Thursday’s TPS Report: Slim Ankle Pant

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Sloan Fit Ankle PantsI have mentioned this before, and I’ll say it again: olive pants are a surprise workhorse for wardrobes. Wear the color with neutrals like black, navy, or white, but — as shown — olive also looks great with a pop of cobalt; YouLookFab has done capsules with olive and light pink, and I’ve always been a fan of olive and purple (both light and dark). These slim ankle pants look lovely, and they’re part of Banana Republic’s 40% off sale today. They were $89, but with the sale come down to $53. They’re available in sizes 00-16, in petite, regular, and tall lengths.  Huzzah. Sloan-Fit Slim Ankle Pant

As usual, the sister sites are having sales as well — Gap is 25% off (code HURRY) and Old Navy is 25% off your order (no code needed); Athleta is offering free 2-day shipping.

Here are two plus-sized options.  If you’re on the hunt for similar cobalt shoes, here’s a link to the BR ones; M.Gemi also has a number of heels and flats in that color.

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Suit of the Week

T Tahari Pinstripe SuitFor 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 for women, which should be as classic and basic as you get — instead, this feature is about the slightly different suit that is fashionable, yet professional.

Oooh: good price on this pinstriped black suit from T Tahari — with a ton of sizes left. The cropped nature of the pants makes them for casual suit days only, but as always, know your office. I like the chalky vertical stripes, and the fact that this one comes up to size 16. The jacket (T Tahari Faux-Leather Trimmed Pinstripe Jacket) was $148, but is now $59, and the pants (T Tahari Pinstripe Cropped Twill Pants) were $98, but are now marked to $39.

Here’s a plus-sized alternative.

T Tahari Pinstripe Suit


Deal Alert: The Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

nordstrom-workwear-half-yearly-sale-2015Happy almost-Memorial Day, you guys: Nordstrom’s Half Yearly sale has started. There are a ton of great workwear pieces in there, including brands like:

Some particular pieces that caught my eye…

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  • Veronica Beard Print A-Line Skirt – I’m still drooling over the dress from Monday, so I was intrigued to see a bunch of Veronica Beard pieces in the sale. This is my favorite — a black and white midi skirt. It was $450, but is now on sale for $270 (limited sizes, alas).
  • L’AGENCE Contrast Panel Pleated Crepe Dress – This crepe dress looks lovely, and — to me at least — walks that delicate line between feminine and floaty, and professional. It was $525, but is now marked to $315.
  • Max Mara ‘Ottavo’ Jersey Sheath Dress – Max Mara continues to blow me away with their simple, classic sheath dresses. This gorgeous one, with an almost stripey print, is marked 40% off — was $765, now $458.
  • Armani Collezioni Fitted Piqué Jersey Jacket – This fitted pique jersey looks perfect for summer — classic, wear it with everything. It was $1,345, but is now marked to $575.


I’ll round up bags and shoes later (probably tomorrow) — but I will quickly note that there are a lot of Stuart Weitzman and SJP heels in the sale. Which favorites will you be looking for, ladies?

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Keyhole Detail Jersey Sheath Dress

Vince Camuto Keyhole Detail Jersey Sheath Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Oooh: great sheath dress from Vince Camuto. I like the high and work-appropriate keyhole, the slightly loose shape (but not as loose as a shift), the sleeves, and the fact that it’s machine washable. It’s available in five colors, for petite and regular sizes XS-XL, for $99. Vince Camuto Keyhole Detail Jersey Sheath Dress

Here’s a plus-size alternative.

Pssst: The Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale begins today with deals on denim, Stuart Weitzman, Hugo Boss, and much more. Stay tuned for a more thorough roundup a bit later this morning.

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Coffee Break: Gold Hoop Earrings

Silver Cedar Jewelry Gold Hoop Earrings | CorporetteThese hammered gold hoops — handmade in Canada — look lovely. I like the tiny size, and the fact that you can get rose gold, white gold, or nickel-free 14K palladium white gold for the same price. They’re $75 at Etsy. Silver Cedar Jewelry Gold Hoop Earrings