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: Black double side-tie bikini bottoms

I have this black bikini from my pre-baby days that I adore, even though the top got a little skimpy post baby.

I still love the bottoms, but bought a replacement top with more coverage, and have mixed separates that I also like to mix and match.

With that said, the bottoms have become a little played out… the elastic is losing it’s elasticity. The strings on the sides are starting to poke through their black fabric covering.  And the once shiny, black material is losing its luster.

So I am on the hunt for a new pair of side tie bikini bottoms that will fit me, whether I am wearing a halter-style top, a tankini or other separates that I feel like throwing on that day.  Here are a few I’ve found so far… but fit, fit, fit will be the key.

I hope I can replace them!

Notsostring Bottom, Athleta.com $42

Women’s Mix & Match String Bikini Bottoms, oldnavy.com $12.50

Beach Sexy® Double String Bottom, victoriassecret.com $18

Ralph Lauren Blue Label – Side Tie Bikini Bottom, saksfifthavenue.com, sale $30

tie bikini, gap.com $33

Freya Swim Cha Cha Rio Tie Side Crochet Bikini Brief,
figleaves.com $40

Daily Covet: Jeans for Dancing

In a couple of weeks, I will have my first dance recital in 33 years.  

The dance school I attend allows the adult class to choose “costumes” from our closet, meaning we don’t have to buy cute, pink tu-tus  and pillbox hats with sequins.

My dancemates have chosen jeans and sequined tops for our tap number, and that immediately poses a problem. I either have long, boot-cut jeans that would hang madly over my tap shoes… or I have skinny jeans that I wouldn’t wear with a t-shirt (I need something a little longer and looser for balance.)   

So, I’m thinking a cute boyfriend jean rolled up with whatever top we decide, would be perfect for this year’s recital. This pair of midweight sexy boyfriend jeans from GAP are not only adorable, but easy on the budget too.

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DVF for GAP

9 days, friends, 9 days.

Mark your calendars for Thursday, March 15th because that’s the day that Diane Von Furstenberg’s children’s line will be launched at GAP. I’ve had a glimpse of some of the items, and it has me wishing that my neice’s birthday party was next Sunday instead of this Sunday.

I guess I’ll have to wait for another day… or abduct a little girl.

My Paying Gig: Fashion Classics Top 10

If you can wrangle up a Diane Von Furstenberg dress on sale, you can probably wear it forever. Find out what other items are in my top 10 here on Momaha.

Diane Von Furstenberg for GAPkids

I have fallen in love all over again with DVF this past year.  I’m not sure if I’ve just been more aware, or if she has really kicked it up a notch.  But the woman known originally for her knit wrap dresses, is now doing an extra special line for girls.

Catch a video preview here:

DVF for Gapkids, coming March 15, 2012