Coffee Break: Madison Leather Small Phoebe Shoulder Bag

Coach Madison Leather Small Phoebe Shoulder Bag | CorporetteThis Coach bag is one of Zappos’ best sellers, and it’s easy to see why — it’s available in 12 bright colors and has none of the logo madness that Coach has been known for in recent years. The 52 glowing reviews speak of sumptuous leather and intelligent organization — lovely. The light pink ruby (pictured) is on sale for $286.40, as is a fun orange “mandarin” color; the rest are full price at $358. (6pm also has a beige snakeskin print on sale for $238, and Amazon has a zillion colors for $150-$528.) Nordstrom also has several colors (and another 53 glowing reviews). Coach Madison Leather Small Phoebe Shoulder Bag

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Tuesday’s TPS Report: Short-Sleeve Chevron-Print Shell

Vince Short-Sleeve Chevron-Print Shell | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I was going to do a post on this other Vince blouse, which I also love and comes in a million colors, but I love this one so much that I almost don’t want to post it so I can stalk it till it goes on sale. I think the chevron peacock coloring is gorgeous yet classic at the same time, and while the other blouse has a slouchy elegance to it, this one could be worn in a modern way (with ankle or cigarette pants, for example) or in a traditional way (tucked in as part of a regular suit). I’d go with a bright white pop from pearls at the neckline. It’s $295 at Neiman Marcus. Vince Short-Sleeve Chevron-Print Shell

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Coffee Break: “Wicked” Head Wrap

Sweaty Bands | CorporetteThese highly-rated headbands are apparently perfect for a workout — I could see them being particularly great when you’re working out at a company gym or a gym near the office and actually care what you look like. They come in a zillion colors and are marked $15 (2 for $25). Sweaty Bands “Wicked” Head Wrap

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Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Betty Jacket

DSquared Betty Jacket | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I’ve linked to numerous affordable versions of bright yellow blazers, but I like the look so much I thought I’d link to a fancier version — this DSquared blazer looks bright and happy, while still being professional. I’d wear it with shades of gray (dark gray pants, light gray blouse) or perhaps a simple navy/white combination. The blazer is $628 at Zappos (down from $1255). DSquared Betty Jacket

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Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: “Work the Right Angle” Dress

ModCloth Work the Right Angle Dress | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

This dress from ModCloth reminds me of two other dresses we’ve featured recently (one by Calvin Klein and one by Black Halo, the latter now available at Cusp), but this one has the low low price of $49.99. It also has 217 reviews and a four-star rating on ModCloth… and if you click through the comments and look at people’s pictures of themselves wearing the dress, you’ll see it looks cute on a wide variety of body types. Hooray! ModCloth Work the Right Angle Dress

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Coffee Break: Herringbone Double-Breasted A-Line Coat

Tracy Reese Herringbone Double Breasted A-Line Coat | CorporetteA month or so ago I was in church (so it must have been Easter; I’m a bit of a Christmas Catholic) and saw a woman with a fabulous, interesting, distinctive coat. It had personality! It had style! It really made you think, wow, that’s an amazing coat, and she must be really cool to wear it. (The fact that she was a slightly harried mom to several small children only made this coat that much cooler.) Anyway, I’m now obsessed with finding something similar — and this herringbone, optical-print coat from Tracy Reese is a definite contender. It’s $648 at Nordstrom (available for preorder, sizes 0-10). Tracy Reese Herringbone Double-Breasted A-Line Coat

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