Coffee Break: Gaige Pumps

Sofft - Gaige (Black Cracked Suede)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. They’re $109 at Zappos in “cracked suede” (pictured) and regular black leather (Sofft – Gaige (Black Cracked Suede) – Footwear); while Macy’s has the same shoe in a red and gray suede (Sofft Shoes, Gaige Pumps Women’s Shoes).

Tuesday’s TPS Report: Jayden Pants

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Elie Tahari Jayden PantsCall us pants obsessed, but we love the way these pants look — and camel is supposedly a big trend for fall. We love the darts at the back, and the twill.  (There is a suit jacket as well, but be warned: it’s a double-breasted slouchy jacket, which can be a very hard look to pull off.)  The pants are $248 at ShopBop (with very limited sizes right now, for some reason). Elie Tahari Jayden Pants

Update: Zappos seems to have a few more sizes (but marked at $252).  Elie Tahari – Jayden Pant (Alpaca) – Apparel


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Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Dot-pattern silk-chiffon shirt

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Jason Wu Dot-pattern silk-chiffon shirtWe like this playful navy and white blouse from Jason Wu — under a simple black suit (ooh, or a white suit) it would be fabulous.  (Plus, the pockets give you extra coverage if you decide to wear it with nothing below it, as worn on the runway.  (Although for work, we’d probably try it with a dark camisole beneath it.)  It’s $595 at Net-a-Porter.com. Dot-pattern silk-chiffon shirt

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Weekend Open Thread

Kate Spade - Marli Too (Black Patent) - FootwearSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

So when I read about the Kate Spade “Halle” wedge shoe in the NY Times, I was convinced it would be sold out — but sought to find another wedge shoe for you guys for the Weekend Open Thread. It turns out I was half right — good luck finding the Halle shoe anywhere — but here is another remarkably similar shoe from Kate Spade. High comfort ratings? Check. 3″ wedge heel? Check. Cute look in general? Check, check. It’s available in black, camel, and navy patent leather at Zappos Couture for $298. Kate Spade – Marli Too (Black Patent) – Footwear

(Readers — what are your favorite wedge shoes? And hey, whoever has any other “shoe secrets,” fess up! You’re among friends.)
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Bargain Friday’s TPS Report: Ponte Tab Waist Dress – Black

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Merona has yet another great little work dress (with good ratings from those who’ve purchased it).  We like the elbow-length sleeves, which can be great if you don’t like exposing your upper arms, and we like the button details on the sleeves and empire waist.  It’s available in black (pictured), blue, red, and a deep plum burgundy.  Nice! It’s $24.99 at Target.com in sizes XS-XXL.  Merona® Women’s Ponte Tab Waist Dress – Black


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Coffee Break: Damisi Patchwork Leola Satchel

Marc by Marc Jacobs Damisi Patchwork Leola SatchelI’m always a fan of Marc by Marc Jacobs bags, and this lovely satchel is no different — LOVE the print on the inside, the numerous pockets, and the size.  I’m normally not a brown-purse kind of gal, but the caramel color strikes me as just right.  It’s $369 (was $528) at ShopBop.  Marc by Marc Jacobs Damisi Patchwork Leola Satchel

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