Coffee Break: ‘Cora’ Tote

Jordana Paige Cora Tote | CorporetteNew company Jordana Paige caught my eye a while back because I know folks are always on the lookout for quality vegan bags; here the bags are made from “vegan faux crosshatch leather.”  The company was nice enough to send a bag to me, and I liked the material, the shape, and all of the smart little details — the front pocket detaches to be a wristlet; the interior has a divided pocket, the bag has feet, etc. The dark green is a really nice neutral, but it’s also available in gray, a brownish rose, and lavender.  The bag is $159. Jordana Paige ‘Cora’ Tote


Coffee Break: Beauty on the Fly

Sephora Favorites Beauty on the Fly | CorporetteI like the look of this new Sephora favorites collection of must-have skin and hair essentials, all in travel-friendly sizes.  Whether you like these for travel, for the gym, or just as sample sizes, it looks like a great collection, including products from Kate Somerville, Algenist, Origins, Living Proof, Josie Maran, and more. The 12-piece set is $42 ($158 value) at Sephora.  Sephora Favorites Beauty on the Fly


Coffee Break: Gilia Pumps

Calvin Klein Gilia PumpOooh: I do love a good cutout, and here there are fun details at the ankle as well as on the vamp — I’m in love.  I like this beigy snake, which feels like a fun neutral, but there are also actual neutrals: a greige and a black.  Zappos has them at full price, but Nordstrom has them 25% off — they were $119, but are now $89. Calvin Klein ‘Gilia’ Cutout Leather d’Orsay Pump


Coffee Break: Quilted Leather Tote

MARC BY MARC JACOBS Quilted Leather ToteYes, boring black — but hey; it’s great for a capsule wardrobe.  I like the three glowing reviews of this bag, interestingly from women ranging in age from 20-65 — and I think the texture makes it look a lot more lux than it is.  Even better, it’s on sale: it was $298, but is now marked 40% off to $178. MARC BY MARC JACOBS Quilted Leather Tote

Here’s a more affordable version.


Coffee Break: Druzy Earrings

peridot-druzy-earringsI really love all things druzy, so I’m loving these simple earrings from Etsy seller Geminmind — she has a number of different white druzy earrings with various birthstones; I’ve pictured the peridot earrings here (August birthdays, rejoice).  I particularly like these earrings for work because there is no movement to them, if that makes sense — nothing is jingling/jangling when you move your head to distract people.  Yet: they’re pretty whether your hair is up or down, and I particularly like the white druzy if your hair is dark like mine.  The earrings are $48 at Etsy.   Raw White Druzy & Peridot Gemstone Bezel Earrings, Gemstone Earrings, August Birthstone Earrings, Drusy Bezel Set Earrings, Peridot Earrings


Coffee Break: Charlotte Tote

Ivanka Charlotte ToteI was all set to post a blue tote bag today and then remembered: I’m on a blue ban.  (Doing a great job at it, clearly!) So: I really like this beigey pink bag from Ivanka Trump.  I like the crossbody strap, the satchel handles, the dual zipper, and the multiple interior pockets.  It’s $195-$395 at Zappos (available also in black and a lovely white lasercut pattern); the pictured bag is $395.   Ivanka Trump Charlotte Tote

Here’s a more affordable option (ooh, marked down even further at Macy’s).