Tuesday’s TPS Report: ‘Staccato’ Ribbed Cardigan

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Classiques Entier® 'Staccato' Ribbed CardiganI know the peplum trend is getting a little tired — but I think this is a gorgeous wool/cashmere cardigan. I like the low buttons, and the almost slouchy feel to it — so many of the peplum tops look as if you either a) have to have a perfect bikini body or b) be Spanx’ed within an inch of your life to wear them. This cardigan seems like a much more relaxed nod to the trend (and I, of course, love the purple). One thing I don’t love: the cowl neck tee it’s styled with here. Maybe it’s me, but I almost never like a cowl neck underneath a jacket or cardigan — it always just looks fussy and weird. Thoughts? The cardigan sweater is $178, available in both purple and black, at Nordstrom. Classiques Entier® ‘Staccato’ Ribbed Cardigan

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Tuesday’s TPS Report: Plaxico Jacket

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Diane von Furstenberg Plaxico Jacket Ooh: I like this DvF twill jacket. Of course, of course: I love the purple. But I like the idea of a darker, but lighter weight jacket, for in-between weather like we’ve been having here in NYC the past few days. I’d wear it with complimentary colors, probably — a light blue button-front blouse, a mint green shell, an emerald or cobalt sweater — or with other purples. It was $465, but is now marked to $249 at Last Call. Diane von Furstenberg Plaxico Jacket

(Psst: Speaking of sales, have I mentioned the new Corporette Bargains page?)

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Lexie Dress

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Lovely sheath dress from Elie Tahari, which I first spied at Bloomingdale’s (on sale in black in limited sizes) – but then I realized Lord & Taylor had all 3 colors, more sizes, and a deeper discount: score.  I like the classic styling — especially the high back — as well as the interesting folded collar. It was $368, now marked to $128.49 $92.  Elie Tahari Lexie Dress

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Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Low-rise Skinny-Leg Wool Pants

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Emilio Pucci Low-rise skinny-leg wool pantsLove, love, love the bright pop of color and the crispness for these Emilio Pucci wool pants. That nice crisp pleat, to me, is what elevates these to be office appropriate. With a bright color like this I like to wear soft neutrals like navy or gray with it, as black can look a little stark.  They were $990, but are now $594 at Net-a-Porter. Emilio Pucci Low-rise skinny-leg wool pants

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Coffee Break – Grace Snake-Embossed Tote, Purple

Beirn Grace Snake-Embossed Tote, PurpleI have wanted a Beirn bag forever, and I’m seriously considering this one (especially considering the serious sale). Love the purple/snake embossed leather, the thin shoulder straps, the removable wristlet, and the zip pocket inside. It was $515, now marked to $310, with an extra 30% off bringing it down near $200. Nice! Available in purple and orange at Last Call by Neiman Marcus. Beirn Grace Snake-Embossed Tote, Purple.

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Coffee Break – Fretwell Satchel

ALDO - Fretwell (Purple) - Bags and LuggageZappos has a number of nice-looking Aldo purses for surprisingly affordable prices. This purple “Fretwell” (also available in cognac/bronze) looks great.  I love the faux ostrich leather and the dark, dark purple.  It’s (wow) $48 at Zappos. ALDO – Fretwell (Purple) – Bags and Luggage

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