Wednesday’s TPS Report: William Rast 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.

William Rast Twill BlazerToday we’re liking this navy blazer, on sale at Nordstrom — the wide lapels and textured twill strike us as such an interesting look.  We’d wear it wtih gray trousers and a white silk tee on a casual Friday.  Now $129 (was $328). William Rast Twill Blazer

Tuesday’s TPS Report: Marc by Marc Jacobs’s Swiss Dot Voile 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.

Marc by Marc Jacobs’s Swiss Dot Voile TopWe like this great black blouse by Marc by Marc Jacobs for today’s TPS. We’re loving the tiny swiss dot pattern and the tonal trim on the placket — we even like the Peter Pan collar. We’d wear it with gray slacks and colorful pumps (red, yellow, purple) or perhaps beneath a beige suit. Available at Nordstrom’s for $178. MARC BY MARC JACOBS Swiss Dot Voile Top

Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Just Cavalli’s Black 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.

Just Cavalli – TO640347854900 Dress (Black) – ApparelFor today’s splurge, we’re loving this fitted dress from Just Cavalli. We like the high neckline and its flattering keyhole; we also lurve the wide, fitted waist accented with the thin belt. We’d wear it with black pumps and a cardigan or blazer for the office, and with strappy sandals and a wrap for a night out on the town with friends. It’s marked 20% off at the moment, also, bringing it to $639 at Zappos.com (was $799). Just Cavalli – TO640347854900 Dress (Black) – Apparel

Bargain Friday’s TPS Report: Ann Taylor’s Ruffle Ponte Wrap 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.

Ann Taylor is having a great sale for Mother’s Day — 25% off all items (through 5/10). Which means that lovely, basic dresses like this one go from being marked down to being a serious steal. This one is your basic wrap, with some not-too-frilly ruffles around the neckline. We like the wideness of the belt (it’ll probably smooth out any imperfections) and the inset waistband at the back. Was $129, marked to $59; use code MOTHERSDAY to bring it down to $44. Ruffle Ponte Wrap Dress

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

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