Coffee Break: Leather Satchel

I amBrooks Brothers Leather Satchel torn between two bags at Brooks Brothers right now. This dark blue leather satchel looks sophisticated and sleek, and I feel like the Saffiano leather would wear better. But: maybe this bright cobalt one is more me (and it’s on sale for $150-$199, depending on the day). Hmmmn. The pictured bag is $498. Brooks Brothers Leather Satchel

Here is a lower-priced option.


Coffee Break: Sable Flats

Belle by Sigerson Morrison Sable FlatsI’m kind of obsessed with these springy pink suede flats. I love the slight point to the toe, the ankle strap (we all know I love my strappy flats), and the notched dip in the vamp — gorgeous. They do come in other colors — Shopbop has them in red suede and a gray leather for $195, Amazon and 6pm have them in black leather for $146, and Amazon has them in a black and white snake print for $146 as well. The pictured shoes are $202 at Zappos. Belle by Sigerson Morrison Sable

This flat is similar, and marked to $28-$57 at Amazon.



Coffee Break: Carved Small Huggie Hoop Earrings

Ron Hami Carved Small Huggie Hoop EarringsI always like a good huggie earring — they’re so comfortable to wear, are small and work-appropriate but have a bit more personality than your basic stud, and are incredibly versatile.  I like the look of these small carved hoop earrings, on sale today at Last Call — they were $225, but are now marked to $110.  Ron Hami Carved Small Huggie Hoop Earrings


Coffee Break: Power Pumps

Weitzman PowerThese 3.5″ heels from Stuart Weitzman look great — simple, classic shape, with a pointed toe (trendy) but not SO pointed that they’ll be out when almond toes come back into vogue.  These beige “adobe” heels (pictured) are $355 at Zappos; they also come in black patent; Stuart Weitzman has a few more colors in stock at their website as well. Stuart Weitzman Power

These shoes are similar and only $88.


Coffee Break: The Tote

Dagne Dover The Tote | CorporetteThe team at Dagne Dover was kind enough to send me this bag recently and it really is stunning in person — a bright, vivid, happy blue, and because it’s coated canvas I have a feeling it will stand the test of time. It is filled with pockets, a spot for your smoothie (or, hey, water bottle or Tervis coffee cup or whatever), and has a ton of structure — it won’t fall over on you. The bag is $265, and available in numerous colors. (The brand also has a “tiny tote,” and a “clutch-wallet” that looks adorable.) Dagne Dover ‘The Tote’

Here’s a lower-priced option.


Coffee Break: Canterbury Scarf with Hidden Pocket

SpeakeasySupplyCo. Canterbury Scarf with Hidden Pocket | CorporetteI was Googling something the other day and found this recommended by a travel blogger as one of her must-haves: an interesting scarf that has a pocket designed for your passport. Clever — and a heckuva lot prettier than some of the other things designed to hide your valuables. The Etsy seller has a ton of similar items for sale, so don’t fret if this one is sold out. The pictured scarf is $52. SpeakeasySupplyCo. Canterbury Scarf with Hidden Pocket