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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Snap Front Blazer Jacket

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.
Battalion Snap Front Blazer JacketWe are loving this white blazer, despite it being the depths of winter.  We like the tailoring of it, the fact that it’s made of bamboo jersey, organic cotton, and spandex (comfy and eco-friendly), and the way it bears no resemblance, at all, to a lab coat.  We’d wear it over a sheath dress, or perhaps with a pair of gray pants; in the summer we’d probably throw it over everything.  It’s 50% off at Couture Candy and is now $121 — it’s still available in sizes XS – M. The Battalion Snap Front Blazer Jacket

If you’ve recently seen a great work piece you’d like to recommend to the readers, please e-mail [email protected] with “TPS” in the subject line. Unless you ask otherwise, we’ll refer to you by your first initial.
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Coffee Break: Feather Print Cashmere Scarf

La Fiorentina Feather Print Cashmere ScarfOur “Coffee Break” feature suggests a work-appropriate accessory in a range of prices.

For today’s accessory, we like this feather printed cashmere scarf.  We actually lurve it in the green, but it comes in brown, grey, and gold as well.  At 28″ by 72″ it’s the perfect size for a wrap to keep you warm in winter months — particularly if you have a crazy radiator that shuts on and off at will — or to use as a travel blanket/pillow, as readers suggested.  It’s $78 at Nordstrom.  La Fiorentina Feather Print Cashmere Scarf
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Tuesday’s TPS Report: Carla Classic Slim Flare Trouser

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.
BCBG Carla Classic Slim Flare TrouserPiperlime is having a one-day sale — take 20% off any regular (not final) sale items.  We like these simple black trousers from BCBGMAXAZRIA which, amazingly, are still available in sizes 2-10.  We like the viscose/wool/spandex mix (the spandex can be so important for comfort, mais oui?) and the slight flare below the knee.  Formerly $196, now $144, with the price dropping to $116 with the code TREAT4ME (with free shipping both ways).   BCBGMAXAZRIA Carla Classic Slim Flare Trouser – BlackIf you’ve recently seen a great work piece you’d like to recommend to the readers, please e-mail [email protected] with “TPS” in the subject line. Unless you ask otherwise, we’ll refer to you by your first initial.
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Coffee Break: Charcoal Jade and Garnet Elephant Pendant

We’ve noticed that shoes and bags seem to be some of our most popular TPS reports, so we’re launching a new feature today — a semi-regular report on accessories. We’ll suggest pieces in a range of prices, and it’ll run opposite from the TPS reports (so today is the bargain, and later in the week will be the splurge.)
Jade Garnet Elephant PendantAmazon is having a sale on 30% off of all garnet pieces — lucky for any January babies you know.  We’re liking this interesting charcoal jade pendant of an elephant with a garnet eye and gold overlaid details.  Part of the appeal is that it’s an unusual “garnet” piece — far from the marcasite and briolette that seems to define the birthstone arena — but we like the piece on its own, also — particularly at the office, an elephant seems to be a good symbol, as they’re known for their good memories.  Was $90, marked to $47, comes to $31 after the discount (which you only see on the final step of checkout).  We think it’d be lovely with any V-neck’ed sweaters or dresses.   Gold Overlay Sterling Silver Charcoal Jade and Garnet Elephant Pendant on Chain, 18

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Open Thread: Victory at the Sales Racks?

salesAll right, ladies, it’s time to gloat a bit. We’ve heard some great stories from friends of amazing sales — so share! What are you most excited about getting in the after-holiday sales? Where did you have the best shopping experience (racks and racks of sales, additional discounts, or just a really nice shopping experience)? (Pictured:  Sale in a Sale Shop Selling Sale Signs, originally uploaded to Flickr by the justified sinner)

(We’d share our own story but, alas, we’ve just moved into a new apartment and spent the post-holiday time unpacking, organizing, and hunting for new furniture pieces.)