Readers, what are your thoughts on wearing leather to the office in this day and age? There are a ton of leather skirts and pants out (both faux and real) in stores right now… so let’s discuss.
It’s been years since we discussed whether leather skirts are appropriate for the office… but I do think it’s a fun, fresh look for a date night or holiday party.
2019 Update: We still think this is a great discussion on whether leather skirts are appropriate for the office — you may also want to check out a recent 2019 discussion amongst the readers on point. Leather skirts: classics — or classic mistakes? I’ve noticed some great leather skirts in stores lately, some of which … Read More about Leather and the Office: Are Leather Skirts Appropriate for Work?
I have a number of Dooney & Bourke bags, and every time I pull one out to wear it impresses me — I love the way they keep their saturated color, and I love the quality of the leather and the little details, like the long key fob. Today I’m liking this bright green shoulder … Read More about Coffee Break – Croco East/West Collins
I recently had a chance to check out Ralph Lauren’s new handbag line, and I was impressed with the quality of the bags as well as the reasonable prices. Like this great hobo, the bags all have a slightly edgy look to them but with a timeless, classy appeal. This bag is $398 at Bloomingdale’s … Read More about Coffee Break: Modernaire Leather Zip Hobo
Zappos seems to have a ton of designer totes on 25-30% discount today, including this lovely crossbody tote, which strikes us as a very rich looking, and functional bag for toting work papers. It’s 17.25″ wide, 5″ deep, and 12.5″ high — love the dotted lining and the chain detail on the detachable shoulder strap. … Read More about Coffee Break: Indo Tracolla Large Crossbody
We like this simple blue hobo by Steven — it’s a great size to fit your latest paperback or a few papers from the office, as well as all your stuff. It comes in black, red and blue (at Endless) and brown (at Piperlime), but we love that dark blue color, pictured — perfect for … Read More about Coffee Break: Sun Kiss Hobo
A reader tipped us off to this gorgeous leather tote, but it wasn’t until we saw Shopping’s My Cardio post that we realized: this tote is just the start of things to come. LL Bean is launching a new signature line, and this tote is among the first pieces available for sale. What can we … Read More about Coffee Break: Bean’s Heritage Tote
If you’ve been on the hunt for a basic black leather tote bag, we think this bag nails it — big enough for most size docs, helpful zippers and pockets — and on sale. Nice. Was $398, now down to $290. Francesco Biasia Roselena Tote (Note that Zappos has it in blue, also, albeit at … Read More about Coffee Break: Roselena Tote
Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. Today, we’re liking this tote from Tano — on sale at Piperlime, but still full price at both Bergdorf’s and Neiman’s websites. We like the size of this, for a casual tote bag for paperwork — 17 inches high, 20.5 … Read More about Tuesday’s TPS Report: Tano’s Decked Out Tote Bag
Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. For reasons unbeknownst to us, we got a GrandinRoad catalog in the mail the other day. And there, amidst the odd Halloween items and compact leather furniture, were these handcrafted totes, which struck us as a nice alternative to a … Read More about Wednesday’s TPS Report: Faux Lizard File Totes
We got this request in from a reader, and thought we might resurrect an old feature — The Hunt — in which we look for a great basic, available now, in a variety of price points. Here’s the request: As an incoming summer associate at a large NY firm, I’ve been wondering – what kind … Read More about The Hunt: Appropriate Bags for Summer Associates