Coffee Break: Saffiano Double-Handled Briefcase

Red Saffiano Briefcase: Barneys New York Saffiano Double-Handled BriefcaseOur daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I feel like this has been the month of red briefcases, and I have yet another one for you: this saffiano double-handled briefcase currently on sale at Barneys Warehouse. This seems like an extraordinarily low price for a saffiano bag, and I tend to believe it’s because it’s a store brand / made exclusively for Barneys Warehouse. It was $319, but is currently marked to $239. (While you’re there, check out the nice selection of briefcases, and do note — they’re offering an extra 70% off all clearance). Barneys New York Saffiano Double-Handled Briefcase

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Coffee Break: ‘Katie’ Oxford

Brown Oxford: Marc Fisher Ltd 'Katie' Oxford I have been iffy on the oxford trend for a while, but a) these sleek shoes look nice enough to wear with everything from ankle pants to trousers to skirts, and b) the reviewers all trumpet the COMFORT of these shoes. They’re available in brown, marked down to $99.50, in sizes 5.5-9.5. Nice. (Black is now sold out, but there’s a black patent at Lord & Taylor for $116, on sale.) Marc Fisher Ltd. ‘Katie’ Oxford

Here’s an Oxford, also at Nordstrom, that comes in extended sizes and widths (no laces, though).


Holiday Weekend Open Thread

Blue Crossbody Bag: MZ Wallace 'Lizzy' Nylon CrossbodySomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

The crossbody trend continues to go strong, and I like this one from MZ Wallace — it looks lightweight and large enough for your regular wallet. (Some of them are too small for more than your phone and lipstick, honestly!) This looks like a great bag for weekend errands and other casual outings. It’s $345 at Nordstrom. MZ Wallace ‘Lizzy’ Nylon Crossbody

Psst: happy MLK day!  If there are any good sales we’ll round them up; in the meantime we’ll see you on Tuesday.  Here’s a great quote from the man himself: “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”


Coffee Break: Marlborough Little Tote Bag

Canvas Tote: Liberty London Marlborough Little Tote BagThese coated canvas bags from Liberty London look amazing. The colors are bright and fun, and I always love a good coated canvas bag for durability, strength, and not adding too much extra weight. There are three colors; they’re $450 at Neiman Marcus. Liberty London Marlborough Little Tote Bag

Here’s a lower-priced option.


Coffee Break: ‘Grant’ Round Chronograph Leather Strap Watch

Fossil Watch: Fossil 'Grant' Round Chronograph Leather Strap Watch Ooh: I’m digging this navy/rose gold watch from Fossil (which also comes in a ton of other colors). It looks earthy and smart, but still stylish — perfect for a minimalist wardrobe. It’s $135 at Nordstrom. Fossil ‘Grant’ Round Chronograph Leather Strap Watch


Coffee Break: Eryn Suede Kitten Heels

ann taylor sale shoesOooh: major deals at Ann Taylor’s semi-annual sale, ladies. You can take 60% off all sale items, for savings up to 75% off. These cute 2.5″ kitten heels were originally $109-$128, but are now down to $44. And there are even plenty of sizes left. Nice! Eryn Suede Kitten Heels