Coffee Break – Patent Leather Trimmed Stretch Belt

Lauren By Ralph Lauren Patent Leather Trimmed Stretch BeltI often talk about belting a cardigan, and this stretch belt on sale at Bloomingdale’s would be just the thing to do it. I like that it’s trimmed in patent leather but is otherwise a stretchy fabric, and I like that it comes in both navy and white. It was $38, now marked to $28.50 at Bloomingdale’s. Lauren By Ralph Lauren Patent Leather Trimmed Stretch Belt

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Coffee Break – Quilted Small Tote

Olivia Harris by Joy Gryson - Quilted Small Tote (Light Grey) - Bags and LuggageThis brand is new to me — Olivia Harris by Joy Gryson — but it looks a lot richer to me than a $400 purse (now marked down). Love the taupe color, the quilted detailing, and the fact that the purse extends from 3″ deep to 5.5″ deep. Was $395, now $316 on Zappos Couture. Olivia Harris by Joy Gryson – Quilted Small Tote (Light Grey) – Bags and Luggage

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Coffee Break – Faux Pearl Necklace

Amrita Singh Faux Pearl NecklaceLoving this great bib necklace from Amrita Singh, which strikes me as the perfect thing to wear with a wide v-neck or to dress up an otherwise simple outfit. It’s available in a faux white pearl (pictured), as well as a faux gray pearl, a dark blue lapis, and a black resin. All were $300 and are now marked to $83.98 at SmartBargains.com — nice. Amrita Singh Faux Pearl Necklace

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Coffee Break – Step n Flex Gracie Pumps Women’s Shoes

Alfani Step n Flex Gracie Pumps Women's ShoesReader NM wrote to recommend these shoes, noting: “I love the Alfani Step N Flex shoes, in particular the Gracie pump. They are reasonably priced, classic shoes with a moderate heel and the most comfortable pumps I’ve ever worn. I have them in black and a deep red croco (no longer available) and I even wore the black pumps all day walking around San Francisco and they were still comfortable. This is definitely a easy to shoe to wear.” Nice! Especially for people who like a slightly higher vamp (with no toe cleavage), this looks like a great shoe.  They’re $59.98 at Macy’s.  Alfani Shoes, Step n Flex Gracie Pumps Women’s Shoes

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(Hunting for comfortable heels? Don’t forget to check the Corporette Guide to Comfortable Pumps!)

Coffee Break – Reed Krakoff

Reed Krakoff Caviar Grain Boxer I ToteI’m fairly new to the brand Reed Krakoff, having only heard about it a week or two ago, but everything I’ve seen looks professional, fashionable, and seriously lux. The brand’s signature thing (at least this season) seems to be that outside folded/buckled belt, which I love — I think the leather also looks like an amazing quality. It’s (gulp) $1,090 at Saks Fifth Avenue. Reed Krakoff Caviar Grain Boxer I Tote

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Coffee Break – Pixel Scarf

Marc by Marc Jacobs - Pixel Glass Jersey Scarf (Neutral Grey Multi) - Accessories Zappos has some great Marc by Marc Joseph scarves on sale today, including this fun grey/black/white number. I like that it’s abstract but kind of striped, and I think it would be a great accessory for a lot of outfits. It was $58, now marked to $46.40 at Zappos. Marc by Marc Jacobs – Pixel Glass Jersey Scarf (Neutral Grey Multi) – Accessories

Readers, how often do you wear scarves in the summer? (Or at all?)

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