Coffee Break: Black Agate, Ruby & Diamond Sterling Silver Earrings

20 5/8 Carat Black Agate, Ruby & Diamond Sterling Silver has been on my mind lately,* so I “wandered” over to the site today to check it out — and fell in love with these gorgeous black agate, ruby, and diamond sterling silver earrings. They’re beautiful without being blingy, and — bestill my beating heart! — have a comfortable leverback instead of a post. Regularly $150, they’re $125 today with an extra 20% off deal that is offering. 20 5/8 Carat Black Agate, Ruby & Diamond Sterling Silver Earrings

* I had noticed a Living Social deal for 50% off — which, alas, has ended by now. Congrats to everyone who got it, though!  If you haven’t seen our round-up of the flash sales and group-buying sites, check it out here.


Coffee Break: Barbarella Pump Wave

Rockport Women's Barbarella Pump WaveI saw this shoe mentioned somewhere recently as one of the highest-rated heels for comfort, and have had my eye on it. The “smokey teal” color, pictured,  is particularly fun — but it also comes in the more sedate black, brown, and “camel.” The shoe is normally $130, but with the Cyber-Monday deals going on at Endless (spend $100 save $30, spend $200 save $60, spend $300 save $100) the price drops to a reasonable $104.92 (with free shipping). Rockport Women’s Barbarella Pump


Coffee Break: Rebecca Minkoff MAB Mini

11After Tuesday’s discussion on “designer bags,” I was intrigued to see that some people considered Coach or Dooney a designer brand while others scoffed at the idea and suggested only a $1000+ bag could be designer. Maybe I missed it, but I didn’t see much said about the “emerging” designer bags,which can offer quality, style, and fashionista cred — all for less than 4 figures.  I would include Rebecca Minkoff in this list (along with other brands like Botkier, Treesje, Kooba, and more) — although for Minkoff, “emerging” almost doesn’t do her justice, as the MAB mini is all but a classic here in NYC. They’re beautiful bags and with fresh colors every season — I particularly like the fun lining. This lovely specimen (black with hot pink details) is on sale at Endless — was $615, now $397.82. Rebecca Minkoff Zip Mab Mini Satchel

Coffee Break: Ulinda Pump

Vigotti - Ulinda (Navy Smack Mettalic Patent) - FootwearI am normally not a “bow and pleat on the vamp” kind of girl, but these shoes are calling my name for some reason! Even though I’ve never heard of the brand before, it has glowing reviews on Zappos — and a comfortable, durable shoe is never a bad thing.   The shoes are $99 at Zappos (and in 9 different colors — the navy patent is pictured). Vigotti – Ulinda (Navy Smack Mettalic Patent) – Footwear


Coffee Break: Etre Touchy Gloves

Women's Etre Touchy Gloves Loving these gloves from Fair Indigo — the exposed forefinger and thumb are a perfect way to stay bundled up, yet be able to text, check emails, and more. They’re $38 at Women’s Etre Touchy Gloves


Coffee Break: Twist Flat

Miz Mooz Women's Twist FlatAmazon has some great deals going on right now on shoes — significant discounts, plus there’s a deal going where you can get an additional 25% off with a purchase of more than $50. These leather flats were $84.95, now marked to $33.98 (with free shipping), plus another 25% off if you buy more than $50 worth of goods. They’re available in green (pictured), pewter, black, and red, sizes 5.5-11. Miz Mooz Women’s Twist Flat

(P.S. My suggestion for shopping the sale (because it can be a bit overwhelming) is to narrow it as much as possible — for example, for me I chose Women’s, then 7.5 or 8, then “at least 50% off” — and then I went to the “Brands” page and right-clicked (Open in New Tab) for every brand I wanted to see with those specifications.)

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