Coffee Break: Architettura Candle

Fornasetti Architettura candleMy mother raised me to generally dislike what she called “dust catchers,” and this is definitely that — but it’s gorgeous. I’d burn the thyme, lavender, and cedarwood (yum!) scented candle at home, and then use the ceramic jar on my vanity, coffee table, or yes, at the office. It’s $190 (yeouch), exclusive to Net-a-Porter. Fornasetti Architettura Thyme, Lavender and Cedarwood scented candle


Coffee Break: Peterson Shopper

Lauren by Ralph Lauren Peterson Shopper | CorporetteI’m liking this simple tote bag from Lauren by Ralph Lauren. Hooray for the tassle and interesting belted look on the outside, and hooray for all of the pockets hidden in the colorful lining. It was $348 but is now marked to $192 at 6pm. Other color options are tan and white, both available at Zappos. Ralph by Ralph Lauren Peterson Shopper


Coffee Break: Air Tali OT Wedge 40

Cole Haan Air Tali OT Wedge 40 | CorporetteThese peep toe wedges are from Cole Haan’s popular Air Tali line, and while the wooden heel and open toe make them better for a casual day, I can’t get over that gorgeous purple. They’re available in three widths and four other colors, including black, beige, silver and gold, for prices ranging from $118-$168. The pictured shoes are $129. Cole Haan Air Tali OT Wedge 40


Coffee Break: Washed Up Billy

Marc by Marc Jacobs Washed Up Billy | Corporette

Teal is one of the only colors I don’t have in my bag collection, and I’m not sure why — it looks bright but versatile, and would be a fun pop of color against outfits with purple, red, blue, and more. This bag was $458, but is currently marked down to $275 at 6pm. Marc by Marc Jacobs Washed Up Billy

Update: Looks like the bag is now sold out at 6pm, but try Nordstrom.


Coffee Break: Verona Seam Detail Jacket

Reiss Verona Seam Detail JacketThis looks more like an outdoor than an indoor jacket to me — but I’d probably wear it as both, truth be told. I like the bright blue and the seam details, and the high funnel neck. It was $395 (and the black still is), but this happy bright blue is marked down to $180. It’s available in sizes XS-L. Reiss Verona Seam Detail Jacket


Coffee Break: Gardner Pump

Joan & David Gardner Pump | Corporette

These Joan & David pumps look very similar to old reader favorite the Gila pump, but with a bit fancier of a cutout. These lipstick red patent pumps look absolutely gorgeous, although the light brown, navy, bronze, or black (all patent) are also all good. There’s a blue suede that is also calling my name (of course). They’re $66-$91 at (were $190). Joan & David Gardner Pump