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…

Monday’s TPS Report – Vivienne Tam

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.

Vivienne Tam white silk dressGood morning campers! This white silk dress by Vivienne Tam is just what we need for a dreary Monday; it’s available at Revolve Clothing. The bold colors and patterns on this flattering dress tell people you’re not afraid to take chances — yet you know exactly what’s appropriate for the office. We’d wear it with a cropped black jacket, maybe with a purple brooch.

Bargain Friday: TPS Report

For Friday, a shirt dress from Liz Claiborne. Yes, yes, the brand is slightly stodgy, but Tim Gunn’s in charge now, and for $89 this dress is a nice steal. Fit is key, however: the hem should be tailored to sit just above the knee, and the body of the dress should be fitted. Bare arms aren’t appropriate for the office, of course, so we’d pair this with a structured cardigan (like something from Iisli) or a cropped navy jacket. We also like the way the dress invokes the classic men’s seersucker look without sacrificing an ounce of femininity.

Thursday’s TPS Report: Twinkle

Twinkle cute blue topLook, a cute blue top by Twinkle for $183.  We like the details: the abstract print, the sheer (but still demure) top portion of the top, the slight flutter to the cap sleeves.  We’d wear this under a suit for day — either a nice wide pantleg or a pencil skirt — and then remove the jacket to go out for drinks afterwards.

Wednesday’s TPS Report

Soia Kyo trench coatIt’s been chilly and gray where we live, so it’s been great to watch all the women in their trench coats. We loooove this one by Soia & Kyo. Gunmetal gray, really well fitted, and oh so glamorous. If only we held more meetings outside!

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