Coffee Break: Emery Camel Suede

Fitzwell Emery Camel SuedeI realize these are not the most fashionable shoes — but for some reason I keep coming back to them. I like the muted suede colors, the comfortable heel height (2.25″) and stable heel, and I really like the kilt/belt feature on the vamp. It doesn’t hurt that they’re $56 and available in four colors (camel, black, grey taupe, and olive). Fitzwell Emery Camel Suede

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Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Carly Tie Blouse

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Pendleton Carly Tie BlouseReaders have continually sung the praises of Pendleton for suits and conservative clothes, and they’re having some great sales right now (e.g., TONS of silk blouses and shells under $60). Take, for example, this silk crepe de chine blouse — I like the darts throughout the body for a bit of shape, and for once the tie detail at the neck seems flattering instead of annoying (I really don’t like those things!). It’s available in regular and petite in three colors — the blouse was $128, now $40. Pendleton Carly Tie Blouse

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Thursday’s TPS Report: Trimmed Ponte One Button Blazer

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Limited Trimmed Ponte One Button BlazerI like this colorful ponte blazer from Limited, as well as the navy trim and navy polka dot lining (squee!).  It seems like a fun addition to a navy sheath, or even worn as here (with jeans and a white blouse) for a weekend at the office.  The blazer (which has glowing reviews in both regular and petites) was $98, but today you can take 40% everything off at The Limited with code FASHION, bringing the price down to $59ish. (There’s also a more subdued version in navy.)  Limited Trimmed Ponte One Button Blazer

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Paige Jacquard Jacket

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Elie Tahari Paige Jacquard JacketOff Fifth has a great selection of workwear pieces right now, including this white jacquard blazer from Elie Tahari.  White blazers are one of my favorite summer staples, and I love the little details — the peplum, the jacquard, the fact that it clearly bears no resemblance to a lab coat.  The markdown is pretty great, too: the blazer was $398, but is now $104.  Elie Tahari Paige Jacquard Jacket

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Coffee Break: Julia Perforated Handbag

Ivanka Trump Julia Perforated HandbagHappy St. Paddy’s Day! I’m usually not a fan of “wear the color on the day” holidays, but I WILL say that kelly green is one of my favorite colors for handbags, if only because the color is so unwearable in almost every other iteration (skirts, blouses, sweaters, etc), unless your skin tone is just so. This perforated handbag from Ivanka Trump is a bit on the small side for my usual taste, but it’s too cute not to post today — Amazon also has it in a larger tote size (ooh, or a domed satchel that is the same green but with no perforations). The handbag (pictured) is $125. Ivanka Trump Julia Perforated Handbag

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Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Black Check Pencil Dress

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Dorothy Perkins Black Check Pencil DressHappy Friday!  I like the look of this black check pencil dress, available at Dorothy Perkins in sizes 2-18.  It looks interesting but classic, and (ahem) would be a great starting point for mixing patterns — I’d try a a black and white floral scarf, if you have one, perhaps layered beneath a black or white blazer. The dress is $39, but with code DPFW25 you can take another 25% off.  Dorothy Perkins Black Check Pencil Dress

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