Daily Covet: Chevron Wallet & No. 7 Lip Stain

This weekend, I made a public appearance at Junkstock, a cool event in Omaha that happens twice a year.  It’s where vendors bring all their cool “junk” that’s been repurposed or is waiting to be repurposed for whoever decides it’s a must have.

I had to stop in at Target to pick up an umbrella as I misplaced mine.  As I perused the accessories section, this little turquoise chevron wallet (in store) popped out at me. I actually own a black and white printed version of this wallet already and love it. It’s the perfect size for my smaller evening-time bags, I can take it out of my handbag and carry it on it’s own and it snaps shut tightly to keep all my cards, cash and identification in place. The best part is that it’s literally $12.99 – no one is more surprised than this bag snob!

Another favorite from Target is my No. 7 Sheer Temptation lip stain in “Entice.” I’m not much of a lipstick person on a day-to-day basis.  I much prefer a little stain that will keep my lips pink even after the glossiness wears off.  And it’s minimal gloss at that, so it’s really perfect to keep my pout moist even when I’m just working out or heading to the pool.

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Daily Covet: Manolo Blahnik Patent d’Orsay Shoes

The Recipe For Perfection in Footwear

1 Part Patent Leather

1 Part d’Orsay Silhouette

1 Part Favorite Gorgeous Turquoise

and

1 HUGE Part Manolo Blahnik

Combine all ingredients and you have the perfect summer shoe. Sexy sandals ideal for skinny jeans, wide leg pants or your favorite sundress. Wear them for a girls’ night out, a wedding (even your own!) or a hot date.  Must.have.these!

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Daily Covet: Collarless Coat

I adore the simple lines and no-nonsense style of this Zara collarless coat.  And what better color to welcome early spring than my favorite turquoise?  It’s the perfect weight and style for virtually any outfit…  Black ankle pants, faded jeans or a girly mini dress are all ideal under this cute topper.  And it’s so affordable under $140!

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Daily Covet: Glass Table Lamps

I am nesting.  But not in the nursery department.

I also have Spring Fever, which makes me want to liven things up around my house.

My living room has been a tough room for a long time.  It’s always felt “unfinished.”  I have finally decided to pay some attention to it.  I started with the easy part.  Pillows!

We added an adorable little chest, which we painted bright turquoise against our paler blue walls.  It’s got gold accents, which look great against our straw-colored sofa.

Now, I’m wanting to update lighting.  I want something a little more modern to juxtapose with our mostly French-style antiques.  I think after scouring site after site for lighting that is fabulous, but also affordable (really?  $700 for lamps?!), I have finally found what I’m looking for… enter Pepita glass lamps from you’ll never guess where!

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Daily Covet: MacBook Pro Case

A case for my MacBook.

My needs and wants are simple… for today, anyway.

Now that my MacBook is a couple of years old, I’m thinking that I should start protecting it… yeah right!

I just want to accessorize something in my favorite color!  At least it’s inexpensive…

Amazon.com: iPearl mCover Hard Shell Case for Model A1278 13-inch Regular display Aluminum Unibody MacBook Pro - AQUA: Computers & Accessories

Daily Covet: J. Crew in Retro Jade

J. Crew again?!

And the answer is YES! for a very good reason.

If you follow me on Pinterest or caught the post on handbags in my favorite color, you have probably picked up on the fact that I UH-DORE turquoise.    J.Crew sent me an email with their fall lookbook (Thanks J.Crew!) and says that I can even pre-order.

Of course, I had previously checked out pics from the J.Crew Fall 2012 show (see here), so I knew that I was going to be coveting half the store this season. (Is this different from any other season?)

My two favorites:  the Wool Cafe Capris in Retro Jade and the Tippie Sweater in Jade Snake Print.  J. Crew is calling it jade.  Green?

Nonetheless, both are completely drool-worthy!

Daily Covet: White tunic & my favorite blue espadrilles

I bought these turquoise espadrilles too many years ago to count.

And they are still my absolute favorites.

Nine West Satin Espadrilles [Circa 2003], similar here.

Sadly though, I NEVER wear them.  Well, I wear them rarely… like once a year.

So, today I’m on the hunt for a loose, flowy, white dress that is the perfect length to show off my summer tan and my fabulous satin espadrille wedges.

I think ShopBop’s Alice & Olivia pintuck dress topped off with the earrings my husband got me for our anniversary oughtta do it, don’t you?

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