Daily Covet: Retro jean skirt

All my cleaning out and purging this past week has left me wanting a bit of nostalgia.

Retro for me generally brings me back to what I wore in high school. The dress code in Southern California was casual, to say the least. In fact, many days I looked like I rolled out of bed into athletic shorts (volleyball-style Mossimos and Quicksilver shorts were our go-tos at the time) and a “matching” t-shirt.

But some days, we’d really go all out and slip into a Guess jean skirt – mini, of course.

It occurred to me recently how versatile denim skirts really are. Back in the day, they were ideal for showing off our year-round tan, but these days they are likely to show off my every-day-is-a-casual-day life.

Obviously, there is no shortage of cute, denim skirts in an array of styles and washes. Leave it to Guess to have a very similar version to the one I wore more than 20 years ago.

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       Guess, Guess.com

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        See by Chloé, zappos.com

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Madewell, madewell.com

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                      Current Elliott, House of Fraser

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                    rag & bone, intermixonline.com

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      Jeweled denim skirt, LOFT

Daily Covet: Pleated Leather Skirt

Ok, enough with the workout speak. It’s January 2nd, and I’m no doubt half way to giving up on my New Year’s resolution to get in shape. But I am certainly not giving up shopping or coveting, so let’s get on with it, shall we?

As much as I love to ooooooh and oggle over items from the famed fashion houses, H&M never lets me down in my real life. I found this adorable pleated leather skirt before the holidays and absolutely forgot about it. In perusing the post-Christmas sale at H&M, I rediscovered it – sadly, not on sale yet.

While it’s certainly not overly expensive, it’s hard to justify a $200 leather skirt for this mom of three that lives in black yoga pants 360 days out of the year. However, it’s a pretty reasonable wardrobe investment with a pretty versatile playbook. The color and pleats lend a soft twist to a traditionally rocker-type piece.

I may just have to treat myself now that the holidays are over.

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Daily Covet: Sexy animal prints skirts…Meeeeoooowwww!

Animal prints plus sexy pencil skirts.  What better combination.

Throw a pencil skirt on with a fitted denim shirt or a cashmere twinset, and you’ve got sophistication all wrapped up.

It’s no secret that I adore virtually anything J.Crew, and this “Safari Cat” No. 2 pencil skirt is no exception.

And score… it’s 30% off today!

Daily Covet: Short on shorts

I need shorts.  It’s been hot here and my season of shorts, skirts and sundresses has commenced.

In a quick pick through my summer wardrobe, currently housed in roughneck tubs in my basement, there was a stunning lack of shorts.  And while shorts aren’t my favorite summer items, they are a necessary part of almost anyone’s summer wardrobe.

Since you can find shorts in any length, style and color from J. Crew this summer, it is probably my choice for a one-stop-short-shopping experience.

 

 

Narciso Rodriguez at a fraction

Gorgeous Narciso Rodriguez designs are on sale at a fraction of the cost on GILT.com today.

I love the crossover styles that can take you from winter to spring to summer by layering, or removing layers, as the case may be.

Here are a few of my faves….

Silk Draped Bias Dress, GILT.com $599

Wool faded dye-stitched sheath $699

Wool Stretch Pencil Skirt $349, Silk Wool Pique Hig- Neck Top $199, both GILT.com

RED Valentino
Woven Printed Bell Jacket
$249, Woven Printed Mini Skirt
$149 GILT.com

Daily Covet: Wild for Spring Suits

This little RED Valentino suit is absolutely at the top of my list of covets.  The ever-present animal print, mixed with a mini and a jacket with modern flare can just about go anywhere.  The sleeves alone sold me on this one, and it’s so, so, so on sale at GILT.com today!

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