Daily Covet: Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag

Here is the perfect bag for spring. The bucket bag has made a comeback and it seems I’m not the only one that would like to get my hands on this totally GORGE bag.

The Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag is wait listed. Imagine! Like it’s Hermès or something.

Well, it’s true and to be honest, I’d rather have this coated leather bucket bag than a Birken any day.

Both the black and tan versions have detachable wallets, which is obviously so convenient.

And both the black and tan versions have completely covetable interiors. I’m not sure if they are the same color, but it looks like one might be crimson while the other is more of a raspberry color.

It’s a good thing these are wait listed. It would take me a long time to figure out which one I want more!

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Daily Covet: Tibi Sandals

You know I love all things turquoise.

So when I stumbled upon these Tibi ankle-wrap sandals, I was instantly smitten. They just scream summer to me.

Pair them with a slim pants, a cute sundress or even a body-con sheath for a night out. No matter what you wear them with, they will be the show stoppers for sure.

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Daily Covet: Crochet Floral Shell Top

If there’s one thing that will be everywhere this summer, it’s crochet.

Crocheted bikinis, cover ups, shorts and tops are out in full swing.

And this adorable TOPSHOP crocheted shell is ideal for wear with jeans, shorts and skirts alike.

The fit is a little swing-like and the bottom hemline is “scalloped” along the natural lace line. I suppose if you’re tall enough, which I am not, you’d even be able to show a little bit of tummy – just enough to be sexy without being trashy.

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Daily Covet: Huit Swimwear

It’s only early March, but I’m already thinking about the summer I’m going to spend by the pool with my three boys.

Why would I subject myself to this before spring even hits? Why would I subject myself to this at all?

You see, I’m on a major quest to look somewhat decent fabulous in a new suit. And the new bathing suit is my motivator. I’ve promised myself a sleek new bathing suit, if I can reach my goals by the time pool days roll around again.

Oddly, searching out the best option to reward myself with has also been a huge motivator. It gives me a visual every day when I am scouring the Internet for the perfect suit.

So far, these two suits from Huit have been my faves. No surprise they are both blue too.

The tops are very structured, which I need because this mom of three boys rarely gets to just sit and lounge by a pool. Instead I’m getting in and out of the “deep end” and reapplying sunscreen and digging for snacks and whatever else my brood needs during the day.

So while the strapless versions of these suits are really adorable, you can bet I’ll not be removing the removable straps. Between the two (here and here), I prefer the boy shorts. In the past, this hasn’t been the best style for me because of my pair shape and short legs. While I can’t do anything about my short legs, I am hoping to eat, sweat and lift my way to smaller hips so that I can finally wear boy shorts with confidence.

We’ve got approximately three weeks until summer rolls around and I’m just one week into my 12-week plan to build more lean muscle and shed some baby-induced (ok everything-induced) pudge.

Wish me luck!

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Transitioning White Jeans Into Spring

With three weeks left of winter, I’m itching to get my white jeans out.

If we’ve learned anything over the past several years, it’s that white pants can be worn year round. To be honest, I put my white jeans away for the winter more out of consideration for my lack of space rather than upholding any now-defunct sartorial rules.

But I so badly want to pull out some of my lighter weight and lighter colored items – more specifically a pair of white ankle jeans that fit great and feel even better. So how do I style them before the temperature catches up to my desire to wear my warmer-weather clothing.

A blue silk blouse, a camel pea coat and navy patent loafers are perfect for staying warm in your white pants. Add a poppy bag – maybe it’ll make you feel sunny even if it’s still very much winter outside.

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Slip a blanket coat over white jeans and some on-trend winter boots for a season-worthy look. This is a cozy ensemble for walking around on campus or commuting to and from work or school – especially if there is still some late-winter snow on the ground. Statement earrings, lipstick and bag will stand out against gray skies and neutral pieces.

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If your white jeans fit as well as mine do and make you feel good, you’ll most certainly want to wear them out. Pair them with a sexy cami and a cool and cropped flyaway leather jacket for a sexy getup to get you noticed. Black booties that show a little bit of skin are even more sexy.

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Of course, you can always wear your fabulous white jeans on the weekends or for more casual weekday wear. Get out your Converse sneakers, a cozy – but still sexy – sweatshirt and a cozy scarf with a bit of color to prevent the “frump factor.”

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Daily Covet: Collection of Sunnies

As mentioned in many previous posts, I love sunglasses!

Not just because my poor sensitive eyes have to wear them rain or shine, but because I love how they can show off a totally different you just by changing them up.

I tend to get attached to one certain pair, but I love the thought of matching my sunglasses to my outfit – just as I would with my shoes.

So what eyewear would I like to add to my collection?

Here’s a roundup of some of my absolute favorite styles…

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Tom Ford “Christophe”

Linda Farro "38"

Linda Farro “38”

Tom Ford "Charles" Aviator

Tom Ford “Charles” Aviator

Chloé "Boxwood" Cat-Eye

Chloé “Boxwood” Cat-Eye

Céline "Butterfly"

Céline “Butterfly”

Oliver Peoples "Sheldrake"

Oliver Peoples “Sheldrake”

Warby Parker "Quimby"

Warby Parker “Quimby”

Ray-Ban Original "Wayfarer"

Ray-Ban Original “Wayfarer”

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Fendi “Red Oval”

Both of these following pairs have been featured on the “Daily Covet” before (here and here), but I had to add them because I love them so much!

Prada "Minimal Baroque"

Prada “Minimal Baroque”

Céline "Havana Honey"

Céline “Havana Honey”

Daily Covet: Flatform Flashback

I forget what I was searching this morning, but I ran across these basic, but wonderful flatform slides that are almost exactly like ones I had almost 15 years ago. And summer is calling my name. (Not sure why because we are getting snow 3x this week in middle America!)

Anywho…I wore those sandals by Nine West for years and had them repaired several times. The cross-foot band was made made from the softest leather; it was like sliding my bare foot into butter.

Sadly, my soft little sandals met their death when my cobbler said there was nothing more that he could do. I searched high and low for replacements, but never found any. It seems by the time I was ready to replace them, they weren’t the sandal of the moment anymore…. until now!

Not only did I find these amazing Stuart Weitzman sandals that are virtually an exact replica, I found other similar slides and sandals that have a bit of a lift without the crippling arches that so many absolutely gorge sandals tend to have.

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Here is another pair from Robert Clergerie that I absolutely adore. They might actually be my favorite of the bunch with that extra braided band. You’ll notice these ain’t getting any cheaper….

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I lied. These flatform sandals are quite a bit less and have a cute ankle strap so it’s easier to keep them on. The ankle strap makes them look a little bit dressier too, so they are ideal for pairing with summer dresses.

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Should you like to go the espadrille route, this little peep toe model is perfect. They definitely scream summer, but the suede is super sophisticated – like for summers in the Hamptons.

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Leave your wicker tote at home and choose these gorgeous sandals instead. The flatform makes them comfortable and the black and natural raffia construction make them cool. The name Clergerie? That makes them expensive.

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Still feel like you’ll be falling off your flatforms? Try these black/gray sandals from Jil Sander. The demi flatform means you’ll be a lot closer to the ground in case your ankle are afraid of heights.

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And last but certainly not least, these little numbers from Pour La Victoire are ideal if you really can’t decide between black and brown. They satisfy both cravings along with the need to show off cute ankles with the ankle straps.

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