Coffee Break: Luciana

Rockport – Luciana Plain PumpIn addition to being a good looking shoe, the customer reviews on this are amazing — when a 60 year old who had “given up on heels” calls them “the most comfortable high heels I have ever had on my feet,” you have to sit up and take notice. Sadly, the pump is only available in black and beige (basics, yes, but zzzzz), but there are a number of other styles in the same shoe, including a “dress sandal,” a “corset pump,” and a slingback available on Zappos, and 6pm even has a boot. The plain pump is $120. Rockport – Luciana Plain Pump

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Coffee Break – Dylan Hobo

Nixon – Decker Collection Dylan Hobo (Goldenrad)This brand is new to me, but I like the look of this bright yellow hobo. Like the large size of it (20″ wide by 8″ deep by 12″ high) as well as, of course, the bright pop of color — perfect for gray spring days. It’s currently on sale, too, which is nice: was $479, marked today to $215.55 at Nixon – Decker Collection Dylan Hobo (Goldenrad)

Coffee Break – Fierce Pump

rsvp – Fierce (Dark Purple Eel Skin)Love these dark purple eel skin pumps from RSVP. Like the slight point to the toes, as well as the high heel (3.75 inches), and the price. Note that for some reason several customer reviews mention a bad odor with the shoes — so be sure to air them out (I would also imagine it would go away after you spray them with waterproofing). They’re $79 at Zappos (also available in black, black snake, bronze textured, dark brown eel, natural snake, and pewter textured). rsvp – Fierce (Dark Purple Eel Skin)


(If you’re looking for a more basic pump, have you checked out our Guide to Comfortable Heels?)

Coffee Break – Color-Changing Umbrella

MoMA Store Color-Changing UmbrellaLove, love, love this umbrella, which — when dry — is black and white. The paint splatter pattern changes to bright shades of green, yellow, blue, pink, and orange when wet. Sounds like just what the doctor ordered on a rainy day! It’s $40 at the MoMA Store ($36 if you’re a member). Color-Changing Umbrella


Coffee Break – Elinor Tote

Hobo International ElinorLove the look of this tote bag from Hobo International. The shiny vintage leather is nice, and the big ball snaps on the “coin purse” on the front of the bag are interesting but not distracting. Love that there’s a print lining to the bag and that it has enough pockets to make it useful; I also like the zippered pocket on the other side of the bag. The bag is $268 in stone and caramel leather; the black is marked today to $214.40. Hobo International – Elinor (Black Vintage Leather) – Bags and Luggage


Coffee Break – Calfskin Belt

Audrey Talbott Calfskin Belt – Exotic Print (For Women)Sierra Trading Post is celebrating its Spring Cleaning Sale, offering an extra 20% off select items for today only — and there are some crazy deals to be had (particularly in lucky sizes in comfort shoe brands like Ecco, Beautifeel, Aravan, etc.). For today’s coffee break, I like this exotic print belt from Audrey Talbott — it looks like a high quality, lovely belt (that is, for the moment at least, available in sizes XS-L). It was $150, marked to $47.96 for today. Audrey Talbott Calfskin Belt – Exotic Print (For Women)


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