Coffee Break: Kooba Jordan Leather Tote

iconBloomingdale’s has a great “buy more, save more” sale going on right now — take 20% off if you spend more than $250, take 30% off if you spend more than $500.  These sales are great times to strike if you happen to have your eye on pricey handbag or tote — one item in your shopping bag gets you over the limit, and the rest of your order reaps the benefit of the same discount.  Today we’re liking this taupe tote from Kooba — it’s marked at $575, but comes down to $402.50 with the 30% off discount.   Kooba Jordan Leather Tote
icon

Tuesday’s TPS Report: Shadow Peony Jersey Dress

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

Marc by Marc Jacobs Shadow Peony Jersey DressLove the muted, calming reds, blues and pinks of this Marc by Marc Jacobs dress.  It’s also a  great example, we think, of a dress that could be styled to be very hip for a date or cocktail party (as pictured, with messy hair and chunky, trendy shoes) — or dressed up for the office.  For work, we’d pull our hair back neatly, add a long, opera-length gold chain, and perhaps a white, slightly longish blazer — boyfriend cut, maybe — and skin-toned, round-toed pumps with some height.  It’s $248 at Shopbop,available in sizes XS-L.   Marc by Marc Jacobs Shadow Peony Jersey Dress

Seen a great piece you’d like to recommend? Please e-mail [email protected] with “TPS” in the subject line.

(L-2)

Coffee Break: Sumdex Laptop Sleeve Aircube Netbook Sleeve

eBags is having an inventory reduction sale, including a ton of great laptop sleeves — which, for our $.02, is the best way to carry a laptop. Just get a laptop sleeve that fits your computer, and then toss the protected laptop into your already fashionable tote bag, and voila — no need for a bulky, ugly computer bag. We like these fun ones from Sumdex (marked to $19.99 with free shipping), but the eBags sale has your basic black or blue sleeves as well — markdowns up to 70% off with free shipping. Sumdex Laptop Sleeve Aircube Netbook Sleeve 8.9 10.2 Blue

Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: V-Neck Cardigan – Black

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

Derek Lam V-Neck Cardigan - Black This is a great example of a classic sweater that you’ll wear for years to come (with proper care, of course)… so it makes sense to splurge a little, particularly on cashmere.  We love the simple cut — wear it over a button-down shirt or a sheath dress, or wear it with a basic black tank and make a statement with a stunning scarf or a large necklace.  It’s part of Barneys sale going on right now — was $1,150, now $689 on sale.  Derek Lam V-Neck Cardigan – Black

Seen a great piece you’d like to recommend? Please e-mail [email protected] with “TPS” in the subject line.

(L-0)

Bargain Friday’s TPS Report: Ruffle Panel Front Top

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

The Limited has had some great work pieces lately — tops and dresses — and this lovely ruffle panel front top is no exception.  We love it (love it!) paired with the white skirt; it might be interesting to try with a beige skirt also for the beige-on-beige trend going on right now.  We might wear it with a pop of color, perhaps from a turquoise and gold cuff, worn high on our forearm.  This top is part of the sale going on right now at The Limited (30% off tops, online only), so the price comes to $27.65 (was $39.50).   Ruffle Panel Front Top

Seen a great piece you’d like to recommend? Please e-mail [email protected] with “TPS” in the subject line.

(L-2)

Thursday’s TPS Report: Cotton-wool ruffled placket cardigan

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

Cotton-wool ruffled placket cardiganWe saw this sweater in a J.Crew email the other day and immediately wanted it. Something about the ruffled placket strikes us as, well, perfect — it’s not too ruffly and won’t make a big bust look bigger, and it’s one of the only possibly appropriate ways that we’ve seen to wear tulle to the office.  We favor the darker colors, of course — the navy, purple — and slightly wish they hadn’t banded it at the bottom.  But otherwise:  great cardigan from J.Crew.  Available for $88 in heather stone (pictured), black, navy, “wild mushroom” (brown), and “orchid shadow” (purple).  Cotton-wool ruffled placket cardigan

Seen a great piece you’d like to recommend? Please e-mail [email protected] with “TPS” in the subject line.

(L-0)