Daily Covet: Blue Suede Boots

We are enjoying an extended summer here in the Midwest, which seems extra strange since my kids have been in school for almost four weeks already!

But the fall catalogs are rolling in, and I have spent much time poring over the beautiful pages of fashion’s “what is to come.” One of my favorites – and not only for the clothing – is the Anthropologie catalog. This time the images included models on the streets (and the rooftops!) of Paris. What could be better?

Well, I’ll tell you. Amazing blue, suede boots!! (I know, I can’t but help to sing it too.)

These blue over-the-knee boots from Lien.Do Toro are just the right amount of sexy, which can be toned down by wearing them with a printed, flowy midi dress and turned way up by pairing them with a daring mini and second-skin turtleneck.

Regardless of what I’d pair them with, I just love dark blue shoes to boot!

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Daily Covet: J.Crew Barrett Suede Ankle Boot

Is it fall yet? I mean, no one loves summer more than I do, but if we can’t be sleeping in, playing at the pool or going on vacation – bring on the cooler temps already!

I’d also like to pull out my fall wardrobe and start picking out some nice investment pieces to get me through the year, if not the next few. These J.Crew Barrett suede ankle boots are totally gorgeous and the fact that they come in navy (black and grey too!) was super exciting for me.

Navy is the new black, after all! (Follow me and get shopping info on lilblacksweats on Polyvore.com)

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Daily Covet: Givenchy Nightengale Satchel

This post will be short and sweet because I’ve gotta get someone off to school and two others to the pool for one of the last waning days of summer.

But that doesn’t mean I was going to skip posting this UH-MAZING Givenchy Nightengale Satchel.  I have to say that I’ve got nothing but love for this bag.  And why wouldn’t I when it’s oh so close to my annual handbag budget… NOT.  But that’s what LBS.com is for, right?

So take a long, hard look at what I wish I was going to be carrying this fall.  I also wish I was going to be wearing something without spit-up on it this fall, but that’s probably not going to happen either.

A girl can dream.

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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: Athleta Fall Dressing

Seriously, is it fall yet?

I’m ready.  My wardrobe is in limbo.  I wear a ton of linen, and it’s much too late (early?) to be wearing linen.  I have wool trousers, my favorite denim shirt and a velvet hacking jacket just screaming my name.

So, it’s no wonder that I am falling in love with this trés adorable dress from Athleta.  The material is presumably comfy and cozy.  The off-center and exposed zipper is trés chic.  And the draped collar/hood is trés unique.  That means I am wanting it trés beaucoup!

What can I say?  I’m in a dress-loving daze!

Wear it with leggings, knee high boots or tights…  I’m not picky, I just want to wear it!

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!

Daily Covet: Sachin + Babi Dress

I need a dress.

My husband and I are going to Vail in September.  His cousin is getting married, and it’ll most likely feel pretty fall-ish up there in the mountains.

That means I’ll want to be thinking fall colors, and what better color than this “leaves turning red” red dress?

From the front, this Sachin + Babi dress is classic and elegant with plenty of ruching and a simple cut.  The back features an exposed zipper in bold black, which always adds a touch of modern, if you ask me.

If it turns out to be downright cold, I can throw a classic, black satin trench over it.  If it’s warm, the sleeveless style will be perfect.