Friday, July 23, 2010

What I Want This Weekend, July 23rd, 2010

Here are some pretty things I've come across this week,

from some blog
or catalog
or friend
or magazine
or another;
or just from my own browsing&shopping&surfing,

that I need to convince My Prince to dole out the cash for...

I am a firm believer that you can never have too many little black dresses. This is one reason My Prince once upon a time encouraged me to add more color to my wardrobe.

(A nudge he may regret, umpteen dollars invested in Lilly Pulitzer later...)

Seriously, even after multiple closet cleanouts, I am pretty sure I still have at least eight or nine "little black dresses."

They are perfect, though -

easy to dress up or down,
generally classic
(even with the occasional "trendy" embellishments),
pretty much always appropriate,

So now that I've finally caught on that there are some fabulous frocks designed by the always elegant Jack Rogers, I am in serious lust for yet another little black dress...because I am fairly certain that in all of those I have in my closet, not a single one has bell sleeves.

& I love bell sleeves.

(My Bell by Alicia Bell shirt is one of my all-time favorites!)

Now that all of the big, fat August (& even September!) issues of magazines are arriving, touting all of their back-to-school ads, & spreads of inspiring fall closet candy*...

Floppy Hat in Khaki at Gap

...I feel the need to move toward something a little less...straw...for covering up my hair when I'm out&about at the botanical garden, or the pool.

& I'm keeping my eye on that one at the Gap to go on sale any minute now...;)

Okay, two things...

1. I know that it's just nursery school, & it's only for nine hours a week, but I am having a bit of an anxiety attack over the whole Pretty Little Bare Feet attending school thing...


2. Uh, hello, how did I go to college in Ohio & not know about this apparently great department store, Von Maur? At least from the look of their website, & the array of fab designers they carry, I should have been inside one of these at some point!

So what do #s 1&2 have to do with one another, you ask?

Ah, Pretty Little Bare Feet will need some new pretty little school clothes, right? ;)

(& that little raincoat would match her little desert horses dress!)

(all available at Von Maur)

I've had my eye on those espadrilles all darned summer...

I need to just buy them already, & wear them to death like I have done with my Sperry Top-Siders.

Lastly, I am a bit infatuated with the fall preview for See by Chloe...

(Ooo...more bell-sleeves! ;))

(all available at Neiman Marcus)

T.G.I.F.! What do YOU want this weekend?

*I just made that phrase up - & I'm trademarking it, you hear? ;)


  1. I've had my eye on a pair of shoes just like that! But, the ones I've been wanting are from Target of all places...for only 16.99! They look just like them to me:

  2. Girl, there is no such thing as too many LBD's! I am loving the Jack Rogers dress!

  3. What a cute little raincoat! I bet you have so much fun dressing up your little girl.
    I had no idea you went to school in Ohio! Was it super preppy? If so, we may have gone to the same place...

  4. What a whole lot of cuteness! I love bell sleeves too!

  5. I love the pussybow blouse! x