Coffee Break – DKNY Burnished Pleated Flower Large Hobo

DKNY Burnished Pleated Flower Large HoboI love the look of this burnished leather hobo from DKNY, available in burgundy (pictured, available at Zappos for $206.50), gray (also available at Zappos, for $221.25), green (available at Endless for $228.27 and Amazon for $202) and dark blue (available at Amazon for $177.) I like the pleats on the bag, the general size, the removable chain detailing as well as the “rosette charm.” Looks like a nice size in general, too. Note that most colors (except the gray) seem to be on the brink of selling out, so you may want to move quickly if you love it…


Coffee Break – Aquamarine Pump

Seychelles – AquamarineFor today’s coffee break, I’m in the mood for something bright and colorful — and this vibrant yellow heel from Seychelles quenches that thirst. Love the way the vamp is high enough so you can walk in it, but not so high that it strangles your leg, and love the low, solid heel. It’s on sale at Zappos — was $90, now $72 (also available in seafoam green, a beige “vacchetta,” and black). Seychelles – Aquamarine (Mustard) – Footwear

N.B.: Peep-toes may not be appropriate in every office. Know your office culture!


Coffee Break: Purple Ombre Belt

Banana Republic Exotic ombre beltLoving this purple ombre belt — at 3/4″ wide it’ll fit in most pant loops, yet is still skinny enough (I think) to look good on top of a cardigan or dress. I particularly like that the belt loop is purple as well. It’s $55 at Banana Republic, but use promo code BR25MARCH and it comes down to $41.25 in your cart. Banana Republic Exotic ombre belt


Coffee Break – Hobo International Amber

Hobo International AmberLoving the look of this “Amber” leather tote bag from Hobo International — the gathered pleats! the fun lining! tons of interior pockets and dividers! And even a zip on top to keep the contents of your bag, in your bag.  Fabulous. Zappos has it in caramel (pictured) and black; Endless has it in on sale in maroon and taupe, and eBags has it in a citrus green and zinnia orange.  It’s $298 at full price at all 3, (but $161 in maroon and $197 in taupe at Endless).

Coffee Break – Waves Cashmere and Silk-Blend Scarf

We Are Owls Waves cashmere and silk-blend scarfHmmn: I have never heard of the brand “We Are Owls” before today, but suddenly I am loving all of the scarves they have on the market right now. Case in point: this beautiful blue, teal, yellow, and white cashmere and silk blend scarf. I’d wear it with a blazer, long and loose, or looped loosely once around my neck in place of a statement necklace. It’s $180 at Net-a-Porter. We Are Owls Waves cashmere and silk-blend scarf


Coffee Break – Dorell Oxford Pumps

Gabriella Rocha – Dorell (Black Suede) – FootwearBoth 6pm and Zappos have great sales on these high-heeled oxford shoes from Gabriella Rocha — and I think it’s a good sign that they have all positive reviews on Zappos.  Suede can be tricky in the springtime, but so long as it’s dry outside and you’re wearing something on your feet (whether it be a pair of tights, knee-highs, or a hidden nylon sock), I think these are still wearable for a few more months. The shoes are available in gray, pictured ($72 at 6pm, $84 at Zappos), a brown “camel” ($60 at 6pm, $69 at Zappos), and black ($48 at 6pm). (The price difference between the two stores may be negligible considering the free shipping and easy returns that Zappos offers, so I thought I’d list both.)  Gabriella Rocha – Dorell (Black Suede) – Footwear


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