Daily Covet: J. Crew’s Crewcuts for the crew

I often forget to update my older son’s wardrobe.  The younger one has clothing to wear and grow into en masse.

However, it never fails that a calendar turn to a new season leaves my 5YO with floods (I like to call the “mapris,” men’s capris) and too tight t-shirts, which hey! look great on on super hot fireman, but not so much on skinny little boys.

I invested a small fortune into shorts last year, and those seem to fit, but we are quickly growing out of the over, oversized H&M tees in the 2-4 size… really more like a 5-6 size.  And luckily, I have been able to ban the bears watching TV on a shirt that says, “Salt Lake City,” a gift from unnamed family members.

So out with the old and in with the new.  New J.Crew that is.  As soon as their bi-monthly 30% off sale hits, I’m going to fill my virtual cart with adorable, distressed tees and sweatshirts in one size larger, so I don’t have to do this again next year… barring a ridiculous growth spurt.

Brunch w/ Girlfriends

Brunch w/ Girlfriends

Martin Grant bubble dress, $1,300
Linea Weekend striped blazer, £60
TopShop ballerina flat, $32
Fendi leather handbag, £779
Anna beck jewelry, $285
Kenneth Jay Lane blue necklace, $275
MICHAEL Michael Kors bracelet watch, $250
Balenciaga square aviator sunglasses, $375
Genuine leather belt, $32

Daily Covet: Cruise with Ponte

3/4 Sleeve Ponte Dress With Zipper Back, Lacoste.com $185

Seems like the 2012 Cruise collections have been out forever.  In fact, a lot of stores had the first signs of spring while I was still Christmas shopping.

But I love this time of year when the fabrics are getting lighter, as are the colors.  And this season is no different.

But of course – navy and white are always a staple – and that’s why this adorable Lacoste Ponte Knit dress is on my “must have” list this spring, not to mention the handy pockets.

I picture this with knee high boots, textured tights and a long, statement-making pendant for early, early spring.  Or with bright orange ballet flats and a nautical-inspired scarf, once the weather starts warming up (that is, after winter finally arrives!)

The possibilities are endless!