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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Daily Covet: Little Red Dress

You know I love dresses.  Cotton dresses.  Little black dresses.  Formal dresses and sundresses too.

And now I’m loving this little red dress from Kate Spade.  It’s a perfectly shaped red shift with great lines, semi-cap sleeves and the best. color. EVER.  Maraschino, if you must know.

I’m a major fan of Kate Spade and her new Paris-inspired line has me wanting more.  And more.  Dress this little frock up with animal print pumps or slip into gold sandals.  And wear it virtually anywhere.

This dress is the cherry on top!

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Daily Covet: Milly Printed Sheer Dress

Still loving dresses… you should know this about me by now.

This Milly printed sheer dress is the perfect silhouette for this girl, who’s only 8 weeks out from the birth of her child.

Michelle Smith’s Milly dress provides nice “armpit fat” coverage and a relaxed fit that skims “birthing hips,” two things I could live without, frankly.  However, since these are a forgone conclusion, I’ll dress for the body I HAVE, not the body I WANT.

But there are two more details that make this dress anything but post-pregnancy frumpy:  Sheer insets at the sleeves and an exposed zipper, which I’m always a sucker for.

It’s like wearable art!

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What to Wear Postpartum

Bloggy friends, sorry for the hiatus in LBS.com blogging.  This post about my desire to stop having to wear clothing with panels should explain why my inspiration for daily shopping has waned.  Read more at Momaha.com today for tips on dressing a postpartum figure!

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Daily Covet: Vera Wang Embroidered Jacket

If you’ve been reading this blog for even a minute, you know that sometimes I put things on here that are “nice-to-haves” instead of “have-to-haves.”

This Vera Wang embroidered jacket in silk mesh and organza is a “die-to-have!”  Is it practical?  No.  Is it affordable?  No.  Is it even splurgable?  NO!  (Someone please explain how at $2995, it’s already sold out!  Who are these people?!)

But then, that’s what The Daily Covet is for, right?

I can soooo see this with brocade shorts or black silk harem pants.  How positively exotic I would look going to… right, where would that be?

Anyway, I’d still die-to-have!

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Daily Covet: Letarte Cotton Coverup

Hi friends!

You’re probably wondering if I gave up on LBS.com or what.  Truth is, I took on a lot of freelance writing work recently and am also winding up the school year with my two boys…

This has meant less time shopping for me and a little less to covet.

But fear not, I do have a long list of covets as I head into the end of this pregnancy.  While I’m coveting virtually everything non-maternity, one item I’d love to add to my summer wardrobe is a swim coverup that will “cover” me through the summer.

This Letarte scalloped drawstring cotton tunic is so feminine and so light and so airy, I can imagine wearing it to and from the pool on the hottest of days — now that we are experiencing some 80+ degree weather!

And trust me when I say I’ve got plenty to cover up these days!!  (Are we there yet, baby?)

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Daily Covet: Peter Som Dress

Yep, we’re back to dresses… dresses that I can’t wear now, but still dresses.

I am in deep love with this Peter Som dress.  At first glance, it looks sort of “matronly.”  It reminded me of cleaning out my Great Aunt’s closet, which was full of stylish-for-the-times knit/polyester blend dresses.  But close up, this dress is cotton, slightly sheer and features a “rainbow” of blue shades that are some of my faves.

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Still not convinced?  Check it out here on Rachel McAdams with a creamy, demure coat and cap-toe pumps!

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Daily Covet: DVF Metallic Jacquard Dress

Nobody loves a shift more than me.

And a DVF shift is perfect for balancing out my lower half.  The “shortness” of her many shifts, show off as much of my short legs as I can appropriately show at my age.

And while I won’t be wearing non-maternity clothes for a while, I would love to add this super cool DVF Metallic Jacquard Dress to my ever-growing (never shrinking) dress collection.

It has that cool retro-futuristic (clear as mud, right?) Barbarella quality about it.  And features one of this season’s hottest hues – mint green…. or is it blue?

Whatever… c’est trés adorable!

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Daily Covet(s): Roland Mouret

Roland Mouret’s fashion training consisted of three months of schooling at a Paris fashion college in the late 70’s.  You would never know.

Mouret’s dresses always catch my eye when worn on the red carpet, and strike me as a highly wearable piece of art and architecture… if you can afford it, that is.

Roland Mouret dresses don’t come cheap, as many start well over $2000.  It doesn’t however, cost anything to oggle these dresses online and that’s what I have been doing.

Take a look for yourself…

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