Daily Covet: Retro jean skirt

All my cleaning out and purging this past week has left me wanting a bit of nostalgia.

Retro for me generally brings me back to what I wore in high school. The dress code in Southern California was casual, to say the least. In fact, many days I looked like I rolled out of bed into athletic shorts (volleyball-style Mossimos and Quicksilver shorts were our go-tos at the time) and a “matching” t-shirt.

But some days, we’d really go all out and slip into a Guess jean skirt – mini, of course.

It occurred to me recently how versatile denim skirts really are. Back in the day, they were ideal for showing off our year-round tan, but these days they are likely to show off my every-day-is-a-casual-day life.

Obviously, there is no shortage of cute, denim skirts in an array of styles and washes. Leave it to Guess to have a very similar version to the one I wore more than 20 years ago.

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       Guess, Guess.com

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        See by Chloé, zappos.com

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Madewell, madewell.com

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                      Current Elliott, House of Fraser

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                    rag & bone, intermixonline.com

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      Jeweled denim skirt, LOFT

Repost: Happy 125th Birthday Eiffel Tower!

After four seriously stressful days of trying to renew my LBS.com domain, I have finally succeeded.  If you missed Happy 125th Birthday Eiffel Tower! this week, it’s now available, and I promise to get some more good posts up as soon as possible!

Happy Friday (or Saturday for you far away bloggy friends!) and thanks, as always, for reading LittleBlackSweats!

Amy

 

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What to Wear Postpartum

Bloggy friends, sorry for the hiatus in LBS.com blogging.  This post about my desire to stop having to wear clothing with panels should explain why my inspiration for daily shopping has waned.  Read more at Momaha.com today for tips on dressing a postpartum figure!

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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.

Read more here.

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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Top Spring Trends 2013

Momaha mugEye this, buy that!  Check out “my paying gig” today for a short list of spring trends and highly affordable ways to pull them off.

Daily Covet: Lilly Pulitzer Charlene Dress in Stripes

I know it’s only early January, but Spring Fever is kicking in hard core.

I’m tired of knee boots, jeans, turtlenecks and heavy coats already.  I’m really wanting to wear lightweight dresses and sandals or flip flops, open-toed shoes and bright-colored shorts.

Obviously, there are a few months — even after the snow is gone for good — that sleeves and heavier fabrics are still in order.  That’s why this adorable striped Lilly Pulitzer Charlene Dress would be the perfect transition to warmer weather and shorter hemlines.

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Daily Covet: Pink Sequin Mini

Pink is possibly my favorite color when it comes to dressing.

Sometimes, it’s hard to give it up when all the beautiful new fall colors hit the stores each year.  But thanks to this LOFT mini skirt, I won’t have to.

Pink.  Sequins.  And Mini.  Three of my favorite words — now they are all in one delicious skirt.  And because it’s from LOFT, I know it will fit great and be very affordable.  25% off the purchase price will also go towards the Breast Cancer Research Foundation®.  What’s better than looking great AND being philanthropic?

I can’t wait to play around with this little number!

Daily Covet: Leather Jacket with Peplum

I’m a fan of leather jackets, and always have been.

I think there has been maybe one jacket that I actually got rid of.  The rest of my jackets hang on a rack in my basement or in my coat closet until they are needed.

When I found this Imogene leather jacket from Tory Burch, I immediately fell in love.

The color is unique, the peplum is so right now, and I love the collarless style too.

Oh, and it matches an absolutely delish leather pencil skirt too.  YUM!