Repost: Happy 125th Birthday Eiffel Tower!

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!

Amy

 

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Daily Covet: In My Clutches

Hello friends!

I have much catching up to do.

I’ve been shopping far more than I’ve been writing, so it’s high time I share.  Don’t you think?

Anyway, I was on the hunt for something.  I can’t even remember what, but came across an entire page of truly delicious clutches at The Outnet.  At first, I was going to post the one I liked best.  But there were so many, I couldn’t decide.

So here’s a gaggle of the gorgeousness I found yesterday.  And yes, I do realize half of them are pink… what can I say?  I’m a girly-girl.

Enjoy!

ANYA HINDMARCH Twinkle glitter-finished leather clutch, theoutnet.com $246

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Twinkle glitter-finished leather clutch, theoutnet.com $246

STELLA MCCARTNEY Alice neon resin box clutch, theoutnet.com  $795

STELLA MCCARTNEY
Alice neon resin box clutch, theoutnet.com $795

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Mini Loubi Lula animal-print silk frame clutch, theoutnet.com $492

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Mini Loubi Lula animal-print silk frame clutch, theoutnet.com $492

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN De Manta brocade clutch, theoutnet.com $678

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De Manta brocade clutch, theoutnet.com $678

  Anya HindmarchValorie glitter-finished leather clutch Anya HindmarchValorie glitter-finished leather clutchoutfit Anya HindmarchValorie glitter-finished leather clutchfront Anya HindmarchValorie glitter-finished leather clutchback  Anya HindmarchValorie glitter-finished leather clutchclose up Anya HindmarchValorie glitter-finished leather clutch You may also like... More by this designer... Adele checked-weave PVC and leather clutch Diane von Furstenberg Adele checked-weave PVC and leather clutch Tonda sequined clutch Diane von Furstenberg Tonda sequined clutch Tonda printed basketweave cotton clutch Diane von Furstenberg Tonda printed basketweave cotton clutch ANYA HINDMARCH Valorie glitter-finished leather clutch Original price, theoutnet.com $220

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Valorie glitter-finished leather clutch, theoutnet.com $220

JIMMY CHOO Mini Tube mirrored-leather clutch, theoutnet.com $490

JIMMY CHOO
Mini Tube mirrored-leather clutch, theoutnet.com $490

Daily Covet: iPhone 5 Purse

I may have been out of the fashion loop for some time, but is this as exciting to you as it is to me?

I happened upon an iPhone 5 purse that is so cute and cool — best of all you know your phone will fit in it.  Well, that is, if you have actually upgraded your phone to the iPhone 5.  (I have not, sadly.)

With that said, there are new iPhone 5 models out ( iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S), which is all the more reason to upgrade for great accessories, right?

Check out the inside of this little purse.  The perfect perch for your iPhone 5 and a little pocket for your ID, credit cards and money.  “There’s not enough room for your lipstick,” you say?  An excuse to go out and find that 12-hour red lipstick that means no re-application necessary!

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Daily Covet: Givenchy Nightengale Satchel

This post will be short and sweet because I’ve gotta get someone off to school and two others to the pool for one of the last waning days of summer.

But that doesn’t mean I was going to skip posting this UH-MAZING Givenchy Nightengale Satchel.  I have to say that I’ve got nothing but love for this bag.  And why wouldn’t I when it’s oh so close to my annual handbag budget… NOT.  But that’s what LBS.com is for, right?

So take a long, hard look at what I wish I was going to be carrying this fall.  I also wish I was going to be wearing something without spit-up on it this fall, but that’s probably not going to happen either.

A girl can dream.

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What to Wear Postpartum

Bloggy friends, sorry for the hiatus in LBS.com blogging.  This post about my desire to stop having to wear clothing with panels should explain why my inspiration for daily shopping has waned.  Read more at Momaha.com today for tips on dressing a postpartum figure!

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My paying gig: What I wore

I’ve been so bad at this “what I wore” segment – usually because there is no one around to take my picture when I’m rushing out of the house to my next destination.Momaha mug

However, I did rustle up most of the items I’ve been wearing lately –  and a few “similar” items I’ve found online.

Read more here.

Daily Covet: Gucci Patent Shoulder Bag

Yes.  Another handbag.

I hope you took me seriously when I said that this blog was going to be heavy on the shoes and handbags for a while. They are a pregnant girl’s best friends after all.

It’s so nice when you’re as big as a house and it all still fits.

Today, it’s this Gucci Patent Shoulder Bag with a top handle.  If you’ve been reading this blog for some time, you may have gathered that I have a “thing” for patent leather.  And this structured bag is no exception.

This little Gucci bag-that-could isn’t too big, and isn’t too small.  It gives me a little bit of a Breakfast-at-Tiffany’s-pillbox-hat feeling, but is still a totally modern bag with it’s slight hobo-style silhouette.  And you can hike it up on your shoulder while on a spree for more shoes and accessories than one could ever wear during a single pregnancy!

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Daily Covet: Burberry Berkeley Crossbody Bag

A crossbody bag, the perfect accessory for spring.

While I love big handbags, I’m really not one for filling them up.

That’s why this Burberry Berkeley Crossbody Bag is perfect for a girl like me.  If I were to be honest, I regularly carry my wallet, lip gloss and my phone.  While I may have other stuff in my bag, it’s not stuff I use often.

I can totally see this bag being the perfect size for a concert, the Summer Arts Fair, date night or dinner with my girlfriends.

Pair it with an eyelet sundress or white jeans and a flowy top, and it’s the perfect carry-most!

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Daily Covet: J.Crew Hummingbird Florals

I received J.Crew’s stylebook catalog today, and got a better glimpse of a print that has been catching my eye in ads for the past several weeks.

The J.Crew Hummingbird Floral print, which is part of their “Collection” line (read $$$), has absolutely stolen my heart.  I love the pale blue background.  I love the pops of red, black, white and bits of pale pink, green and purple against the rich silk/cotton blend fabrics.

And the Hummingbird Floral-print Etta pump with glitter heels are an absolute stunning combination that will be hard to go without.  But then again, that little minaudière would be a treasured piece for many years to come!

In fact, I want virtually every piece in the collection.  But at J.Crew’s inflated “Collection” prices, I may have to just choose one!

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Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl XLVII:  Which will you wear?   Er… root for?

New Orleans will host this year’s Super Bowl.  My family and I will spend our time watching at some friends’ house.  And by “watching,” I mean “eating” our way through four quarters of football.

I do love football, but I have to say I’m more excited about the party and wearing team colors!

I was raised on the San Francisco 49′ers and my husband and I lived in the Bay Area for five years… so it’s only natural that we would be rooting for maroon and gold.

On the flip side, I adore the Ravens colors and have far more in my wardrobe to cheer them on.  Is that reason enough to change teams?

Neh.

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