Thursday’s TPS Report: Twirl Dress

Nic+Zoe Twirl Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I did not realize that Pendleton sold clothes from other brands, but they sell at least one Nic+Zoe dress that I’ve admired many times at Nordstrom, and it’s part of Pendleton’s crazy sale at the moment. I like the linear details, the midnight color, and the fact that it’s hand-washable — and the fact that it’s on sale for $69 (was originally $198). Pendleton has crazy sales occasionally, and we seem to in the midst of one of them — including this lovely “handwash” cotton-blend dress. (Tip: if buying, be sure to go to the “sale” homepage to make sure you can take advantage of any discounts — today, for example, many pieces are 50-60% off.) The dress is also available at 6pm in regular, petite, and plus sizes in multiple colors/prints and two different sleeve lengths, from $59 to $179. Nic+Zoe Twirl Dress

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Merino Wool Cardigan

Brooks Brothers Red Fleece Merino Wool Cardigan | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

This cardigan reminds me of some of Kate Spade’s stuff — but it’s merino wool and only $128. Lovely! I can’t decide if I like the navy or red better — one of both, please. Brooks Brothers Red Fleece Merino Wool Cardigan

Two plus-size options are here and here.

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Coffee Break: Miss Havisham Crystal Encrusted Snake Chain Collar Necklace

Alexis Bittar Miss Havisham Crystal Encrusted Snake Chain Collar Necklace | CorporetteThe Nordstrom Anniversary Sale may be over for the year, but Bloomingdale’s has a huge sale going on right now — save an extra 50%, for a total savings of 60-80% off. I’m a fan of all things Bittar, and this crystal-encrusted snake necklace is no different. I think it’s a great necklace that is delicate but still makes an impact — a new kind of statement necklace. It was $195, but is now marked to $109.69. Alexis Bittar Miss Havisham Crystal Encrusted Snake Chain Collar Necklace

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Weekend Open Thread

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I’ve seen this blouse on a zillion bloggers, so I broke down and bought it — quality is about what you’d expect for a $27 blouse, but I like it. It’s big and drapey, but fluid so it feels more flattering. I plan to wear it with leggings and skinny jeans on the weekend. It’s available in a ton of colors and prints, sizes XS-XL, for $27 (it’ll go back up to $42 after this weekend!). (I’m also keeping this top in the dark green — so so pretty! — but the regular, at least on my 5’4″ frame, is super, super long, so it’s also a weekend top.) Lush ‘Perfect’ Roll Tab Sleeve Tunic

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Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Wrap-Bodice Dress

Talbots Wrap Bodice Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

This wrap-bodice dress has mixed reviews, but hello: it’s marked down to $17-$30 at Talbots, and it’s available in regular, petite, plus size, and plus size petites. I like the ruching detail, the faux wrap skirt, the three-quarter length sleeves, the work-appropriate hem, and the fact that it’s machine washable (and “travel friendly,” whatever that means). It’s part of the big sale at Talbots right now where they’re offering an extra 50% off markdowns (the prices DO reflect the discount). Talbots Wrap-Bodice Dress

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Thursday’s TPS Report: ‘Brushed Flower’ Print Cascade Faux Wrap Dress

Karen Kane 'Brushed Flower' Print Cascade Faux Wrap Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

This faux wrap dress from Karen Kane has been around for a long while — every season they do it up in new prints, colors, and sleeve lengths. It’s machine washable, has a nice neckline and length — although it can be a bit clingy, so size up if that’s a concern. I like this pretty black/gray/blue floral version that is part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (this is the last weekend for it, ladies! — what were your greatest hits and misses from the sale?). It will be back up to $128 when the sale ends August 3, but is currently marked to $84.90, available in sizes XS-XL. Karen Kane ‘Brushed Flower’ Print Cascade Faux Wrap Dress

A few plus-size options are here, here, and here; this one is available in petite sizes.

Two other cute finds from the Anniversary Sale (with limited sizes): this cute pink blazer, and this intriguing gray plaid fit and flare dress.

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