Coffee Break: Shirt Lock Belt

Shirt Lock BeltThis solution won’t work for everyone, but a reader wrote in responding to our very old post on how to keep your blouses tucked in — and noting that these Shirt Locks work wonders. They seem to be mainly marketed to the uniform set (as in, school uniforms and coach uniforms), but I could also see them being a simple solution for women who don’t like the other options such as bodysuits. This Shirt Lock was the product recommended by the reader ($18-$23ish at Amazon), but there are a number of different products for shirt stays. Shirt Lock Belt

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Weekend Open Thread

OluKai Unahi SandalsSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

As someone who logged many miles in my Reefs with arch support, I was intrigued to see readers singing the praises of the OluKai flip flops recently, as I hadn’t heard of the brand. They look great for that commute to or from work (with your heels either in your bag or at the office), or out and about with friends on the weekends. What are your favorite brands of “fancy” flip flops, ladies? These OluKai Unahi are $70 at Zappos. OluKai Unahi Sandals

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Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Cotton Windowpane Lawn Shirt

Brooks Brothers Cotton Windowpane Lawn Shirt | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

There are a lot of great deals to be had at Brooks Brothers right now, including this lovely “lawn shirt” — it’s the perfect white top that isn’t a blouse or tee. I like the crispness of it, and think it would look great tucked into a navy suit. I also like it untucked, though; I get a bit of a ’50s vibe from it and would wear it untucked with cropped ankle pants and flats. The top is marked down to $32, and is available in sizes 2-12. Brooks Brothers Cotton Windowpane Lawn Shirt

Here is one (slightly more casual) alternative that goes up to size 14/16 and another that’s available in sizes up to 22/24.

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Thursday’s TPS Report: Geometric-Print Fit-and-Flare Dress

Muse Geometric-Print Fit-and-Flare Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I’ve always liked Muse dresses, and this cobalt, geometric, fit and flare dress is calling my name. (Looking for a more conservative fit and flare dress? Check out our recent roundup.) The pattern looks super flattering, and it’s fun without being overly twee. It’s on a great sale, too — it was $160 but is now $70, available in sizes XS-L, at Last Call. Muse Geometric-Print Fit-and-Flare Dress

Two plus-size options are here (blue/black) and here (black).

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Drape Neck Jacket

Jones New York Drape Neck Jacket | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I really like the look of this drape neck jacket — the navy and white stripes are actually dots if you look up close, which feels a bit more refreshing than your standard lines, and I like the drapey shape.  It was $149, but is now marked down to $109 at Jones New York. Jones New York Drape Neck Jacket

A few plus-size options are here, here, and here.

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Coffee Break: Aubrey Pumps

Soft Style AubreyI found this lovely, almost retro pump while doing our most recent roundup of low heels for work — I still think it’s so, so pretty. I love the ribbon-like detail on the vamp, as well as the low height (2″).  I’m not usually a fan of light blue shoes (I had a teal pair of shoes once that got worn rarely), but these look gorgeous.  (They’re also in black.)  They’re $59 at Zappos, and — fun fun — they come in sizes 5.5-12, and in four widths.  Nice. Soft Style Aubrey

Know your office — peep toe pumps aren’t appropriate everywhere! Looking for more comfortable heels? Check out our guide.

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