Thursday’s TPS Report: Madison Sheath

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

T Tahari Madison SheathAdd Bloomingdale’s to the growing list of people having good sales: not only are they having the Big Brown Bag sale through 9/7, but they are also offering an extra 20% off select sale and clearance items with code BIG20 at checkout. The sale includes this lovely blue sheath dress from Tahari (also in black and “redberry“), which I believe we’ve featured before — I like the slash detail (which can be closed), the ruching, and the general work-appropriate neckline and hem; it’s also nice to see that it comes in sizes 2 to 16. It was originally $148, but with the various markdowns is now $57; take an extra 20% off to bring it down to $46ish.  Nice.  T Tahari Madison Sheath Dress

Here’s are two dresses similar cutouts in plus-sizes.

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Coffee Break: Triangle Choker

ASOS Triangle ChokerChoker necklaces are coming back in again. But unlike the ribbons, embroidery, and peace signs I remember from my youth, the newer ones are delicate and interesting. (Less velcro is always a good thing, right?) It can be challenging to find one for work, but this triangle-shaped one from ASOS looks great, either by itself or layered with other, longer necklaces. It’s $40. ASOS Sterling Silver Open Triangle Choker Necklace


Coffee Break: Mobile Foodie Survival Kit

mobile foodie survival kitMy mother was just extolling the virtues of something I got her at Uncommon Goods (these beer sommelier glasses, if you’re interested), so I was perusing the site again recently, and found this fun spice kit.  If you’re traveling for business (or working crazy hours), you’re often at the mercy of the hotel kitchen (or Seamless), and eating well can either be boring (scrambled egg whites or plain grilled chicken again?) or, well, complicated.  The kit includes Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Cayenne, Onion, Basil, Cinnamon, Oregano, Garlic, Thyme, Curry, Rosemary, Ginger, Dill. Yummm.  It’s $26 at Uncommon Goods. Mobile Foodie Survival Kit


Weekend Open Thread

Urban Decay Super Saturated High Gloss Lip ColorSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

I have thus far bypassed the “super bright saturated color” lip trend of this summer, mostly because I’ve been too lazy to go to a Sephora and try stuff on, but the prices are so good at the Sephora sale that just started that I may just indulge online.  This Urban Decay gloss stick is normally $20, but is $10 during the sale, and there are lots of great, super saturated colors to choose from.  (The rest of the sale is pretty great also: I’m eyeing this CC concealer and this anti-aging sunscreen stick. Prices are up to 75% off, and the sale just started.

Pictured: Urban Decay Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color


Thursday’s TPS Report: Cable Knit Sweater Dress

Eliza J Cable Knit Sweater Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

OK. I keep checking back to see if this highly, highly rated sweater dress is available in black, because a hot pink sweater dress is a bit much even for me — but it is not. (UPDATE: Just this morning it’s available in gray! Huzzah!) But then I saw the picture with the jean jacket and thought, you know, it could be cute with a blazer. In the reviews, people really seem to love this dress — it holds its form, it’s soft, it’s flattering, it isn’t boxy like other sweater dresses… and on and on. All this, and it’s only $98, and machine washable. Nice. It’s available in sizes XS-XL. I’d probably get the gray now that I see that that’s available, but if the pink is calling you…  Eliza J Cable Knit Sweater Dress

Here’s a plus-size option.

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Workwear Hall of Fame: ‘Flex’ Pump

Michael Michael Kors 'Flex' Pump | CorporetteWe’ve featured these reader-approved, comfortable, affordable Michael Michael Kors Flex Pumps on the blog before, but I just noticed that they’re newly stocked at Nordstrom, so I thought I’d feature them again. They’re available in multiple lovely colors (select sizes and styles available on Amazon), and the calf leather has a nice texture to it. It’s also nice that the toe is pointed, as is the trend right now. They’re $99, available in sizes 5-11. Michael Michael Kors ‘Flex’ Pump

2017 Update: These pumps have been around so long they are now in our Workwear Hall of Fame! They are loved by readers for their comfort and style, and come in several colors.


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