Coffee Break: Cagney Pump

Isola Cagney Pump | CorporetteOK. The 4″ heel with a .75″ platform is not USUALLY my bag (in fact, I’ve pondered before whether 4″ heels are appropriate for interviews and other big events). But when I saw how highly rated these heels are — from Børn’s stylish big sister brand, Isolá — I had to take a closer look. There are only ten reviews but everyone sings the praises of these shoes in terms of comfort and style. So if you happen to be on the hunt for a really tall but comfortable pair of heels, these may be your pumps. They’re $99.95 at Zappos. Isolá Cagney Pump

Two options that are available in three widths are here and here.


Coffee Break: Tempo Pavé Diamond Huggie Earrings

David Yurman Tempo Pavé Diamond Huggie Earrings | CorporetteCome to mama! I love these silver and black rhodium earrings, speckled with diamonds of course. They’re beautiful, but everyday earrings. They’re $1,800 at Neiman Marcus. David Yurman Tempo Pavé Diamond Huggie Earrings

A few interesting lower-priced options are here, here (’50s vintage), and here.


Coffee Break: Cutout Leather Point-Toe Pumps

Armani Cutout Leather PumpHeLLO, gorgeous.  I love, love, love this shoe.  The suede! The patent! The geometric little cutout detail! That sleek heel! At 85mm, it’s on the higher side (just over 3″) but not by much.  They’re $750 at Saks.  Giorgio Armani Cutout Leather Point-Toe Pumps

Here are two more affordable styles.


Coffee Break: Faro City Satchel

Elliott Lucca Faro City Satchel | CorporetteI’ve always liked the brand Elliott Lucca for affordable but cute leather accessories, and this city satchel is no different. It comes in a zillion colors (Amazon has some priced as low as $72!) and looks lovely. I like this saturated orchid the best, but there are some great perforated and distressed leathers in the mix as well.  The pictured bag is $148. Elliott Luca Faro City Satchel

Here’s a lower-priced option.


Coffee Break: ‘Marion’ Diamond Quilted Leather Tote

Tory Burch 'Marion' Diamond Quilted Leather Tote | CorporetteOoh: love the quilted colorful leather here in this Tory Burch bag, which comes in burgundy, pink, black, and two blue options. It looks small, but at 14″ x 10″ x 6″, it is large enough for a letter-size folder, which is typically my minimum size for a “tote.” I like the smart details like the interior zippers and pockets, as well as the protective feet, and I like the soft, slightly slouchy vibe to it. One thing to note: If you like the look of the leather but not this particular bag, there are a zillion other options in this line — hobo! crossbody! backpack! sneaker! — which I always take as a vote of confidence from the brand. The pictured bag is $550. Tory Burch ‘Marion’ Diamond Quilted Leather Tote

A few lower-priced options are here, here, and here.


Coffee Break: Carroll Pump

Corso Como Carroll Pump | CorporetteA purple pump — and a strappy one? Sign. Me. Up. These come in a lot of great colors, including a lovely taupe, as well as two blacks (suede and calf) — but the “oxblood” winey color is my favorite. I like the zipper closure in the back, as well as the 3.25″ heel height. The shoe is $138 at Zappos, available in half sizes 5-11. Corso Como Carroll Pump

Here’s a similar shoe that comes in four widths.