Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Jimmy Choo Point-Toe

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

We haven’t featured a designer shoe for a while here, and this Choo is definitely splurge-worthy.  We like that the cutouts give it interest and, let’s face it, a bit of sex appeal, while also raising the vamp and making the shoe easier to walk in.  We like the mix of leather finishes — the patent on the shoe and heel, and the snake print on the top.  As always, we love the walkable 2.5″ heel.  Lovely.  They are a splurge, however:  $665 at Saks, available for pre-order in sizes 5.5 through 11.

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Weekend Open Thread

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Pictured: We are Loving the beautiful “drop caps” at, well, the DailyDropCap.

Bargain Friday’s TPS Report: Tahari Kimmy

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.
Women's shoes & accessories: Tahari Kimmy - Violet suede Reader M writes in to recommend this lovely purple suede shoe.  We like, we like!  The Mary Jane buckle is slim enough to be flattering, and the tone-on-tone detailing of the shoe isn’t too TOO, as we’ve heard you commenters say.  It’s currently on sale — $59 down from $98, in sizes 5.5-11.  And note:  if you add this or any other Piperlime item to your order, you get free shipping at the sister sites (Gap, Banana, and Athleta) (use code PLFREE).   Women’s shoes & accessories: Tahari Kimmy – Violet suede

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Open Thread: Let’s Talk Saving

Wow, we were not expecting that response to the “how much do you spend on clothes” thread — among a lot of our friends we’re the cheapskate.  (We run with a lot of well-dressed ladies!)  Keep in mind, however, that we haunt the sales — as we tried to make clear, there’s a difference between what you think a work-appropriate item of clothing should cost and what you’ll pay for one.  For example, yes, most of our bags cost around $600-$700 — but we figure out which brands we like, and then stalk the sample sales (both online and in NYC); we’ve also gotten some ridiculously great deals.  In general, we end up paying around $200 for a bag.  But that’s part dedication, part talent, and part ego, also — we enjoy getting a good sale on things we think are high quality.  Pictured:  Money, originally uploaded to Flickr by AMagill.

But how much you spend on clothes should, obviously, be less than what you’re saving — for retirement, for a down payment, etc.  So let’s talk about this.

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Thursday’s TPS Report: G. Cooper Charcoal Pinstripe Wool Suiting Dress

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.
We have just discovered this site, Shabby Apple (through a mention in Marie Claire, we think) but are very impressed with the dresses, particularly for the price, and in the huge variety of sizes.  (It’s been a while since we found one cute store that carried a lot of things in sizes XXS – WL (basically, sizes 0 through 28).  In any event, for this Thursday, we’re liking this great pinstriped dress.  It reminds us of something from Mad Men, but without being costumey.  And for the price ($94) you can’t go wrong.  This particular dress is available in sizes XXS-XL.  G. Cooper Charcoal Pinstripe Wool Suiting Dress

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Play nicely…

untitledHi guys — this week we’re going to be away from the computer for extended periods (that pesky IRL job). Posting will continue as scheduled (fingers crossed) but comment moderation may be slow. As a reminder: WordPress will automatically approve most comments, particularly if you’ve posted before, but it may be held for moderation if:

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  • your post (or any information in it — e-mail address, domain name, etc.) involves bad words (we’ve got a little list of language that we’d rather know about before it goes on the blog — so everyone keep your hate speech and sexually-charged commentary to a minimum, s’alright, ladies?)
  • other comments that WordPress decides for inexplicable reasons to hold for moderation. (Do not taunt happy fun ball.)

And no, the picture above has nothing to do with this post, but the video and song are awesome and we highly recommend everyone check it out immediately.

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