Daily Covet: Luxe Leather for Fall

Good morning bloggy friends, and TGIF!

This morning, leather is on my mind… even with the expected 90+ degree temperatures where we are going!

But it’s the time to start thinking about our fall wardrobe right?!

Leather has long been an iconic style choice.  It can be rugged, like a black moto jacket.  Or more demure, like this Piazza Sempione lady coat… which happens to be my covet today.  But coming in at $4500, I may have to settle for my second favorite, which is this red quilted coat for Neiman Marcus.

Here are some other beautiful leather options from Neiman Marcus.  A leather coat or jacket for every occasion, if you ask me!

This assymetrical leather hooded jacket is another one of my faves.  Casual, elegant and unique.  So versatile!

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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: 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: 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

Daily Covet: nm Beauty Awards

Yep, it’s here.  The nm Beauty Awards from Neiman Marcus.  It just so happens I am in need of some cosmetics.

In an attempt to not spend time in the malls with my children, I have forgone what I already know is a great brand in mascara – Lancome.  I had been wearing it for years.  Maybe because I was trying to save a little money, or maybe because I am in Target way more often than Von Maur, I have been using other brands… cheaper brands.

Well, I’m going to splurge on this new-to-me formula (Definicils has been my tried and true), because who doesn’t want Hypnose Drama Instant Full-Body lashes?  Whatever that means…

Hypnose Drama Instant Full-Body Volume Mascara, NM Beauty Award Winner 2012!, Neimanmarcus.com $26

I am also almost out of liquid make-up, something I never thought I’d wear until my friend, and make-up artist, informed me that powder makes you look older by highlighting fine lines.  Ummm, I don’t need the help.

So I switched to liquid make-up, and I have to say that I actually like it.  Especially when I choose something with moisturizer and SPF in it.  I’ve never really had a favorite – so I’m going to give the winner a chance to prove its worth!

And since spring is just around the corner, and summer isn’t far behind, a tinted moisturizer with SPF 20 from Laura Mercier could be just what the doctor ordered – especially because I don’t like to wear much make-up in the summer.  Ok, really ever.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20, NM Beauty Award Winner 2012!, Neimanmarcus.com $42

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?

 

 

 

Daily Covet: The embellishments this evening are…

Laundry by Shelli Segal, Satin Embellished-Neck Dress, lastcall.com $189

The menu item for my post-holiday parties is this gorgeous “starlight” blue satin dress.  And I’ll take the embellishments too.

After all, why woudn’t I?   An elegant mix of sequins and beads against this rich blue satin is my ticket to evening glamour.

And the best part?  The price is right!  (Although not as right as yesterday, when it was 40% off, instead of 25% off!)

Prefer it in black instead?  You’re in luck!