Daily Covet: Manolo Blahnik Patent d’Orsay Shoes

The Recipe For Perfection in Footwear

1 Part Patent Leather

1 Part d’Orsay Silhouette

1 Part Favorite Gorgeous Turquoise

and

1 HUGE Part Manolo Blahnik

Combine all ingredients and you have the perfect summer shoe. Sexy sandals ideal for skinny jeans, wide leg pants or your favorite sundress. Wear them for a girls’ night out, a wedding (even your own!) or a hot date.  Must.have.these!

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A Classic Converse Collaboration

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I love the thought of my own unique sneakers in a surprise color! Check out Maison Martin Margiela’s collaboration with Converse.

Originally posted on what we LIKE NYC:

Converse_Maison_Martin_Margiela_All_Star_Chuck_70_Jack_Purcell_29817 French fashion house Maison Martin Margiela’s second collaboration with all American sneaker brand Converse hit stores in New York this week.  The classic white leather Jack Purcell comes in both low and high top and resembles an old-school pair of sneakers but with a twist. These have been given a lick of thick white paint. With wear and tear the paint will slowly peel and crack, revealing a hidden bold color beneath.  The paint on each pair of shoes will crack in its own way, giving you your very own unique pair of kicks, beaten up and cool for summer.

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Handbags you can see through aren’t new to the handbag scene by any means.  But the vintage ones and the brand new models alike get better and better all the time.

While this amazing Louis Vuitton shopper is one of my faves (who can resist tortoise chain link handles?), these other amazing bags are absolutely drool-worthy too!
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Vintage Louis Vuitton, eBay * Vince Camuto Clutch *

Golden Lane Clutch * Rebecca Minkoff Tote *

Alexander McQueen Clutch (has the fabulous signature skull closure too!) *

Purple Clutch

Shop these from my Pinterest Board… and follow me while you’re there!

Daily Covet: Isabel Marant Largo Crocheted Top

Ahhh Isabel Marant… edgy, sophisticated, feminine, tough and oh so cool.

I am IN LOVE with this Largo Crocheted Top – isn’t it gorge?! I’ve always been a major fan of heavy cotton lace and this top is tops in my book.

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Ways to style this Isabel Marant piece are absolutely endless… white jeans, a ball skirt, leather, even cotton shorts.

This would be a total must have… if I were not the mother of three little leeches, who eat up my clothing budget with the quickness.

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Daily Covet: J.Crew Dotted Racerback Dress

I’ve had my eye on this dotted racerback dress from J.Crew since last summer, but it sold out really fast.

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This summer, J.Crew’s factory label featured the same dress at a slightly lower price point.  I bought it and love it!  The shift style is so easy to wear and the v-neck is sexy, but not too showy.

It was my mother’s day lunch dress styled with red patent slingbacks and a black cardigan.

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Swimwear: What to buy and how for every body

While I should be writing on ways to save up for $1250 Louboutins, I’ve actually taken to the swimwear search.  Check out today’s blog on Momaha.com for what swimsuit styles to buy and how for every body.  Your curves (or lack thereof) will thank me!

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Daily Covet: Louboutin Lace-Up Ankle Boots

The thing about watching too much Sex & the City is you start to shop for all the fabulous shoes, clothing and handbags you see on the show.

I have this critical lapse in the reality of my bank account and start looking at gorgeous shoes from Louboutin or Manolo Blahnik.  Or it seems normal to virtually shop for designer clutches that are worth more than my refrigerator.

But after searching high and low for the perfect lace up booties in black in places that “regular girls” can afford, it was just my luck to find exactly what I’ve been envisioning in my head in the Louboutin section of Neiman Marcus.

Leave it to me to choose the absolute most expensive thing every time.

But these would be so worth it… for the beautiful red soles alone!Christian_Louboutin_Laurence_Lace-Up_Red_Sole_Ankle_Boot__Black

 

 

 

Daily Covet: Issey Miyake Prism Rainbow Tote

Friends and fashionistas, my apologies for the spotty posting over the last year.

A third baby and a new post at a boutique public relations firm has kept me from doing what I really love to do most often, which is BUY STUFF, of course.

But I had to make time for this amazing Issey Miyake Prism Rainbow Tote. I am truly in love with all things “totable” as my young family is constantly on the go.

From business trips to playdates, I am always on the hunt for fabulous totes that make me look like I put some effort (even if I didn’t) into what I am wearing… and toting.  This makes my skinny white jeans, t-shirts and Chuck Cons super chic in an instant!

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Repost: Happy 125th Birthday Eiffel Tower!

After four seriously stressful days of trying to renew my LBS.com domain, I have finally succeeded.  If you missed Happy 125th Birthday Eiffel Tower! this week, it’s now available, and I promise to get some more good posts up as soon as possible!

Happy Friday (or Saturday for you far away bloggy friends!) and thanks, as always, for reading LittleBlackSweats!

Amy

 

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Happy 125th Birthday Eiffel Tower!

Today is the 125th birthday of the iconic Eiffel Tower.

In honor of this day and my absolute favorite landmark in the entire world, I have put together a fabulous mashup of Eiffel-inspired items using Polyvore.com.

From skirts to earrings and candles to tables, you can find virtually anything with this international landmark on it.  Shop them here!

And just in case you plan to play Trivial Pursuit soon (do people still play this?), here’s a bit of a history lesson:

The Eiffel Tower, or La Tour Eiffel in French, is an iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris. Named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, the Eiffel Tower was erected in 1889 as the entrance arch to the 1889 World’s Fair.

It was initially criticized by some of France’s leading artists and intellectuals for its design, but has become both a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world.

The tower is the tallest structure in Paris and the most-visited paid monument in the world; 6.98 million people ascended it in 2011. The tower received its 250 millionth visitor in 2010.

 

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