Daily Covet: J.Crew Barrett Suede Ankle Boot

Is it fall yet? I mean, no one loves summer more than I do, but if we can’t be sleeping in, playing at the pool or going on vacation – bring on the cooler temps already!

I’d also like to pull out my fall wardrobe and start picking out some nice investment pieces to get me through the year, if not the next few. These J.Crew Barrett suede ankle boots are totally gorgeous and the fact that they come in navy (black and grey too!) was super exciting for me.

Navy is the new black, after all! (Follow me and get shopping info on lilblacksweats on Polyvore.com)

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Prada Sale at GILT.com

Attention all fashion addicts!

Prada Sale at GILT.com.  Delicious boots, gorgeous handbags, positively feminine pumps… need I go on?

Here are some of my faves, but again, I should be spending my time and money spoiling my loved ones this time of year.

Fingers crossed, the deals will be even better post holiday!

Prada Red Boots Prada Handbags & Shoes at Gilt Prada Handbags & Shoes at Gilt Prada Handbags & Shoes at Gilt Prada Handbags & Shoes at Gilt Prada Handbags & Shoes at Gilt Spazzolato Tote by Prada at Gilt Prada Handbags & Shoes at Gilt Prada Handbags & Shoes at Gilt Prada Handbags & Shoes at Gilt

Daily Covet: J. Crew Macalister Boots

It’s time for school shoes!

While hunting for cute shoes for my boys, I instead happened upon these Macalister Boots from J.Crew for me!

Sometimes I am fortunate enough to be able to wear girls’ shoes instead of womens, and these might just be some that I need to invest in.

These glitter boots are pretty practical after all, right?

Maybe not, but that never stopped me before!

Daily Covet: Give Me the Boot(s)!

It’s that time of year again.  The time of year when it’s still 5000 degrees out, and I start making my list for fall.

I do it every year.  And every year, the things I buy sit in my closet for months until it actually gets cool enough to wear something for fall.

Needless to say, I have started combing the virtual shoe department at Neimans, and although most of these are way out of this girl’s reach… I heart them anyway.

Take a look at some beautiful fall boot styles I would prefer not to live without…

[photos from NeimanMarcus.com]

Tory Burch

Brian Atwood

Prada

Giorgio Armani

Hunter

Diane VonFurstenberg

Diane VonFurstenberg

Miu Miu

Gucci

Sergio Rossi

Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin

Tabitha Simmons

Daily Covet: Just Plain Studly

Co-op Studded Ankle Boot, Barneys.com $179 sale

My New Year’s resolution?  Less time in little black sweats.  More time blow drying my hair, wearing mascara and dressing like a grown up.

Does this sound shallow?  Inconsequential?  Easy?  HA!  Walk in this stay-at-home mom’s shoes, friends….

In fact, these shoes from Barney’s.

On Tuesday this week, I went to put on these cute Pilco jeans I procured at Anthropologie, and realized that I just do not have fun footwear to match a chambray shirt, a beige oatmeal swing sweater and my faded rose-colored jeans. I spent much time that day searching online for the perfect boots… and didn’t find them.  But today, lo and behold, adorable boots from CO-OP.

Before you gasp at the 4″+ heels, take a gander at the fun platform… which makes these perfect for flared and my still-too-long Joe’s Provocateur (read petite) jeans too.

It was meant to be.

Daily Covet: All Buttoned Up

UGG® Australia 'Bailey Button Triplet Boot, Nordstrom.com $200

My Uggs have seen better days.  They are my 3rd pair, and because I wear them outside in the rain, snow and ice every year, they tend to get  pretty beat up, pretty quick.

So I have my sights set on my next pair.  This cute pair of Bailey Button boots.  In gray this time, since I wear black pretty much all winter, and I don’t want black because they show too much “slop” from Midwest winter weather.

And I like the 3 buttons, so that it’s easier to tuck in my jeans or leggings!

Santa baby, listen up!

Daily Covet: I wasn’t kidding…

MARC by Marc Jacobs Tie up boots, Zappos.com $295

I tweeted this morning that the cold weather that befell us overnight (it was 70 degrees yesterday!), had me shopping for boots, coats, hats and more fun winter accessories.  And I wasn’t kidding…

My favorite find of the day?  These adorable MARC by Marc Jacobs tie up boots.

I love the wedge heel and the gold detail at the end of the shoe laces.  I would wear these with pretty much anything in my closet.  Well, except my little black sweats, of course!