Wednesday’s TPS Report: Knit Herringbone Jacket

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Banana Republic Knit Herringbone JacketLove this knit herringbone jacket from BR. It strikes me as the perfect shrunken blazer-but-not-a-blazer to wear on top of dresses and longer untucked tops. It’s $150 (available in regular and petites). Banana Republic Knit Herringbone Jacket

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Heavy Lifting Wednesday’s TPS Report: Tally Slim Leg Tailored Trousers

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. Our guest poster this week: Lisa Carnochan from Privilege — a huge welcome, Lisa! – Kat

Tally SLIM LEG TAILORED TROUSERS At any professional level, you’re quite likely going to need a pair of go-to trousers. In the 1990s and the first decade of this century it was quite possible for women to dress for work without a single skirt in the closet. While dresses may be back, for certain days in the trenches there’s still nothing quite like a pair of good pants and comfortable flats.

Reiss, a British company, has come to our attention by outfitting Catherine Duchess of Whatever She Is. These trousers ($185, Tally SLIM LEG TAILORED TROUSERS BLACK) look to be slim yet roomy enough. Also high-waisted. Short-legged humans represent. If online purchases put you off, my all-time favorite mid-range pants remain the Banana Republic Martin fit. In wool, as somehow cotton turns flimsy too fast. By the way, chalk-stripes are seriously underrated ($110, Martin fit chalk-stripe lightweight wool trouser).

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Thursday’s TPS Report: Sloan Fit Herringbone Flare

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Banana Republic Sloan Fit Herringbone FlareI’m psyched that the flared look is back in style because I have always found the skinny style to be less than flattering on me. For today’s TPS, I’m digging these grey herringbone trousers from Banana Republic. I might wear them with the lavender blouse they’re pictured with, as well as a velvet or corduroy blazer on top for a fall day; for spring I might wear them with a white blouse topped with a yellow sweater. They’re $89.50, available in shorts, regulars, and longs. Banana Republic Sloan Fit Herringbone Flare


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Suit of the Week: Banana Republic

Banana Republic Rosette BlazerFor 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.

I’m always a fan of this color of suit.  It’s much softer than a black or navy, but not quite as casual as a khaki — and the lighter color is so much easier to work with than a dark brown suit.  In general, I love pastels with brown, and I particularly like the rosy pink shell they’ve paired it with for the below picture (although the model’s topknot is a bit debatable — I suppose that’s a discussion for another time, though).  The rosette accent is interesting but not overly cute, and I like the grosgrain details on the skirt and jacket.  Nice.  The jacket (Banana Republic Rosette Blazer) is $175, and the skirt (Banana Republic Grosgraintrim Pencil Skirt) is $69.50. Not pictured: A set of matching pants (Banana Republic Martin Fit Textured Trouser) for $98.  All three are available regulars, petites, and talls.

Banana Republic Rosette Blazer Banana Republic Grosgraintrim Pencil Skirt

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Side-pleat dress

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Banana Republic Sidepleat DressBanana Republic seems to have a ton of cute dresses right now, including this simple cotton sheath dress (available in “moss,” pictured, a light “purple petal,” and a black). Love the gathered pleats to give it fit, love that it’s fully lined, and love the invisible zip. It’s available in regular, tall and petite for $130. Banana Republic Sidepleat Dress


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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Silk abstract floral dress

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Banana Republic Silk abstract floral dressToday I’m liking this silk abstract floral dress from Banana Republic. Floral dresses can be great for all sorts of things — baby showers! ladies’ luncheons! etc. — but they can also work for the office if accessorized correctly, i.e., erring on the professional side of things. Here, for example, I’d wear a dark muted blazer (black, navy, dark brown) instead of a cardigan, and I’d wear closed-toe pumps instead of peep-toes or sandals. Even though I love a pearl necklace I’d stay away from that here and maybe go for a statement necklace, or even a scarf that compliments the colors of the dress (a solid blue one, perhaps). The dress is $150 at Banana Republic, available in regular, talls, and petites.Banana Republic Silk abstract floral dress

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