Thursday’s TPS Report: Pencil Dress with Kimono Wrap Detail

ASOS Pencil Dress with Kimono Wrap Detail | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Reader E wrote in to recommend this dress, saying: “I just got this dress from ASOS (in the green) in the mail and I’m really liking it. I’m wearing it today for work under a blazer and with an opera length necklace which definitely dresses it up enough for a business casual office. But without a blazer it would be fine for a slightly more casual office or a brunch or baby shower or something like that. I’m 5’3″ and it reaches right to my knees so there’s a chance it might be a little short for tall people. Oh — and I laugh that they call this sleeve design ‘kimono wrap’ because I think it’s just because they don’t want to say ‘looks kind of like a bathrobe but in a totally good way.’ Oh, and the fabric is the kind of poly-blend meant to imitate silk [best way I can describe it] but it’s lined so that it doesn’t cling too much.)” The dress is available at ASOS for $79 in green, black, and orange. ASOS Pencil Dress with Kimono Wrap Detail

Here’s a plus-size pick in a pretty green.

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Wool Draped Sheath Dress

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OneForty8 by Lafayette148 New York Wool Draped Sheath DressI thought I’d swing by Gilt today and see what was available, and there is, as always, a ton of great dresses — if you know what you’re looking for. I like this wool draped sheath dress from OneForty8, which apparently was created by Lafayette 148 New York just for Gilt.  I love the color (“dusk”), the waist details, the sleeves, the modest hemline, and the mix of wool (95%) and lycra (5%). It’s $159 (“was $418”), and is still available in most small and medium sizes. OneForty8 by Lafayette148 New York Wool Draped Sheath Dress

Here’s a plus-size version that’s similar.  (By the way: we’ve just started a Pinterest board for pretty plus-size picks we find that aren’t necessarily similar to what we’ve picked for the TPS reports — check it out.)

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Tuesday’s TPS Report: Cashmere Turtleneck Peplum Sweater

Magaschoni Cashmere Turtleneck Peplum Sweater | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Happy Veterans Day — or Tuesday, as it sounds like from most people I’ve talked to (as in, you’re still working).  I like this thick cashmere sweater by Magaschoni, which looks to be that rare blend of cozy and stylish.  It’s also on a great sale — was $425, but is now marked to $195.  Magaschoni Cashmere Turtleneck Peplum Sweater

Here are a couple of lower-priced alternatives and a plus-size option.  (Note that our recent recommendation of the gray cashmere buckle sweater is now on sale for $177 (!) and comes in a zillion colors (!).)

UPDATE: Last Call has the same (pictured) sweater for $96 today — but in very limited sizes. Try code SALUTE10 to bring it down another 10%.

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Workwear Hall of Fame: Juliana Pump 45

Cole Haan Air Juliana Pump 45There are limited sizes and colors left, but this Cole Haan Air shoe is a classic, and it’s rare to see it almost 70% off. Love the buttery soft suede and the patent cap toe… gorgeous. It was $148, but is now marked to $47. Cole Haan Air Juliana Pump 45

2017 Update: This shoe is still being sold at Nordstrom, Zappos, and Amazon, and still winning rave reviews — we’re adding it to our Workwear Hall of Fame!

Deal Alert: Brooks Brothers 70% Off Online Sale

Brooks Brothers Veterans Day Sale 2014Brooks Brothers has started their Veterans Day Sale early and is offering up to 70% off prices through November 11 — exclusively online. Their higher end line, Black Fleece is also marked up to 50% off, and there are some great deals to be had in the contemporary/fun line, Red Fleece (lots below $50).  There are a ton of great buys, so I thought I’d make a few notes:

Brooks Brothers sale

Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Leopard Print Burnout Top

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Loft Leopard Burnout TopMaybe it’s me, but it seems like blue leopard accents are EVERYWHERE right now. I haven’t been able to get this lightweight, long-sleeved t-shirt out of my head since I first saw it a few weeks ago — it looks like a great layering tee for work or weekend. Obviously, you can wear it on top of a camisole for an easy, relaxed look.  That said, if you want to get creative with it, you can always try it as a base layer beneath a sheath dress — it looks like it would be a great match for a dark gray sheath dress, maybe with a similar neckline or a V. The tee is $24.50 full price, but is now $10, no code needed. The shirt is available in sizes XXS-XL (also available in grey/black), and is machine washable. Loft Leopard Burnout Top

Here are a few plus size versions

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