Coffee Break: ‘Basingstoke’ Wool & Cashmere Coat

Burberry London 'Basingstoke' Wool & Cashmere Coat | CorporetteThere’s already talk of the polar vortex returning this year (and I believe it, given how mild a summer we’ve had here in NYC!), so I suggest we all stock up on nice winter coats we like now. This wool trench from Burberry looks like it means serious business in the warmth department — but it has a sleekness to it that I like also. It’s $1,295 at Nordstrom. Burberry London ‘Basingstoke’ Wool & Cashmere Coat

Psst: Here’s a $398 option (limited sizes, alas) and a plus-sized option.


Coffee Break: Collins Tote

Milly Collins ToteHello, lovely: this tote has a ton of things that I’m in favor of. Pebbled leather, feet, interior pockets, and a slightly moto edge to it (although I’m also reminded of Coco Chanel’s layered necklaces, for some reason) — all thumbs up in my book. It’s $465, available in black and gray, at Nordstrom. (Note that Piperlime has it in blush.) Milly Collins Tote

Psst: Here’s a $50 version in black, and a $75 moto-inspired gray tote.


Coffee Break: Nyle Mixed Media Captoe Pump

Ivanka Trump Nyle Mixed Media Captoe PumpSquee. Squee, I say. Love the blue suede, the snake-embossed toe, and the 2.75″ height. Gorgeous. It’s available in three color combos at Nordstrom, sizes 6-11, for $135. Ivanka Trump Nyle Mixed Media Captoe Pump


Coffee Break: Architettura Candle

Fornasetti Architettura candleMy mother raised me to generally dislike what she called “dust catchers,” and this is definitely that — but it’s gorgeous. I’d burn the thyme, lavender, and cedarwood (yum!) scented candle at home, and then use the ceramic jar on my vanity, coffee table, or yes, at the office. It’s $190 (yeouch), exclusive to Net-a-Porter. Fornasetti Architettura Thyme, Lavender and Cedarwood scented candle


Coffee Break: Peterson Shopper

Lauren by Ralph Lauren Peterson Shopper | CorporetteI’m liking this simple tote bag from Lauren by Ralph Lauren. Hooray for the tassle and interesting belted look on the outside, and hooray for all of the pockets hidden in the colorful lining. It was $348 but is now marked to $192 at 6pm. Other color options are tan and white, both available at Zappos. Ralph by Ralph Lauren Peterson Shopper


Coffee Break: Air Tali OT Wedge 40

Cole Haan Air Tali OT Wedge 40 | CorporetteThese peep toe wedges are from Cole Haan’s popular Air Tali line, and while the wooden heel and open toe make them better for a casual day, I can’t get over that gorgeous purple. They’re available in three widths and four other colors, including black, beige, silver and gold, for prices ranging from $118-$168. The pictured shoes are $129. Cole Haan Air Tali OT Wedge 40