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: 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: Missoni Umbrellas

What better way to welcome fall showers than with an iconic Missoni-print umbrella.

Missoni’s Tiffany compact umbrella has the exact print that comes to mind whenever I think Missoni.

It’s vivid.  It’s chic.  And it matches everything!

Missoni’s umbrella goes from a compact 11″ to a 42″ arc with an auto open and close button too.

Stylish and easy — rarely do you come by that combination!

Daily Covet: Prada Round-Framed Sunglasses

Prada has always been the epitome of cool, classic and elegant.

These Prada sunglasses are no exception with their retro-feel lenses and sophisticated black frames.

Sadly, the lense shape of these sunglasses aren’t the most flattering on my face.  But I adore the swirly design at the temples.  If you ask me, they are a work of art too!

What do you think?  Too cool or too bad?

Back to School

I’m sending my first born to school in 6 days.
He’s excited.  I get knots in my stomach just thinking about it.
He’s ready, but I can’t believe he’s going to be gone all day, every day.  He’s been with me for almost 6 years… my buddy. my associate.  my Tomas the Train enthusiast.  my personal shopper.  my lunch date. my baby.
So, in honor of my little guy’s first day of school, I’ve put together a fun collection of “Back to School” items that any girl could show off — in class or otherwise!

Daily Covet: Kate Spade iPhone Cover

iPhone covers… like I need another one.

But when this Kate Spade Garance Girl iPhone cover showed up in my twitter feed, with a little message about how it reminded my faraway friend of me… I suddenly felt my iPhone needed a new outfit toute suite!

Now, to disclaim… I do own a similar red coat, ankle strap heels and up until recently, a short blonde bob.  However, my legs, nor my neck, are that long.

But bless my dear friend for thinking ’bout me, in the first place!

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Daily Covet: Personalized & Preppy Outdoor Entertaining

I love outdoor entertaining.  And it just so happens that our outdoor space happens to be the most perfect part of our living space.

Our red market umbrella and red Adirondack chairs, along with grass green iron table and dining chairs, pop against a bricked-in patio and plenty of normally lush landscaping.  Fun dishes, and of course table linens, are also imperative for great outdoor fêtes.

I decided to look for outdoor dining pieces on BoatmanGeller.com, and I couldn’t help bug oggle a few all of them!

But if you love anything personalized, check out the most amazing selection of fun prints.  The selection of stationary, melamine, desk accessories, phone accessories and more are in all in one place.

Take a gander at these scrumptious pieces and patterns…

Aaaannnd, a dear friend of mine runs a booming business called Mommy Wisdom, where you can order some of Boatman Geller’s cutest products!

Daily Covet: Women’s Laptop Bags

Hi y’all.  Sorry for the hiatus.  I’ve been a busy girl celebrating my birthday for most of the last week (as I tend to do every year)!

First, thanks to my wonderful family and all my girlfriends, who made my birthday so special this year.  Since “39″ is the last birthday I’ll admit to, it was great to make the most of it.

But now it’s time to get back to work (and back to my diet!), and that means I’m in the market for a new laptop bag.  I have a pretty simple black, quilted bag now, but the strap broke.  I’ve been carrying it around like a large and particularly cumbersome notebook.

So a new laptop bag is what I’m coveting today.

I’ve been scouring the Internet for possibilities, and have found some super cute options in all price ranges.  True to form, my favorite is the most expensive.

[1] Chloe Dao Lotus Brief [2] Three Circles Blue Messenger  [3] Kate Spade Nylon Striped Chad  

[4] McKlein USA Oak Grove [5] Jenny Chan Dots [6] Kate Spade Black Nylon Calista

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!

Sabine Piano Key Necklace

This Sabine necklace in gold tone and cream is so fun, who wouldn’t want to tickle the ivories… er enamel?

A necklace like this is a major statement piece under a slim cut black jacket and silk tank.  Or don it with a plain, white tee and a pair of skinny jeans to change your look from “grocery shop” to “man hunt” in an instant.

And at $24, it’s so affordable, you can buy an extra one for your bestie!