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


Coffee Break: Suede T-Strap Peep-Toes

Brooks Brothers Suede Peep Toe T-Strap | CorporetteI’ve been ogling these sophisticated light brown T-strap peep-toes from Brooks Brothers for a few weeks. I like the mixed leathers (suede and patent), the 3″ heel with .25″ platform, and the sale: the heel was $228, but is now $91. (Brooks Brothers is a reader favorite for comfortable heels, so their shoe sale might be worth checking out in general — lots of work-appropriate pieces and good prices.) The pictured T-straps also come in black. Brooks Brothers Suede Peep Toe T-Strap


Coffee Break: Brass Elephant Bowl

Jonathan Adler Elephant Bowl | CorporetteThis little friendly brass elephant strikes me as the perfect thing to give some personality to your office, as well as to help you keep some tiny things — paperclips, perhaps — organized. (Or, if you take your earring(s) off for long phone calls, you can always keep them here when you’re not wearing them.) I like the elephant the best, but the bowl is also available as a pig and a dachshund at $88 and $118, respectively. The elephant bowl is $88 at ShopBop. (Also adorable from Jonathan Adler: this set of canisters labeled SECRETS, WHITE LIES, and GLITTER, sold separately.) Jonathan Adler Elephant Bowl


Coffee Break: Metal Hinged Bracelet

Tory Burch fitbitSo: that’s a Fitbit. Where? Right there, on her wrist. It’s part of Tory Burch’s new collaboration with Fitbit. I’m pretty psyched about this, even though I’ve had a love/hate relationship with Fitbit ever since I got the Force rash (while pregnant, too!).  (I now wear a Fitbit Flex but only when I’m going on a walk or run.) The little rubber bracelet is functional, but it sure is ugly — so like I said, I’m really excited about this collaboration. The hinged metal bracelet (pictured) is $195; there are some more affordable silicone bracelets with fun Tory Burch patterns and colors on them (for $38). There’s also a hinged pendant necklace for the Flex. Tory Burch for Fitbit Metal Hinged Bracelet


Coffee Break: Corinne Croc-Embossed Pump

Pour la Victoire Corinne Croc-Embossed Pump | CorporetteLast Call has these 4″ heels in two colors (burgundy, pictured, and black), and considering that I keep bookmarking them, I thought I’d pass them along. I like the buckle and cutout details (and the tiny almost-t-strap! cute!) and the croc-embossed leather. They were $250, were then marked to $199, but with today’s sale they come down to $70. Nice! Pour la Victoire Corinne Croc-Embossed Pump


Coffee Break: Lendra Pump

Rockport Lendra Pump | Corporette

Yes, yes: we all know I love a good purple pump. I like the sleek look and the mix of suede and leather (to say nothing of the adidas technology) in these nice Rockport pumps. They’re on a great sale, too — they were $110, but are now marked to $55 at (There’s a very similar peep-toe purple heel for around the same price. As always, though, know your office — peep toes aren’t appropriate at every workplace.) The pictured pump is $55. Rockport Lendra Pump