Bargain Friday’s TPS Report: Ruched Cap Sleeve Top

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

Happy Friday!  Reader L alerted us to the sale going on at Calvin Klein– lots of good markdowns, plus $25 off if you spend $100.  For today’s TPS, we’re really liking this lovely abstract print (which also comes in blue).  We’d keep it simple and wear it with black or, perhaps, white, maybe accented with a pop of a primary color.  It’s $29 at CalvinKlein.com (was $39).  Ruched Cap Sleeve Top

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Thursday’s TPS Report: High-Waisted Pleated Skirt

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We’re liking this bright, cheerful skirt from Calvin Klein.  The key to wearing this sort of uber-feminine pieces for the office, we think, is to pair them with a structured top — a blazer, a wrapped cardigan, or even a crisp blouse.  We’d look for a white or black top to compliment the skirt, but we might also experiment with navy (to compliment the orange) or even brown.  The skirt is $69 at Bloomingdale’s (which is having a sale right now, offering $25 off for every $250 you spend, through 5/16).   Calvin Klein High-Waisted Pleated Skirt

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Thursday’s TPS Report: Calvin Klein Gored Skirt

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Calvin Klein Gored SkirtWe like this basic gored skirt from Calvin Klein — it strikes us as a perfect go-to skirt if you’re a fan of the A-line look. It seems to be hitting the model at the perfect point — just at the knee — also.  It’s available at Nordstrom in sizes 2 through 16 for $69. Calvin Klein Gored Skirt

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Coffee Break: Links and Locks Hobo

Calvin Klein Links and Locks Hobo,MushroomWe are loving this simple hobo bag.  We like the classic, slightly old-school vibe to it, as well as the chain detailing on the strap.  It comes in mushroom, black, coral, and evergreen — and all seem to be selling out fast on Endless.  It’s $268 (at the moment it’s also part of a special offer that allows you to take $25 off the purchase).  Calvin Klein Links and Locks Hobo,Mushroom

Suit of the Week

For busy working women, the suit is often the easiest outfit to throw on in the morning. In general, this feature is not about interview suits, which should be as classic and basic as you get — instead, this feature is about the slightly different suit that is fashionable, yet professional.

For this week’s suit of the week, we’re liking this uncomplicated polyester suit from Calvin Klein with some great pleat details on the jacket — it’s interesting but simple at the same time.  We also like that the fabric has a bit of spandex in it, to give it just a wee bit of stretch.  The suit (Calvin Klein Suit, Black Pleated Jacket Pant Suit) is currently $129 (formerly $200) at Macy’s, and is available in sizes 2-14.

Also: If you’re a size 6, there’s a great sale on a black boucle skirt suit at Neiman Marcus…

Wednesday’s TPS Report: Calvin Klein Belted Ponte Dress

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What, you don’t enter every boardroom and assume this stance?  Modeling aside, we like the dress — it’s a ponte knit, which we like because it holds its shape without wrinkling and can oftentimes be washed on the delicate cycle.  We also lurve the crosshatch pattern, as well as the nice high neckline with the pleat details.  It’s $119 at Dillards in sizes 4-16.  Calvin Klein Belted Ponte Dress

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