Daily Covet: I could go another way with an apple duvet

Remember that post I did about the cute sheet set for my guest bedroom?

Well, I found a duvet and sham set in the same apple green on OneKingsLane, but with a super springy damask print this time.

Imagine this Miranda duvet cover set paired with the white and navy sheets I already have… now all I need is some graphic navy and white curtains, and the guest room redecorate will be underway!

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Raindrops, please fall on my Aigle rain boots

Rain boots.  I don’t have ’em.  I’ve ordered and tried on loads of rain boots… my calves are too big.  (Don’t get me started on that annoying subject!)

So when Aigle rain boots popped up on Gilt.com this morning for $99, I was intrigued.  I always look, but never buy.  But I love how cute they are on people with skinny legs and who are taller than 5’3″ on a good day.

I probably won’t buy rain boots, but for those of you, who love them AND look good in them (grrrrrr…), this is a pretty FAB price for Aigles.  I also won’t buy them because we’ve skipped the second half of winter and spring, and moved right into a sunny summer here.

They have them in virtually every color too.  But these are a few of my faves…

Daily Covet: Another choice in totes – Gucci

Did someone say, “Gucci?”  Yes, please.

Seemingly, this spring’s “it” bag, the tote is never hard to find.  And handsomely priced ones seem to be on my radar the most.

Here’s another great option – possibly my favorite thus far – of structured, but roomy totes.

GUCCI
Fabric Shopper with Leather Straps, ideeli.com $799.99

Dress Simply…

I could live in dresses.  In fact, in the spring, summer and fall, I usually do.

Dresses are easy.  They always fit, and if you buy the empire waisted ones that are so popular – and plentiful – in the marketplace they provide great coverage on those not so sleek days.

I love that I don’t have a waistband to get hot and sweaty in our middle America humidity.  I love that I’ve was able to wear non-maternity dresses a lot longer, even when I was pregnant.  And I love that I don’t have to find dresses to fit both my waist and my hips at the same time… a super irritating task when it comes to pants.

Here is a small collection of fun dresses (find shopping info on Polyvore.com) that are also very inexpensive, which is how I like my summer clothes because they are usually having picnics in the grass, drenched in sunscreen or semi-damp from being layered over my bathing suits.

Spring has Sprung

If you like flowers and all things floral, spring is your season.  Are there are no shortage of items on the market for those that beautify themselves and their home with blooms.  Here’s a smattering of fun apparel items and accessories, as well as home decor and more.  And if something, strikes your fancy, find out where to procure it on Polyvore.com!

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: This winter, I’ll have some “Spring” in my step!

I’ve been looking for some water proof boots for my short commute back and forth to preschool 3 days a week.  Fortunately and unfortunately, my son’s preschool is right across the street, which means we can walk out our front door and up the block to get there in a matter of minutes.  This also means that it’s absurd to drive it when the weather is horribly nasty, slick and wet.

So I am on the lookout for rain/snow boots.  I have been looking at these particular Sportos for a few months now and have finally decided to make them my feature.  I love the print, calling to mind a little spring time even in the dead of winter.

And speaking of dead, I am completely dead set on ordering them too.  If it wasn’t Christmas shopping season… the season for giving… to other people, I probably would’ve done it already without guilt.

And if I need further motivation, these are one of the least expensive pairs of boots on Zappos.com.  This is something that never happens to me!

Sporto Wendy, zappos.com $55