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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The Best White Bags for Spring

I’m not a super big fan of white shoes.  But when it comes to white outfits, white bags are essential so as not to overpower your light-colored and most likely, lightweight ensemble.

Here’s a roundup of cute white bags for all your spring and summer bright whites.  And they are affordable!

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Alberta Di Canio Handbag  *  Cambridge 11 Leather Satchel  *  Lucky Brand New Setauket Tote  *

 Rebecca Minkoff Mini Affair Diamond Quilt w/Studs  *  Black & White FIORELLI Bag  *

 MICHAEL Michael Kors  Medium Bedford Tassle Convertible Shoulder Bag  *

Lauren Merkin Winnie Clutch  * Adele Bag

 

Daily Covet: Kate Spade Salt & Pepper Set

HOW CUTE ARE THESE SALT AND PEPPER SHAKERS?!  (And how about two posts in a row this week?)  But how cute are these really?

Yes, I’m totally screaming that!  I’m so in love with navy and gold right now and the fun geometric prints on these Kate Spade shakers are T.D.F (to die for!)

Kate’s Fairmount Park Dot & Stripe Salt and Pepper Shakers marry preppy, deco and pop artsy seamlessly.  They would really complement the chicest penthouse dining table and the most eclectic studio with a table for two perfectly.

It almost makes me want to rethink my dining room colors to incorporate these into my table decor.  Hmmm….

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Daily Covet: Ted Baker Lissome Sandal

Spring hasn’t officially sprung quite yet. And usually here in Middle America, it takes a little longer than other parts of the country to finally come around.

That hasn’t stopped me from shopping for sandals though.  In my online search for the perfect shoe, I found these positively perfect rosegold sandals from Ted Baker.  I’ll bet the block heel makes them super comfy.  The metallic leather makes them dress-up worthy. The metal plate and other more practical hardware in the same rosegold color make them unique and dare I say, a little bit edgy.

Thanks to J.Crew, we can now wear even the specialist of occasion shoes with destroyed jeans, so I know I’m not out on a limb when I say that these sandals could take a girl a lot of places.

Let’s just hope that girl is me!

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