Daily Covet: The perfect denim shirt

Button down shirts are really hard for me. I’m convinced all of them have the buttons in the wrong place because regardless of how big I get them to fit nicely in the bust, they are baggy everywhere else and gap in all the wrong (or right, if you’re my husband) places.

I have an awesome denim shirt that I bought at the Gap on Lakeshore Drive when I lived in Oakland. It has a slight western flair to it with the tell-tale yoke and pointed pockets. It also has a hint of stretch and princess seams for excellent shaping. But since I’ve had children, it’s never quite fit the same (not that I’m losing hope!)

So, I’m on the hunt for the perfect denim shirt for a girl who has a little more up front. Because what can’t you wear a denim shirt with?! **For full shopping info, visit my polyvore page.

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Daily Covet: Prabal Gurung Bow Front Top

To say my tastes in fashion are eclectic is an understatement. Schizophrenic might be a better term.

If you don’t believe me, take a gander at my last post about boyfriend jeans.

But not a lot of choices could be less boy and more girly-girl than this ice blue bow front top from Prabal Gurung (a fave for sure!) It showed up in a Harper’s Bazaar article about boob-minimizing tops – their words, not mine. While I would like a little minimizing from time to time, it’s the asymmetry and pseudo-ruching that I love. The peplum with skinny black pants or a pencil skirt would be gorge on just about any body type.

And Prabal Gurung is just one in a long list of designers you’ll be seeing ice blue from this fall/winter. Doesn’t hurt that blue happens to be one of my most favorite colors. I love all shades – navy to the palest shade of blue, so it’s no wonder this top jumped off the page at me.

Now, how to finance it… hmmm.

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Daily Covet: Isabel Marant Largo Crocheted Top

Ahhh Isabel Marant… edgy, sophisticated, feminine, tough and oh so cool.

I am IN LOVE with this Largo Crocheted Top – isn’t it gorge?! I’ve always been a major fan of heavy cotton lace and this top is tops in my book.

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Ways to style this Isabel Marant piece are absolutely endless… white jeans, a ball skirt, leather, even cotton shorts.

This would be a total must have… if I were not the mother of three little leeches, who eat up my clothing budget with the quickness.

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My paying gig: What I wore

I’ve been so bad at this “what I wore” segment – usually because there is no one around to take my picture when I’m rushing out of the house to my next destination.Momaha mug

However, I did rustle up most of the items I’ve been wearing lately –  and a few “similar” items I’ve found online.

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Daily Covet: Vera Wang Embroidered Jacket

If you’ve been reading this blog for even a minute, you know that sometimes I put things on here that are “nice-to-haves” instead of “have-to-haves.”

This Vera Wang embroidered jacket in silk mesh and organza is a “die-to-have!”  Is it practical?  No.  Is it affordable?  No.  Is it even splurgable?  NO!  (Someone please explain how at $2995, it’s already sold out!  Who are these people?!)

But then, that’s what The Daily Covet is for, right?

I can soooo see this with brocade shorts or black silk harem pants.  How positively exotic I would look going to… right, where would that be?

Anyway, I’d still die-to-have!

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Daily Covet: J.Crew Hummingbird Florals

I received J.Crew’s stylebook catalog today, and got a better glimpse of a print that has been catching my eye in ads for the past several weeks.

The J.Crew Hummingbird Floral print, which is part of their “Collection” line (read $$$), has absolutely stolen my heart.  I love the pale blue background.  I love the pops of red, black, white and bits of pale pink, green and purple against the rich silk/cotton blend fabrics.

And the Hummingbird Floral-print Etta pump with glitter heels are an absolute stunning combination that will be hard to go without.  But then again, that little minaudière would be a treasured piece for many years to come!

In fact, I want virtually every piece in the collection.  But at J.Crew’s inflated “Collection” prices, I may have to just choose one!

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Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl XLVII:  Which will you wear?   Er… root for?

New Orleans will host this year’s Super Bowl.  My family and I will spend our time watching at some friends’ house.  And by “watching,” I mean “eating” our way through four quarters of football.

I do love football, but I have to say I’m more excited about the party and wearing team colors!

I was raised on the San Francisco 49’ers and my husband and I lived in the Bay Area for five years… so it’s only natural that we would be rooting for maroon and gold.

On the flip side, I adore the Ravens colors and have far more in my wardrobe to cheer them on.  Is that reason enough to change teams?

Neh.

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