Thursday’s TPS Report: Bop Basics Cashmere Deep V Sweater

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.

Bob Basics Cashmere Deep VAnother great sale piece from ShopBop: this deep V-neck cashmere sweater. It’s a bit too low cut and sheer to wear by itself, but there are so many fun things to layer with it: button-down blouses, silk tie-neck blouses, simple t-shirts and camisoles, et cetera, et cetera. It’s a lux basic. Now $99 (was $198) at ShopBop. Bop Basics Cashmere Deep V Sweater

Wednesday’s TPS Report: Brooks Brothers’ Cashmere Twinset

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.

Brooks Brothers Cashmere CardiganOk, stick with us here — we know the picture at right is a bit frumpy. But: we present you with a Brooks Brothers Italian cashmere sweater set, available in many sizes in white (camel as well), deeply discounted. (The cardigan was $248; now $99. The shell was $188, now $75.) We suggest buying the pair. As a twinset, winter white is all the rage; you can also wear it to spring indoor affairs where you’re not quite sure if the AC will be blaring prematurely. The shell can be worn year-round — we suggest layering it on top of a button-down shirt or blouse (particularly one that’s on the chiffon/see-through side); this academic look brings class and sophistication to an otherwise iffy blouse. And as for the cardigan — well, we don’t need to tell you how freezing offices can be in the summertime. A white cashmere cardigan can be the perfect office staple to go over any outfit. Available for $174 (together) at Brooks Brothers. Cashmere Cardigan & Cashmere Shell

Weekly Roundup

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– Forbes advises what to look for in good cashmere.  We agree wholeheartedly with their tip to not buy online — there’s a huge difference in quality.  We’ve had some very itchy cashmere sweaters (Ann Taylor, we’re looking at you) versus some incredibly soft cashmere.  The best brand we’ve ever owned for a cashmere sweater is Autumn Cashmere.

– JibberJobber has some advice for women — on how to dress for FAILURE.  Our favorite tip? Wear six-inch heels. [JibberJobber]

– TIME magazine talks about the sacrifices Michelle Obama made, including leaving her corporate law firm job.  [TIME]

– On the other side of the spectrum, Sarah Palin’s sartorial choices are causing a buying frenzy of Naughty Monkey shoes and square rimless glasses. [WSJ]

– Hooray for gender equality, right?  Interesting side effect: the personality differences between women and men are becoming more pronounced.  [Jezebel]

– The Motley Fool has some retirement-planning advice for women.  [The Motley Fool]

– Yale Law Women name their Top 10 Family-Friendly firms.  [The AmLaw Daily]

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