Daily Covet: Letarte Cotton Coverup

Hi friends!

You’re probably wondering if I gave up on LBS.com or what.  Truth is, I took on a lot of freelance writing work recently and am also winding up the school year with my two boys…

This has meant less time shopping for me and a little less to covet.

But fear not, I do have a long list of covets as I head into the end of this pregnancy.  While I’m coveting virtually everything non-maternity, one item I’d love to add to my summer wardrobe is a swim coverup that will “cover” me through the summer.

This Letarte scalloped drawstring cotton tunic is so feminine and so light and so airy, I can imagine wearing it to and from the pool on the hottest of days — now that we are experiencing some 80+ degree weather!

And trust me when I say I’ve got plenty to cover up these days!!  (Are we there yet, baby?)

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Daily Covet: J.Crew Bikini

Bikinis?

My family is tossing around ideas about what to do for Spring Break.

My son asked if we could go on a Disney cruise, and followed that up with a trip to Mexico.

While I don’t see our expectant-baby budget taking us on an exotic excursion, we are trying to find someplace warm and inviting stateside.

This means I’ll be on the hunt for warm-weather clothes that will be pool (or beach) ready by March!

I found this J.Crew bikini today.  And while I’m not super thrilled about my baby bump in a bikini, a beige baby bump is better than a white one once summer rolls around, right?!

Plus, this bikini from J.Crew has a fabulous print in two of my fave colors… blue and more blue!

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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!

Daily Covet: Havaianas x 2

I need flip flops.

Never did I think I’d utter those words.  Or need to utter those words anyway.

I love these gold-ish Havaianas FIT with the cute back-strap, and have wanted them all spring and summer.  I have just never gone looking for them.

So I went to Havaianas.com last night to see if they were there.

And they were!  But so were these little beauties…. the Origine Ballerina Espadrille.  Leave it to me, to go in wanting one thing…. and leave with two…or three….or four.

Daily Covet: Meredith Wendell Curved Tote

I love totes.  I’d rather carry a tote during the summer than almost any other bag.  They are ideal for stashing flip flops when you want to start out wearing high, wedge sandals.  Store sunscreen, snacks and drink pouches for the kids.  Or toss in your cardigan for all the places that are highly air conditioned on a hot, summer day.

This Meredith Wendell Curved Tote is perfect for the “tote of the day” job.  Of course, it’s in my favorite color, and the “braided” in handles are a cool, contrasting navy.  Interior pockets, with and without zips, let you stow those smaller objects, which tend to get lost in oversized bags.  And the flat bottom means you can set them upright without everything dumping out.

This cute bag also comes in gray with salmon-colored handles and an apple green (a close 2nd favorite!) with honey-colored, natural leather handles.

Daily Covet: Tote your favorite city

Tote your favorite city… and don’t get lost in it either, for that matter, when you carry this earth-friendly map tote from well, maptote on myhabit.com.

At 14″ x 15.5″, these are roomy enough for the beach, the farmer’s market or just to and from work.  Of course my fave is the Paris one, but there are other ones too, like the weekend getaway trio with Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and the Hamptons on them.

I love them so much that I want them all.  One for $22 or three for $30.  You do the math.

Daily Covet: Magnesite-stone cuff

I’m going through all the email that came in today while I was golfing, and that includes all my retail updates that show up several times per day.

Lastcall.com sent me their usual sale, 30% off already on sale prices, and I instantly fell in love with this turquoise and gold cuff.  I’m picturing it with a white linen tunic and gold sandals.  It just makes me think of summer, and summer is well on its way by now!

Happy Saturday evening bloggy friends!

Lomellina® Swimwear – too pretty to get wet?

This J.Crew Lomellina® one-shoulder maillot has me in love with the idea of wearing a swimsuit – not an easy feat.

The Lomellina® technical fabric is sourced from one of Italy’s top mills, and is as flattering as it is comfortable.

The criss-cross draping of this one-piece suit is also very figure flattering and the two-way stretch gives you a little extra assistance in the “holding in” department too.

At first glance, I thought this bathing suit would leave awful tan lines and then considered that I change up my bathing suits often for precisely that reason.  The thick one-shoulder style is not only sophisticated, but would be perfect for keeping it in place while I was wading, chasing and swimming with my kids in the pool this summer.

And the “red chili” color?  To. Die. For.  Especially for a blonde like me!

The all-occasion flip-flop from Tory Burch

I wear flip flops all summer, with everything from dresses to jeans to shorts.  My current flip flops are looking pretty ratty, and so it’s time to replace.  

I realize these are pretty pricey flip-flops, but look at the comfy padded footbeds and the cute, gold logo.  I can totally picture these with khaki shorts or an LBD (little black dress) and straw tote.  

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Daily Covet: Key West on a gold chain

This dainty little necklace from julie collection has all the perfect features to make this a daily-wear-worthy pendant.

I love the almost brushed-looking 24 karat plated ball chain.  Bezel-set chalcedony gem (turquoise, my favorite!)  And multiple charms on a long 22″ chain, which look great with maxi dresses, fluid blouses in sorbet colors, or to dress up an otherwise simple white cotton shirt and khaki shorts.

Great news too!  You can get it today for 1/2 off by entering “luckydaily3″ at checkout.