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Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Tile Foulard Print Faux Wrap Top

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Chaus Tile Foulard Print Faux Wrap TopI’m always a fan of a wrap top, and I like the high neckline here and the interesting prints and colors. I’d probably stick with the black and white version myself, but this coral/orange print is really fun. It’s $44. Chaus Tile Foulard Print Faux Wrap Top

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Psst: finally getting a moment to fix some CorporetteMoms issues; will turn to those asap this morning. Apologies to all who are getting bouncebacks and having other issues; I’ll do a quickie post here today to clarify some frequently-asked questions I’m getting.

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Thursday’s TPS Report: Textured V-Neck Flounce Dress

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Ann Taylor Textured V-Neck Flounce DressI’m really liking this V-neck dress from Ann Taylor.  I like the high V, the textured cotton detailing on the shoulders and the sides, and the general A-line shape of it.  It’s nice to see a hidden back zipper, as well.  It’s part of AT’s 40% off sitewide sale and available in regular and petites, sizes 00-14 — was $139, then marked to $99, meaning the code brings it down to $59.99. Nice! Ann Taylor Textured V-Neck Flounce Dress

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Sleeveless Sheath Dress

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Adrianna Papell Sleeveless Sheath DressThere are a ton of cute sheath dresses out right now (Ann Taylor in particular has a number, all currently part of the 40% off sitewide sale — if the prices/inventory hold for another day that’s likely where tomorrow’s TPS report is coming from!).  For TODAY, though: I’m loving this simple black sheath dress — love those princess seams and the split round neck, as well as the fact that it’s lined — do note that it’s a pullover style, though.  (Hooray for no exposed zippers, I suppose?) It’s $129 at Bloomingdale’s, available in sizes 4-16. Adrianna Papell Sleeveless Sheath Dress

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Tuesday’s TPS Report: Mehira Linen Blazer (and Deal Alert!)

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mehira-linen-blazerThis fun leopard blazer first caught my eye over at Zappos, but for once Saks has the best price — not only is it marked from $298 to $238, but it’s eligible for their Friends and Family sale, so the price comes down to $178. (They also have it in a pale pink “mink” and a creamy “porcelain.”) I like the mix of linen and leopard print — it seems fun but also like a versatile basic. The Mehira cut seems to be a Joie classic (although some have buttons and some do not) — they have it in a “caviar” print at Nordstrom, and there are very limited sizes of other solid colors (navy, black) around the web. Off Fifth has a chambray linen version marked down to $130.89. Ladies, what else do you like to buy at Saks during their F&F sales? Joie Mehira Linen Blazer

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2016 Update: The Mehira blazer has been around for years at this point in different colors and fabrics (crepe, linen, chambray, etc), and it always sells out — so we’re adding it to our Workwear Hall of Fame.  Look for it new at Nordstrom, Saks, and Bergdorf Goodman — it may also be deeply discounted at places like Nordstrom Rack and Off Fifth. Check out more picks for summer blazers, here.

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Coffee Break: Btalia Satchel

Steve Madden Btalia SatchelIt isn’t surprising that I like this bag: it’s clearly inspired by the Balenciaga bags that I’ve been drooling over for many moons. I normally don’t like things that are so clearly “inspired by,” but for $65-$88, it’s hard to say that it isn’t a great way to at least “try” the style. I like the fun colors it comes in (Zappos has a ton for $88; Macy’s also has a bunch but on sale for $65). Note that it is a pretty big satchel — 14″ wide at the bottom, 11″ tall, and 4″ deep. Steve Madden Btalia Satchel

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Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Three-Quarter Sleeve Drape Neck Dress (and: Deal Alert!)

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Big Sales at Pendleton -- this cotton, washable dress was $138, now $37!Readers continually sing the praises of Pendleton for wellmade workwear, and they’re having a pretty great sale right now, with prices up to 70% off. For today’s TPS Report I’m liking this cotton/modal/spandex, machine washable drape-neck dress — it was $148 but is now marked to $37. I would probably try it in a petite first, since the dress hits just a bit long on the model for my tastes, but I love that color (I know, surprise surprise), and I think the drape neck, waist-defining tucks and shirring are flattering. It’s available in regular and petites for $37. Pendleton Three-Quarter Sleeve Drape Neck Dress

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