Coffee Break

Coffee Break: Afterglow Lip Balm – Lifestyle Article

I wrote about these NARS Afterglow lip balms a while ago, but I thought I’d mention again now, both because I am out (and while be reordering!) but also because they’re such great lip balms if you’re working from home — a nourishing lip balm that’s got a hint of color. Truly they look like “my lips but better”! For $28 they’re a bit pricey, but the packaging is nice and feels lux, and finding a great MLBB tint/balm can…

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Coffee Break: Bret Ergonomic Mesh Task Chair – Lifestyle Article

We just rounded up the best office chairs for working from home, but I somehow went down a Joss & Main rabbithole recently of cute, ergonomic task chairs, and thought I’d offer this one for today’s Coffee Break. Ergonomic task chairs are definitely not as cute as some desk chairs can be (like this minimalist one, or this glam(ish) one) — but as so many of us are working from home (or even working around the house in different spots),…

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Coffee Break: Standing Desk Converter – Lifestyle Article

Many moons ago, we featured a cardboard standing desk that was about $25, and I thought it was an interesting option if you’re pondering getting a standing desk setup but don’t want to fully commit to a proper standing desk and buy a monitor riser, etc. This one, which is $37 at Amazon, also looks good — it supposedly takes less than two seconds to set up and take down, it only weighs two pounds, and it folds to only…

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Coffee Break: 18K Rock Candy Small Suspension Earrings in Mother-of-Pearl – Lifestyle Article

I always like Ippolita’s jewelry designs — particularly the colorful necklaces and rings — but as someone with dark hair, a lot of earrings just get “lost,” particularly if the stones or gems are clear and meant to reflect/refract light like stained glass. So I was happy to see that Last Call has a ton of mother of pearl options, including these interesting suspension earrings. I like that they’re relatively small dangling hoops (although there’s a larger size if that’s…

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Gift Idea: Literary T-Shirts and More – Lifestyle Article

Today is Jane Austen’s birthday, so obviously I must post a picture of a great t-shirt featuring one of my favorite books. (I am also a fan of the movies, and I am MOSTLY on Team Firth, if you must know, mostly because I dislike that the guy who played Darcy in the 2005 version has proudly noted that he did not read the book in advance — but having just rewatched that one recently I suppose his Darcy portrayal…

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Coffee Break: Chelsea Leather Crossbody Bag – Lifestyle Article

I keep expecting the crossbody trend to end, but it really hasn’t — I know I love my crossbody bags because they’re ergonomically friendly, generally juuuust large enough for the stuff I want to carry, and (IMHO) feel safer than backpacks on places like the subway and things like that. This Tory Burch crossbody has a ton of great reviews, and is such a pretty green color — and it’s on sale! Score. It was $358, but is now $239;…

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Coffee Break: 3-Drawer Locking Filing Cabinet – Lifestyle Article

I was poking around the Container Store’s website the other day and realized that they have a ton of really colorful filing cabinets and drawers — fun! This is the kind of thing I totally would have loved in my first apartment after law school, where I strove for really bright, happy decor since I figured I’d be home rarely, in the dark, and expected I’d be exhausted, dejected, or some other negative emotion — so I could see these…

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