Thursday’s TPS Report: Botanical Illustration Skirt

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

I love the texture to this pencil skirt — the botanical drawings are interesting but not too twee, and of course, I love the colors. It’s part of a great sale at Anthropologie: it was $149, but is now $79. Anthropologie Botanical Illustration Skirt

Two lower-priced options are here and here, and a couple of plus-sized alternatives are here and here.

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Mosaic Check Belted Fit Flare Dress

2017 Update: Curious about when the next big Nordstrom sale is? The big Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale JUST started (Dec. 25, 2017-Jan. 2, 2018). Sign up for our newsletter to get our picks for workwear and beyond!

The below content is about the 2015 Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale.

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

Mosaic Check Belted Fit Flare DressThe Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale continues, and they still have a ton of good stuff, including this nice fit and flare dress.  I like the work-appropriate length, the jewel neck, and the tiny check pattern. Lucky sizes only in this one, alas (sizes 10 and 14) — it was $228, now $136.  Classiques Entier Mosaic Check Belted Fit Flare Dress

Here’s a new markdown from the sale I like in sizes 0-6.  Here’s a more affordable option, and here’s a plus size option.

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Coffee Break: Agate Office Accessories

Agate OfficeOh yeah. I like these… a lot. So much so that I almost don’t want to post them so I can stalk them until they go on sale. I love the agate (I’m all about the agate right now), the clear plastic, and the general functionality of all of the pieces (except for the platter, which seems really large to be either a coaster or a paperweight, but that is me). Lovely. The pieces are $62-$360 at Bergdorf Goodman. Rab Labs Eiro Desk Accessories & Travessa Platter

I haven’t seen any similar and more affordable desk accessories, but here are two similar bookends.

Dec. 2015 Update: These exact products have sold out, but here are a few similar agate desk accessories, pictured below. You can also check out all Rab Labs items still in stock at Bergdorf’s, here. 

More Agate Desk Accessories

 

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Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Split-Neck Cotton Dress

New York & Company Split-Neck Cotton Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I’m kind of impressed with the dress selection at New York & Company right now — lots for under $30. I like this split-neck cotton dress (pictured), but I also like this draped keyhole sheath dress (but please don’t wear it as tight as pictured on the models). The pictured dress is cotton, machine washable, and available in four colors, sizes XS-XL. It’s normally $35, but is marked to $25 today. New York & Company Split-Neck Cotton Dress

Here’s a plus-sized option.

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Coffee Break: Naretta Pump

Ted Baker London Naretta Pointy Toe PumpThese pointy-toed heels look lovely — I love the brightly colored coral (pictured) and the sharp metallic accents. The shoe also comes in a pretty pink, a black suede, and a black patent leather version — they’re all part of the big Nordstrom sale that just started. The pumps were $190, but are now marked to $132. (They are not on sale at Zappos, but I always find the video of the Zappos model walking in the shoe to be super helpful for determining whether I like it — for example, I didn’t realize the vamp was asymmetrical until watching the video.) Ted Baker London ‘Naretta’ Pointy Toe Pump

In admin news: my apologies for all the video ads, you guys. I’ve removed all of the ads I could find on the back-end (I know I have to get the one at the footer of the page still) and I’m also coordinating with the various ad companies involved in selling the ad space on this blog. Sigh.

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Thursday’s TPS Report: Slim Ankle Pant

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

Sloan Fit Ankle PantsI have mentioned this before, and I’ll say it again: olive pants are a surprise workhorse for wardrobes. Wear the color with neutrals like black, navy, or white, but — as shown — olive also looks great with a pop of cobalt; YouLookFab has done capsules with olive and light pink, and I’ve always been a fan of olive and purple (both light and dark). These slim ankle pants look lovely, and they’re part of Banana Republic’s 40% off sale today. They were $89, but with the sale come down to $53. They’re available in sizes 00-16, in petite, regular, and tall lengths.  Huzzah. Sloan-Fit Slim Ankle Pant

As usual, the sister sites are having sales as well — Gap is 25% off (code HURRY) and Old Navy is 25% off your order (no code needed); Athleta is offering free 2-day shipping.

Here are two plus-sized options.  If you’re on the hunt for similar cobalt shoes, here’s a link to the BR ones; M.Gemi also has a number of heels and flats in that color.

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