Thursday’s TPS Report: Ruched Sleeve Dress

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

Ellen Tracy Dress, Ruched SleeveDo not adjust your screens: yes, wow, that is a really bright pink dress. But let’s focus, instead, on the fact that the dress comes in a subdued blue “midnight” as well as a black color. Reader R wrote in to recommend the dress in midnight, noting “I’m wearing it today with black tights and booties. The dress is really soft and is cut really well. The belt that came with it is actually nice enough to use with other outfits as well. I look for 3 things in a dress – sleeves, machine washable, and pockets. This is two out of the three (no pockets), but at this price, I’m REALLY happy.” For my $.02, I like the boatneck and the fact that the sleeves are almost elbow length, which is difficult to find in a dress. It was $119.50, but is now marked to $59.99 at Macy’s. Ellen Tracy Dress, Ruched Sleeve

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Coffee Break – Step n Flex Gracie Pumps Women’s Shoes

Alfani Step n Flex Gracie Pumps Women's ShoesReader NM wrote to recommend these shoes, noting: “I love the Alfani Step N Flex shoes, in particular the Gracie pump. They are reasonably priced, classic shoes with a moderate heel and the most comfortable pumps I’ve ever worn. I have them in black and a deep red croco (no longer available) and I even wore the black pumps all day walking around San Francisco and they were still comfortable. This is definitely a easy to shoe to wear.” Nice! Especially for people who like a slightly higher vamp (with no toe cleavage), this looks like a great shoe.  They’re $59.98 at Macy’s.  Alfani Shoes, Step n Flex Gracie Pumps Women’s Shoes

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(Hunting for comfortable heels? Don’t forget to check the Corporette Guide to Comfortable Pumps!)

Suit of the Week: Tahari by ASL

Tahari by ASL Suit, Two Button Jacket & SkirtFor 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, which should be as classic and basic as you get — instead, this feature is about the slightly different suit that is fashionable, yet professional.

This suit caught my eye last week, and even though I have a few concerns about it, I was still drawn to it enough to post it today.  First, the good: I like the dark charcoal color, the slight peplum flounce effect to the jacket, the fitted look in general, and the ladylike skirt length. The bad: I’m not sure about that pattern — could be great, but it could also be a bit too loud. Still, it’s a good price if you’re interested in a grayish skirt suit — now marked to $179, down from $280 (sizes 2-18 still available). The suit (Tahari by ASL Suit, Two Button Jacket & Skirt) is on sale for $179 at Macy’s.

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Bargain Wednesday’s TPS Report: Cap Sleeve Sheath

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Rafaella Dress, Cap Sleeve SheathMacy’s has some great sales going on right now, including this lovely dress from Rafaella. Love the pleated neckline, the banded waist, and the ladylike length. It’s $37.49 at Macy’s (sizes 4-14 as of this AM). (Oh, and there’s free shipping if you spend $99 or more.) Rafaella Dress, Cap Sleeve Sheath


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Thursday’s TPS Report: Ruched Jacket & Pant Set

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Tahari by ASL Suit, Ruched Jacket & Pant SetEvery so often, it’s possible to find a good suit for under $150 — but for under $60 is a rare find. I like this brown ruched jacket from Tahari by ASL — the peplum jacket looks flattering and classic, and could be worn with a multitude of other things (I’m seeing it with black trousers and, perhaps, a deep red sweater beneath), as well as with the matching pants. Was $280, now $60 — lucky sizes 2, 8, 10 and 12 only as of this AM. (If you buy other stuff, be sure to try promo code VETSDAY — it takes 15% off select items.) Tahari by ASL Suit, Ruched Jacket & Pant Set


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Bargain Friday’s TPS Report: Charter Club Skirt, A-Line Printed

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Charter Club Skirt, A-Line PrintedWe don’t usually go for polyester skirts, but something about this one is calling to us — love the lattice print, the A-line, the at-the-knee length — it all seems lovely (especially for the price). We’d wear it with a dark red cardigan, or perhaps a shrunken blazer. Was $60, now $34.99 at Macy’s. Charter Club Skirt, A-Line Printed. (And if the pattern isn’t your style, it also comes in solid black and gray.)


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