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!

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!

Wine – No cheese party

The color for fall is anything in the red wine category.  Lucky for us winos, right?

Also lucky… it’s almost everywhere you look.  Les Pommettes, Neiman Marcus, J. Crew and more are featuring beautiful hues, fabrics and details that will make wine fun – even without the cheese!

Here are some of my favorite garments, shoes and accessories, perfect for fall and right into the holiday season.

Clockwise from Left: Crystal bar ID bracelet $50.00, J.Crew $50; Red Penny Loafer, toryburch.com $250; Burberry London Silky Velvet Puffer Jacket, Neiman Marcus $1095; Kanupriya Coral Ring, LesPommettes.com $145; Peach Corset-Toe Platform, Blood Red, Lastcall.com $114.50; Prada Tessuto Gaufre Nylon Tote, Neiman Marcus $1295; Gurhan Ruby Wire Earrings, Neiman Marcus $ 5420

Daily Covet: Let’s Ring in the New Year!

LEE ANGEL Rose gold-plated double ball ring, theoutnet.com sale price $63

I found the cutest little accessory.  But what a big statement, it would make!  Everyone knows that pave ball earrings are all the rage this seasons and you can find them in every store from Target to Neiman Marcus.  I even picked up a gold-toned pair on my recent trip to Kansas City.

This cute, little rose-gold plated, pave ball ring would be just the right amount of bling to pair up with my earrings and it’s fairly inexpensive!  I’m thinking it be so cute with my gold sequin sweater  and simple black sheath for a New Year’s Eve Party!