Thursday’s TPS Report: Ann Taylor LOFT Pleated Empire Dress

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.

We like this simple and sweet dress from Ann Taylor LOFT — it’s a lot on the casual side, but it’s still the kind of thing that can be dressed up for the office with a pair of closed-toe pumps and a cropped jacket. (Then, change into some strappy sandals and a wrap and head out on the town.) Clean lines, a few unique but unobtrusive details — such are the makings of a great summer dress. It’s $69 at Ann Taylor LOFT (and comes in a great online-only color, Havana Blue, as well as black). Ann Taylor LOFT Pleated Empire Dress

Tuesday’s TPS Report: Tory Burch ‘Simone’ Wool Cardigan

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.

Tory Burch Simone CardiganWe love this gorgeous, unusual printed cardigan from Tory Burch. A tight pattern like this works well at the office because it achieves an almost abstract look from far away — yet up close it’s delicate flowers. We’d wear the cardigan with a white tank and khaki skirt over the summer, or on top of a black shift dress. The cardigan by itself is $295 at Nordstrom; re’s a matching shell available, too, for $225. Tory Burch ‘Simone’ Wool Cardigan

Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Marc by Marc Jacobs Posh Turnlock Dot

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.

Tory Burch ‘Simone’ Wool CardiganWe like this happy blue leather bag from Marc by Marc Jacobs — it’s got a polka-dotted lining, inside pockets for your technology, and zippers that pull down to the base of the bag (which has feet, so the leather is protected if you set the bag down). It’s also a bag that we wouldn’t feel bad about having on our arm if we happened to be running around in the rain — April showers, anyone? We also like the price, which is rare for a Splurge Monday — $498 at Zappos, which isn’t that bad for a designer bag. (It also comes in a more demure putty gray, if the indigo is too much for you.) Marc by Marc Jacobs – Posh Turnlock Dot (Indigo) – Bags and Luggage

Bargain Friday’s TPS Report: Tommy Hilfiger Maddi Boyfriend Cardigan Sweater

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.

Tommy Hilfiger Maddi Boyfriend Cardigan SweaterThis cotton boyfriend cardigan actually comes in white and yellow — gray is no longer available — but we love it all the more because it’s that much more appropriate for spring. Spring is also known as “cardigan time” to the office-going woman, so now’s the time to start stocking up on your basics as well as fresher shapes if you haven’t already. We’d wear this cardigan open, over a shift dress, with the sleeves pushed up and some long necklaces, or perhaps buttoned-up over a pencil skirt with a collared blouse beneath it. It’s marked down from $69 to $49 at Macys.com. Tommy Hilfiger Maddi Boyfriend Cardigan Sweater

Thursday’s TPS Report: Brooks Brothers’ Merino Silk Cashmere Cable Turtleneck

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.

Brooks Brothers’ Merino Silk Cashmere Cable TurtleneckWarmer days are coming! Or so the oracles say. But in the meantime, it’s ridiculously cold (in New York, at least). For that reason, we hope you’ll share our excitement at this lovely, basic, soft turtleneck made of a blend of merino, silk, and cashmere. This sucker is WARM — yet lightweight at the same time. We like that the cable knit gives it a bit of personality, as well. The best part is the price: it’s deeply discounted (but with tons of sizes left) and available in black, brown, and light grey at Brooks Brothers for $55 (was $138). Merino Silk Cashmere Cable Turtleneck

Wednesday’s TPS Report: Banana Republic’s Silk Ruffle Dress

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.

Banana Republic’s Silk Ruffle DressWe like this silk dress from Banana Republic for today’s TPS. The ruffles are nice additions without being ostentatious, and everything — the jewel neckline, the cap sleeves, the knee-length hem — is appropriately ladylike yet professional. Available in ash (shown) and lavender for $130 at Banana Republic. Women: Silk ruffle dress – Wood ash

* Incidentally, if you have time, check out the sale at BR’s sister site, Piperlime — lots of great brands available for great prices in lucky sizes.

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