Daily Covet: Camel Coat

Camel coats seem to be everywhere this fall, but the fact is: a fabulous camel coat has always been a fashionista’s cold-weather staple.

Sadly, this fashionista has never – not once – owned a camel coat!

So, I’m on the hunt for something lovely in one of the rare neutral browns I might look good in. This Max Mara Ragni coat is one that I absolutely love. I adore the funnel neck and the oversized fit. I’m also crazy for the not-quite-full-length sleeves and the car-coat length that won’t get in your way when you’re doing all the things we girls need to do when we’re not shopping!

It might be a bit pricey, but since I’d wear it for the rest of my life – maybe it’s worth the splurge?

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Daily Covet: Chloe Drew Calf Hair Shoulder Bag

I’ve always been a fan of CHLOÉ handbags (who isn’t?) but have only had the pleasure of admiring them from afar. In this case, I’m getting up close and personal – but only virtually.

The truth is, anything in leopard-print calf hair goes straight to the top of my “If I only had this” list!

And this little CHLOÉ bag with a big price tag is there… maybe twice, I love it so much!

From cargo pants to a little black dress, this could be one of the most versatile bags around. At that price, it’d better be!

(photo source: mytheresa.com)

(photo source: mytheresa.com)

Daily Covet: The perfect denim shirt

Button down shirts are really hard for me. I’m convinced all of them have the buttons in the wrong place because regardless of how big I get them to fit nicely in the bust, they are baggy everywhere else and gap in all the wrong (or right, if you’re my husband) places.

I have an awesome denim shirt that I bought at the Gap on Lakeshore Drive when I lived in Oakland. It has a slight western flair to it with the tell-tale yoke and pointed pockets. It also has a hint of stretch and princess seams for excellent shaping. But since I’ve had children, it’s never quite fit the same (not that I’m losing hope!)

So, I’m on the hunt for the perfect denim shirt for a girl who has a little more up front. Because what can’t you wear a denim shirt with?! **For full shopping info, visit my polyvore page.

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Daily Covet: The Shoe Book

“Another shoe book, really?” you might be thinking.

Not another shoe book…

THE Shoe Book.

This book is one of the most fabulous gifts you can get that is actually affordable from the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book. The Shoe Book “explores the history and technologies that have shaped the designs and styles that continue to evolve.”

And the best part? The contributors include Manolo Blahnik, Bruno Fissoni, Christian Louboutin and Sarah Jessica Parker. It’s like the Beatles of the shoe world!

And the hardback cover is pretty darn cute too!

photo source: Neiman Marcus

photo source: Neiman Marcus

Three trends I wish would die

The two things you can count on when it comes to fashion – it comes and it goes. Sadly, some trends don’t end soon enough. If you would’ve told me in elementary school that someday I’d be wearing wide leg jeans (and now yummy flares!) I wouldn’t have believed you. But I absolutely embraced the denim awesomeness that wide legs are – especially for this girl with some bass, if you know what I mean.

But there are three trends I can’t get my head around. In fact, I actually DE-TEST them and wish they would die sooner (read NOW!) than later.

One of the trends I hate the most? White plastic sunglasses on dudes. I mean, I’m not super into white sunglasses on anyone, but on men especially. I can’t pinpoint why, but they remind me of some guys that went to my high school in the 90’s. They drove equally-white, plastic Camaros and hung out in our school parking lot – hence the clever name we gave them, “Parking Lot People.” They wore Z Cavariccis, shiney shirts and too much gel. See for yourself. Am I right?

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Why did so many people not get the “less is more” memo? Dark jeans? Yes. Sequins? Yes. Visible stitching? Sometimes.

All three at once? Never.

Bedazzled nightmares like this scream rodeo. I’ve seen pageant dresses with less bling than this. Why won’t these jeans go away? And why oh why do so many middle-aged men wear them? I promise this is not a fashion statement you will look back on fondly.

 

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Since we’re on the subject of jeans, how about these jeans that Kim Kardashian likes to wear… everywhere according to a recent google image search. I get the deconstructed look. In fact, I have a pair of jeans with a few, little strategically placed holes that I like to wear with a gold, sequined sweater to dress it down. But what’s the point of these jeans… er shorts? Why not just wear shorts – you can find them virtually anywhere!

 

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Daily Covet: Ralph Lauren Wool Cashmere Poncho

Let’s face it, ponchos have come a long way since their vintage sisters made their way onto the style scene.

This Ralph Lauren Wool – keyword Cashmere – poncho looks so cozy and warm and perfect for fall.

I’d pair it with knee boots and jeans or or a wool mini skirt. I’d totally wear it to the pumpkin patch with my kiddos or to run errands in high style. It’s such an easy piece, I could throw it on to get the mail or pick the kids up from school. And it comes in gray and olive – the first I have loved always and the second is my new favorite neutral.

Like most things I love, it’d go almost anywhere!

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Killer Heels In Brooklyn

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I just had to share this cool post from one of my favorite blogs. And you know how I adore chaussures?!

Originally posted on what we LIKE NYC:

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Yesterday saw the opening of Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe at the Brooklyn Museum.  With over 160 beautifully designed pairs of high-heels, the show is a trip through every iconic shoe imaginable alongside many important historical pairs, dating back as far as the seventeenth century.

There’s the famous purple Vivienne Westwood sky-high-heeled shoes that had Naomi Campbell trip most graciously on the runway during the designer’s show in the 90s, a pair of silver Chanel boots with a pearl sole that might be the most beautiful pair of boots we’ve ever seen, as well as recent designs such as the fabulous Prada lipstick heels. For die-hard fans of more recent designs, there’s just about every pair of infamous Louboutin shoes, Céline fur pumps from last season and United Nude’s Lady Gaga boots.

Brooklyn Museum. 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238. Tel: 718 638 5000. On Show until…

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