Weekend in NYC

‘Tis the season bloggy friends for coveting. I know giving and all that is the good part, but after spending an amazing weekend in New York City with my best guy, there’s plenty of eye candy on my wish list.

Saturday morning had us heading uptown for brunch at Sarabeth’s. On the way, I stopped to oggle the Gucci holiday window and noticed these totally FAB silver boots. The retro-ness of them has me longing for another one of my favorite wardrobe staples – the shift dress.

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Gucci leather boots, Gucci.com

Another one of my favorites from the weekend is this gorgeous eyelet moto jacket from Joe Fresh. What a way to turn denim and a tee into something special for somewhere special!

Eyelet Moto Jacket, Joe Fresh

We also spent Sunday morning at the Christmas Market at Union Square. We picked out unique and some handmade gifts for family members. I also eyed a dainty band (similar shown) that I’d like to have someday when I’m not supposed to be Christmas shopping for others instead.

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Scalloped band, by Erin Gallagher

We also spent several hours at the Museum of Modern Art. The exhibit Henri Matisse The Cut-Outs was absolutely amazing. I am familiar with Matisse paintings, but not with his work near the end of his career and life. I loved this box of prints from his collection of vivid (and some very large) works.

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs Exhibition Catalogue, Museum of Modern Art

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs Exhibition Catalogue, Museum of Modern Art

I also found a six-story townhouse I wouldn’t mind having in the Murray Hill neighborhood of midtown Manhattan. But at almost $4 million, I’m pretty sure that won’t be under my tree this year.

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Surprisingly, we didn’t do much shopping over the weekend. There was just too much to see and do, but I could probably post a handful of blogs filled with all this girl’s favorite things!

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Daily Covet: Gucci Patent Shoulder Bag

Yes.  Another handbag.

I hope you took me seriously when I said that this blog was going to be heavy on the shoes and handbags for a while. They are a pregnant girl’s best friends after all.

It’s so nice when you’re as big as a house and it all still fits.

Today, it’s this Gucci Patent Shoulder Bag with a top handle.  If you’ve been reading this blog for some time, you may have gathered that I have a “thing” for patent leather.  And this structured bag is no exception.

This little Gucci bag-that-could isn’t too big, and isn’t too small.  It gives me a little bit of a Breakfast-at-Tiffany’s-pillbox-hat feeling, but is still a totally modern bag with it’s slight hobo-style silhouette.  And you can hike it up on your shoulder while on a spree for more shoes and accessories than one could ever wear during a single pregnancy!

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Daily Covet: Gucci Peep Toe & Ankle Strap Shoes

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these grass green Gucci peep toes with the gold “mirrored” heel.

Gucci obviously knows what they are doing when it comes to leather goods and these shoes scream “Spring” to me… something I’ve been waiting to hear since fall showed up last year!

This mom-to-be-again loves the fact that the heel is small and secure, but also appreciates the very sexy and feminine ankle strap.  And what’s not equally as sexy as the tiny peek at your first spring pedi?

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Daily Covet: Give Me the Boot(s)!

It’s that time of year again.  The time of year when it’s still 5000 degrees out, and I start making my list for fall.

I do it every year.  And every year, the things I buy sit in my closet for months until it actually gets cool enough to wear something for fall.

Needless to say, I have started combing the virtual shoe department at Neimans, and although most of these are way out of this girl’s reach… I heart them anyway.

Take a look at some beautiful fall boot styles I would prefer not to live without…

[photos from NeimanMarcus.com]

Tory Burch

Brian Atwood

Prada

Giorgio Armani

Hunter

Diane VonFurstenberg

Diane VonFurstenberg

Miu Miu

Gucci

Sergio Rossi

Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin

Tabitha Simmons

Daily Covet: Another choice in totes – Gucci

Did someone say, “Gucci?”  Yes, please.

Seemingly, this spring’s “it” bag, the tote is never hard to find.  And handsomely priced ones seem to be on my radar the most.

Here’s another great option – possibly my favorite thus far – of structured, but roomy totes.

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Fabric Shopper with Leather Straps, ideeli.com $799.99

2012 Oscar Favorites

Michelle Williams either has a fabulous stylist or she has impeccable taste… probably both. But she looks amazing in this Louis Vuitton gown.  The color looks great with her fair skin.

Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton, Oscars 2012

This is probably my favorite dress of the night…. not shocking that it’s on a super model.  Milla looked polished and so Hollywood siren-y… almost like vintage Oscars.

Milla Jovovich in Elie Saab, Oscars 2012

I have this thing for green these days.  Viola looks beautiful as this gown not only looks great against her skin, but it shows off her amazing arms and shoulders.  She must have a great stylist too… and a great trainer!

Viola Davis in Vera Wang, Oscars 2012

I love everything Tom Ford has ever made, and this is no exception.  Although, it looked so much better without the cape… down with the super hero look.

Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford, Oscars 2012

I was just watching that awful movie with Cameron, Kate Winslett and Jude Law today… thinking how Cameron is really not such a good actress.  But she totally redeemed herself tonight by being a lovely presenter and looking stunning in this Gucci gown.

Cameron Diaz in Gucci, Oscars 2012

Daily Covet: Gucci… all of it

Have you seen the 2012 Spring/Summer collection from Gucci.  It’s gorgeous.  Sleek, modern, classic, elegant – you name it, they’ve done it.  Here are a few of my favorites.  What are yours?

Gucci GG Bamboo-Print Triangle Top, Neimanmarcus.com $550

My favorite color and the style will showcase those hard-earned shoulders and arms!

Gucci Asymmetric Dress, NeimanMarcus.com $1450

Who doesn’t love green?  Especially in the Spring, when you’ve spent the last 4-6 months dying to see signs of life outside.  I love the flowy style – which can be great to cover things you didn’t work so hard on…

Gucci 1970 Medium Shoulder Bag, Neimanmarcus.com $3590

What can I even say about this?  It’s just beautiful. beautiful. beautiful.  And not anywhere near this girl’s budget.

Gucci Delphine Mid-Heel Ankle-Strap Sandal, Neimanmarcus.com $675.00

I feel like these shoes scream, “Studio 54!”  Now, I’m too young to have ever been there in its heyday, but there’s this sexy 70’s vibe with the mirrored wedge heel, and the black toe makes them scream, “Sophistication!”

What collections are you into this year?  And more importantly, which ones are you going to try to emulate by wearing affordable knock-offs?