Daily Covet: Kate Spade Tayla

Since we’re talking outerwear, let me just add this awesome Kate Spade “Tayla” topper to my list of needs wants.

The adorable pyramid-style buttons and patch pockets make this coat detail rich.  And it’s a versatile coat, which comes in two of the most rockin’ colors:  Loden and Gold.

So one in each color then?  Yes, please.

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Fall Trend Report 2013

Fall is my favorite time of the year for fashion, and the fall trend reports are out!  Momaha mug

Here is the line up of some of the styles you’ll likely see when the weather turns colder.

What’s your favorite trend?

Daily Covet: Letarte Cotton Coverup

Hi friends!

You’re probably wondering if I gave up on LBS.com or what.  Truth is, I took on a lot of freelance writing work recently and am also winding up the school year with my two boys…

This has meant less time shopping for me and a little less to covet.

But fear not, I do have a long list of covets as I head into the end of this pregnancy.  While I’m coveting virtually everything non-maternity, one item I’d love to add to my summer wardrobe is a swim coverup that will “cover” me through the summer.

This Letarte scalloped drawstring cotton tunic is so feminine and so light and so airy, I can imagine wearing it to and from the pool on the hottest of days — now that we are experiencing some 80+ degree weather!

And trust me when I say I’ve got plenty to cover up these days!!  (Are we there yet, baby?)

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Feminism: The Media’s “F” word

Sorry, bloggy friends, for not doing much fashion these days.   My “paying gigs” are keeping me busier than Momaha mugever.

I did want to re-post a piece I did for Momaha.com today though, because I think it’s incredibly relevant and  incredibly important. (Read here)  Please take a few minutes to read the blog, and even see what Miss Representation is all about.

Thanks, as always, for reading LBS and I’ll be back soon with some fashion inspiration.

Bon Weekend!

Amy

Prada Sale at GILT.com

Attention all fashion addicts!

Prada Sale at GILT.com.  Delicious boots, gorgeous handbags, positively feminine pumps… need I go on?

Here are some of my faves, but again, I should be spending my time and money spoiling my loved ones this time of year.

Fingers crossed, the deals will be even better post holiday!

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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!

Holiday Dressing under $100

Read my post today on www.momaha.com for what to wear this holiday season.  They are ideas that won’t break the bank!

Daily Covet: J.Crew This “Darling” Sweater

I. MUST.HAVE.THIS!

J.Crew’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection happens to contain this fabulous cashmere sweater plastered with the word “Darling” across the front.

And I need it!

The thought of heather gray cashmere and bright pink scribble puts this covet-worthy sweater at the top of my “to want” list!

Daily Covet: Modern Tartan Jacket

Plaid.  It reminds me of Catholic schoolgirl uniforms and Scottish kilts.

But here, a cute tartan jacket with an origami shape is super modern.  These tartan jackets are the granddaughters of the wool windowpane blazers of the 90’s.  Thankfully they are lighter, more flattering and frankly, far more chic than their predecessors.

I love them paired with skinny jeans and pumps like Nordstrom shows it here.  But it would be a great holiday outfit with black satin pants.  Or schoolgirl meets biker chick with a fitted leather skirt — leather is all the rage this fall!

It’s also on the very affordable end of the spectrum too… always a bonus!