Coffee Break: The Crossover Belt

This belt would be perfect if you want to have a belt in your wardrobe to sometimes add to a sheath dress. I love this “mahogany,” a wine-colored/purple-y color that you’d be able to wear with navy, black, gray, red, and more. This would be a really versatile piece, and I think it’s well worth the $110 at MM.LaFleur. It comes in sizes XS/S, M/L, and XL/XXL. The Crossover Belt

Here’s a lower-priced option (although it’s a bit wider).

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Coffee Break: Reversible Tote Bag

This tote bag at Amazon comes in 10 colors, but as far as reversible tote bags go, it’s not that different otherwise — it’s synthetic vegan leather, and it’s a big bag. What’s interesting about this one is that it’s the bestselling tote bag on the site. I like the light blue color because it’s unusual for a bag, and I like the dark navy on the reverse because it’s almost the color of dark rinse denim. (The gray is also really nice.) This bag may or may not have a place in your work wardrobe, but I thought we’d feature it in case you’re looking for a very affordable reversible tote bag, maybe to keep at the office or something like that. It’s 15.5″ x 13″ x 5.5″ and comes with a small clutch-type bag. Scarleton Stylish Reversible Tote Bag

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Coffee Break: Block-T Leather Tote

Tory Burch Block T Tote SaleI’m sure I’ve ogled Tory Burch’s simple block bags on here before, but when I saw that a) Nordstrom has them on sale, b) including this happy blue color, I had to post. There are several versions on sale, including large totes like the one pictured (also in black, as well as a navy/cobalt iteration that’s quite lovely), a north/south tote in plain black, and a black leather backpack. They’re all 25% off, meaning this one comes down to $343 from $458. Nice.  ‘Block-T’ Leather Tote

Update: I just realized that this week it’s Triple Points week at Nordstrom! Now through September 24th you can earn 3x the points on net purchase made in stores and online at Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack and Hautelook. Nice! It’s a great time to stock up on basics like these hosethis skirt, this cardigan, this cardigan, or this camisole.

Amazon has a wide range of colors in this tote, and if you’re looking for a more affordable dupe, this $56 cobalt tote is similar, while this $150 Lodis tote has some nice blue details while being more subdued. If you really like a bright, saturated color by not the Tory Burch megabrand, check out this tote from GiGi New York.

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Coffee Break: Audrey Flats

audrey flats in embellished tweedThese embelllished flats are all kinds of cute — and they’re only $118 over at J.Crew (marked down today from their full price of $158). In my mind, they’re the perfect kind of thing to wear with a really neutral outfit, such as an all navy or all black monochromatic look — perhaps with a bold red lip. There’s a very similar pair of kitten-heeled mules if you want a teensy bit of height. Pictured: Audrey flats in embellished tweed

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Coffee Break: Cookie Cards

LOVE this idea - you can gift single cookies and personalize them as thank you/birthday gifts!Oooh: in my latest “things I’ve learned from the readers” column, it’s that there are totally awesome single cookies you can send to someone for less than $6 (and personalize it for just a few bucks more). (Here’s the recent comment thread about it.) What a great way to make someone else’s day and go the extra mile when “nothing” is inadequate as a gesture/action to express your thanks/love/affection… but an official note/gift is too much. Lots of options, and they come with a $5 off card so whoever gets the cookie can pass the good vibes along. Cookie Cards

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Coffee Break: 3-Pack Hair Tie & Clip Set

hair tie set on sale - great for workHere’s a question I don’t think we’ve talked about in a while: what KIND of hair accessories do you use the most? Are you a fan of the simple elastic-on-the-wrist (bonus points if it matches your hair, but I must admit I always just have black elastics against my brown hair) to use for a top knot? Do you prefer Spin Pins or hair donuts? There’s a really lovely little hair tie set on sale at Nordstrom (now $15, was $25; only pink is left), and I could see myself getting a lot of use out of this set. I’m a fan of the “upgraded low pony” look with elastics like the pretty pink one here, and while they aren’t my favorite look, I do still find a place in my life for my claw clips. I’ve never managed to successfully get the longer clips (like the one pictured on bottom) to work with my uber-thick hair, but maybe I just haven’t met the right clip yet. How about you guys?

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