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: Kate Spade Salt & Pepper Set

HOW CUTE ARE THESE SALT AND PEPPER SHAKERS?!  (And how about two posts in a row this week?)  But how cute are these really?

Yes, I’m totally screaming that!  I’m so in love with navy and gold right now and the fun geometric prints on these Kate Spade shakers are T.D.F (to die for!)

Kate’s Fairmount Park Dot & Stripe Salt and Pepper Shakers marry preppy, deco and pop artsy seamlessly.  They would really complement the chicest penthouse dining table and the most eclectic studio with a table for two perfectly.

It almost makes me want to rethink my dining room colors to incorporate these into my table decor.  Hmmm….

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Daily Covet: Ted Baker Lissome Sandal

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.

Let’s just hope that girl is me!

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Daily Covet: Little Red Dress

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.

This dress is the cherry on top!

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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: Burberry Duffle Coat

I’ve had all kinds of coats.

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!

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Daily Covet: Chunky Cat Eye Sunglasses

So I was digging up pictures of hot Hollywood short-hair dos when I ran across this picture of Charlize Theron in the most fabulous sunglasses EVER!

Nevermind that I have a girl crush on this flawless woman, who happens to also have great style.  Seriously, who can make a gray scarf look that good?  But I digress…

I searched high and low for the maker of these sunglasses and then asked my super, search-happy friend to do the same.  Of course, it took her 3.2 seconds to find them.

Linda Farrow Chunky Cat Eye Glasses.  I’ve found them.  Now to buy them.

What?  They are $625?!

Soooo, onto the “Daily Covet” they go… sigh.

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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

ANYA HINDMARCH
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: Rag and Bone Black Boots

After dresses and coats, boots are by far my favorite item(s) to shop for.

Years ago, I bought some gorgeous black ankle boots that are almost identical, but had the square toe up top.  I’ve never been able to part with them even though that toe is quite out of style…

However, this ultra cool pair of Rag and Bone Driscoll black boots are TO.DIE.FOR.  They are sleek, but have a hint of “biker girl” to them.  They are so similar to my old ones, but with an updated rounded toe and a cool ankle strap with stud closure.

If I were to drop almost $600 on a new pair of boots this fall, these would be the ones!

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