Tuesday’s TPS Report: Diane von Furstenberg New Domina 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.

Diane von Furstenberg New Domina DressWe are always huge fans of DvF dresses but for the minor fact that, well, we have only met one person who can wear the wrap dress to work. For everyone else, they are too low, too flyaway, too revealing… This dress, the “New Domina,” has none of those problems. The quality is still there, both in the fit and the fabric (slightly stretchy but not too much), as well as the simple yet unique design. Available at ShopBop for $365 (in navy/white, as shown, as well as hot pink and plain black). Diane von Furstenberg New Domina Dress

Poll Results: Towering Heels

Christian Louboutin’s Marie Antoinette shoeAbout a week and a half ago, we asked a pivotal question: at what point does a high heel become TOO high for work? As always, the poll is still open, but the initial results are in:

– 44% of readers said a medium heel height was most appropriate for work — 3.5″ being the absolute highest.

– 33% said 3.5″ or higher was acceptable, so long as the shoe itself was appropriate for work — nothing a teenager would wear.

– 12% said any heel height was fine, so long as you could walk in it

– 9% said low heels were the only ones appropriate for the office: 2.5″ or under.

Pictured above: Christian Louboutin’s Marie Antoinette shoe, available only in Paris boutiques. [Read more…]

Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Zac Posen’s Iris Bag in Gray

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.

Zac Posen’s Iris Bag in GrayWe like this ladylike nappa leather bag with geometric details by Zac Posen.  To us, it’s the little details that make the bag so fine — the hexagonal zipper pull, the suede lining, the pleats in the leather.  We especially like the size — at 16 x 13.5 x 6.5 (at base), it’s big enough to hold your wallet, your sunglasses, a small paperback book, and all your technology.  Available on sale at eLuxury for $1,169 (down from $1,925).   Zac Posen – Iris Bag, Gray

Weekly Roundup

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conan best moments– This week’s roundup is fairly depressing, so here’s something that isn’t: Gothamist rounded up some of the best moments from Conan O’Brien’s farewell Late Night show (he’s taking over Jay Leno’s show in a few months.) [Gothamist]

– Would the stock market crashed if there hadn’t quite been so much testosterone on Wall Street? [The Washington Post via World of Wealth]

– Is the recession hitting women harder? PWC is doing a survey. [The Glass Hammer]

– Lifehacker offers advice on how to conduct yourself if you’re laid off. [Lifehacker]

– Finally: we’ve never bought eyeglasses on the Internet, but there are apparently great deals to be had if you do! [Lifehacker]

Bargain Friday’s TPS Report: Banana Republic’s Geo-Print Tulip Skirt

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.

Banana Republic’s Geo-Print Tulip SkirtWe like the fun geometric print on this skirt, in the shape of the season: the tulip.  Tulip skirts, while not for everyone, are a nice way to mix up a working wardrobe, and the price is certainly right on this one: it’s marked down to $39.99 at Banana Republic.  Because the print is a bit on the loud side, we’d wear it with all black at the office — perhaps a slim-fitting black sweater or twinset and simple accessories.  Women: Geo-print tulip skirt – Black combo

Thursday’s TPS Report: Anthropologie’s Friendly Terrain Cardigan

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.

Anthropologie’s Friendly Terrain CardiganWe like this cheerful cardigan from Anthropologie for a casual Friday in the spring. At work, we’d wear it with wide-legged navy trousers, a white crewneck knit top, and pearls — then that evening we’d wear it with jeans and something lower-cut for wine and cheese with friends. Available for $98. Friendly Terrain Cardigan

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