Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Snake-Print Carmela Dress

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Tory Burch Snake Print Carmela DressCall us crazy, but it seems like we are seeing a resurgence of that in-again out-again classic, the snake print.  Animal prints for the office can be dicey, but we really like this simple shift dress from Tory Burch.  The loose fit, the high boatneck — and the styling of the model, with the clean, low pony-tail — all appeal to us.  We’d wear it with pearls and nude-colored pumps, and perhaps “grow it up” even more with a black wrap.  It’s $395 at Neiman Marcus, in sizes XS-XL.  Snake-Print Carmela Dress

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Bargain Friday’s TPS Report: Antonio Melani ‘Kay’ Knit Top

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We like this merino wool top by Antonio Melani.  We love the detail around the neckline (which looks more sophisticated to us than a simple ruffle, but hey) and the vibrancy of the violet — and we generally like a ribbed high waist.  We’re also intrigued that in half of the pictures they show the model with the sweater tucked into skirts, so the ribbing all but disappears, which seems to be a great way to get more mileage out of the top.  Was $89, now down to $18 (in violet only). Antonio Melani “Kay” Knit Top
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Thursday’s TPS Report: Ruffled Neck Blouse

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Brooks Brothers ruffled neck blouseBrooks Brothers has some good stuff on clearance right now, including this lovely ruffled neck blouse. We’d wear it with a v-neck cardigan or wrap jacket.  Was $198, now $99 at Brooks Brothers (still available in sizes 2, 4, 10, and 14).  Ruffled Neck Blouse
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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Wrap Jersey Dress

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Boden Wrap Jersey DressWe’re always a fan of Boden’s somewhat whimsical clothes, and we like this take on the wrap dress.  We like the shirt collar, we like the knee length of it, and, for reasons we’re not entirely sure we can explain, we like the solid colored banding at the bottom of the dress and the sleeves.  We like it best in this dusky blue leaf-pattern, or the red balloon pattern.  It’s $128 at Bodenusa.com, which now has US sizes 2-18.  Wrap Jersey Dress
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Tuesday’s TPS Report: Chain Weave Dress

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Classiques Entier Chain Weave DressLoooving this dress from the Classiques Entier line at Nordstrom.  Love the color, the detailing at the waist, and we even feel like the little bow/sash hanging down gives the dress some vertical lines, making it more slimming.  Love.  We’d accessorize it with black, with a single bold red accent piece (a necklace, a cardigan).  It’s $228 at Nordstrom in sizes 0-16.  Classiques Entier ‘Chain Weave’ Dress
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Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Nanette Lepore’s Spice Island Jacket

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50We’re liking this fitted navy blazer from Nanette Lepore.  We like the satin detailing (particularly on the back), and we’re intrigued by the banding at the bottom.  We’d wear it with a gray pencil skirt and, on a more casual day,  colorful pumps in royal blue or purple.  It’s $398 at Saks, available in sizes XS-L.  Spice Island Jacket

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