Tuesday’s TPS Report: Crest Dress

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Trina Turk Dress - Crest Solid Ponte I’ve been ogling a number of Trina Turk’s ponte dresses for quite a while, but I don’t think I’ve posted one here. For shame! I love the look of this cap sleeve dress. Love the pleating at the neckline, the pockets, and the brilliant fuchsia color (although Bloomie’s also has it in plain black). The dress is $298 at Bloomingdale’s. Trina Turk Dress – Crest Solid Ponte

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P.S. As many of you guys know I’m in NYC, so Team Griffin is hunkered down hoping Hurricane Sandy doesn’t affect power/WiFi/etc. On the off chance I am without power, though, the three posts today should go up automatically (although I may be a bit slower to moderate comments). Best wishes to all the readers affected by the storm — here’s hoping none of us are too inconvenienced.

Update, Tuesday, 11:05 AM: We’re fine.  Power still on, no flooding on our block.  WiFi/Internet is spotty but considering everyone else in NYC I’ll take it! Hope everyone else on the East Coast is staying safe.

Bargain Friday’s TPS Report: Ponte Dolman Sleeve Dress

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Mossimo Ponte Dolman Sleeve DressI had a hard time picking which of the 6 colors of this dress to feature. Ultimately, I went with this blue, named for a spot in the Bahamas. Love the wide sleeves, the high neckline, and the pockets — and for $18.75 (down from $24.99) it’s a great price. I like that reviewers call out the heavy weight of the fabric and the figure flattering features. It’s available in Bimini blue, cactus green, Chinese red, pink, lasting violet, and black, all at Target. Mossimo® Women’s Ponte Dolman Sleeve Dress

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Bargain Friday’s TPS Report: Ponte Tab Waist Dress – Black

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Merona has yet another great little work dress (with good ratings from those who’ve purchased it).  We like the elbow-length sleeves, which can be great if you don’t like exposing your upper arms, and we like the button details on the sleeves and empire waist.  It’s available in black (pictured), blue, red, and a deep plum burgundy.  Nice! It’s $24.99 at Target.com in sizes XS-XXL.  Merona® Women’s Ponte Tab Waist Dress – Black


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Bargain Friday’s TPS Report: Pintuck Ponte Jumper

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Pintuck Ponte Jumper Reader A clued us in to this really cute dress, one of many that’s on sale right now at Athleta.  We like the long length of it, and like the ballerina vibe we’re getting.  We’d probably wear it layered for the office — camisole or turtleneck beneath, with a cardigan or blazer on top of it for the office.  Was $98, now $49.50 at Athleta in sizes XXS-2x and in colors black, gray and brown.  Athleta Pintuck Ponte Jumper

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Suzi Chin Maggy Boutique Ruffle Trim Ponte Knit Dress

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Ok.  Pretend that she ISN’T holding her arms like that and making the sleeves look weird.  With us yet?  Isn’t it a cute dress that’s almost too boring, but then is saved by the ruffled lettuce trim on it?  We’re normally not big fans of horizontal stripes, but the gray on gray effect strikes us as one that would seem sophisticated, not Waldo-esque.  We’d wear it with a long chain necklace, perhaps a cuff, and colorful heels.  It’s $138 at Nordstrom’s, available in sizes 2-14.  Suzi Chin Maggy Boutique Ruffle Trim Ponte Knit Dress

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Thursday’s TPS Report: Maggy London Starburst Ponte Knit Dress

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This strikes us as a great fall dress.  It’s past Labor Day, so the deep purple color is perfect for the season.  The sleeves aren’t too long or short for the sometimes-hot-sometimes-freezing weather, and the neckline and cut is flattering.  Love it.  It’s $98 at Nordstrom’s, in regular and petites, 0-16. Maggy London Starburst Ponte Knit Dress
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