Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Button Down Blouse

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

Collective Concepts Button Down BlouseWow — there are seven glowing reviews for this polyester blouse, from Collective Concepts. The reviewers note that while it’s a bit sheer, it’s great with both a pencil skirt and skinny pants. All four patterns seem cool, too — I’ve pictured the “blue ditsy” pattern, but there’s also a simple black and white polka dot, a pink/orange “brushstroke” floral, and a cool mint green geometric pattern. They were $69, but are now marked to $47.99 at Piperlime. Collective Concepts Button Down Blouse

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Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Animal Print Blouse

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I am loving this blouse from Sabine, available at Piperlime. Love the relaxed vibe to it and the colors. For the office, I’d wear this with a high white camisole (because I am opposed to nude-for-you camisoles) and a blazer, tucked in.  In terms of accessories, almost any necklace would work — if I wanted to give it some gravitas I’d wear my pearls, and if I wanted to have more fun with it I might layer some more delicate pendant necklaces.  It was $89, but is now marked to $44.99. Animal Print Blouse

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Coffee Break – Bea Shoulder Bag

MZ Wallace Bea Womens Shoulder HandbagOoh: included in the Piperlime sale is this tweed version of the MZ Wallace shoulder bag. I’d call this bag a modern classic — I’ve seen it (and heard amazing things about it) for probably 5 years, and admired it on the subway many a time. I like the gray tweed with the leather accents, as well as the included “inner detachable market purse” — cute. It was $395, but is now marked to $236.99 at Piperlime. MZ Wallace Bea Womens Shoulder Handbag

(P.S. While you’re there check out the sales at Piperlime’s sister sites, including Athleta — lots of great deals to be had.)

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Weekend Open Thread

Tucker The Classic Mini DressHappy Easter to all!  Something on your mind?  Chat about it here.

Pictured:  Our weekend recommendation is this fun mini-dress.  Too short for work (for most) but we like the casual vibe to it, as well as the fun print.  We’d wear it out to brunch with friends, or shopping (perhaps paired with leggings or a pair of skinny jeans).  It’s $198 at Piperlime, where the pictured print is an exclusive.  Tucker The Classic Mini Dress

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Coffee Break: Linea Pelle Dylan Medium Tote

Linea Pelle Dylan Medium ToteWe’re liking this slouchy, cool tote from Linea Pelle today. We like it for its size (big enough for a pad of paper), as well as for the functionality — the pocket on the outside and the inside, the fact that you can wear it on your shoulder from any of the straps, the fun print on the inside.  Available in black, brown and the orangey “Zucca” for $415 at Piperlime.  Linea Pelle Dylan Medium Tote

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Splurge Tuesday’s TPS Report: 7 For All Mankind Shrunken Blazer

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

7 For All Mankind Shrunken BlazerWe love a good shrunken blazer, and Piperlime has a ton of them in stock right now.  We like this gray one from 7 For All Mankind — we like the fit of it, the notched lapel, and the seaming in the back.  We’d wear it with just about anything, from a full skirt to a shift dress to a pair of trousers — and we feel like the gray is more conducive to a fun color palette than a black blazer would be, either using bold color or going for a sophisticated black-on-gray-on-white look. It’s $275 at Piperlime, in sizes XS-L.  7 For All Mankind Shrunken Blazer

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