Thursday’s TPS Report: Navy tweed jacket

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Navy tweed jacketI am not one of the people who can wear this kind of boxy, cropped jacket — but if you are, take note: this navy tweed jacket is on a pretty big discount at J.Crew.  It is a classic shape, and the model looks really cute in it — I’d wear it with trousers and pencil skirts if I were her.  The jacket is on final sale — was $268, marked to $90, but it comes down to $71 with code OURTREAT (sizes 6, 8, 10, 12 only as of this AM). Navy tweed jacket

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(Psst: Check out the Corporette Bargains page for more great deals, including a compilation of previous recommendations now on sale.)

Thursday’s TPS Report: Split-Strap Shift Dress

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MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS Split-Strap Shift DressSaks is one of the many stores with a Friends & Family sale going on right now. For today, especially for this price, I like this Michael Michael Kors navy shift dress. The split sleeves look nice (although probably best left under a jacket or cardigan), but that neckline — that wide U — is the perfect neckline for under blazers. The dress was $150, but is now marked to $60 at Saks — but with the F&F discount (FRNFAM2) it comes down to $48. Use code RTNFREE8 for free shipping and returns as well. MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS Split-Strap Shift Dress

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Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Polka Dot Silk Blouse

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Women's Polka Dot Silk BlouseLands’ End Canvas has some great deals on blouses right now. I like this little polka-dotted number — the three-quarter sleeves and “mockneck” give it a fresh look. I’d wear it with a gray pencil skirt, perhaps accented with a yellow belt. It was $89.50, but is now marked to $39.99. Women’s Polka Dot Silk Blouse

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Tuesday’s TPS Report: Cap Sleeve Ruffle Suiting Dress

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Rebecca Taylor Cap Sleeve Ruffle Suiting DressIt seems like now is the time to buy dresses with short sleeves — who knew? I’m loving this cap sleeve suiting dress from Rebecca Taylor, available at Bloomingdale’s. Love the lace-up detail in the back, the fitted empire waist, and the subdued ruffles. The dress is $350. Rebecca Taylor Cap Sleeve Ruffle Suiting Dress

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Suit of the Week: Trina Turk

Trina Turk 'Azalea' JacketFor 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.

Oooo: love the black ribbon details on this navy suit, and we all know I love a good pleated back hem.  Even though the pants aren’t shown with the jacket (on either the Nordstrom or the Trina Turk site), there are a few ways to know that they’re a matching set.  First: the color and fabric content are the same.  This isn’t so huge a feat (ooh, navy) but when the color has a strange name.  Second: the SKU number looks quite similar: 371070 for the jacket and #371077 for the pants.  Third: When in doubt, ask — the “live chat” sales associate confirmed that these two pieces match.  Fabulous! The jacket (Trina Turk ‘Azalea’ Jacket) is $398, and the pants (Trina Turk ‘Charlie’ Pantsicon) are $268.

Trina Turk 'Azalea' Jacket Trina Turk 'Charlie' Pants

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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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