Coffee Break – Chrystie St. Camille Crossbody

Cole Haan - Chrystie St. Camille Crossbody (Peacock) - Bags and LuggageLet me start by saying that I hate crossbody bags. They remind me of my middle school years in Ohio, when I would get all dressed up to go out, and then throw my fluorescent ski jacket on top of my dress, and then throw my black crossbody bag on top of that.  (As I’d head out the door, I might pause to add more hairspray to my teased bangs.  Ah, memories.)  But — that said — I know that the crossbody bag is hot again, and hey, for some people this uber-functional look has never gone out of style. So if you happen to be looking for a crossbody bag, this is a pretty darned cute one from Cole Haan. I particularly love the peacock blue (pictured) but it also comes in black, dark mocha, a light purple “dusk,”, “palomino snake” (white), and “stone snake.” Zappos has the bag on sale today — it was $228, but is now marked to $182.40. Cole Haan – Chrystie St. Camille Crossbody (Peacock) – Bags and Luggage


Coffee Break – Undine Pump

Vaneli - Undine (Purple Suede) - FootwearNice: This basic 3″ heel has good reviews at Zappos, Endless, and Amazon, it’s available in a zillion colors, and it’s on sale — at least, many of the colors are. I like the purple suede version, of course. The heel is $105 at full price, but the price dips as low as $47.05 depending on color and store. Lovely. Vaneli – Undine (Purple Suede) – Footwear


Psst — have you checked out The Corporette Guide to Comfortable Heels?

Coffee Break – Hayley Scarf

Hayley ScarfI always like a good infinity scarf, and this black striped scarf looks just right. Love that it’s simple but interesting at the same time, and it’s the perfect way to just add a little somethin’ somethin’ to a colorful jacket, blazer, or even sweater. It’s $14.95 at Affordable Scarves (also available in blue/black and pink/black stripes).  Hayley Scarf

Coffee Break – Greta Flap Cross-body Handbag

Jennifer Lopez Greta Flap Cross-body Handbag I’ve been hearing good things about J.Lo’s new collection at Kohl’s and so I swung by the website to take a look — and indeed, a lot of the pieces look really great! I like this tumbled faux leather bag. I like the gray the best, but it also comes in black, brown, and navy. At 10″Hx11.5″Wx5″D it seems plenty big for a satchel, and I like that it has a 4″ handle as well as a longer flap. It’s $99 at Kohl’s. Jennifer Lopez Greta Flap Cross-body Handbag


Coffee Break – Media Ballet Flat

Naturalizer Women's Media Ballet FlatThis one goes out to all the ladies who dislike wearing heels — loving the look to this simple ballet flat from Naturalizer. The low vamp, the classic buckle, the rubber soles — it looks classic and comfortable. It’s pictured here in “oxford brown,” but it’s also available in black, a reddish “cab sav,” a “classic olive,” and a navy. It’s $79 at Naturalizer, but Amazon has limited sizes available for as low as $67.96. Naturalizer Women’s Media Ballet Flat


Coffee Break – Perfect Leather Belt

Madewell Perfect Leather Belt I absolutely fell in love with this belt when I saw it styled on ShopBop’s home page — it just looks gorgeous with that black blazer. Whether or not the non-models among us can wear it like that is a different question, but in general it looks like a great basic belt (even if just worn normally). It’s $45 at ShopBop in “English saddle” (pictured) and black.  Madewell Perfect Leather Belt


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