Looking back at my archives, I realized that it's been over 4 months since I last posted a Most Coveted list. Time to rectify that situation! Here are 5 things I'm loving or lusting after right now.
1. T3 mini flat iron ($119). A fear of burning myself and damaging my hair conspired to keep me straightening iron-free--until now, that is. I received a Sephora gift card from my brother for Christmas and decided to put that towards the T3 mini flat iron, and since then I haven't looked back. The ceramic plates and multiple heat settings allow me to straighten my shoulder-length hair with ease. I also love the small size of this iron and how it gives me perfect control when straightening my bangs and the layers around my face. Another plus: it'll travel well the next time I go on a trip!
2. NARS concealer in 'Custard' ($22). Forget the fancy brush-tipped concealer pens or palettes with multiple hues of concealer to mix and match--I like my concealer in stick form for easy touch-ups and hurried morning applications. The NARS concealer is like a more luxe, blendable, and lightweight version of the Physicians Formula Gentle Cover Concealer Stick I've been using. Despite its light texture, its coverage and long-lasting wear are tops, and a little goes a long way toward disguising my undereye circles.
3. Re-soled shoes. I'm a firm believer in taking care of investment items and boots definitely qualify as such. Recently I brought two pairs of boots to the cobbler for re-soling. $30 and a couple days later, I had the giddy thrill of picking up my boots and once again wearing them with everything I own. Because I'd put off re-soling them for so long, I felt like I had two pairs of new shoes. If you have beloved shoes that need a little TLC, I highly recommend a trip to the cobbler!
4. Tomatoes. Two winters ago I went through a phase where I became obsessed with tomatoes. Hothouse tomatoes sliced into wedges and topped with crumbled feta were all I wanted to eat as a snack. Well, my old obsession has returned. This time around I've been adding a splash of olive oil and lots of coarse black pepper as well. There's something so fresh and summery about this snack that whenever I eat it I feel as though I'm combatting my winter blues with tomato-y goodness.
5. CiCi 'Alyssia' sweater dress ($69). I've been coveting this dress from designer Jenny Yen's CiCi line since the fall/winter 2009 collection hit the Two of Hearts Boutique. This sleeveless sweater dress with an argyle cowl neck and slight bubble hem defies the age-old fashion rule that brown and black don't mix. Just look at how well they co-mingle in one piece! It's the perfect throw-on-and-go cold weather sweater dress, particularly when paired with leggings or tights and cozy leather boots.