Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Ponte Knit Pencil Skirt

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Halogen® Ponte Knit Pencil SkirtWell, well: Nordstrom has a number of Halogen skirts marked down, including this lovely blue number (and, yes, this reader favorite). I like the vibrant color, as well as the soft, stretchy knit. This skirt, at 40% off, still has an impressive number of colors and sizes left, including a red and a “dark camel.” It was $59, but is now marked 40% off to $34.90. Halogen® Ponte Knit Pencil Skirt

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Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Vanora Wave Printed Skirt

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vanora wave printed skirtAnytime I need something fun and inexpensive, or a piece with a vintage twist, I go to ShopRuche. They have fantastic bargain finds, from their clothes to their jewelry to their slightly kitschy home décor. I’m really digging this graphic-print black and white skirt, and I think it would be a great addition to a business casual travel wardrobe. One way to wear it: subdue it a bit with a black button-down and conservative pumps. Or, you could just go with it and pair it with a brightly colored sweater, like, say teal (shocker right) and some yellow heels. Either way you will look awesome during your meetings and be comfy on your flight home. It’s $37.50, available in S,M, and L. Vanora Wave Printed Skirt

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Glazed Lace Pencil Skirt

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Glazed Lace Pencil SkirtI am a sucker for what I call the “polished vintage” look, and this skirt hits the spot. It looks more like a textured pattern than lace, and the dark green is versatile and luxurious-looking. I would wear this with a cream silk blouse and a soft black blazer on top (nothing with too much shoulder padding or sharp angles), or perhaps a white-button-down, black cardigan and belt. It would look great with opaque tights in the fall/winter. Add some black shoes — stacked-heel oxfords, if you can get away with it in your office, otherwise some black patent-leather pumps to bring out the subtle sheen in the skirt — and a fun handbag for a pop of color (I’d take my non-patent purple) and you’re good to go. The skirt is $128 at Ann Taylor, available in both regular and petites. Glazed Lace Pencil Skirt

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Tuesday’s TPS Report: Crinkle Stripe Skirt

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I love the pattern on this skirt. It’s black and white with slightly wavy vertical stripes — so it is flattering, versatile, and interesting.  Yes please! There is a matching short-sleeved jacket for it, which looks really cute for a short-sleeved jacket, but for $228 I would probably wait for a bigger sale before purchasing the jacket. The skirt, though, is adorable, and available for $158 at Nordstrom. Classiques Entier Crinkle Stripe Skirt

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Thursday’s TPS Report: Shetland Wool Plaid Skirt

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Shetland Wool Plaid Skirt This time of the year is always a great time to stock up on classic, timeless items that are now on deep discount simply because the weather is getting warmer. Take this skirt, for example: it’s never going to be an exciting skirt, but it’s made of good materials (Shetland wool, lined in Bemberg), and is a flattering A-line cut — the kind of thing you’ll wear for probably as long as it fits you. It was $168 at Brooks Brothers — but it’s currently marked down to $67.20 (sizes 6-16 still available).
Shetland Wool Plaid Skirt


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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Kylie Skirt

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Kate Spade New York - Kylie Skirt (Clotted Cream/Black Ombre Jacquard) - ApparelI really like this ombre jacquard skirt from Kate Spade New York, on sale at Zappos today. The pattern is less obviously horizontal than a lot of the stripes we’re seeing this season, and, I think, more flattering. I’d wear it to work with a twinset or a blazer, or possibly even out on the town with a skimpier tank. It was $245, marked today to $134.75 at Zappos (sizes 2-10 still available). Kate Spade New York – Kylie Skirt (Clotted Cream/Black Ombre Jacquard) – Apparel


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