Coffee Break: ‘Del’ Pump

Tan Work Pump: Corso Como 'Del' PumpYou know, we have featured this shoe a zillion times over the years in posts for The Hunt and as commentary in other posts, but we’ve never featured it in a dedicated post. Women love this $98 pump, and it’s one of the usual suspects if you’re looking for a new, basic pump for interviewing or regular office wear — and can comfortably walk in 3.5″ heels. It’s available in sizes 4-12, medium and wide widths, in four colors: caramel (pictured), beige, black, and black patent. (If you’re looking for a more trendy pointed toe with a slightly lower (3″) heel, try the $98 Flex pump from Kors — another highly-rated usual suspect in this price range.) Corso Como ‘Del’ Pump

Need a narrow-width option? This pump is on sale right now (50% off!) at Nordstrom.

Ladies, have you checked out our recently updated Guide to Comfortable Heels? Which are your favorite basic heels?

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Workwear Hall of Fame: Gayle Pumps

Calvin Klein Gayle PumpsPeople seem to LOVE these Calvin Klein pumps, and it’s easy to see why — a really classic style, tons of color options (evergreen suede is pictured here, but there are tons of colors in matte leather, textured leather, suede, and patent). I’m not usually one for blingy accents, but I do like the metallic accent at the heel (on some colors it’s silver, on some it’s gold).  Nice.  They’re $99 at Zappos and Nordstrom, available in sizes 5-11 (but Amazon has some lucky sizes as low as $49.)  Calvin Klein Gayle

2017 Update: We’re adding these shoes to our Workwear Hall of Fame! They’ve been around for years and continue to win rave reviews.

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Weekend Open Thread

TOMS Desert WedgeI’ve been admiring these Toms boots for a while now, and while I’ve heard great things about the comfort, I could never pull the trigger. This season I’ve noticed that they changed the label in the back (it used to be a lot more obvious, yes?) and I’m really tempted by this navy corduroy version with the textures going every which way. For $89, it may be time. TOMS’s site has a bunch of other fun colors (gunmetal metallic), and Nordstrom has them in black herringbone, gray suede, and some lovely shearling lined ones. The pictured corduroy boot is $89 at Zappos, and available in sizes 5-12. TOMS Desert Wedge


Workwear Hall of Fame: Juliana Pump 45

Cole Haan Air Juliana Pump 45There are limited sizes and colors left, but this Cole Haan Air shoe is a classic, and it’s rare to see it almost 70% off. Love the buttery soft suede and the patent cap toe… gorgeous. It was $148, but is now marked to $47. Cole Haan Air Juliana Pump 45

2017 Update: This shoe is still being sold at Nordstrom, Zappos, and Amazon, and still winning rave reviews — we’re adding it to our Workwear Hall of Fame!

Workwear Hall of Fame: Margot Pump

Nine West Margot Pump | CorporetteEveryone knows that I love a good purple pump — but I’m not a huge fan of Nine West, normally. Still, this shade of purple is SO right (and the shoe SO highly rated — and available in a zillion different colorways!) that even I would give it a shot. They’re $79 at Zappos (and as low as $39 in some colors at 6pm). Nine West Margot Pump

2017 Update: We’re adding this heel to our Workwear Hall of Fame — it’s been highly rated for years and comes in a zillion colors.  It’s available at NordstromZappos, and Amazon.


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Commuting Hall of Fame: Hunter Rain Boots

Hunter Original Gloss Something on your mind? Chat about it here.

Whether NYC gets 3 or 30 inches of snow this weekend, it seems pretty sure that it’s going to be an unpleasant, yucky weekend. Truth be told, I usually prefer my Hunter boots (with warm socks!) to my snow boots unless there are major snow drifts — here in NYC the problem is more slush than anything. (On semi related notes, Hunter recently came out with a foldable, packable version of their boot, and here’s a tutorial on how to clean your Hunters after they get a bit waxy/gunky looking.) These violet Hunters are $135 at Zappos and Nordstrom. Hunter Original Gloss

2017 Update: We’re adding these boots to our Workwear Hall of Fame! Even though you probably don’t want to actually wear them AROUND the office, they are amazing for commuting to and from work, particularly once slush and massive puddles get involved.


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