Coffee Break – “Modern Metallic” Gold Resin Geometric Frontal Necklace

Kenneth Cole New York "Modern Metallic" Gold Resin Geometric Frontal NecklaceOooh: Love the geometric look to this necklace from Kenneth Cole New York. I’d wear it to jazz up a ton of simple shapes — the black turtleneck, a solid colored cardigan or boatneck sweater — and even as part of a more layered look, such as with a crisp button front blouse, open to mid-chest, with a meant-to-be-seen tank top or camisole beneath it. The necklace is $98 at Endless. Kenneth Cole New York “Modern Metallic” Gold Resin Geometric Frontal Necklace

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Coffee Break – Misty Pump

B. Makowsky - Misty (Plum Suede) - FootwearReader E wrote in to recommend this lovely purple pump, noting “I first got this one at Nordstrom Rack in the grey which has blue tones in the croc pattern. Really bridged the gap in my shoes from the too-staid, too-parochial navy pump and plain grey ones. Loved it so much, found the purple suede on line. It is soft leather, a comfortable and supportive heel, shows enough of the foot to lengthen the leg, has a bit of a rubber sole for those building floors, and a point that is not extreme. I wish someone, anyone had the purple croc in my size. This is a sad lesson in ‘waiting.'” Well — while I can’t help Reader E, I will note that 6pm has a ton of colors and sizes still available for up to 60% off, including plum suede (pictured), black leather, black suede, brown snake, camel suede, caramel leather, grey/blue snake, purple snake, and taupe leather, in prices ranging from $39.15 to $49. Amazonalso has limited sizes and colors for around $40.  B. Makowsky – Misty (Plum Suede) – Footwear

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Coffee Break – Linda Crocodile Bag

Nancy Gonzalez Linda Crocodile Bag, RedHa cha cha. I remember being incredulous the first time I saw the price tag on a Nancy Gonzalez bag at Bergdorf’s — yes, nice, but HOW many thousands of dollars did they want for it? But over the years I really have come to appreciate the structure, craftsmanship, and just flat-out beauty of these bags. In fact, for my $.02 I probably like her designs the best of the truly high-end bags like Chanel and Hermes. This one is $3,600 at Bergdorf Goodman. Nancy Gonzalez Linda Crocodile Bag, Red

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Coffee Break – Code Pumps

Seychelles - Code (Burgundy Patent) - FootwearIt fees like a good cordovan/burgundy pump can be impossible to find — but it’s a great basic color to have in your wardrobe because it’s one of the few colors that everyone agrees goes with navy. I like these 3″ pumps from Seychelles, which look like a classic anyway — sure enough Zappos has them in burgundy, black patent, and “pewter snake;” 6pm has them in “whiskey” brown and black, Endless has them in a gray, and Amazon has them in most colors plus a teal and a red. Prices range from $35.98 to $90 (full-price).  Seychelles – Code (Burgundy Patent) – Footwear

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Coffee Break – Women Writers II Umbrella

women writers umbrella
I can’t decide how I feel about this umbrella. On the one hand: hooray for lady writers! On the other hand: MUST the “delightful caricatures” make all the authors look so, well, fug? On the third hand (which I’m discovering one needs), perhaps it’s too schlocky anyway. Opinions? It’s $24 at Amazon. Women Writers II Umbrella

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Coffee Break – Diamond & 18K Yellow Gold Earrings

Georg Jensen Diamond & 18K Yellow Gold Earrings Finding splurge-worthy earrings for the office can be a challenge  beyond your basic pearl/diamond post earrings. You want them to be small enough to be discreet but interesting — beautiful but not distracting. I think these diamond and gold earrings from Georg Jensen fit the bill — they look gorgeous! They’re $1,175 at Saks. Georg Jensen Diamond & 18K Yellow Gold Earrings

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