Coffee Break: Studded Pumps

Maiyet Studded PumpsThere are some serious sales at the Barneys’ Warehouse sale online — they are now offering an EXTRA 70% off all clearance.  These are final sale prices, alas, but there are some crazy deals to be had, particularly among the shoes.  (Ladies who wear size XS in clothes, you’re going to make out like bandits.)  I like these Maiyet studded 4″ pumps, which push the boundaries a bit for work but, I think, would still work on a casual day.  They were $995, but then marked to $359 — so with the additional 70% off they come down to $107.70.  Nice. (Also fun: this skirt.) Maiyet Studded Pumps

P.S.  Kate Spade Saturday is apparently shutting down — this doesn’t seem to be reflected in sale prices on the website yet, but you may want to start perusing the selection of the reader recommended A satchels.

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Coffee Break: Tessie Pump

Ivanka Trump Tessie Pump | CorporetteOne for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, now go cat go… hey, Elvis was on to something with his blue suede shoes. As one commenter pointed out, I have an odd love for cutouts with flats — but I also like them in heels. These simple pumps (with a relatively low 2.75″ heel) look perfect. They’re available in blue suede, as well as black and tan leather, for $135. Ivanka Trump Tessie Pump

Here’s a lower-priced option (and one more with different color choices).

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Coffee Break: ‘The Urbanista’ Headband

Mrs President & Co 'The Urbanista' Headband | CorporetteHere’s a serious question: are headbands ever appropriate for the office? I am normally in the “no” camp (at least for most women) but this two tone gold number has me questioning that. I like the thin, spindly nature of this one, which looks both delicate and comfortable. It’s (!) $70 at Nordstrom. Mrs President & Co ‘The Urbanista’ Headband

Here is a lower-priced version (also here and here).

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Coffee Break: Garland Jeweled Pump

Cole Haan Garland Jeweled Pump | CorporetteI was perusing Cole Haan’s offerings on Zappos recently and noticed that they seem to have refreshed a lot of their shoe styles. Their Air Talia (beloved by readers in the past) seems to be totally gone (except for a single style at 6pm.com in lucky sizes, and on eBay). Still, this purple suede shoe is calling my name — I love the simple, classic shape. It’s $168 at Zappos. Cole Haan Garland Jeweled Pump

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Coffee Break: Faux Pearl and Crystal Necklace

Kate Spade Faux Pearl and Crystal NecklaceI’m a fan of the long necklace for simple tops — and this faux pearl and crystal necklace from Kate Spade New York is calling my name. It seems effortlessly chic, feminine and fun. It’s $148 at CUSP. Kate Spade Faux Pearl and Crystal Necklace

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Here’s a more affordable option.

P.S. Apologies to all for the super annoying video ads that I seem to be getting every time I refresh the page — we’re working to get them done. For what it’s worth, my longstanding policy is that I NEVER have video or audio ads on here by choice – I understand most people are reading from the office, and stupid video/audio ads are annoying even if you’re not. I just started working with a new banner ad company and we’re apparently having some difficulties. I’ve seen an ad for “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter,” and Kate has seen one for Verizon — are there other video ads you guys are seeing? Is it just the sidebar spot below the “Feedly” graphic, or other spots on the page? If you could let me see which other video ads you’ve seen recently, it would be hugely appreciated.  Thank you for your patience!

Coffee Break: Lila Twirl Earrings

Maria Black Fine Jewelry Lila TwirlI’m intrigued by these cool earrings that curve around your lobe. The brand has a ton of similar earrings; for some reason I like these the best. They seem interesting but effortless, cutting edge but work appropriate, and I think once you got the curved loop figured out, they’d be very comfortable (much like my beloved huggies). (They remind me a bit of these earrings, which were also a solid piece.) They’re $475 at Net-a-Porter. Maria Black Fine Jewelry Lila Twirl Earrings

P.S. Note that Net-a-Porter is a member of the “Responsible Jewellery Council,” which commits to follow a code of practices that addresses “human rights, labour rights, environmental rights, mining practices, product disclosure, and many more important topics in the jewellery supply chain.” Interesting — this is my first time hearing of the group.

P.P.S. Net-a-Porter also has a lower-priced option from Maria Black in gold-plated silver.

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