Thursday’s TPS Report: Print Jersey Faux Wrap Dress

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

Maggy London Jersey Faux Wrap DressI was all set to post this dress a few weeks ago, when it sold out — and I was so bummed.  I love the bright purple colors, the abstract, graphic print, the sleeves, the length, the flattering wrap.  Happily, it came back in stock — yahoo!  The dress is $98, available in regular and petite, sizes 2-14, at Nordstrom. Maggy London Print Jersey Faux Wrap Dress

Here’s a great plus-size option.

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: Gabriella Ponte Dress

Antonio Melani Gabriella Ponte Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

If memory serves, when this dress first came out it was offered in two more colors than what’s left, navy and green. The green has very limited sizes, but I’ve pictured it so you can see the details — the seaming visually narrows the waist. I like the sleeves and the high V, as well as the work-appropriate length. (Also nice: This Melani dress.) The dress was $159, but is now marked to $95.40 at Dillard’s. Antonio Melani Gabriella Ponte Dress

Here’s a plus-size alternative.

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Psst: as noted by readers in comments, the Ann Taylor Suiting Event just started — 30% off tons of suits, with an extra 10% off for cardholders.  Stay tuned today for a round-up.


Coffee Break: Cerise Pointy Toe Leather Ballet Flat

Isolá 'Cerise' Pointy Toe Leather Ballet FlatWe just did a massive roundup of low heels yesterday, but for those of you who prefer flats… I’m in love with these flats, from comfort brand Børn’s sleek sister company, Isolá. I love the mesh and the pointy toe, and while I normally do not like metallics, something about the muted anthracite (also available in gold and a lovely fire red) just speaks to me.  They’re $89 at Nordstrom. Isolá ‘Cerise’ Pointy Toe Leather Ballet Flat

Update: And… they’re $67 in gold at 6PM.  Here’s a slightly more affordable pointy-toe flat that also comes in wide and narrow sizes.


Coffee Break: Hexagon Huggie Hoop Earrings

Marc by Marc Jacobs Hexagon Huggie Hoop Earrings | CorporetteI like these lovely little hexagon huggie hoop earrings from Marc by Marc Jacob — they look classic and stylish but a bit more interesting than the usual circular hoops. Shopbop has them in gold (plated); Saks has them in silvertone. They’re $48 at both spots. Marc by Marc Jacobs Hexagon Huggie Hoop Earrings


The Hunt: Low Heels

stylish-comfortable-heelsSure, 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.

We haven’t done a round-up of stylish low heels (2.25″ or below!) for a long while now (2014, 2013, 2012), so I thought we’d collect a few today. My absolute favorite in this space is the Stuart Weitzman Poco heel — I really find the 1.75″ heel to be more comfortable than most ballet flats, and with new colors coming out every season it seems like there are always good sales somewhere (I always check Amazon or 6pm first; currently Amazon has prices as low as $185 and 6pm as low as $106.). Still, I thought I’d round up a bunch… Ladies, what is your favorite pair of low heels? Have you bought any recently, or worn an older pair into the ground? 

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Weekend Open Thread

Sam Edelman Eleanor Buff NudeSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

This shoe is everywhere this season. I think it’s sexy and fun, and I’m always surprised when such a classic style “comes back” because it’s hard to believe it wasn’t always in. Anyhoo: what is also surprising is that I cannot, despite my best efforts, find a kitten heel version of this. There are plenty of 4″ versions (here, here, here; 3.5,” 3.5,” 4.5″), as well as a few 3″ versions, but all of the lower heels (even 2.75!) have wider straps or more straps (T-strap, etc). (Although: M.Gemi has a flat version.)  The pictured shoe at least seems to have a lot of positive reviews — and at $130, it’s among the more affordable versions. It’s 4.75″ high (yaaa!) with a .75″ platform.  Sam Edelman Eleanor

Happy weekend, ladies!