Daily Covet: French Connection Lolo Dress

I’m absolutely one for collecting little black dresses (and sweats ironically.)

Try as I might, most times the black one in my “try on” stack just looks the best. DUH!

Truth be told, I’ve been purging a lot lately and have donated much of my LBD collection.

So when I happened upon this French Connection Lolo dress, I was hooked immediately. I dig the cute cap sleeves that are more like petals and the deep V, which is the most flattering neckline for me. The slightly higher waistline is a major plus too for this vertically challenged girl. This is just the dress for my collection!

I don’t have anywhere particularly special to wear this now, but I know it won’t be long until this is just the right frock for something… er other.

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Daily Covet: Safavieh Logan X Side Chair

The Safavieh Logan X Side Chair is a modern-day replica of the most popular cafe chairs of Europe. Small-ish in size, these dining chairs were popularized by Thonet’s 19th Century Brentwood aesthetic. My favorite part of these chairs is where the curved metal “X” meets the seat of the chair.

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I currently have a farmhouse-style kitchen table set on casters that is slightly longer and slightly narrower than most dining tables. I would love to update the upholstered bench and two farmhouse chairs that surround my beloved table. The distressing makes them rustic, and the basket-weaved seats that are slightly more cush than a solid wood seat.

So while I’m replacing furniture, why not a makeover? I’m also loving these Philippe Starck sconces!

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Daily Covet: Stuart Weitzman 5050 Boot

Stuart Weitzman’s 5050 boot has been gracing the feet of women everywhere for more than 20 years.

In suede or nappa leather, the 5050 features styles with heels ranging from low to high to a comfortable wedge. The 5050 is also featured in a rainbow of muted colors making it the must-have boot for virtually every fashionista.

The over-the-knee style is especially popular this year and looks amazing with shorts, short skirts and of course, the skinniest of jeans.

How I would love to have a suede pair in every color. But at $635+ a pair, black is probably my favorite – and as always, the most versatile.

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Daily Covet: Deco Bling

It’s only serendipitous that one day I was on this impromptu web search for Art Deco-style rings… and the next day, Refinery29 sent me an update called, “Vintage Engagement Rings For the Unconventional Bride” which featured designs from each era from the 1714 to 1950.

As always, my absolute favorite era for design and decor was the age of Art Deco.

While I’m no soon-to-be bride, I love to look at diamonds in all sorts of settings. So for today, here’s a fabulous roundup of gorgeous Deco styles to wear top to bottom.

See something you like? Shop for it on my polyvore.com page, and let me know which one is your absolute fave. I know what mine is: the $38,000 ruby, diamond and platinum ring!

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Daily Covet: Proximity Console Table

Well, the holidays have come and gone, and we are still organizing and moving things around now that our decorations have been put away.

I’ve mentioned my living room in other posts – it’s long and narrow and although I want to move things around, I’m just not sure how to accomodate the furniture that we do have (maybe pull some out?)

Either way, we are in desperate need of some book shelves and also an “anchor” of sorts for our sofa. When our straw-colored velvet sofa isn’t up against the wall, it tends to slide – or get pushed – backward. This beautiful Proximity console table, which would allow us to house our favorite books and some regularly played board games, would also provide our couch with something to butt up against.

I recently purchased several lamps with this same brushed-bronze finish to match. Now if I could pull together everything else, I’d be in good shape…

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Daily Covet: Pleated Leather Skirt

Ok, enough with the workout speak. It’s January 2nd, and I’m no doubt half way to giving up on my New Year’s resolution to get in shape. But I am certainly not giving up shopping or coveting, so let’s get on with it, shall we?

As much as I love to ooooooh and oggle over items from the famed fashion houses, H&M never lets me down in my real life. I found this adorable pleated leather skirt before the holidays and absolutely forgot about it. In perusing the post-Christmas sale at H&M, I rediscovered it – sadly, not on sale yet.

While it’s certainly not overly expensive, it’s hard to justify a $200 leather skirt for this mom of three that lives in black yoga pants 360 days out of the year. However, it’s a pretty reasonable wardrobe investment with a pretty versatile playbook. The color and pleats lend a soft twist to a traditionally rocker-type piece.

I may just have to treat myself now that the holidays are over.

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Daily Covet: Athleta Stripes Chaturanga™ Capri

Happy New Year bloggy friends! I hope this year brings you much joy, peace and prosperity!

I know this is so cliché, but for the New Year, I’m going to covet fabulous new workout clothes.

I find that new clothes and new running shoes have a way of keeping me motivated to stick to my New Year’s workout routine. At least for a few weeks.

These Athleta Stripes Chaturanga™ Capris are just such the pants to keep me on the treadmill or in my PiYo class (I’ve dubbed this “living hell in the gym”) just a little longer.

Contrary to popular belief, the horizontal stripes can actually be quite flattering. So hopefully they’ll make my butt look good enough to wear when running errands after I’ve stopped wearing them to run on the treadmill.

Cheers!

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