Suit of the Week: Jones New York Pinstriped Pant Suit

Jones New York Pinstriped Pant SuitIt is another week without a really standout suit — perhaps the economy is driving everyone towards more basic suits? In any event, we like this pinstriped pant suit from Jones New York, available at Macy’s. In particular, we like the chalk stripes, and the three pockets and buttons.  It comes with a knit shell, which we would jettison immediately, wearing the suit with something more luxurious, such as silk or cashmere.  Available at Macy’s for $320 (for both pieces).  Jones New York Pinstriped Pant Suit

Wednesday’s TPS Report: Banana Republic’s Silk Ruffle Dress

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. We begin the week in splurge mode, with our most expensive suggestions, and wind our way to Friday, where a less expensive item of clothing might be just what you need to make it to the weekend.

Banana Republic’s Silk Ruffle DressWe like this silk dress from Banana Republic for today’s TPS. The ruffles are nice additions without being ostentatious, and everything — the jewel neckline, the cap sleeves, the knee-length hem — is appropriately ladylike yet professional. Available in ash (shown) and lavender for $130 at Banana Republic. Women: Silk ruffle dress – Wood ash

* Incidentally, if you have time, check out the sale at BR’s sister site, Piperlime — lots of great brands available for great prices in lucky sizes.

Tuesday’s TPS Report: Diane von Furstenberg New Domina Dress

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. We begin the week in splurge mode, with our most expensive suggestions, and wind our way to Friday, where a less expensive item of clothing might be just what you need to make it to the weekend.

Diane von Furstenberg New Domina DressWe are always huge fans of DvF dresses but for the minor fact that, well, we have only met one person who can wear the wrap dress to work. For everyone else, they are too low, too flyaway, too revealing… This dress, the “New Domina,” has none of those problems. The quality is still there, both in the fit and the fabric (slightly stretchy but not too much), as well as the simple yet unique design. Available at ShopBop for $365 (in navy/white, as shown, as well as hot pink and plain black). Diane von Furstenberg New Domina Dress

Poll Results: Towering Heels

Christian Louboutin’s Marie Antoinette shoeAbout a week and a half ago, we asked a pivotal question: at what point does a high heel become TOO high for work? As always, the poll is still open, but the initial results are in:

– 44% of readers said a medium heel height was most appropriate for work — 3.5″ being the absolute highest.

– 33% said 3.5″ or higher was acceptable, so long as the shoe itself was appropriate for work — nothing a teenager would wear.

– 12% said any heel height was fine, so long as you could walk in it

– 9% said low heels were the only ones appropriate for the office: 2.5″ or under.

Pictured above: Christian Louboutin’s Marie Antoinette shoe, available only in Paris boutiques. [Read more…]

Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Zac Posen’s Iris Bag in Gray

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. We begin the week in splurge mode, with our most expensive suggestions, and wind our way to Friday, where a less expensive item of clothing might be just what you need to make it to the weekend.

Zac Posen’s Iris Bag in GrayWe like this ladylike nappa leather bag with geometric details by Zac Posen.  To us, it’s the little details that make the bag so fine — the hexagonal zipper pull, the suede lining, the pleats in the leather.  We especially like the size — at 16 x 13.5 x 6.5 (at base), it’s big enough to hold your wallet, your sunglasses, a small paperback book, and all your technology.  Available on sale at eLuxury for $1,169 (down from $1,925).   Zac Posen – Iris Bag, Gray

Weekly Roundup

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conan best moments– This week’s roundup is fairly depressing, so here’s something that isn’t: Gothamist rounded up some of the best moments from Conan O’Brien’s farewell Late Night show (he’s taking over Jay Leno’s show in a few months.) [Gothamist]

– Would the stock market crashed if there hadn’t quite been so much testosterone on Wall Street? [The Washington Post via World of Wealth]

– Is the recession hitting women harder? PWC is doing a survey. [The Glass Hammer]

– Lifehacker offers advice on how to conduct yourself if you’re laid off. [Lifehacker]

– Finally: we’ve never bought eyeglasses on the Internet, but there are apparently great deals to be had if you do! [Lifehacker]