Daily Covet: Doupioni Silk Ankle Pants

Doupioni Silk, one of the most delish fabrics on the face of the earth.

Ankle pants, one of the few pairs of pants on the face of the earth that fit this petite girl.

With that said, these amazing Doupioni silk ankle pants from Talbots are so rich and so fun for holiday dressing.

Add a beaded top or soft, cashmere sweater and it’s a go for virtually any occasion of the season.

Daily Covet: 10 Items I wish Crewcuts made for J. Crew women

I just received a couple of catalogs from one of my favorite stores, J. Crew.  I’m sure you’ve guessed this by now, as I feature them frequently.

But one thing bums me out.  There are some really cute things in the Crewcuts catalog (children’s line for those of you not from this planet) that I would love to have in regular women’s sizes.

In fact, there are 10 things off-hand that I would kill to own (well, maybe mame) in my own size.  And they are as follows:

Girls' jaspé zip cardigan, jcrew.com $55

Girls' pep squad skirt in stripe $40

Girls' patch-pocket skort, jcrew.com $45

Girls' side-zip café capri in apple bobbing, jcrew.com $68

Girls' pretty kitty cardigan, jcrew.com $70

Girls' heathered tumble skirt, jcrew.com $44

Girls' wafer terry colorblock dress, jcrew.com $50

Girls' chino ruffle jacket, jcrew.com $70

Girls' Mila engineer-stripe ballet flats, jcrew.com $55

Girls' mini-ruffle dress in ikat, jcrew.com $72

Daily Covet: Standout Trousers

Café trouser in wool, J.Crew.com $99

I don’t know what my preoccupation is with red these days.  I posted that cute cherry clutch the other day, and ever since the Talbots catalog showed up with their early fall line last year, I have been coveting red pants.

Then in a moment of weakness, I perused the sale selection online at J.Crew and there they were – the café trouser in wool, in the petite length, in my size….AND in maraschino cherry!

I had to have them!  And they arrived today, but I have yet to unpack my cherry red beauties.

I hope to God that I love them, because as perfect as they are, they are also a final sale.

Daily Covet: My workout duds are strung out

I’m sure you won’t be surprised to find out that many times, my tendency to work out is based largely on the gear (read outfits) I get to wear.  I spend much more time in my workout wear than pretty much anything else I own.  I usually put it on first thing in the morning to ensure that I have no excuse not to go on a moment’s notice that day.  With that said, my workout wear gets it’s fair share of “overwear!”

Most of my yoga pants are now a washed out black-ish color from thousands of washes.  My sports bras and tanks are all too tight and too short because I have a much bigger chest and midsection post kids.  My socks that wick away moisture are also gray-ish and are losing their elasticity from too many tumbles in the dryer.  My running shoes have met their mileage limit… this has more to do with walking around the zoo with my children than it does actually logging miles on the trails.

With all of that said, my covet today is about new gear.  Sometimes looking good inspires me to do things that make me feel good and that are good for me.  So my covet this day is new running shoes (I buy the same exact pair of Nikes every time!) and new workout clothes.   I love these cute and comfortable options from Athleta.com… and since I’m at it, I wouldn’t mind looking like the model either!

Long Sleeve Twist Top $69.00, WorkitOUT Tight $59, Athleta.com

Nike Zoom Vomero 5 $110, roadrunnersports.com