Daily Covet: Parker Zip Boucle Jacket

This Parker Bouclé Jacket channels my love for Chanel on the cheap… well, on the cheaper.

Yet, it’s not “buttoned up” style with a matching skirt like the classic sets.  The coolest place you’ll find these bouclé jackets is juxtaposed with skinny leather jeans and sexy stilettos.

I love the black, blue and white color pallet, which makes it ultra versatile.  And the zipper detailing is just beyond cool.

Is it too early for Christmas Lists?

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Daily Covet: White Lace Shift & an Anniversary Date

A creamy white lace shift is the perfect way to celebrate an anniversary, if you ask me.  It calls to mind the cream-colored Sophia dress I wore for my wedding on the beach 8 years ago, but it’s much more manageable in length.

And a lace shift is much more likely to be worn again sometime soon too.

If you’ve read this blog once, you’ll know that I adore the shift shape (anything to make these short legs look longer!)  And I’m pretty fond of cotton lace too.  So it’s only natural that I’d be coveting this dress for a special night out with my best guy!

Sabine Piano Key Necklace

This Sabine necklace in gold tone and cream is so fun, who wouldn’t want to tickle the ivories… er enamel?

A necklace like this is a major statement piece under a slim cut black jacket and silk tank.  Or don it with a plain, white tee and a pair of skinny jeans to change your look from “grocery shop” to “man hunt” in an instant.

And at $24, it’s so affordable, you can buy an extra one for your bestie!

Finally, Function Meets Form in Sandals

Finally, sandals that are comfortable AND beautiful!

Here I am on the tail end of my 30’s (cough, cough) and it’s been eight whole years since I have daily, worn fabulous 4″ heels to work, while trotting around San Francisco’s financial district.

Where has the time gone?  And more importantly, where has my ability to wear beautiful shoes with leg-lengthening heels for extended periods of time gone?  I guess the old adage “use it, or lose it” applies rather well in this case.

So today, when I was lured in by an email from Piperlime.com to check out their sandal collection, I couldn’t resist.  Much to my surprise, brands like Sofft and Kork-Ease actually make really fashion-forward shoes these days!

Here are some of my picks:

Kork-Ease Sarah Regular Price, piperlime.com $165

YOU by Crocs Thrilita, piperlime.com $130

Indigo by Clarks Luna Comet, piperlime $110

Sofft Palaiseau, piperlime.com $115

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Daily Covet: Cork is for wine bottles

Some of you might remember that I have been searching furiously for a pair of black sandals to replace my once favorite sandals that walked a million miles with me.

Well, I thought I had found them and was so excited… then a little disappointed… then a lot disappointed… so much so, that I am sending them back.  I won’t go into a long list of details about the deterioration of what I thought was going to be the perfect pair of sandals but let’s just say, I’m surprised anyone would want to put their label on something so cheap and shotty!

Nine West "Saffia", Piperlime.com sale $69.99

As you can see, the culprits are awfully adorable and I wore them often for several weeks.  They were the perfect length for my longer jeans, flow-y linen pants (yep, finally got ’em!) and looked really cute with sundresses too.  But little by little, I started to peel back the layers – literally – so off they go to Piperlime.com‘s “Return Heaven.”

So after returning from a trip that sealed their fate, I have again tracked down a pair of black sandals with a wedge heel, ankle strap and small platform.  You wouldn’t think this such an incredibly difficult task.  However, try to find a pair of sandals these days that don’t include cork or raffia heels.

Go on, I dare you…

charles by Charles David "Tickler", Zappos.com $90

I have just checked tracking information and it seems these adorable little gems are “out for delivery” as I type this post.  Thanks to Zappos.com and a friend with a “preferred status”, they are arriving today.  I have always been a fan of Charles David shoes and have been wearing them for 20 years.  In fact, they were once “higher end” but I think the company sold out and now they are called “charles by Charles David.”  Not as swanky but the comfort factor remains, which is all I really care about.

So, cross your fingers and keep your eyes out for a follow-up of pure jubilation… or possibly utter disgust.  Let’s hope not.