I think this M Z Wallace bag is finally giving the ubiquitous Longchamp Le Pliage bag a run for its money: it’s a nice size, has sensible interior and exterior pockets, and I love the detachable shoulder strap and the additional pouch. I also love the vibrant blue (you know me) but it is also available in black and “almond.” It’s $355 at Nordstrom. M Z Wallace ‘Bedford City’ Quilted Tote
It always mystifies me why Kate Spade no longer seems to make the Halle wedge — there was a big New York Times article about how it was such a comfortable shoe that women in DC were doing bulk orders in election season to prepare for door-to-door campaigning. I would think that shoe would become a classic, like the Kate Spade Karolina pump! And yet… I haven’t seen the Halle wedge available for sale since the article came out. 6pm does have a number of nice Kate Spade wedges for sale, though — this particular shoe, the Marli Too, is available in black, navy, and gray patent for $135-$208 at 6pm; they also have a “sport suede” wedge for $142, and (in tiny sizes only) a cap-toe wedge for $165-$178. Most were $298 to begin with; the gray Marli wedges pictured are now $208. Kate Spade New York Marli Too
P.S. Check out the Corporette Guide to Comfortable Heels!
I like the simple look of this “exotic” belt from Banana Republic — although one should note that it’s polyurethane, not any animal skin. (Although hey, polyurethane is kind of exotic, right?) It comes in a variety of fun colors: green (pictured), coral, yellow, and mint, as well as camel and black. It’s $39.50 and selling out fast in some colors. Today, use code BRAPRIL to bring it down 40% (to $30ish). Exotic belt
I’m really liking Erdem’s prints right now — something about the colors in this scarf look so young and fresh as styled here, but when you look at the overall pattern on the scarf it seems more like a classic, almost dowdy pattern. It’s the kind of accessory that I could see growing with you through the years. It’s available for preorder at Bergdorf Goodman for $550. Erdem Large Floral Check Silk Scarf, Green/Multi
How on earth have I completely forgotten about the existence of this highly rated tote? I love the structure, the fun lining, and all of the great colors it’s offered in. I love the Cerulean, of course, but it does come in both white and black (and about a zillion other colors). It’s $295 at Nordstrom. Rebecca Minkoff ‘M.A.B.’ Leather Tote
I don’t know what it is with me and navy shoes lately, particularly because I normally advise women to wear black shoes with a navy suit. But I keep seeing nice navy leather shoes, and they can be a little bit hard to find, so… this nice 2.25″ heel from Joan & David does come in lots of colors other than navy, including black, brown, beige, hot pink, and red, in prices ranging from $82-$175. The navy pumps pictured are $126 at 6pm.com. Joan & David Gila