We are loving these shoes from Sofft as a vintagey alternative to a regular pump. The super high vamp makes them very walkable, but we think the way the vamp dips down will be more attractive than, say, a Mary Jane or t-strap shoe. For some reason, we’re seeing them with a swingy A-line skirt. … Read More about Coffee Break: Gaige Pumps
So I have been seeing the peep-toe bootie every.where this season, usually styled with skirts or cropped pants. And I always think the same thing — “Cute! But definitely in that ‘I’m-so-hip-I-don’t-need-to-wear-flattering-clothes way.’” You know, like harem pants and those huuuge 80s-ish glasses that some kids wear. The peep-toe bootie trend also strikes me as … Read More about Poll of the Day: Will You Wear a Peep-Toe Bootie to Work?
Last week, we had The Corporette Guide to Interview Suits. We thought we’d do a round-up of black pumps today, another must-have for the interview wardrobe. However, we thought we’d challenge ourselves by only rounding up good-looking shoes under $100… 2021 update: Most of our latest favorite black heels for the office are pretty affordable, … Read More about Black Pumps Under $100
We’re liking these comfortable flats from Dr. Scholl — heralded by a number of readers in this post as being super comfortable. We like the slight point to the toe, the circular buckle, and the number of different colors available — our favorites are these bronze ones (on sale for $56.70), but Zappos also has … Read More about Coffee Break: Dr. Scholl’s Graduate
Are patent leather pumps appropriate for the office? Can they be the basis of a stylish work outfit? Reader M wonders: I always thought patent leather pumps were an office no-no, but I’ve seen quite a few pairs posted on your site. Under what circumstances are patent leather heels okay to wear in a fairly conservative … Read More about Are Patent Leather Shoes an Option for a Conservative Office?
It’s time for end-of-season clearance at Naturalizer — including markdowns on these fabulous zebra-striped shoes. Love the walkable two-inch heel, the conservative buckle paired with the zebra print, and the great padding inside the shoe. It’s also available in black leather and a great “saddle tan” leather. Was $79, now $39.99. Naturalizer Lockhart (Pssst – … Read More about Coffee Break: Naturalizer’s Lockhart
Today we’re liking these Maddox Flats from Fossil. For starters, they have a great comfort rating on Zappos (always important!); we also like the buckle detail on the toe. While we like the sand color (pictured), it should be noted that there are a ton of other colors — mostly with a brown buckle. Ladies … Read More about Coffee Break: Maddox Flats
Update: We still stand by a lot of these brands for vegan, non-leather shoes and bags for the professional woman — but you may want to check out our more recent roundup of stylish vegan shoes for the office, or some of our other posts with vegan-friendly products for the professional woman. Reader E writes in … Read More about Vegan, Non-Leather Shoes and Bags for the Professional Woman
Today we’re liking this basic black peep toe from Taryn Rose, which has great comfort ratings at Zappos. We like that the heel is under 3″, and that the shoe comes with arch support. The fact that it’s on sale doesn’t hurt — it was $475, now $299.25. Taryn Rose – Fierce (Black Nappa) – … Read More about Coffee Break: Taryn Rose Fierce
We’re in a peep-toe kind of mood today, and we’re loving these lovely pumps from olsenHaus (which, apparently, has no connection to the fashion empire of those other Olsens). In addition to being ridiculously cute and having a heel below 3″ (the combo is hard to find), the shoes are also vegan. We like the … Read More about Coffee Break: olsenHaus Grace 2 Peep Toe Pump
We’ve noticed this shoe before, and now the comfort ratings have us totally mesmerized — we like this Jeffrey Campbell pump, particularly in the brown, but also in the black and the khaki. We like the decoration — the buckles and O-rings are fun and reminiscent of saddles — and the brown tone keeps things … Read More about Coffee Break: ‘Depoe Bay’ Pump
Reader and blogger Siouxsie Law wrote in with a suggestion for a poll about Shape-Up Shoes — as she wrote about the topic here, these things supposedly a) help you exercise muscles you wouldn’t normally, giving you a great lower body, and b) they help your posture by engaging your core. But… are they professional? … Read More about Toning Shoes at the Office – Yay or Nay?