Daily Covet: Burberry Berkeley Crossbody Bag

A crossbody bag, the perfect accessory for spring.

While I love big handbags, I’m really not one for filling them up.

That’s why this Burberry Berkeley Crossbody Bag is perfect for a girl like me.  If I were to be honest, I regularly carry my wallet, lip gloss and my phone.  While I may have other stuff in my bag, it’s not stuff I use often.

I can totally see this bag being the perfect size for a concert, the Summer Arts Fair, date night or dinner with my girlfriends.

Pair it with an eyelet sundress or white jeans and a flowy top, and it’s the perfect carry-most!

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Reebok Classics by Alicia Keys

Get out your popcorn socks bloggy friends!

That’s right, Reeboks “Classics” have returned.  And they are bolder than ever as they were crafted exclusively for Nordstrom in collaboration with Alicia Keys.

If you were coming of age in the late 80’s like I was, you will no doubt remember these high-top sneakers worn with extra-scrunchy socks. Sometimes even layered… as if!  80's_popcorn_socks_-_Google_Search

You may have been sporting them with your Guess jean skirt (jeans weren’t coolly referred to as “denim” back then.)  Or maybe you were still “pegging” your jeans.  Whatever.  These were the “it” shoes for a time and now they are back!

I just can’t imagine picking my sons up from school in these, shall we say, “retro” kicks.

Sometimes, it’s just better to move forward.

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Daily Covet: Vince Camuto T-Strap Sandals

Spring.

Is it here yet?

Is it here yet?

I’m ready for sandal weather.  I want to get my pedi on and show it off with pretty open-toed shoes and sandals.

I also want to wear these Vince Camuto Tezer Tortoise Sandals that I just ordered.  You would not believe the deal I got on them.  And what’s more?  How I actually got them for free – shipping included!

Months back, I ordered a beautiful Burberry watch for my husband.  This particular retailer sent me an empty box.  There was a little back and forth that went on.  To make it up to me, they sent me a $50 gift card via email.  Now that’s customer service!

I’ve been holding onto that certificate thinking that I’d try to order something fabulous and a little indulgent.  So when I found these fun “dancing with the stars” shoes, which will go with just about anything, I had to spring for them.

They should be arriving any day now!

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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: AG Skinny Straight Jeans

What this girl wouldn’t give to wear jeans without a big, elastic panel!

Designer denim.  I’m jonesing for new jeans so bad.  And this awesome pair of AG Premiere Five-Year skinny straight jeans are just the pair.

I love buying denim.  And this is the time of year to buy… all the skimmer and cropped styles come out.  And they just happen to fit little old me like full-length jeans.

Alas, five plus months of pregnancy have me furiously searching for “not ugly” fabrics and “not old lady” styles.  And what’s more unfussy and classic than denim?

I’ll need to revisit this post when I’m ready to start taking off the baby weight.  Maybe it’ll be just the motivation I need to get back into hot jeans by fall!

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Real women’s bodies a “Controversy?”

On this rare morning, I was able to read through the feed on my Facebook page before afternoon “nap time.”

A friend posted this article about some “plus-sized” mannequins that were shown in the window of a Swedish retail store.

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As I read through the article posted on shine.yahoo.com, I found it laughable that they were calling these mannequins “plus-sized.”  What are these women, a size US8?

They look more Bond Girl to me!

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The retailer wasn’t mentioned in the article, but whoever they may be, Kudos to them for representing women of all sizes!

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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