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Deal Alert: Dillards Sale

dillards sale 2014Dillards is having one of their big clearance sales, with lots of good workwear brands on sale, including Antonio Melani (a sister brand to Tahari by ASL and T Tahari), Calvin Klein, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Ivy & Blu, Donna Morgan, Vince Camuto, and Catherine Catherine Malandrino. Tons of stuff under $50, including most of the dresses pictured below. Readers, what do you like to buy at Dillards?  (Here’s a fun random question: I kind of consider Dillards a “local” department store because I’ve shopped at it in Ohio (and I think it’s in the South too?) but doubt most New Yorkers have heard of it. Meanwhile, some New Yorkers are familiar with Century 21, whereas most people in other parts of the country think of that as a realty company.  Which are your favorite local/regional department stores?

Back to the Dillards sale… it includes a few Hall of Famers are on sale, including:

  • Karen Kane Faux-Wrap Dress with short sleeves, including one in a hieroglyphic print (was $108 now marked to $38) and one in a diamond print (was $128 now $46)

Pictured at top: I like this Tahari by ASL Bow Ponte Sheath Dress, available in pink and in black in sizes 2-16 — it was $128 now $46. A few other nice picks:

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Friday’s TPS Report: Drapey Grid Print Tee

The Limited Drapey Grid Print Tee | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Happy Friday! I’m really liking this teal grid print shirt from The Limited (also available in blue, black, and red, and also available as a camisole or long-sleeved top in tall and petite sizes). The wide grid pattern strikes me as an interesting twist on a classic, and I think the teal is flattering. The t-shirt is $39.95 full price, available in sizes XS-XL. The Limited Drapey Grid Print Tee

Psst: Here’s a plus-size top with a striking pattern.

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Thursday’s TPS Report: Plum Dome Jacket

Dorothy Perkins Plum Dome Jacket | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I don’t know why I keep coming back to this plum jacket from Dorothy Perkins, but something about it really speaks to me. I love that dark plum color, the fact that it’s machine washable, and — hey — that it’s only $59. I’d wear it with blue, purple, black, and even with some of the dark green that’s everywhere this season. It’s $59 at Dorothy Perkins (available in sizes 6-18, although some are starting to sell out). Dorothy Perkins Plum Dome Jacket

Psst: Here’s a washable open-front jacket in plum that’s available in plus sizes.

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Suit of the Week: The Limited

Corporette's Suit of the Week: The LimitedFor 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.

It seems like I just sang the praises of the Limited’s new Collection collection (and particularly the sheath dress) — but I was excited to see all of the pieces (and more) available in this lovely wine-colored hue.  I think this looks like a great nonbasic suit to add to your closet — wear it with cobalt, gray, black, navy, white, even a pop of bright red or bright orange for contrast.  There are so many pieces — and all of them are 40% off with code FALLNOW. Pictured below:  the jacket (Collection Flap Pocket Jacket) is $158, but comes to $94.80, and the sheath dress (Collection Sheath Dress) is $98 but comes to $59.  Next, the Collection Lexie Flare Pants were $79.95, but now come to $39.90. Next, they have an online exclusive Colorblock Sheath Dress that is $98 but comes to $59.  Finally,  the Collection Tuxedo Vest was $70 but comes to $42, and the Collection Drew Bootcut Pants come all the way down to $39.90. (How do we feel about vests as suiting separates, ladies?) Not pictured: the skirt (Collection Inset Pencil Skirt) is $59.90, but comes to $34.90.  All are available in regular, petite, and tall sizes.

purple womens suitPsst: here’s a plus-size suit option (which also comes in misses sizes).

Wednesday’s TPS Report: Sunburst Ponte Sheath Dress

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

Ivanka Trump Starburst Ponte Sheath DressI’m kind of loving Ivanka Trump’s new clothing line (right? didn’t she used to just do shoes?), and I like the fact that most of the dresses seem to go up to size 16. This sunburst ponte sheath dress looks great for work and beyond, and I like the zipper detail on the front. It’s $134 at Nordstrom (sizes 2-16). Ivanka Trump Sunburst Ponte Sheath Dress

Psst: here’s a plus-size option that has a similar feel.  Interested in seeing more plus-size content from Corporette? Sign up for the newsletter, here.

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Deal Alert: Kate Spade’s Surprise Sale

Gwendolyn DressKate Spade is having a surprise sale today, with prices up to 75% off.  There are a ton of great totes for work (as well as work dresses and jewelry) so I thought I’d round up a few of my favorites:

  • Pictured above: The Gwendolyn dress, available in coral and white — it was $398, now marked to $139; lots of sizes left.  Also check out the Peplum Dress, also $139, available in black and “alma green.” The Crepe Blazer also looks like a great deal — was $398, now $149.
  • The Gatsby Dot Huggies look like great small-but-blingy earrings for a workday — they’re $29 (were $78).

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    • Gold Coat Maryanne — an old Corporette favorite in black, cashew beige, and gulabi pink.  Was $478, now $199.
    • Streetcar Darya — was $1,295, now $299 (it’s haircalf with cowhide trim, and 14K gold plated hardware.)
    • Wellesley Fallon, available in black and red — was $478, now $179.
    • Spot Nylon Calista — what a fun laptop bag! It was $295, now $129.

 

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