Thursday’s TPS Report: Jones New York Signature Stretch Trousers

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.

Jones New York Signature Stretch TrousersEvery so often, a “mom” brand hits one out of the park, designing a great basic piece that you’ll wear a ton. We’d put these stretch trousers from Jones New York in that category. The rise is slightly higher than you might be used to, but low-rise pants aren’t always (or even often) that appropriate for a professional setting. We like the slight bootcut, the fact that they’re machine-washable, and the three different color options (black, chocolate, and the pictured charcoal). Available at Nordstrom.com for $89. Jones New York Signature Stretch Trousers

Wednesday’s TPS Report: Black Cowl Neck Dress by Kate

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 organic cotton dress from eDressMe.com — the high neckline, the cap sleeves, the knee-length skirt — all very acceptable for work, but with the comfort (and sense of well-being) one gets from wearing organic cotton. A cowl neck can be slightly hard to accessorize with; we’d wear it with a colorful wrap if we were cold, small earrings, and a non-jangly bracelet. It’s on sale, too — 20% off for Mother’s Day. It’s now $144 (was $180). Black Cowl Neck Dresses by Kate

Tuesday’s TPS Report: L.A.M.B. ‘Candy Stripe’ Stretch Twill Blazer

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.

L.A.M.B. ‘Candy Stripe’ Stretch Twill BlazerWe’re loving this stretch twill blazer as a great summer staple. First, the creamy hue — great with almost any color (although if we were to wear it with black we’d throw in some color accents, even if the accents are just gray). It’s stretch twill — comfy and sturdy! — and will keep its shape throughout the summer. Finally, the details on it are sophisticated but interesting: the wide curve of the shawl collar, the fact that the lapels end in forked accents, and the seaming throughout. Gorgeous! Available at Nordstrom for $265. L.A.M.B. ‘Candy Stripe’ Stretch Twill Blazer

Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Antoinette Lee Designs Dolce Handbag

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.

Antoinette Lee Designs Dolce HandbagWe’re loving this feminine yet practical handbag from Antoinette Lee — it’s surprisingly large (14″x11″x4″) and the chain detaches, meaning you can go for the look of an oversized clutch (how Rosalind Russel of you!) or for a swinging handbag. We’re liking the yellow this morning, but it’s also available in a more subdued black or white, as well as more rock-and-roll type combinations with mixed leather (like, say, the black and gold leather combo). Pricewise, it’s not bad for an up-and-coming designer: $374 at Couture Candy. Antoinette Lee Designs Dolce Handbag

Bargain Friday’s TPS Report: Banana Republic’s Leaf-Print Top

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 Leaf-Print TopWe’ve liked this lovely cowl-necked, scoop-necked top since we saw it — it’s a fun, happy, pretty thing that would look great with gray trousers and a white cardi, or beneath a black suit (maybe accented with sapphire jewelry). It’s machine-washable, it’s opaque, and it’s on part of Banana Republic’s latest markdowns (yet the green is still available in lots of sizes). It’s now $29.99 (was $39). Women: Leaf-print top – Spearmint

Thursday’s TPS Report: Calvin Klein Sleeveless Pleated Sheath 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.

Calvin Klein Sleeveless Pleated Sheath Dress with BeltWe like this basic black sheath dress for today’s TPS. We like the pleating at the bust, the belt, and the appropriate, ladylike length of it — it’s perfect for pairing with jackets or cardigans year-round. We especially like that it’s on sale at Macy’s for $89 (was $129). (It’s available in petite, as well.) Calvin Klein Sleeveless Pleated Sheath Dress with Belt

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