Daily Covet: Packable Sunhat

With warmer weather approaching – although not soon enough if you ask me – I’m thinking of ways to look great while still protecting my skin… something sadly, I waited to do until I was in my 30’s.

So when I ran across this totally cute sunhat with the big navy bow, I was smitten.

Not only is this ideal for sunny days at the park and the pool, it just so happens that it would look absolutely fabulous with my H&M striped dress daily covet from yesterday!

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Packable_Wide_Bow_Sunhat___Toucan_Hats_–_Tuckernuck

Daily Covet: Interior Makeover

There are days – especially this time of year – when I get sick of looking at the same, old stuff every day.

These cold, gray days just make me want to toss everything in my house and start from scratch. Or maybe it’s the tent full of plastic balls, the BatBot or the stack of school papers…

It’s a good thing I have Polyvore, where money is no object and I can find virtually anything I need and want in my dream room. So here is what I’ve been working on.

Some favorites? Those Louis loveseats covered in Belgian linen and the glass console table with blue “X” stools tucked underneath.

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Like some of these items or want to see other rooms I’ve spent winter days “mocking” up? Check out my Polyvore page here.

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: Chevron Wallet & No. 7 Lip Stain

This weekend, I made a public appearance at Junkstock, a cool event in Omaha that happens twice a year.  It’s where vendors bring all their cool “junk” that’s been repurposed or is waiting to be repurposed for whoever decides it’s a must have.

I had to stop in at Target to pick up an umbrella as I misplaced mine.  As I perused the accessories section, this little turquoise chevron wallet (in store) popped out at me. I actually own a black and white printed version of this wallet already and love it. It’s the perfect size for my smaller evening-time bags, I can take it out of my handbag and carry it on it’s own and it snaps shut tightly to keep all my cards, cash and identification in place. The best part is that it’s literally $12.99 – no one is more surprised than this bag snob!

Another favorite from Target is my No. 7 Sheer Temptation lip stain in “Entice.” I’m not much of a lipstick person on a day-to-day basis.  I much prefer a little stain that will keep my lips pink even after the glossiness wears off.  And it’s minimal gloss at that, so it’s really perfect to keep my pout moist even when I’m just working out or heading to the pool.

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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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Daily Covet: MacBook Pro Case

A case for my MacBook.

My needs and wants are simple… for today, anyway.

Now that my MacBook is a couple of years old, I’m thinking that I should start protecting it… yeah right!

I just want to accessorize something in my favorite color!  At least it’s inexpensive…

Amazon.com: iPearl mCover Hard Shell Case for Model A1278 13-inch Regular display Aluminum Unibody MacBook Pro - AQUA: Computers & Accessories

Daily Covet: Missoni Umbrellas

What better way to welcome fall showers than with an iconic Missoni-print umbrella.

Missoni’s Tiffany compact umbrella has the exact print that comes to mind whenever I think Missoni.

It’s vivid.  It’s chic.  And it matches everything!

Missoni’s umbrella goes from a compact 11″ to a 42″ arc with an auto open and close button too.

Stylish and easy — rarely do you come by that combination!