Coffee Break – Sunny Flamenco Round Bag

Stuart Weitzman - Sunny Flamenco Round (Blue) - Bags and LuggageZappos has a ton of cute Stuart Weitzman bags and shoes on sale, including this lovely blue bag. Now I’ll admit, I have a mild obsession with blue bags — I once had to put a moratorium on buying them because I had 3 different blue bags — but that’s only because they’re surprisingly versatile. I’d wear this with everything from an interview suit to jeans and a black t-shirt. Love the large tassel detail on the pocket, as well as the fact that it fits nicely under your arms but is still roomy enough for a small book or even an iPad. It was $595, currently marked to $327.25. Stuart Weitzman – Sunny Flamenco Round (Blue) – Bags and Luggage


Coffee Break – Eloise Satchel

Botkier - Eloise Satchel (Green) - Bags and LuggageZappos has a number of Botkier bags on sale today, and I love this dark green satchel. In addition to having super soft leathers and beautiful colors, I like Botkier bags for the intelligent pockets — and this Eloise stachel is no exception. Was $545, currently marked 20% off to $436. Botkier – Eloise Satchel (Green) – Bags and Luggage


P.S. Note that Shopbop has the same bag in black for 30% off, down to $381.

Coffee Break – Valise Jenna Shoulder Bag

Valise Jenna Shoulder BagThe classic pocketbook shape is becoming more and more popular (which I suppose is a nice change from all the hobo bags I’ve bought in the past few years, and the east/west bags before that) — and I’m loving this one from Cole Haan, currently on sale at Zappos. It’s available in dark aubergine (pictured) as well as black and a beige “nougat”. Love the snake embossed accents, the chains on the shoulder strap, and the the interior pockets. The optional messenger strap is nice also, but personally I always prefer the shoulder strap (this one is 7.5″, which should be fine for me). Ready for the price? Was $428, marked to $218 at Zappos today. Nice!  Cole Haan – Valise Jenna Shoulder Bag (Dark Aubergine) – Bags and Luggage


Coffee Break – Treesje Coco

Treesje - Coco (Grey Perf) - Bags and LuggageTreesje bags are one of my new favorites — they’re well-made, interesting, and have a slight rock star quality to them — and for some reason Zappos has a ton of Tressje bags on sale today. I like the Coco bag — the gray perforated leather reminds me of lux things like driving gloves, and I love the multiple interior pockets and key ring. It was $475, marked today to $356.25. Treesje – Coco (Grey Perf) – Bags and Luggage


Coffee Break – Kaida Kitten Heel

Fitzwell - Kaida (Pewter Kid Leather) - FootwearI’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I love a kitten heel for the office. This style from Fitzwell has numerous reviews extolling the comfort and style, and I really like the starburst pattern on the vamp. It’s available in “pewter” (pictured), black patent leather, and (in calf leather) black, brown, and navy. It’s $69 at Fitzwell – Kaida (Pewter Kid Leather) – Footwear


Wednesday’s TPS Report: Seamed and Tucked Twofer Dress

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Max and Cleo - Seamed And Tucked Twofer Dress (Black) - ApparelI really like the look of this “seamed and tucked twofer dress” from Max and Cleo. The scoop neck, the puff sleeves, the simple pencil skirt: all look cute but flattering and professional. I might wear it with an opera-length necklace, and perhaps even a bangle worn high on my forearm (so it doesn’t bang around during the day), as well as fun pumps. It was $148, but is on sale at Zappos today for $103.60 (limited sizes only). Max and Cleo – Seamed And Tucked Twofer Dress (Black) – Apparel

(In fact, Zappos seems to have a ton of office-appropriate Max and Cleo dresses on sale today, including many for under $100. Nice!)

Seen a great piece you’d like to recommend? Please e-mail [email protected] with “TPS” in the subject line.


Update: And I just noticed that the flash sample sale site RueLaLa also has Max & Cleo dresses marked to $50ish today. Click here if you need an invite.