Huh: I am not usually a red leather bag kind of girl, but I am drooling over this lipstick red leather bag from Rebecca Minkoff. It’s highly rated, has a magnetic snap at the opening (no zipper, alas), and I like the “retro-cool” tassel. It’s $295, available in a tan “almond” and black, at Nordstrom; Zappos also has a light gray “putty” color, and Amazon has a navy, antique white, and a patchwork version. ‘Isobel’ Tassel Leather Hobo
Speaking of focus and time management, now is a great time to mention: our friends over at Women’s Lawyer News have a new and updated version of their Billable Hour tool available just in time for 2017. After a 60 second setup, this spreadsheet will help you estimate where you are now versus your billable goal for the year, as well as show you how many hours you need to bill each day to hit that goal. Heading to a conference or taking a few days off because you’re sick or on vacation? The spreadsheet can tell you instantly how many hours you’ll need to make up those unbillable hours. The tool is $35, available for download here. 2017 (Kind of Magical) Billable Hour Tool
I love this green color! It just looks so classy and sophisticated — and I think you’ll be surprised at how versatile a green bag can be. (The other color options are black and cream.) It currently has only six reviews, but they’re all positive: The product page says “100% of reviewers recommended this product,” and one customer wrote that the lambskin is “ridiculously soft.” Nordstrom also has a small shoulder bag and a small convertible convertible shoulder bag. Tory Burch ‘Fleming’ Leather Shoulder Bag
This $48 green tote looks nice if you want a more affordable option.
These boots from Paul Green are water resistant and have a fleece lining, making them the perfect choice for the winter weather we’ll be “enjoying” soon. I also like how they’ve got a sort of architectural heel and a fun little tassel detail. Handmade in Austria, where the brand is based, they are available in either black or brown suede and in sizes 5.5-10.5. (Note that Nordstrom’s product description advises customers to size up. Fortunately, Nordstrom offers free returns in case you pick the wrong size.) The boots are $389. Paul Green ‘Jada’ Water Resistant Bootie
Wall organizers with pockets are great for storing sunglasses, earbuds, gloves, winter hats — anything that you want to have handy to grab when you’re on your way out of the house. You can use a hanging shoe organizer to do the same thing, but I thought this one looked a little bit nicer. It’s perfect to use in a front-hall closet or even to hang behind your office door if you need more storage space. Home-Cube Hanging Wall Organizer
Red bags: Yea or nay, ladies? I have one or two of them, but I rarely wear them — still, I know a number of women who considered them the perfect neutral. If you’re on the hunt, particularly for a tote bag/shoulder bag hybrid, this large leather bag from Lodis is a good bet — not only do readers tend to love everything in the Audrey collection, but it’s on sale: it was $298, but is now marked to $199. Nice. ‘Audrey Collection – Buffy’ Leather Shoulder Bag
Here’s a $65 version if you’re looking for something more affordable.