Coffee Break: Kate Spade Surprise Sale

Kate Spade Cedar Street Ombre Patent StacyThere are some great deals going on at the Kate Spade Surprise sale that just started — including this lovely little ombre wallet. $49! It comes in pink and blue (I am of course lusting over the blue, but I also really like the pink), and I like the fact that it has a little change pocket in addition to tons of credit card slots and dollar bill slots. The wallet was $128, but is now marked to $49 (final sale only, alas). Kate Spade Cedar Street Ombre Patent Stacyv

Coffee Break: Bethe Rope Necklace

noonday Longtime reader/ mid-level associate R wrote in to recommend this necklace a few weeks ago:

The necklace was a Christmas present this year, and promises to become my new favorite opera-length accent piece. (Today I’m wearing it with a cream silk blouse and gold studs.) According to the website, the entire collection is made by artisans in the developing world, and the organization is committed to providing fair wages and safe working environments. Some of the pieces have a more casual/ bohemian feel, but a fair number are entirely work-appropriate for my (business casual) office.

Nice! I always love the versatility of an opera-length necklace, and I like the simplicity of this one.  (I’m particularly a fan of the look at top right, layered with a long pendant necklace).  The necklace is $40. Bethe Rope Necklace


Coffee Break: Diamond & Gold Four-Row Antifer Ring

Repossi Lilac Antifer RingI was shopping this past weekend and saw several pieces from Repossi‘s lilac rhodium plated collection. The pieces look so different — but subtly so — that they blew my mind. They have a much less expensive, simple huggie in the line that I can’t find anywhere online — but this gorgeous diamond ring gives you an idea (and, hey, if you’re looking to treat yourself…). Gorgeous. The diamond ring is $14,340 at Barneys. Repossi Lilac Antifer RingLilac rhodium ring

For some lower-priced jewelry with surprising/unusual colors, check out the pieces here, here, here, here, and here.


Coffee Break: Kristina Satchel

Oryany Kristina SatchelNordstrom Rack is having some pretty great sales right now (clearance is up top 90% off!) — and for today’s Coffee Break I’m liking this colorful satchel from Oryany. I like the textured leather, the fun interior lining, the numerous wall pockets (and two media pockets). At 10″Hx14″Wx6″D it’s big enough for most letter-sized papers, too, which I like. It was $475, but is now marked to $229. (It’s also available in red.) Oryany Kristina Satchel


Coffee Break: 75mm Pointy Toe Pump

Rockport Total Motion 75mm Pointy Toe PumpI love the textured “python” version of these well-reviewed pumps from Rockport. The shoes are part of their Total Motion line that uses adidas sports technology to provide shock absorbing heel cushioning.  I like that they all four colors come in wide versions, and the 3″ heel is perfect.  They’re $139.95 at Zappos (but note that 6pm has a few versions — including a nice purple patent — for $85-$112). Rockport Total Motion 75mm Pointy Toe Pump


Coffee Break: Studded Pumps

Maiyet Studded PumpsThere are some serious sales at the Barneys’ Warehouse sale online — they are now offering an EXTRA 70% off all clearance.  These are final sale prices, alas, but there are some crazy deals to be had, particularly among the shoes.  (Ladies who wear size XS in clothes, you’re going to make out like bandits.)  I like these Maiyet studded 4″ pumps, which push the boundaries a bit for work but, I think, would still work on a casual day.  They were $995, but then marked to $359 — so with the additional 70% off they come down to $107.70.  Nice. (Also fun: this skirt.) Maiyet Studded Pumps

P.S.  Kate Spade Saturday is apparently shutting down — this doesn’t seem to be reflected in sale prices on the website yet, but you may want to start perusing the selection of the reader recommended A satchels.