Thursday’s TPS Report: Striped Bow Tank

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

Kate Spade New York - Striped Bow Tank (Red/Cream Stripe) - ApparelOoh la la: loving this red and white stripe tank top from Kate Spade. It reminds me of Breton stripes , but I like that it’s in red and I like love the stripey bow detail on the front. For the office I like that the straps are substantial enough to hide bra straps — even though I’d still wear it with sleeves for the office (cardigan, blazer, etc). I’d probably stick with neutrals in classic shapes for the rest of the outfit — gray, navy, black, white — but perhaps accessorized with something a little wild, like a hot pink necklace or even a headband. It’s 20% off at Zappos Couture today — was $125, now $100.Kate Spade New York – Striped Bow Tank (Red/Cream Stripe) – Apparel

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P.S. Fun facts: did you know that Breton stripes refer to the Brittany region of France?  For some reason I always thought they were a tribute to André Breton.  Haha…

Coffee Break – Cybil Peep Toes

Kate Spade New York - Cybil (Camel Suede) - FootwearThese aren’t exactly seasonal, which is probably why Zappos has them on sale today. Still: love the vintage vibe, the skinny heel, and the cutouts on the side. I’d probably go for the black suede, but these camel suede ones are gorgeous too, and just might be “nude” for some ladies. The were $298, now marked to $238.40 on Zappos Couture (limited sizes only). Kate Spade New York – Cybil (Camel Suede) – Footwear

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N.B. Peep toes are not appropriate for every office — know your office!

Workwear Hall of Fame: Karolina Strawberry Patent Heels

Kate Spade New York – Karolina (Strawberry Patent, Multi Stripe Stack Heel) – FootwearOK. Pink patent heels can be a bit much, even for me — but do you see the heels on these, ladies? Love the striped, stacked heels so much that I’d find a way to make pink work. They would be lovely with otherwise sedate colors — gray, navy, black, possibly even brown — and just think of the fun you’d have pairing these shoes with something like a simple black sheath dress. The shoe comes in two other colors, as well: a linen patent (with black and white stripes), as well as a navy patent (with navy and cream stripes). Love love love. It’s $298 at Zappos Couture. Kate Spade New York – Karolina

2017 Update: These shoes are still around! They’re almost always available in neutral colors, but they also often come out in fun new colors almost every season. it’s available in narrow and wide sizes.  You can sometimes find it on sale (as low as $135) at 6pm, Amazon, or Nordstrom.

comfortable heel for work

 

Wednesday’s TPS Report: Bethany Blouse

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

Elie Tahari - Bethany Blouse (Cosmic Berry) - ApparelZappos Couture seems to have a ton of great tops and blouses below $150 today, including this fabulous silk top from Elie Tahari.   We love the “floral ruffles” at the neck, and think it would be a great pop of color to wear beneath a suit, whether it be black, gray, or navy.  It’s available in the purple “Cosmic Berry,” pictured, as well as a punch red “Valencia” (lots of sizes left as of this AM).  Was $202, now $133 at Zappos Couture. Elie Tahari – Bethany Blouse (Cosmic Berry) – Apparel


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Coffee Break: Indo Tracolla Large Crossbody

Furla Handbags - Indo Tracolla Large Crossbody (Onyx) - Bags and LuggageZappos seems to have a ton of designer totes on 25-30% discount today, including this lovely crossbody tote, which strikes us as a very rich looking, and functional bag for toting work papers. It’s 17.25″ wide, 5″ deep, and 12.5″ high — love the dotted lining and the chain detail on the detachable shoulder strap. It’s $395 (was $529) at Zappos Couture.
Furla Handbags – Indo Tracolla Large Crossbody (Onyx) – Bags and Luggage

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