After four seriously stressful days of trying to renew my LBS.com domain, I have finally succeeded. If you missed Happy 125th Birthday Eiffel Tower! this week, it’s now available, and I promise to get some more good posts up as soon as possible!
Happy Friday (or Saturday for you far away bloggy friends!) and thanks, as always, for reading LittleBlackSweats!
Today is the 125th birthday of the iconic Eiffel Tower.
In honor of this day and my absolute favorite landmark in the entire world, I have put together a fabulous mashup of Eiffel-inspired items using Polyvore.com.
From skirts to earrings and candles to tables, you can find virtually anything with this international landmark on it. Shop them here!
And just in case you plan to play Trivial Pursuit soon (do people still play this?), here’s a bit of a history lesson:
The Eiffel Tower, or La Tour Eiffel in French, is an iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris. Named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, the Eiffel Tower was erected in 1889 as the entrance arch to the 1889 World’s Fair.
It was initially criticized by some of France’s leading artists and intellectuals for its design, but has become both a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world.
The tower is the tallest structure in Paris and the most-visited paid monument in the world; 6.98 million people ascended it in 2011. The tower received its 250 millionth visitor in 2010.
Spring hasn’t officially sprung quite yet. And usually here in Middle America, it takes a little longer than other parts of the country to finally come around.
That hasn’t stopped me from shopping for sandals though. In my online search for the perfect shoe, I found these positively perfect rosegold sandals from Ted Baker. I’ll bet the block heel makes them super comfy. The metallic leather makes them dress-up worthy. The metal plate and other more practical hardware in the same rosegold color make them unique and dare I say, a little bit edgy.
Thanks to J.Crew, we can now wear even the specialist of occasion shoes with destroyed jeans, so I know I’m not out on a limb when I say that these sandals could take a girl a lot of places.
Okay it’s almost here! As your fellow fashionista always on the hunt for a great shoe, I thought I’d give you a 48 hour warning, HA!
The collaboration, SJP Shoes, between Sarah Jessica Parker and Manolo Blahnik CEO George Malkemus includes 25 different shoes, a few handbags and one trench coat. All the shoes are crafted by shoe artisans in Italy and range from $194-$495. The collection will be available exclusively at Nordstrom Friday February 28! Mark your calendar!
You know I love dresses. Cotton dresses. Little black dresses. Formal dresses and sundresses too.
And now I’m loving this little red dress from Kate Spade. It’s a perfectly shaped red shift with great lines, semi-cap sleeves and the best. color. EVER. Maraschino, if you must know.
I’m a major fan of Kate Spade and her new Paris-inspired line has me wanting more. And more. Dress this little frock up with animal print pumps or slip into gold sandals. And wear it virtually anywhere.
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!
Pea coats, shawl-collared dress coats, ski jackets, leather moto jackets and more.
But I have yet to add a toggle coat to my list.
And this Burberry coat is the perfect coat in that category. Black with the Burberry Brit check (brown), which means it’s a total staple. It’s long enough to wear with a short skirt or dress, but short enough to be a casual coat.
And since this SAHM rarely has to be anywhere dressed up – it’s an everyday dream coat for me!