sponsored links:

Coffee Break: Mae Cross Body Bag

shopbop big event saleHave you guys checked out the ShopBop sale yet? There are so many bags on great discount, including this gorgeous, architectural, cool bag from Karen Walker — it was originally $400, but is now down to $246 with code EVENT17. The big sale has two days left, with 20% off orders under $500, and 25% off orders of $500 or more — ShopBop is a great place to stock up on pieces from classic accessories brands, including Ferragamo, LK Bennett, Rebecca MinkoffTory BurchClaire V, and Hunter. (I particularly love their jewelry collection — it’s always hip and interesting.) And, of course, the workwear — look for big discounts on brands like TheoryDiane von Furstenberg, Black Halo, Equipment, and Smythe. If you haven’t been by to check out the sale we highly recommend.   Karen Walker Mae Cross Body Bag

Update: Whoops, the bag sold out because of the major sale — note that KarenWalker.com still has a ton of bags in a wide variety of colors.

This post contains affiliate links and Corporette® may earn commissions for purchases made through links in this post. For more details see here. Thank you so much for your support!

sponsored links:

Coffee Break: “Nevertheless, She Persisted” Print

Etsy has so many things that say “Nevertheless, she persisted,” that it’s really kind of stunning — and awesome. My favorite is this poster, which you could frame for a home office, or put in your work office, etc. It’s $9.99 for a 5″ x 7″ and goes up to $35.99 for a 13″ x 19″. There are so many t-shirts, sweatshirts, and a million other things with this phrase on it that you can get pretty much anything you want. Nevertheless She Persisted Print

This post contains affiliate links and Corporette® may earn commissions for purchases made through links in this post. For more details see here. Thank you so much for your support!

Coffee Break: SkinActive Ultra-Lift Miracle Wake-Up Anti-Fatigue Day Cream

I tore an ad for this product out of a magazine and meant to include it in our post on the best makeup products to fake a full night’s sleep, and I completely forgot until I just found it while cleaning my desk. This is getting a lot of good reviews, as are several anti-fatigue products Garnier has, all pretty affordable. We’re linking to Ulta, but I’m sure your drugstore has this as well. From the product description: “Wake-Up Hydra-Gel Moisturizer Re-charge skin with a continuous boost of hydration for an energized, radiant look every day. This unique fresh moisturizer transforms on contact into a fast-absorbing liquid-gel.” SkinActive Ultra-Lift Miracle Wake-Up Anti-Fatigue Day Cream

This post contains affiliate links and Corporette® may earn commissions for purchases made through links in this post. For more details see here. Thank you so much for your support!

Coffee Break: Market Pebbled Leather Tote Bag

This gawgeous blue-and-blue tote from Coach is different from what I’ve seen before — it actually looks to me like a much pricier bag than $295. I like the details: the voluminous bag opening, the bandana rivets, the way that it stays open, the wide flat bottom, and, while it’s not as good as a zipper on top, I do like that it has something to secure the contents. It’s at Neiman Marcus for $295 and at Coach for $350 in teal and deep coral, both with a floral lining. Coach Market Pebbled Leather Tote Bag

Here’s a more affordable (only because it’s on sale) pebbled leather tote.

This post contains affiliate links and Corporette® may earn commissions for purchases made through links in this post. For more details see here. Thank you so much for your support! 

Coffee Break: Girl on the Go Trench Coat

Girl on the Go Trench CoatAs they say, April showers bring May flowers — and I find myself reaching for my rainboots and raincoat more and more.  I recently saw a reader recommendation for a Girl on the Go trench from Eddie Bauer and bought it in navy to add to my years-old regular black raincoat, in part because it was a great sale, but also because my regular black raincoat doesn’t have a hood (or, if it at one point had a hood, I have set it somewhere “clever” and have no idea where it is anymore).  I like that this one is knee length (we had a discussion a while ago about what coats to wear with skirts and dresses; because this one is longer than hip length I would wear this with a skirt or dress without a second thought) — I’m also very happy with the pocket situation. The coated fabric is sliiiightly noisy, but it’s not really bad. The trench come in five colors, four size ranges (misses, petite, tall, and plus sizes) — there’s an insulated version for just a bit more. It was $149-$169, but is now marked to $89-$101 today on sale. Girl on the Go Trench Coat

Psst: don’t forget to check out our most recent roundup of weatherproof shoes for your commute!

This post contains affiliate links and Corporette® may earn commissions for purchases made through links in this post. For more details see here. Thank you so much for your support!

Coffee Break: Dugan Flat Loafer Mule

Can you wear mules to work?Here’s a question: how do you feel about the new(ish) loafer/mule trend — can you wear mules to work? More accurately, when can you NOT wear mules to work? Only on casual days? Only if _____, such as they’re a certain color / you’re wearing trouser socks / your heels aren’t gross? For my $.02, I like the trend — not only does it answer the question of “what the heck do you wear with the kick/flare cropped pants” that we saw all last season, but they also look like that rare shoe you can wear with dresses. This Louise et Cie version is getting good reviews — and if you’re a fan of a metallic shoe for work, they have a gorgeous rose gold version; this very similar silver version is on sale at both Nordstrom and Zappos. The pictured shoe is $110, and available in four colors: Dugan Flat Loafer Mule

If you’re looking for a more traditional, classic pump for work, do check out our recently updated Guide to Comfortable Heels!

This post contains affiliate links and Corporette® may earn commissions for purchases made through links in this post. For more details see here. Thank you so much for your support!

work fashion blog press mentions