Coffee Break – Patent Leather Trimmed Stretch Belt

Lauren By Ralph Lauren Patent Leather Trimmed Stretch BeltI often talk about belting a cardigan, and this stretch belt on sale at Bloomingdale’s would be just the thing to do it. I like that it’s trimmed in patent leather but is otherwise a stretchy fabric, and I like that it comes in both navy and white. It was $38, now marked to $28.50 at Bloomingdale’s. Lauren By Ralph Lauren Patent Leather Trimmed Stretch Belt

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Splurge Tuesday’s TPS Report: “Kamryn” Two-Button Jacket

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Lauren by Ralph Lauren "Kamryn" Two-Button JacketOooo: Bloomingdale’s has a number of cute things on sale right now, including a ton of great blazers (albeit in limited sizes). This morning I’m loving this classic Kamryn blazer from Lauren by Ralph Lauren. Love the slight puff to the shoulders, the tropical stretch wool, and the single back vent. It was $250, now $175 (free shipping on all orders over $150). Lauren by Ralph Lauren “Kamryn” Two-Button Jacket


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Wednesday’s TPS Report: “Loryna” Silk Ruffled Blouse

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Ralph Lauren “Loryna” Silk Ruffled BlouseSometimes, a black and white silk blouse is just what the doctor ordered. I like the feminine ruffles at the placket, the simple floral print, and the “shaping seams.” It does look a bit sheer, so I’d layer a white camisole beneath it . Note that the v-neck can be either low or fairly high (see the Bloomingdale’s picture). All in all, it’s a lovely blouse. Bloomingdale’s has a size S only for $104.30, and Ralph Lauren has sizes M-XL for $109, and Dillards has all sizes for $149.


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Wednesday’s TPS Report: “Callandra” Three-Quarter Sleeve Scoopneck Dress

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Lauren by Ralph Lauren “Callandra” Three-Quarter Sleeve Scoopneck DressThis is the kind of dress that, I think, can make a perfect desk to dinner transition if need be. Love the scoop neckline, the paneled hem, and the “silky, fluid matte jersey.” For the office, I’d wear it with a camisole or slip beneath it (at least the first time), and perhaps a set of pearls or some other statement necklace to raise the focus from the neckline to my face. I might layer a blazer on top, or perhaps just pair it with a simple pair of pumps or even, depending on the mores of the office, some knee-high boots. It’s on a pretty good sale right now — was $179, now marked to $125.30 — and if you shop with your Bloomingdale’s card you can take another $25 off a purchase of $100-$250. Lauren by Ralph Lauren “Callandra” Three-Quarter Sleeve Scoopneck Dress


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Coffee Break: Modernaire Leather Zip Hobo

Lauren by Ralph Lauren Modernaire Leather Zip HoboiconI recently had a chance to check out Ralph Lauren’s new handbag line, and I was impressed with the quality of the bags as well as the reasonable prices. Like this great hobo, the bags all have a slightly edgy look to them but with a timeless, classy appeal. This bag is $398 at Bloomingdale’s (available in both black and brown).  Lauren by Ralph Lauren Modernaire Leather Zip Hobo
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Bargain Friday’s TPS Report: Lauren by Ralph Lauren “Vatusia” Pleated Scoopneck Top

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The funny thing about a short week (like last week) is that it makes the next one seem even longer by comparison — so happy Friday to everyone.  For today, we like this basic tank that has some nice pleating at the top — definitely acceptable under a suit or a camisole, or perhaps a good way to raise the neckline of an otherwise iffy sweater.  We know a good sale when we see one, too — this was $59.50, and is now $17.85 at Dillards.  Available in black, purple, and blue (pictured), in a variety of sizes for each color.  Lauren by Ralph Lauren “Vatusia” Pleated Scoopneck Top

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