Daily Covet: Kate Spade Champagne Flutes

Nothing says “cheers” better than champagne flutes.

And these Kate Spade “Say the Word” flutes literally say, Cheers.  And Pop.  And Fizz.  And Clink too!

To top them off — or more appropriately — finish them off, these champagne flutes have handpainted, multicolored bases.

With the holidays approaching, Kate Spade’s champagne flutes are both a great gift and a great way to entertain.

Cheers!

Daily Covet: Ralph Lauren Equestrian Handbag

I adore this Ralph Lauren handbag.

The equestrian style is always a classic.  And the cobalt blue sheen with a silver-bit buckle is positively delicious.  It’s the perfect size and the shape lends itself to being worn “cross body,” which is oh so cool right now.

While the bag is perfect, the price is far from “right” for this stay-at-home fashionista.

But what’s littleblacksweats.com for anyway, if not to dream big?

Daily Covet: Tom Ford Chic Shades

Sunglasses are probably my most favorite accessory.

Sunglasses are essential for me because my light-colored eyes are extremely sensitive to sunlight… and by sunlight I actually mean daylight.  Yep, even the grayest of days require sunglasses.

Last Christmas, my husband bought me my first pair of Tom Ford sunglasses and now I’m hooked.  So when I found these sophisticated Tom Ford gold-framed shades on Zulily today, I immediately added them to my “want” list.

Daily Covet: Doupioni Silk Ankle Pants

Doupioni Silk, one of the most delish fabrics on the face of the earth.

Ankle pants, one of the few pairs of pants on the face of the earth that fit this petite girl.

With that said, these amazing Doupioni silk ankle pants from Talbots are so rich and so fun for holiday dressing.

Add a beaded top or soft, cashmere sweater and it’s a go for virtually any occasion of the season.

Daily Covet: Marc Jacobs Crossbody Bag

Handbags.

You never have to worry if they’ll fit.  They add detail and character to every outfit.  They can change a totally dressy outfit to cute casualwear and back again.

This MARC by Marc Jacobs Preppy Nylon Sasha Crossbody Bag is just one of those bags that brings down the “dress up” factor.  What a great way to tote around all your belongings.

Whether you are museum hopping through Europe or catching the train to work, this adorable bag in two WOW! colors will catch eyes.

Daily Covet: Kate Spade Lea Coat

I love this Kate Spade Lea coat.

I love the retro shape.  I love the mod-ish print.  I  love that it’s easy in cotton with a touch of silk-blend pizzazz.  I adore the round neckline and mini collar.  And I’m smitten with how it’s shown here over something very short with black opague tights.

For a girl who adores toppers, this coat is definitely tops!

Daily Covet: Fashion Artist Book

Obviously, I’m into fashion.  And to no lesser degree, fashion books.

My blog, my weekly column and my wardrobe are proof positive of that.

However, something I find most frustrating when it comes to fashion, is that what my vision entails often doesn’t even exist in the market.  So I began casually looking for ways to “invent” or create that elusive thing I’m looking for.

I discovered books on how to do just that.  One of my faves is “Fashion Artist: Drawing Techniques to Portfolio Presentation” by Sandra Burke.  The review of this book states, “Thorough text, self-explanatory drawings, photographs of the fashion model, together with artwork from international designers and illustrators, this book demonstrates the accepted design standards used in the fashion industry.”

Brilliant!  I’m putting it on my Christmas list because I’m kind of a tough cookie to shop for.  (Unless you are my husband and you shop directly from this blog… also brilliant!)

Maybe my New Year’s resolution will include more sketching and sewing… wait and see!