Summer Dress-ing

I love dresses in the summer. I have all three kids home with me most days and we are constantly on the run, so dresses have become my go-anywhere-and-everywhere staple. Plus they always fit. A perk for someone who seems to gain and lose the same five pounds in as little as a week.

Most of my play dresses are cotton and inexpensive. Some are only used for coverups for the pool, and others I wear out and about.

That’s why this Jethro twist-back tank dress caught my eye. It comes in multiple colors, but true to form white, navy and black are my favorites. They are loose-fitting and cool and also have a deconstructed design that makes them casual and comfortable, yet they are still plenty chic.

Pair them with a long necklace and flatform sandals for brunch or an evening out. Or slip into your favorite summer flip-flops and floppy hat to head to the pool. There’s no place this little number won’t go!

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Daily Covet: White tunic & my favorite blue espadrilles

I bought these turquoise espadrilles too many years ago to count.

And they are still my absolute favorites.

Nine West Satin Espadrilles [Circa 2003], similar here.

Sadly though, I NEVER wear them.  Well, I wear them rarely… like once a year.

So, today I’m on the hunt for a loose, flowy, white dress that is the perfect length to show off my summer tan and my fabulous satin espadrille wedges.

I think ShopBop’s Alice & Olivia pintuck dress topped off with the earrings my husband got me for our anniversary oughtta do it, don’t you?

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Daily Covet: Magnesite-stone cuff

I’m going through all the email that came in today while I was golfing, and that includes all my retail updates that show up several times per day.

Lastcall.com sent me their usual sale, 30% off already on sale prices, and I instantly fell in love with this turquoise and gold cuff.  I’m picturing it with a white linen tunic and gold sandals.  It just makes me think of summer, and summer is well on its way by now!

Happy Saturday evening bloggy friends!

Daily Covet: A twist on the ballet flat

These delicious little shoes showed up in my inbox this morning from Neiman Marcus’ lastcall.com.  I love the color of these and think they do look absolutely taste-worthy in bright suede and shiny patent leather.  I love the cut-outs topped off with miniature ties, which makes these a twist on the typical flat.

And they are 25% off today, making them only $83.00!  Nothing yummier than a good bargain….

Daily Covet: Comfortable sandles, cuter than flip flops

Slide sandals have come back.  Not that they were ever totally gone, but I had the most fabulous pair about 12 years ago.  A butter, soft black leather pair with a bit of a platform heel.  I loved those sandals.

But like any good pair of slides you’ve ever owned, you wear them enough and they start to fall apart at the seams.  Literally.  The top started separating from the bottom.  (This was prior to my understanding of cobblers.)

So check these out.  They are a cross between the casual flip flop and sky-high, hot date sandals.  And they even tie in that espadrille thing we were discussing the other day.  (Here, if you missed it!)  Great choice of colors, nice designer brand, and even better… nice price!

Daily Covet: This girl wants a pony

A pony hair handbag that is….

Don’t worry, ponies get haircuts just like we do.  So it’s not like it’s coming from a hide or anything.

This gorgeous bag has a rich black sheen and tote style handals.  It’s big and roomy enough for this mom, who actually has a hard time filling up large handbags, unlike most other moms.  (The key is having a BFF, who brings everything she and I both need in her bag!)

Charles Jourdan Pony Hair Tori Tote, Lastcall.com $255

And since gold has been so popular the past few seasons, it’s no wonder the gold hardware on this bag, is what really pops.

It’s on a major sale at Lastcall.com.  And it’s on my major want list!