Coffee Break: Portrait Pump

Seychelles Portrait Pump | CorporetteI mentioned these briefly in the strappy heels roundup last week, but I thought they deserved a highlight of their own. Look how purty! I think all of the iterations here are great — of course I love the purple on purple, but there’s a lovely teal version, as well as silver and black. I like the slightly pointed almond toe, as well as the 3.25″ heel. Love. (For tights weather, either try it with a tightly woven nude-for-you fishnet (know your office!!) or navy tights. The shoe is $110 at Zappos. Seychelles Portrait Pumps

Tuesday’s TPS Report: Abril Jacket

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Abril JacketI’m liking the new “cool girl” jackets that are out right now, and I think this Abril jacket from Club Monaco is a great example of the trend.  Love the notched, inverted lapels in leather, the black and white tweedy wool, and even the open front and slightly shaped shoulders.  It’s $289 at Club Monaco.
The clearance section is final sale, alas, but they do have a few good pieces, such as this or this. Abril Jacket

Psst: here’s a similar plus-size jacket, as well as a less expensive option.

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Coffee Break: The Collector’s Box

Bonlook's The Collector's Box | CorporetteIf you’re like me (and having fun with ordering inexpensive eyeglasses online), this box seems like a clever, lovely way to store them (and, ha, much better than my tactic of throwing them all in a drawer).  I think it would look lovely sitting on a dresser or vanity, or even sitting out of the way on your desk at work.  It’s $39 at BonLook.  The Collector’s Box

Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Knitted Wool Blend Blazer

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Haider Ackermann BlazerOooh la la: I love this wool blend blazer with inverted darts, exposed seams, and slightly padded shoulders — it looks modern yet classic at the same time. I might wear this with different shades of gray (lighter, darker) for a fun monotone look — and throw in ONE bold pop of color somewhere (necklace, shoes, brooch). The blazer is $1,560 at Net-a-Porter. Haider Ackermann Knitted wool-blend blazer

(Here are three less expensive versions ($471, $89 and $30), and a great and interesting plus-size version.  Note that the plus-size shop Navabi is having a sale (prices up to 50% off) — a reader mentioned it a while ago as her little secret; it’s a German site with free shipping to the US.  Not everything is work appropriate, but their inventory looks interesting and pretty sophisticated.)

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Friday’s TPS Report: ‘Graphic Flutter’ Pleat Front V-Neck Top

Vince Camuto 'Graphic Flutter' Pleat Front V-Neck Top | CorporetteOur daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Vince Camuto has a number of different color and sleeve options out for this streamlined, sleek pleat v-neck top — and I kind of want them all. I like the tight V, the hip length, and the side ruching. They’re $29-$69 at Nordstrom (available in regular and plus sizes). Vince Camuto ‘Graphic Flutter’ Pleat Front V-Neck Top

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Coffee Break: Rocco Heat-Sensitive Color-Changing Satchel Duffel Bag

Alexander Wang Rocco Heat-Sensitive Color-Changing Satchel Duffel Bag | CorporetteYou know, I always did like mood rings. So when I saw this much (much) more expensive version — in a bag that has serious staying power — in one of my favorite colors anyway — well. Now I’m tempted. The duffel bag is $1,150 at Neiman Marcus. Alexander Wang Rocco Heat-Sensitive Color-Changing Stud-Bottom Satchel Duffel Bag