Coffee Break – Linda Crocodile Bag

Nancy Gonzalez Linda Crocodile Bag, RedHa cha cha. I remember being incredulous the first time I saw the price tag on a Nancy Gonzalez bag at Bergdorf’s — yes, nice, but HOW many thousands of dollars did they want for it? But over the years I really have come to appreciate the structure, craftsmanship, and just flat-out beauty of these bags. In fact, for my $.02 I probably like her designs the best of the truly high-end bags like Chanel and Hermes. This one is $3,600 at Bergdorf Goodman. Nancy Gonzalez Linda Crocodile Bag, Red

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Coffee Break – Code Pumps

Seychelles - Code (Burgundy Patent) - FootwearIt fees like a good cordovan/burgundy pump can be impossible to find — but it’s a great basic color to have in your wardrobe because it’s one of the few colors that everyone agrees goes with navy. I like these 3″ pumps from Seychelles, which look like a classic anyway — sure enough Zappos has them in burgundy, black patent, and “pewter snake;” 6pm has them in “whiskey” brown and black, Endless has them in a gray, and Amazon has them in most colors plus a teal and a red. Prices range from $35.98 to $90 (full-price).  Seychelles – Code (Burgundy Patent) – Footwear

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Coffee Break – Women Writers II Umbrella

women writers umbrella
I can’t decide how I feel about this umbrella. On the one hand: hooray for lady writers! On the other hand: MUST the “delightful caricatures” make all the authors look so, well, fug? On the third hand (which I’m discovering one needs), perhaps it’s too schlocky anyway. Opinions? It’s $24 at Amazon. Women Writers II Umbrella

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Coffee Break – Diamond & 18K Yellow Gold Earrings

Georg Jensen Diamond & 18K Yellow Gold Earrings Finding splurge-worthy earrings for the office can be a challenge  beyond your basic pearl/diamond post earrings. You want them to be small enough to be discreet but interesting — beautiful but not distracting. I think these diamond and gold earrings from Georg Jensen fit the bill — they look gorgeous! They’re $1,175 at Saks. Georg Jensen Diamond & 18K Yellow Gold Earrings

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Coffee Break – Stingray Embossed Tote

Halogen® Stingray Embossed ToteA good black tote can be hard to find, and I’m really liking this one from Nordstrom’s Halogen line. Love that it has cell phone pockets (it seems like way too few North/South totes have them!) and I like the interesting look to the stingray-embossed leather. It’s available in white and black for $98 at Nordstrom. Halogen Stingray Embossed Tote Black Stingray Print One Size

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Coffee Break – Milena Suede Wedges

Merona wedges have been a reader favorite for a long time — and I love the look of this red suede Milena wedge. Nice toe box, nice height, nice vamp — and all for $29.99 (save 20% when you spend $75) at Target.  (The gray and black also look great!) Women’s Merona® Milena Suede Wedges – Red

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