Daily Covet: White Lace Shift & an Anniversary Date

A creamy white lace shift is the perfect way to celebrate an anniversary, if you ask me.  It calls to mind the cream-colored Sophia dress I wore for my wedding on the beach 8 years ago, but it’s much more manageable in length.

And a lace shift is much more likely to be worn again sometime soon too.

If you’ve read this blog once, you’ll know that I adore the shift shape (anything to make these short legs look longer!)  And I’m pretty fond of cotton lace too.  So it’s only natural that I’d be coveting this dress for a special night out with my best guy!

Picnic in the Park

We are very fortunate to have multiple venues, which hold free concerts all summer long.

We made our first appearance at the season opener of Stinson Park’s summer concert series this past weekend in the beautiful Aksarben Village.

And we are anticipating the beginning of Jazz on the Green on it’s new-ish home green at Midtown Crossing.

With those events dotting our summer calendar, we have ample opportunity to stock up on all our outdoor dining accessories.  Some we’ve already procured… some are on our wish list.

While we have a great picnic basket with generous space for wine, treats and dinnerware, you may be on the lookout for one yourself.  Why not this one that also doubles as a handy cooler?

While just about anything will do for a picnic blanket, our cotton sheet that needed to be washed up upon our arrival home left me wishing we had this large, zip-up blanket, which you can conveniently wipe up when you are done using it.

One thing we did miss this time around were these cool wine stakes to hold our full wine glasses when nature (or busy children) beckoned.

And if you attend these gatherings with babies, who are just learning to crawl, like we did, you may want to get your snacks up off the ground.  These portable tables also give you better leverage to cut, spread and serve up your scrumptious picnic snacks.

And if the ground is slightly wet or you have bad knees, and you’d prefer to get your back side up off the ground, these cute (and bright!) chairs are such and inexpensive way to enjoy summer concerts in the park on the cheap!

There are tons of other fun accessories you can add to your outdoor evening out.  Melamine trays, plastic stemware, 2-in-1 bottle/wine openers to name a few.  What are you go-to items for picnics in the park?

Daily Covet: Coach Station Bag for you too!

The Coach Station Bag.  Today, I am coveting one for anyone, who loves a convenient mid-sized feel in a compact little handbag.

While I did covet the Station Bag for a long time, I acquired one back in about 1998 or so.  I have recently resurrected it, and have to tell you, I LOVE IT!

It has 3 inside pockets that you can easy slip things in and out of… think accordian file.  And you can pop your oversized sunglasses on the top without their oversized case because the soft leather won’t scratch your lenses.  It can also be worn as a crossbody bag or held demurely with the top handle.

My black Coach Station Bag has the classic bronze hardware, which is cool because gold is so big right now.  But if you absolutely must have silver, Coach does that too.  And if you prefer a vintage one, there are plenty of those.  Although I don’t know who wouldn’t want to hold on to this amazing little bag!

So this day, I am doing more of a product review.  This is a fabulous little bag, and luckily one bag that I don’t have to buy!

Set Sale with looks from Anthropologie

Very cute goings on at Anthropologie today.  And they are on sale!

Here are some of the cute finds you can score at some pretty major discounts… enjoy!