Daily Covet: Crochet Floral Shell Top

If there’s one thing that will be everywhere this summer, it’s crochet.

Crocheted bikinis, cover ups, shorts and tops are out in full swing.

And this adorable TOPSHOP crocheted shell is ideal for wear with jeans, shorts and skirts alike.

The fit is a little swing-like and the bottom hemline is “scalloped” along the natural lace line. I suppose if you’re tall enough, which I am not, you’d even be able to show a little bit of tummy – just enough to be sexy without being trashy.



Daily Covet: Christian Louboutin Boudoir Flat

Just saying “Christian Louboutin” makes me happy.  So when these Louboutin Boudoir Flats caught my eye, I couldn’t help but to feature them on the Daily Covet.

The palest of pale underlayer followed by feminine black lace give these flats a less-than-subtle sexy vibe.  Top to bottom, you’ll find a demure, black satin bow and trim followed by the signature red Louboutin soles, which are anything but innocent.

What more can I say?  These Christian Louboutin Boudoir Flats are practically perfect in every way.

[Photo Credit Barneys.com]

Nicole Richie… best dressed

While I’ve been sucked into another season of The Voice, I have also managed to catch a few of the shows following its Monday and Tuesday night time slots.  And Fashion Star is the object of my affection from 9 – 10pm CST, Tuesday nights.

The primary reason I love this show is because of my love for fashion and my super secret dream to create my own line of…. something.

But the cherry on top is watching Nicole Richie.  She has come a long way from her show… whatever that was with Paris Hilton… and I have to say she’s quite possibly one of the best dressed celebrities.  She’s got fabulous taste and I love the direction that she takes with the designers on the show.

So here’s a little summer inspiration from the bathing beauty herself.

Daily Covet: Can’t Get Enough Lace

More lace. Another shift.

A lace shift.  What’s easier and more versatile to wear?  And in this cotton candy pink color, it’s great for a spring baby shower, Easter brunch or a summer wedding.  And the lace makes it dressy enough to be evening wedding appropriate too.

Robert Rodriguez’s collection, inspired by downtown LA’s street style, is full of bold colors and easy styles.  Check out some of the other vibrant pieces.

Robert Rodriguez Lace Half-sleeve shift dress, Neiman Marcus $395

Look book from a favorite….

LesPommettes is eye candy for the fashionista.  I love visiting this site a couple times each week because they have such unique pieces, both apparel and accessories.  The jewelry is amazing, and the look book is always inspiring.

Here are a few more laid back looks for summer.  Lace, linen, stripes and girly hemlines are just a few of the fun details I look for in clothing… especially summer clothing! (All images from Lespommettes.com)

Daily Covet: Valentino Red for Valentine’s Day

Got big plans tonight?

While I am spending the evening making a nice dinner topped off with Red Velvet cupcakes for my three best boys, I do kind of wish I had elegant and romantic dinner plans with the tallest of the lot.

And if I did have elegant and romantic dinner plans, I’d want this elegant and romantic lace-drenched frock from Valentino Red.

Valentino’s signature color “red” reeks of glamour and passion all rolled into one, and his Red Collection isn’t far behind.  And the cost of this “less is more” little black dress won’t leave you reeling… that much.

Maybe somone else could put something like this to good use…

Lace Short Sleeve Dress, myhabit.com $184

Daily Covet: 3.1 Seconds

… is the amount of time it took me to fall in love with this Phillip Lim 3.1 dress two years ago, when it was in his Resort 2010 collection.  I wanted it then, and am coveting it even more now.  And in both colors.

I have an event in a couple of weeks, and am furiously trying to decide what to wear.  Everything that is turning my head is LACE – very unlike me.  But ladylike lace is all the rage this Spring (of course ol’ Phil was ahead of his time!)

I thought maybe I’d find it deeply discounted on eBay (I did – in a size 2) or possibly somewhere in the cyberworld of “get anything you want” but no luck there.

This is what happens when you start planning your outfit from the ground up… you always have great shoes, and nothing to wear.

Phillip Lim 3.1 Lace Shift Dress, Resort 2010

Phillip Lim 3.1 Lace Shift Dress, Resort 2010