 days only, get 25% of $100 at BananaRepublic.com. Enter code: FALL25. Offer ends 8/23/09. Shop Now!

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Thursday’s TPS Report: Jessica Howard Belted Dress

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Today’s post is suggested by reader J, who — like us — wears dresses as often as possible in the summertime.  She recently purchased this dress, and notes that “for the price, the quality seems quite good (except for the belt, which is easily swapped).  Although it doesn’t say so in the description, the dress also has essentially invisible — yet deep — pockets. It’s incredibly flattering on. I think that it’s a great summer-to-fall dress.”  So do we — it’s lovely!  J got hers at Macy’s but we couldn’t find it on the website… it is also available at Dillards.com for $80.  Jessica Howard Belted Dress
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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Calvin Klein Dolly Pumps

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Calvin Klein - Dolly (Black) - Footwear
Today’s suggestion comes from reader J, who gushes about these Calvin Klein Dolly shoes:

I have literally walked several miles in them in a day and they (and my feet) held up great. They are a good height for pants or skirts (2 3/4″) , fashionable but not trendy and come in great colors – even hard to find classic navy!  This spring they had a nice cream color and it looks like they’ve just rolled out a black suede for fall.  At just under $100, they are a good deal for such a comfortable classic.  I have bought them in a couple of colors and couldn’t be happier with them.

(We are intrigued that they also come in dyeable satin, for $107, also — handy if you’re a bride or a bridesmaid.)  The ones pictured — classic black — are available at Zappos.com for $89.   Calvin Klein – Dolly (Black) – Footwear

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Tuesday’s TPS Report: Latico’s Bettina Tall Pleated Handbag

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Bettina Tall Pleated Handbag
Latico has a ton of really cute leather bags right now — lovely totes with lots of intelligent pockets and a cheerful interior fabric. Take, for example, this lovely North/South tote. At 13″x10″x4.5″, it’s wide enough for any papers you need to carry with you, but the construction of the bag makes it more structured than a hobo and more lightweight than a briefcase. Was $155, now $124 on sale at eBags.com (and available in lots of colors). Bettina Tall Pleated Handbag

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Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Tomas Maier Cashmere Sweater

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Hello, lovely cashmere sweater at 60% off.  We love the basic color, and the fact that it would look great over a sundress as well as with a pair of trousers or a pencil skirt.  It was $935 at Yoox.com, but is now marked $280 (final sale, alas).   TOMAS MAIER – Women – SWEATERS – Cashmere sweaters on YOOX.COM

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Bargain Friday’s TPS: Banana Republic’s Cotton Lattice Top

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Women: Cotton lattice top - Anchor blueWe’re loving this simple cotton tee from Banana Republic with an intricate lattice pattern near the neck.  It’s available in anchor blue (pictured) and black, and — maybe it’s just us — but we would totally ignore that “dry clean” instruction and put it in the delicate cycle.  We’d wear it with a suit and some great earrings or maybe a very, very simple necklace, like a solitaire diamond; it would also look great with a high-waisted skirt.  It’s $50 at Banana Republic.  Women: Cotton lattice top – Anchor blue

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