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Wednesday’s TPS Report: BCBG Sweater Jacket

BCBG Sweater JacketOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. We begin the week in splurge mode, with our most expensive suggestions, and wind our way to Friday, where a less expensive item of clothing might be just what you need to make it to the weekend.

And just like that, summer weather is finally upon us, which means soon the industrial-strength air conditioners will be, also. We think this wool sweater jacket from BCBG is the perfect thing to keep in the office and pull over pretty much any outfit. Available in navy and black at BCBG. (Obviously, don’t wear the sunglasses while inside.)

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Tuesday’s TPS Report – Narciso Rodriguez

narciso rodriguez shirtdressEluxury.com is having some amazing deals right now, including this beautiful Narciso Rodriguez shirt dress. Great length for the office, interesting collar, attractive ruching, and a pocket to keep your building pass. Perfect for the office.

Friday’s TPS Report: Ann Taylor

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. We begin the week in splurge mode, with our most expensive suggestions, and wind our way to Friday, where a less expensive item of clothing might be just what you need to make it to the weekend

ann taylor hammered silk topAnn Taylor has a lot of great sales right now. We like this hammered silk top (although it does seem to be a slightly fall color).

Thursday’s TPS Report: Alice & Olivia Tee – $148

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. We begin the week in splurge mode, with our most expensive suggestions, and wind our way to Friday, where a less expensive item of clothing might be just what you need to make it to the weekend.

Alice & Olivia TeeThis cotton/silk tee by Alice + Olivia is fabulous — with the pintucking and fabric it seems much more lux than the $148 it costs. We think the bright pink would be lovely under a black suit, perhaps worn with a long scarf in complimentary colors — perhaps a light blue scarf with red effects or a white scarf with green in it. Available at Bloomingdale’s.

Update: It’s come to our attention that it’s on sale at Bloomie’s, but is now only available in size L. If you’d prefer more options, the top is available (in white only) at Fashion Chateau. They also have a 15% off sale going through 5/27.

Wednesday’s TPS Report: Theory Shirtdress

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. We begin the week in splurge mode, with our most expensive suggestions, and wind our way to Friday, where a less expensive item of clothing might be just what you need to make it to the weekend.

Theory ShirtdressWe like the high neckline, bold print, and nice shape of this Theory shirtdress, available at Bergdorf Goodman. We’d wear a slip underneath it (just in case!) and with a low heel (particularly if it’s as short a dress as it looks on the model). One of our theories is that prints should always come from an expensive, well-respected brand. Don’t be buying a printed dress at Ann Taylor Loft or Old Navy — not only will people instantly recognize it as being of that brand, but frequently they’re poorly made, with the fabric not lining up properly on the seams. Theory works.

Tuesday’s TPS: Vera Wang Lavender Label Collection

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. We begin the week in splurge mode, with our most expensive suggestions, and wind our way to Friday, where a less expensive item of clothing might be just what you need to make it to the weekend.

light blue purple silk top by Vera Wang’s Lavender Label CollectionHappy Tuesday! We think this light blue/purple silk top by Vera Wang’s Lavender Label Collection is beautiful (available at Neiman Marcus). The shawl collar with gathered tie detail is great, and, unlike many women’s shirts with a tie intention, it’s pretty clear how to wear it and look good. This would look lovely with wide white pants, as the model is wearing, but it also would look great with any number of colors: gray pants, a deep purple pencil skirt, a navy pin-striped suit…

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