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Coffee Break: Antoinette Grand Pump

I was in the Cole Haan store recently and could not get over how flexible and lightweight these Antoinette heels are. Note that they’re 4″ — but if you really want the height and you want a lightweight shoe, do give these a try. The size range is 5–11, and while Amazon has some in stock, Cole Haan is your best bet if you want more choices. The shoe is on sale there, from $400 to $199.95, in six colors. Antoinette Grand Pump

Pssst: Check out our Guide to Comfortable Heels for other reader favorite brands!

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Coffee Break: Rounded Buckle Leather Trouser Belt

There are a lot of wacky belt trends out there right now, including the braided belt and the western belt, which I’m sure I rocked in the ’80s or early ’90s but just can’t do again! I’m much more likely to go with a simple, rounded-buckle, leather trouser belt like this one. I think this very nice gray color is interesting if you’re looking for something beyond basic black (which is also available in this style, along with a light pink and navy blue). The belt is 1″ wide and available in sizes XS-L, and it’s $49.50 at Ann Taylor, which comes down to $29.70 with discount code MYSTERY. Rounded Buckle Leather Trouser Belt

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Coffee Break: Banner Medium Patchwork Leather Tote Bag

This is a splurge item for sure … but look how pretty! I really like this Burberry tote bag — the pattern is fabulous. Obviously, I would welcome this kind of pattern on a much less expensive bag, but it’s great to see the details, like the way the leather is sewn together, the gold hardware and metal feet, and the internal pockets. This bag is just really fun, and it comes in a lot of colorways. It’s $2,895 at Neiman Marcus. Burberry Banner Medium Patchwork Leather Tote Bag

Two more affordable options are here and here.

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Coffee Break: Oval Opal Signet Ring

Pinky rings: yea or nay? In the vein of “I’ll bet Jacqueline Onassis wore one,” I kind of like them — they have a spare elegance with a hint of mob-guy toughness. This designer, Jacquie Aiche, has a ton of pinky “signet rings,” but I must say I always thought a signet ring was meant to be engraved with a crest or, failing that, a preppy monogram — still, I like the fire in the opal here too much to not post. The ring is $190 at ShopBop. JA Oval Opal Signet Ring

Psst: here’s our 2015 discussion about whether midi rings are appropriate for the office.

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Coffee Break: Hazel Pump

This pump from Sam Edelman is very popular, and I love the blue color. Remember, you don’t have to wear navy with navy, but if you prefer to, this color is lovely. Nordstrom has a bunch of colors and patterns available right now, from $59 to $129. The pictured shoe is $119 and comes in a nice size range of 4-13 and three widths. Hazel Pump

(Ooh: note that Amazon has some color options as low as $35, and Zappos has a ton of options for the shoe in regular, wide, and narrow sizes. Nice!

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Coffee Break: Classic Leather Zipper Tote

This lovely zipped tote comes in light pearl gray, caramel, and sable, as well as the black we’re featuring here. If you’re not familiar with the brand Cuyana, readers have been singing its praises for years. They make really simple, basic bags that are affordable, too — this one is $195. If you choose the “Lean Closet” option at checkout, Cuyana sends you a reusable bag (and a shipping label) for you to send back donated clothing (for H.E.A.R.T.) in exchange for a $10 credit toward your next purchase. Classic Leather Zipper Tote

Here’s a more affordable option.

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