This brand Charlotte Olympia is new to me, but I noticed it a few weeks ago while looking through Nordstrom’s site (and now it’s part of the designer shoe sale going on). All of the shoes seem to have a bit of wit to them, in the best way — sophisticated, and in some cases barely noticeable. (These flats are, well, noticeable, but kind of hilarious, no?) I like the traditional color scheme (beige and black), the tassel detail… and then the amusing unzipped look. The 3″ heels are marked down: they were $895, but are now marked to $537. Charlotte Olympia ‘Desiree Unzipped’ Pump
I haven’t seen as interesting a bag as this — for as cheap as this — for a long while, so I had to post. I love those folds in the leather, the shaped opening, and even the braided handles. It’s a faux-leather (PVC) tote bag with silvertone hardware, and at 13″H x 17″W x 5″D, more than big enough. (Also note: if you’re hunting for a great gift for a vegan friend, this may be your ticket.) The bag was $110, then was marked to $75, but with today’s sale, comes down to $45. Tumbled Leather Braided Handle Tote Bag
Maybe it is news to no one but me, but I haven’t seen the colored Longchamp bags with matching leather straps. (Last I remember noticing they still had brown straps widely available online.) I much prefer the more streamlined look, and I think the purple is a lovely, versatile color (but of course I do). The pictured bag is $180 at Nordstrom. Longchamp Le Pliage Neo Tote
I always love my huggie earrings, and these look like a great, affordable option thanks to the small pavé crystals (instead of diamonds). As always, I find huggies super comfortable for long phone conversations, unlike post earrings, and they lend a finished look without being distracting when you speak, like a lot of dangling earrings can be. These are $40 at Bloomingdale’s. Nadri Small Pavé Huggie Hoop Earrings
I’m always a huge fan of Botkier — the leather! the construction! the great pockets! A number of places (including ShopBop and Amazon) have this lovely, simple tote — but Bloomingdale’s offers at least one thing the others don’t: this nice red leather, exclusive to Bloomingdale’s. The bag is $298. Botkier Soho Heavy Grain Pebble Tote
Here’s a lower-priced option, currently on sale at Nordstrom.