Coffee Break – Apollo Hobo

Botkier Apollo HoboI have long been a fan of Botkier bags, and own three myself — the bags all have super soft leather, smart details (pockets, feet, keychains, etc) and an ever so slight rocker vibe to them. I’m digging this hobo on clearance at eBags. The bag seems the right size to be a “big” hold everything hobo (without looking like it’s giving you back pain), and I like the belted detail across it. It’s available in forest green (pictured) and ash, both originally $545 but both marked to $176. Botkier Apollo Hobo

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Coffee Break – Loose Rib Knitted Snood

ASOS Loose Rib Knitted SnoodHmmn: I’m kind of loving the idea of a snood right now. It’s a scarf! It’s a really chunky necklace! It’s a cowl neck! It can even be pulled down and worn around your shoulders, a bit like a wrap/shrug. Asos has a nice looking one in a variety of fun colors, including a lovely dark green (pictured), a red, a bright yellow, a dark caramel, and a beige. Prices range from $14.38 to $21.56. ASOS Loose Rib Knitted Snood

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Tuesday’s TPS Report: Uptown Jersey Dress

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. Many thanks to this week’s TPS guest poster, Road Warriorette!

Uptown Jersey DressI have to be honest about something: Boden is my favorite. I love all of their clothes, I want to live in their catalog, and it took a lot of will power to restrain myself from doing all of this week’s TPS reports in Boden. Whew, glad I got that off my chest. Now, on to the dress. I know some of you are going to say, No! Not jersey! But I promise—Boden jersey is heavy, doesn’t cling, doesn’t wrinkle, and is lovely and work-appropriate. It also packs incredibly well. The Uptown Jersey Dress is the best type of dress: comfortable yet professional, feminine but not “twee”, and comes in vibrant colors as well as a sophisticated black. I like the purple “Violet Flower Press” the best, and would pair it with yellow flats and a cardigan for a work+travel day. Note: go by the measurement chart as some Boden items run a bit big. Available in Violet Flower Press, Ruby Flower Press, Leaf Flower Press, and Black, in 2-18 Regular and Long, and 2-10 Petite. Uptown Jersey Dress

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Thursday’s TPS Report: Pleated-Neck Tee

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Pleated-Neck TeeLast Call by Neiman Marcus seems to have a number of cute basics from Lafayette 148 New York on sale today, including this lovely green shirt. Yes, $75 is pricey for a t-shirt (on sale), but I have a feeling this is the kind of shirt you’ll have in your closet for at least 5 years. I like the pleat details at the neck, the boldness of the colors, and the formfitting jersey. I’d go preppy with it and wear it with a navy pencil skirt and, perhaps, gold accessories — or perhaps a bit wild with it and pair it with black trousers and a purple waterfall cardigan. It was $168, now on sale for $75. Pleated-Neck Tee


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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Side-pleat dress

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Banana Republic Sidepleat DressBanana Republic seems to have a ton of cute dresses right now, including this simple cotton sheath dress (available in “moss,” pictured, a light “purple petal,” and a black). Love the gathered pleats to give it fit, love that it’s fully lined, and love the invisible zip. It’s available in regular, tall and petite for $130. Banana Republic Sidepleat Dress


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Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Odette Knit Dress

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Happy Friday! I’m liking this knit dress from Target’s Merona Collection — a straight skirt, a flattering V-neck, and a “tumble dry low” care instruction? Sign me up. I’d wear it with a navy blazer for the office. The dress is also available in black and a taupey “earthworm,” and all 3 colors come in petite as well (navy/green, black, earthworm). It’s $34.95 at Target. Merona® Collection Women’s Odette Knit Dress – Navy/Green


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