Thursday’s TPS Report: Ruffled Boiled Wool 3/4 Sleeve Jacket

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Ruffled Boiled Wool 3/4 Sleeve JacketReader L wrote in (for the first time! thank you L!) to sing the praises of this lovely jacket: “This is a great looking jacket from Ann Taylor Loft. It comes in black, grey and olive. I just got the black and it’s a well-fitting versatile jacket for the price. My clothing budget got slashed when I had a baby, so I LOVE clothes that do double-duty. This jacket transitions easily from the boardroom to the playground. It goes well with pencil skirts/trousers and silk blouses for office meetings but also looks great with jeans and scoop-neck t-shirts on weekends. The combination of ruffles with the zippers gives it a nice modern look, but the boiled wool keeps it structured and put-together looking. I’m an attorney at a hospital and wouldn’t hesitate to wear it to any business meeting. (the olive would also be a nice choice with brown skirts/slacks).” I like it! Its original price was $98, but it’s currently marked to $59.99 — and may be even lower depending on what sale LOFT is running on the site (e.g., 40% off with no code).   Ruffled Boiled Wool 3/4 Sleeve Jacket

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Tuesday’s TPS Report: Shoulder Ruffle Belted Dress

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BOSS Black Shoulder Ruffle Belted DressI really like this dress from BOSS Black — it has the brand’s classic, simple lines, high quality, and so forth. The only minor thing is the ruffle detail — there’s a “shoulder ruffle visible from the back.” Is it cute or is it too “I’ve got a parrot on my shoulder” for the office (or, for those geeks among us, too Zaphod Beeblebrox?) Decisions, decisions. If you happen to fall on the “cute” side of the equation, you’re in luck, because the dress is on deep discount at Bloomingdale’s: was $425, now marked to $238 (lots of sizes still available). BOSS Black Shoulder Ruffle Belted Dress


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Wednesday’s TPS Report: ‘Femme’ Pencil Skirt

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Rebecca Taylor 'Femme' Pencil SkirtNordstrom has a few Rebecca Taylor pencil skirts on sale today. I’m liking this “femme” pencil skirt, which has a ruffled flounce in the back and has some nice seam detailing. Was $225, now marked to $129.90. Rebecca Taylor ‘Femme’ Pencil Skirt


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The Hunt: White Ruffled Blouses

Sure, we all know what basics professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for the first time or replacing one you’ve worn into the ground, it can be a pain to find exactly the right incarnation in stores. In “The Hunt,” we search the stores for a basic item that every woman should have.

Maybe it’s just me, but the ruffled white blouse is everywhere this season. Yes, yes, there are lots of pirate/Labyrinth jokes to be made, but this is something that you will be seeing a ton of this summer and probably on into winter. So I thought we’d round up some of the best out there, in a range of prices. First, let’s check out some of the higher-end things for inspiration: [Read more…]

Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Ruffled Tweed Jacket

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Armani Collezioni Ruffled Tweed JacketI like all Armani stuff, but for some reason this ruffled tweed jacket is totally calling my name. I like the fitted silhouette, the slight flare to the jacket from the waist down, the basic but interesting pattern in the tweed, and the fringes and ruffles on the lapels, sleeves, and collar. It’s $1525 at Saks Fifth Avenue. Ruffled Tweed Jacket


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Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Sleeveless Ruffle Wrap Top

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The Limited's Sleeveless Ruffle Wrap TopI don’t say this often, but: there are a ton of cute tops on sale at The Limited right now. Essential shirtsicon, their work-appropriate basics, are 30% off, including this lovely wrap top in stretch cotton. I like it for work with a shrunken blazer or a fitted cardigan, and call me crazy but I love the deep, saturated colors (“ballgown blue” is pictured, it also comes in “deep orchid”). It was $46.90, but is now on sale for $32.83 (sizes XS-XL). Sleeveless Ruffle Wrap Top
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