Coffee Break: Harveys Seatbelt Bag

Harveys Seatbelt Bag - Lola Satchel (Black) - Bags and LuggageToday we’re liking this lovely Lola bag from Harveys. It’s made from seatbelts (yes, really) so you know it’s durable, but we like the slight ruffled component to it. We wish the bag were a bit bigger — for anyone taking home piles of paperwork this weekend, you won’t be able to fit too much in there — but for a few folders or a laptop it’ll work just fiiiine. It’s $234 at Zappos.com.  Harveys Seatbelt Bag – Lola Satchel (Black) – Bags and Luggage

Coffee Break: Simon Sebbag Triple Strand Bib Necklace

5We’re big fans of a simple strand of pearls — but there’s something to be said about a colorful bib necklace like this gorgeous one from Simon Sebbag.  For almost any outfit that you’d add a set of pearls to, this kind of necklace can make a fashion-forward statement, become a signature piece of yours, and add a lovely dose of color to your face.  (For some reason, with regard to turquoise, we always remember something that Sarah Michelle Gellar said years ago on the red carpet, perhaps while wearing this:  I figured, hey, I’m young, so I should wear the color while I can.  We have no opinion on whether turquoise looks bad on older women, but we were intrigued by the quote.)  This necklace is $375 at Nordstrom.    Simon Sebbag Triple Strand Bib Necklace

Coffee Break: Naturalizer – Beacon

Naturalizer - Beacon (Oxford Brown Leather/Shiny) - FootwearWe got an e-mail from reader C, raving about this “Beacon” shoe:

The heel is higher than it looks and oh-so-so-comfortable. I bought these to be able to commute in dress pants and heels (my comfy commuting flats only work with skirts b/c all my trousers are tailored to heel-length). From the subway stop, I have to walk 3 avenue blocks and 3 street blocks (in NY) to my internship at a not-for-profit law office and these are amaaaazing.

We agree — these are great shoes for pants, either for commuting shoes or just regular running-around-the-office shoes. The brown is on sale today ($69), while the black are at the regular price of $78.  (Reader C also noted that she had gotten them for $51 at Nordstrom, but there doesn’t seem to be a link online.)  Naturalizer – Beacon (Oxford Brown Leather/Shiny)

Coffee Break: Neptune Avenue Stevie

Kate Spade - Neptune Avenue Stevie (Bluebell) - Bags and LuggageThis strikes us as a great, very fresh-looking canvas bag from Kate Spade — the floral design is beautiful, and the open top would allow you to shove a folder or notepad or two in there.  It’s $295 at Zappos.com.  Kate Spade – Neptune Avenue Stevie (Bluebell)

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Coffee Break: Assouline/Cole Haan Bookbag

assouline cole haan book bag 2Reader D sent us in this new-to-us Assouline/Cole Haan collaboration: a gorgeous bookbag, covered with numbers.  (Assouline is a French book company, apparently.)  Love.  Love! Can we say: love? It’s definitely on the splurgy side, though: $450, available in brown (pictured), black, and red. Assouline/Cole Haan Bookbag

Coffee Break: Darleen Pump

Circa Joan & David Women’s Darleen Mid Heel PumpWe like the look of this pump from Joan & David — particularly because it’s only a 2.5″ heel, which is our preferred shoe height.  It comes in both black and brown, and the black is on sale today — was $88, now $79 at Endless.   Circa Joan & David Women’s Darleen Mid Heel Pump

(Oh! We just realized it also comes in pewterand red at  Zappos, and those colors are $75.)

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