Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Gryson’s Lucy Twistlock Tote

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.

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iconOur weakness is, truly, for bags, and we love this one. The shades of gray, the Italian leather — all with intelligent pockets and metal feet, and big enough to fit a notepad or file? Score. The fact that Saks has marked it down as part of its Designer Sale only sweetens the deal. Was $825, now $577.50. Gryson – Lucy Twistlock Tote
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Weekly Roundup

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picture-6– Nancy, Beth, George, and Ned… these names would all be familiar to many of the women of SCOTUS. [Ms. JD] At left: we highly recommend this great little book, Nancy Drew’s Guide to Life (available at Amazon for $4.95).

– Don’t show your chest hair — and other rules on business casual dressing from one NY law firm. [Above the Law]

– Do female travelers have different needs than male travelers? [The Glass Hammer]

– Eight rules for outlet shopping… [The Chicago Tribune] We would add the following: don’t bother with “factory stores” — the clothes were never sold in the regular store, and are generally of a cheaper quality (but for almost the same price).

 

Bargain Friday’s TPS Report: Kenneth Cole New York Ruched Tee

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.


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iconMaybe it’s cheesy, but when we interview, we love wearing French blue beneath a black suit. It’s our feminine take on a man’s shirt — not as feminine as pink or some other pastel, not as stark as white. This top is a great one for that purpose: the ruching is flattering without being distracting, and the neckline is nice and high. The price is right, too — it’s $39 at Nordstrom.com. Kenneth Cole New York Ruched Tee
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Thursday’s TPS Report: Banana Republic’s Fitted Non-Iron Shirt

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.

Today’s TPS report is written by City Girl, who writes about a variety of topics pertaining to city living as a professional woman, including beauty and fashion for the workplace.

Women: Fitted non-iron shirt - Light citrusThis shirt is a winner – and this is coming from a complete skeptic when it comes to cotton no-iron shirts. In fact, even though it fit well, I initially bought just one to try it out. I wore it and washed it (delicates/cold cycle, for your reference) and hung it up. Then I sighed, as it had some wrinkles at that point. I figured I would at least have to iron the collar and the cuffs, which invariably happens with so-called no-iron shirts. But no – the next morning the shirt had no wrinkles, and the cuffs and collar had somehow stiffened up. I have no idea what the technology behind it is, but I am sold – I have already bought two more of those shirts and they have held up just as well so far. I also really like the fit, as it is fitted, but not overly so. I wore one of these shirts on an awful 90-degree-summer-hit-DC-way-too-early day, and the shirt was comfortable and still looked good at 8pm, despite not having been starched by the cleaners. Final note: this rave review for the fitted cotton no-iron shirt. I did not find the classic version to fit as well, and it had French cuffs, which require ironing to look good, no matter the material. The fitted version has very simple cuffs. $59 in a variety of colors at Banana Republic. Women: Fitted non-iron shirt – Light citrus

Suit of the Week

For busy working women, the suit is often the easiest outfit to throw on in the morning. In general, this feature is not about interview suits, which should be as classic and basic as you get — instead, this feature is about the slightly different suit that is fashionable, yet professional.

J.Crew’s wool crepe suiting is a great option in the summertime, and it’s all on sale right now. We love the two-button blazer (was $225, now $180) and the pencil skirt (was $98, now $78) but note that there’s a one-button blazer and two pairs of pants that go with the collection as well.

Wednesday’s TPS Report: Free People Drippy Jersey Knit Jacket

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.

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iconToday’s TPS report is this great navy blazer in comfortable stretch jersey. This seems to reflect a burgeoning trend — tonally matching panels in jackets — and we think the whole effect looks cool and professional, all at the same time. We love the close fit, the power navy, and the slim lapels and pockets. It’s $118 at Nordstrom. Free People ‘Drippy’ Jersey Knit Jacket
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