Several years ago, when culottes started to come out from major workwear brands like Theory and Ann Taylor, I’ll admit my first reaction was HELL NO… followed by “my eyes, my eyes!” In short: not a fan. Several years later, brands are still trying to make culottes happen, and what’s worse: my eyes have started … Read More about How to Wear Culottes to Work (And: CAN You Wear Culottes to Work?)
Ladies, how often do you buy purses and bags? Do you prefer to make one big purchase and buy a quality, name bag — or do you prefer to make more frequent, smaller purchases? Does having a trendy bag matter to you, or do you want a classic style? I’ve been thinking about this recently because I’ve been helping a friend … Read More about Designer Bags, Purse Budgets, and Investments
Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. Happy Monday! I’m liking the cheerful colors of this belted cotton cardigan from Matthew Williamson. Because the colors aren’t exactly conservative, the rest of the outfit has to be — so I’d wear it with gray trousers or a pencil … Read More about Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Belted cotton cardigan
Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. I’m not normally into the military trend, but something about this blazer just looks fabulous. Love the bit of lining sticking out on the cuffs, placket, and hem (is that satin? silk?) and the color and shape seem flattering and … Read More about Tuesday’s TPS Report: Stretch Wool Military Blazer
Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. First, Net-a-Porter is having some lovely sales right now. This silk blouse is not among those sales — but it’s interesting because, at least according to Net-a-Porter, this pale blush pink is going to be the hot color next season. … Read More about Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Draped-front silk blouse
So I have been seeing the peep-toe bootie every.where this season, usually styled with skirts or cropped pants. And I always think the same thing — “Cute! But definitely in that ‘I’m-so-hip-I-don’t-need-to-wear-flattering-clothes way.’” You know, like harem pants and those huuuge 80s-ish glasses that some kids wear. The peep-toe bootie trend also strikes me as … Read More about Poll of the Day: Will You Wear a Peep-Toe Bootie to Work?
Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. We’re in a pencil skirt kind of mood today, and we’re loving this on-trend skirt from J.Crew — florals continue to be everywhere, and we like the lovely pattern on this (inspired by “a vintage scarf the designers fell in … Read More about Thursday’s TPS Report: Canterbury bells pencil skirt
We’ve been seeing lots of reports of trends and — as is far too common! — we’ve been rolling our eyes at the prospect of wearing any of them to work. We thought we’d take a poll… First up: a brief overview of some of the trends we’ve seen reported in multiple places. The boyfriend … Read More about Poll: Which Spring 2009 Trend Will You Wear to Work?