Daily Covet: Ann Taylor Katarina Sandals

Not sure who Katarina is, but I love her sandals.

But seriously, these Ann Taylor sandals scream “SUMMER!” and I’m so ready for warmer weather – especially with a foot of snow on the Midwestern ground.

I love the pale gold color that would look great against summer-tanned feet. There’s a small heel for comfort mostly, and some metal detailing up top too… really a perfect spring break or summer sandal!

Ann Taylor Katarina Sandals

                                        Ann Taylor Katarina Sandals

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Daily Covet: Letarte Cotton Coverup

Hi friends!

You’re probably wondering if I gave up on LBS.com or what.  Truth is, I took on a lot of freelance writing work recently and am also winding up the school year with my two boys…

This has meant less time shopping for me and a little less to covet.

But fear not, I do have a long list of covets as I head into the end of this pregnancy.  While I’m coveting virtually everything non-maternity, one item I’d love to add to my summer wardrobe is a swim coverup that will “cover” me through the summer.

This Letarte scalloped drawstring cotton tunic is so feminine and so light and so airy, I can imagine wearing it to and from the pool on the hottest of days — now that we are experiencing some 80+ degree weather!

And trust me when I say I’ve got plenty to cover up these days!!  (Are we there yet, baby?)

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Daily Covet: J.Crew Bikini

Bikinis?

My family is tossing around ideas about what to do for Spring Break.

My son asked if we could go on a Disney cruise, and followed that up with a trip to Mexico.

While I don’t see our expectant-baby budget taking us on an exotic excursion, we are trying to find someplace warm and inviting stateside.

This means I’ll be on the hunt for warm-weather clothes that will be pool (or beach) ready by March!

I found this J.Crew bikini today.  And while I’m not super thrilled about my baby bump in a bikini, a beige baby bump is better than a white one once summer rolls around, right?!

Plus, this bikini from J.Crew has a fabulous print in two of my fave colors… blue and more blue!

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Daily Covet: Chanel Quilted Nylon Handbag

Chanel. Quilted.  Nylon.

Does it get any better?

I adore this Chanel handbag for summer.  It combines two of my favorite trends:  Chanel anything.  And white.

Everything about a Chanel handbag exudes classic elegance and sophistication.

Especially the $2000 price tag!

Daily Covet: Havaianas x 2

I need flip flops.

Never did I think I’d utter those words.  Or need to utter those words anyway.

I love these gold-ish Havaianas FIT with the cute back-strap, and have wanted them all spring and summer.  I have just never gone looking for them.

So I went to Havaianas.com last night to see if they were there.

And they were!  But so were these little beauties…. the Origine Ballerina Espadrille.  Leave it to me, to go in wanting one thing…. and leave with two…or three….or four.

Daily Covet: Meredith Wendell Curved Tote

I love totes.  I’d rather carry a tote during the summer than almost any other bag.  They are ideal for stashing flip flops when you want to start out wearing high, wedge sandals.  Store sunscreen, snacks and drink pouches for the kids.  Or toss in your cardigan for all the places that are highly air conditioned on a hot, summer day.

This Meredith Wendell Curved Tote is perfect for the “tote of the day” job.  Of course, it’s in my favorite color, and the “braided” in handles are a cool, contrasting navy.  Interior pockets, with and without zips, let you stow those smaller objects, which tend to get lost in oversized bags.  And the flat bottom means you can set them upright without everything dumping out.

This cute bag also comes in gray with salmon-colored handles and an apple green (a close 2nd favorite!) with honey-colored, natural leather handles.

Daily Covet: Tote your favorite city

Tote your favorite city… and don’t get lost in it either, for that matter, when you carry this earth-friendly map tote from well, maptote on myhabit.com.

At 14″ x 15.5″, these are roomy enough for the beach, the farmer’s market or just to and from work.  Of course my fave is the Paris one, but there are other ones too, like the weekend getaway trio with Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and the Hamptons on them.

I love them so much that I want them all.  One for $22 or three for $30.  You do the math.