Coffee Break – Knightsbridge Jasper Tote

kate spade new york Knightsbridge Jasper ToteI like this boxy, briefcasey tote from Kate Spade — the crocodile-embossed patent looks really sharp. It’s available at Kate Spade in the teal pictured here, and both Bloomie’s and Kate Spade have it in a dark brown “cajun toffee,” as well as a light beige “goose” for $425. kate spade new york Knightsbridge Jasper Tote

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Thursday’s TPS Report: Striped Bow Tank

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Kate Spade New York - Striped Bow Tank (Red/Cream Stripe) - ApparelOoh la la: loving this red and white stripe tank top from Kate Spade. It reminds me of Breton stripes , but I like that it’s in red and I like love the stripey bow detail on the front. For the office I like that the straps are substantial enough to hide bra straps — even though I’d still wear it with sleeves for the office (cardigan, blazer, etc). I’d probably stick with neutrals in classic shapes for the rest of the outfit — gray, navy, black, white — but perhaps accessorized with something a little wild, like a hot pink necklace or even a headband. It’s 20% off at Zappos Couture today — was $125, now $100.Kate Spade New York – Striped Bow Tank (Red/Cream Stripe) – Apparel

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P.S. Fun facts: did you know that Breton stripes refer to the Brittany region of France?  For some reason I always thought they were a tribute to André Breton.  Haha…

Coffee Break – Cybil Peep Toes

Kate Spade New York - Cybil (Camel Suede) - FootwearThese aren’t exactly seasonal, which is probably why Zappos has them on sale today. Still: love the vintage vibe, the skinny heel, and the cutouts on the side. I’d probably go for the black suede, but these camel suede ones are gorgeous too, and just might be “nude” for some ladies. The were $298, now marked to $238.40 on Zappos Couture (limited sizes only). Kate Spade New York – Cybil (Camel Suede) – Footwear

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N.B. Peep toes are not appropriate for every office — know your office!

Wednesday’s TPS Report: Kylie Skirt

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Kate Spade New York – Kylie Skirt (Clotted Cream Black Ombre Jacquard) – ApparelI really like this ombre jacquard skirt from Kate Spade New York, on sale at Zappos today. The pattern is less obviously horizontal than a lot of the stripes we’re seeing this season, and, I think, more flattering. I’d wear it to work with a twinset or a blazer, or possibly even out on the town with a skimpier tank. It was $245, marked today to $134.75 at Zappos (sizes 2-10 still available). Kate Spade New York – Kylie Skirt (Clotted Cream/Black Ombre Jacquard) – Apparel


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Workwear Hall of Fame: Karolina Strawberry Patent Heels

Kate Spade New York – Karolina (Strawberry Patent, Multi Stripe Stack Heel) – FootwearOK. Pink patent heels can be a bit much, even for me — but do you see the heels on these, ladies? Love the striped, stacked heels so much that I’d find a way to make pink work. They would be lovely with otherwise sedate colors — gray, navy, black, possibly even brown — and just think of the fun you’d have pairing these shoes with something like a simple black sheath dress. The shoe comes in two other colors, as well: a linen patent (with black and white stripes), as well as a navy patent (with navy and cream stripes). Love love love. It’s $298 at Zappos Couture. Kate Spade New York – Karolina

2017 Update: These shoes are still around! They’re almost always available in neutral colors, but they also often come out in fun new colors almost every season. it’s available in narrow and wide sizes.  You can sometimes find it on sale (as low as $135) at 6pm or Amazon.

comfortable heel for work

 

Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Raya Dress

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kate spade new york 'raya' dressHappy Monday! Today we’re loving this dress from Kate Spade — it’s the basic sort of dress that you can wear for years (and be complimented on for years). The pleats detail on the neckline is fabulous,and the general fit of the dress is great. We’d pair it with a gray or beige sweater or blazer if we wanted to mute the color, and black if we wanted the red to really pop. It’s $395 at Nordstrom. kate spade new york ‘raya’ dress


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