Coffee Break: Naretta Pump

Ted Baker London Naretta Pointy Toe PumpThese pointy-toed heels look lovely — I love the brightly colored coral (pictured) and the sharp metallic accents. The shoe also comes in a pretty pink, a black suede, and a black patent leather version — they’re all part of the big Nordstrom sale that just started. The pumps were $190, but are now marked to $132. (They are not on sale at Zappos, but I always find the video of the Zappos model walking in the shoe to be super helpful for determining whether I like it — for example, I didn’t realize the vamp was asymmetrical until watching the video.) Ted Baker London ‘Naretta’ Pointy Toe Pump

In admin news: my apologies for all the video ads, you guys. I’ve removed all of the ads I could find on the back-end (I know I have to get the one at the footer of the page still) and I’m also coordinating with the various ad companies involved in selling the ad space on this blog. Sigh.


Coffee Break: Gold Hoop Earrings

Silver Cedar Jewelry Gold Hoop Earrings | CorporetteThese hammered gold hoops — handmade in Canada — look lovely. I like the tiny size, and the fact that you can get rose gold, white gold, or nickel-free 14K palladium white gold for the same price. They’re $75 at Etsy. Silver Cedar Jewelry Gold Hoop Earrings


Coffee Break: Reversible Vegan Leather Tote & Wristlet

Street Level Reversible Vegan Leather Tote & Wristlet | CorporetteThe reversible tote seems to be all the rage right now, and this Nordstrom bag has (amazing!) 290 positive reviews. It’s vegan leather, comes with a wristlet, and is available in five colors — all for a mere $48. Not bad. The same brand has a number of other nice pieces, such as this colorblock tote or this on-trend bucket bag, all for around the same price point. Street Level Reversible Vegan Leather Tote & Wristlet


Coffee Break: Piccolo Pump

M.Gemi Piccolo Pump | CorporetteI continue to be impressed with M.Gemi’s offerings for pumps, sandals, booties — they all seem chic and on point. Today I’m liking the look of the Piccolo, a kitten heeled pump with pointed toes and a studded details on the ankle strap. It clocks in at 1.75″, and I like that it has a bit of an edge to it; so many of the lower heels suffer from Comfort Shoe Syndrome and look frumptastic. This one is available in black, red, and a beigey “fog”; it’s $248. M.Gemi Piccolo Pump

Here’s a lower-priced version with very good reviews.


Coffee Break: ‘Voyageur Q-Tote®’ Nylon Tote

Tumi 'Voyageur Q-Tote®' Nylon Tote | CorporetteI always like a nice nylon tote — they’re lightweight, durable, and versatile. This one from Tumi looks nice (pictured in the pink but available in 5 colors, including basic black) — I like that it has feet (!), a bit of structure, a top zipper, and slips over a rolling suitcase (as pictured) — lovely. It’s $195-$245 at Nordstrom. Tumi ‘Voyageur Q-Tote®’ Nylon Tote

Here’s a lower-priced alternative.


Coffee Break: Halftees

halftee-102_black We haven’t talked about demi camisoles in a while, but as summer is almost upon us, and everyone wants to shed unnecessary layers, now is a great time to discuss it. In hot weather, a regular slip or camisole just seems too heavy; they bunch up and they leave lines. Still: cleavage is never work appropriate, which is (often) the whole point of the camisole. Enter the demi-camisole, with a modest neckline but not a lot of fabric to bunch up around your waist. There are many companies that do this, but today I’m liking the look of these Halftees simple tanks — they come in 11 colors, are reversible, and are machine washable. Huzzah! They’re $17.99 at (but use code MOTHERS20 to take 20% off). Tank Style Halftee