Coffee Break: Feather Print Cashmere Scarf

La Fiorentina Feather Print Cashmere ScarfOur “Coffee Break” feature suggests a work-appropriate accessory in a range of prices.

For today’s accessory, we like this feather printed cashmere scarf.  We actually lurve it in the green, but it comes in brown, grey, and gold as well.  At 28″ by 72″ it’s the perfect size for a wrap to keep you warm in winter months — particularly if you have a crazy radiator that shuts on and off at will — or to use as a travel blanket/pillow, as readers suggested.  It’s $78 at Nordstrom.  La Fiorentina Feather Print Cashmere Scarf
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Tuesday’s TPS Report: Carla Classic Slim Flare Trouser

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.
BCBG Carla Classic Slim Flare TrouserPiperlime is having a one-day sale — take 20% off any regular (not final) sale items.  We like these simple black trousers from BCBGMAXAZRIA which, amazingly, are still available in sizes 2-10.  We like the viscose/wool/spandex mix (the spandex can be so important for comfort, mais oui?) and the slight flare below the knee.  Formerly $196, now $144, with the price dropping to $116 with the code TREAT4ME (with free shipping both ways).   BCBGMAXAZRIA Carla Classic Slim Flare Trouser – BlackIf you’ve recently seen a great work piece you’d like to recommend to the readers, please e-mail [email protected] with “TPS” in the subject line. Unless you ask otherwise, we’ll refer to you by your first initial.
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Coffee Break: Charcoal Jade and Garnet Elephant Pendant

We’ve noticed that shoes and bags seem to be some of our most popular TPS reports, so we’re launching a new feature today — a semi-regular report on accessories. We’ll suggest pieces in a range of prices, and it’ll run opposite from the TPS reports (so today is the bargain, and later in the week will be the splurge.)
Jade Garnet Elephant PendantAmazon is having a sale on 30% off of all garnet pieces — lucky for any January babies you know.  We’re liking this interesting charcoal jade pendant of an elephant with a garnet eye and gold overlaid details.  Part of the appeal is that it’s an unusual “garnet” piece — far from the marcasite and briolette that seems to define the birthstone arena — but we like the piece on its own, also — particularly at the office, an elephant seems to be a good symbol, as they’re known for their good memories.  Was $90, marked to $47, comes to $31 after the discount (which you only see on the final step of checkout).  We think it’d be lovely with any V-neck’ed sweaters or dresses.   Gold Overlay Sterling Silver Charcoal Jade and Garnet Elephant Pendant on Chain, 18

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Open Thread: Victory at the Sales Racks?

salesAll right, ladies, it’s time to gloat a bit. We’ve heard some great stories from friends of amazing sales — so share! What are you most excited about getting in the after-holiday sales? Where did you have the best shopping experience (racks and racks of sales, additional discounts, or just a really nice shopping experience)? (Pictured:  Sale in a Sale Shop Selling Sale Signs, originally uploaded to Flickr by the justified sinner)

(We’d share our own story but, alas, we’ve just moved into a new apartment and spent the post-holiday time unpacking, organizing, and hunting for new furniture pieces.)

Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Jersey Twisted-Bodice Dress

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.
Kay Unger Twisted-Bodice DressHappy New Year!  Today we’re liking this colorful dress from Kay Unger New York.  We like the twisted bodice, the relatively high neckline (we’d still probably wear a cami with it the first day), the long sleeves, and the unusual combination of a flattering dress with horizontal stripes.  It’s $350 at Neiman Marcus, available in sizes XS-L. Kay Unger New York – Jersey Twisted-Bodice Dress
If you’ve recently seen a great work piece you’d like to recommend to the readers, please e-mail [email protected] with “TPS” in the subject line. Unless you ask otherwise, we’ll refer to you by your first initial.
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Top 10 Posts of 2009

We’re still on an abbreviated posting schedule (don’t forget the holiday open thread!), but here are some of our top posts from 2009… after the jump!

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