Daily Covet: Sexy animal prints skirts…Meeeeoooowwww!

Animal prints plus sexy pencil skirts.  What better combination.

Throw a pencil skirt on with a fitted denim shirt or a cashmere twinset, and you’ve got sophistication all wrapped up.

It’s no secret that I adore virtually anything J.Crew, and this “Safari Cat” No. 2 pencil skirt is no exception.

And score… it’s 30% off today!

Daily Covet: Short on shorts

I need shorts.  It’s been hot here and my season of shorts, skirts and sundresses has commenced.

In a quick pick through my summer wardrobe, currently housed in roughneck tubs in my basement, there was a stunning lack of shorts.  And while shorts aren’t my favorite summer items, they are a necessary part of almost anyone’s summer wardrobe.

Since you can find shorts in any length, style and color from J. Crew this summer, it is probably my choice for a one-stop-short-shopping experience.

 

 

Narciso Rodriguez at a fraction

Gorgeous Narciso Rodriguez designs are on sale at a fraction of the cost on GILT.com today.

I love the crossover styles that can take you from winter to spring to summer by layering, or removing layers, as the case may be.

Here are a few of my faves….

Silk Draped Bias Dress, GILT.com $599

Wool faded dye-stitched sheath $699

Wool Stretch Pencil Skirt $349, Silk Wool Pique Hig- Neck Top $199, both GILT.com

Daily Covet: Wild for Spring Suits

This little RED Valentino suit is absolutely at the top of my list of covets.  The ever-present animal print, mixed with a mini and a jacket with modern flare can just about go anywhere.  The sleeves alone sold me on this one, and it’s so, so, so on sale at GILT.com today!

Daily Covet: 10 Items I wish Crewcuts made for J. Crew women

I just received a couple of catalogs from one of my favorite stores, J. Crew.  I’m sure you’ve guessed this by now, as I feature them frequently.

But one thing bums me out.  There are some really cute things in the Crewcuts catalog (children’s line for those of you not from this planet) that I would love to have in regular women’s sizes.

In fact, there are 10 things off-hand that I would kill to own (well, maybe mame) in my own size.  And they are as follows:

Girls' jaspé zip cardigan, jcrew.com $55

Girls' pep squad skirt in stripe $40

Girls' patch-pocket skort, jcrew.com $45

Girls' side-zip café capri in apple bobbing, jcrew.com $68

Girls' pretty kitty cardigan, jcrew.com $70

Girls' heathered tumble skirt, jcrew.com $44

Girls' wafer terry colorblock dress, jcrew.com $50

Girls' chino ruffle jacket, jcrew.com $70

Girls' Mila engineer-stripe ballet flats, jcrew.com $55

Girls' mini-ruffle dress in ikat, jcrew.com $72

Marni for H&M

Marni for H&M!  It’s here!!

Here’s a peak at some really cute pieces with pricing… now if we only had an H&M here!

Marni for H&M, dress $99; coat $129; belt $10

 

Marni for H&M, jacket, $99, skirt, $60, shoes, $99

 

Marni for H&M, silk dress $99

 

Marni for H&M, blouse $80

 

Marni for H&M, jacket $99

 

Marni for H&M, bracelet $20

 

Marni for H&M, men's anorak $149

 

Marni H&M, silk scarf $20

 

 

Look book from a favorite….

LesPommettes is eye candy for the fashionista.  I love visiting this site a couple times each week because they have such unique pieces, both apparel and accessories.  The jewelry is amazing, and the look book is always inspiring.

Here are a few more laid back looks for summer.  Lace, linen, stripes and girly hemlines are just a few of the fun details I look for in clothing… especially summer clothing! (All images from Lespommettes.com)

Daily Covet: Be Mine Skirt

Now that we’ve discussed what goes underneath, how about something fun that you can show off in public?

This cute J.Crew pleated heart throb skirt is just the thing.  I love how they tone it down with classic cashmere in a solid black.  But you could really pump it up with red or pink too!

Kitten heels or knee high boots are also possible, as is a red or hot pink scarf.

Advertise Valentine’s Day all day long in this versatile item, and why not all year too?

Pleated jardin skirt in heart throb, j.crew.com $128