Daily Covet: Rebecca Minkoff Pouch & Necessities

This cute Rebecca Minkoff Pouch is just the thing this girl needs to keep things organized in my handbag. And it’s on Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale, making it even more covetable.

Here are my daily essentials – my favorites that get me through the day.

Sheer lipstick? Check.

Hand cream? Check.

Sunscreen? Check.

A pretty, silver pen? Check.

Kleenex? Check.

An upgraded cell phone with a new case? Check.

Everyday sparkly studs? Check.

What more does a girl need? What’s in your bag that you just can’t live without?

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My paying gig: Back-to-school fashion under $25

Bloggy friends, I’ve been struggling with my work/life/blog balance these days. Sorry for the infrequent posts. Momaha mug

But for those of you with kids, nieces, nephews or just a penchant for children’s fashion, here is my blog today for Momaha.com.

 

Daily Covet: Chloé vs. Marc Jacobs Crossbody Bag

I have been wanting the perfect crossbody bag for a long time.

I don’t need a small bag often, but sometimes my outfit just calls for something somewhat casual, but still polished enough to wear for a night out.

This Chloé Marcie crossbody bag has been on my want list for a long, long time. Sadly, at this price point, it’ll probably stay there much longer.


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This great Marc Jacobs bag, however, is far more reasonable. I love the detailing on the closure and while, I don’t love it in black, I do adore it in this bright blue color. And since I wear so much black and navy anyway, it’d be great to have a pop!

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Daily Covet: A Pergola

You might find this so random, but today I am coveting a Pergola.

We had the lovliest time on the back deck of some friend’s of ours last night. They had little round lights outlining the deck, which provided the perfect amount of ambient lighting for late night cocktails on a hot, summer night.

We too, have a fabulous outdoor space for entertaining and while it’s practically perfect in every way, I have this vision for a gorgeous pergola to semi-cover our patio.  I want it to be strung with little white lights and maybe even have a ceiling fan to keep us cool when it gets beastly hot in August.

I also want it to have the same ivy growing in and around it just like I have crawling up the walls of my home.

What an outdoor paradise in the canopy of tiny lights and lush greenery!

This one is absolutely gorgeous and is like adding square footage to your living space. But maybe too-muchy like being in your family room.

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I love the lights and the chandalier, presumably with votives for extra mood lighting.

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But this space is absolutely UH-MAZING! I must admit however, that it may not be just the pergola that has me so in love… it might also be the stone patio and the table for dining al fresco.

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Daily Covet: Chevron Wallet & No. 7 Lip Stain

This weekend, I made a public appearance at Junkstock, a cool event in Omaha that happens twice a year.  It’s where vendors bring all their cool “junk” that’s been repurposed or is waiting to be repurposed for whoever decides it’s a must have.

I had to stop in at Target to pick up an umbrella as I misplaced mine.  As I perused the accessories section, this little turquoise chevron wallet (in store) popped out at me. I actually own a black and white printed version of this wallet already and love it. It’s the perfect size for my smaller evening-time bags, I can take it out of my handbag and carry it on it’s own and it snaps shut tightly to keep all my cards, cash and identification in place. The best part is that it’s literally $12.99 – no one is more surprised than this bag snob!

Another favorite from Target is my No. 7 Sheer Temptation lip stain in “Entice.” I’m not much of a lipstick person on a day-to-day basis.  I much prefer a little stain that will keep my lips pink even after the glossiness wears off.  And it’s minimal gloss at that, so it’s really perfect to keep my pout moist even when I’m just working out or heading to the pool.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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