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Totally Coveted: Peep Show, Perfume & The Perfect LBD

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This is Totally Coveted, our new whenever series documenting all the super ridiculous crap we want but (probably, most certainly) are too sensible to buy. Hey, a girl can dream — about $1,200 shoes — can’t she? Take a peek at what we’re coveting, and then tell us what you’re lusting after in the comments!

1. Ray-Ban Blue Sunglasses, $150

Winona: I don’t remember which fashion magazine I was reading that had a little blurb about dark blue sunglasses being an awesome alternative to black, but I instantly fell in love with the idea (even though the way they said it was really annoying — something like, “Navy blue sunnies = SUPER FRESH FOR FALL!”). Whatever, now I’m obsessed with adding a dark blue pair to my sunglasses collection, and this shape is perfect.
2. “Peep Show,” 7-Disc Series, $57.76

Rachel: If you have yet to watch so much as a single episode of “Peep Show,” stop what you are doing right now. Seriously, whatever it is, just drop it, and get thyself to the nearest Netflix.com. (Or YouTube, if you’re weird.) The long-running sitcom stars British comedic duo David Mitchell and Robert Webb as the uptight, neurotic Mark Corrigan and his unlikely best friend and roommate, Jeremy “Jez” Usbourne, a funemployed “musician,” and everything about it is perfect. I mean, that’s all I can really say. All eight seasons are available for streaming on Netflix, but what if I find myself in a jungle or on an aeroplane sans WiFi and simply must watch “Peep Show” then and there? Well, that’s what DVDs are for! Or so I’ve heard.

3. The Reformation Ophelia Dress, $198

Rachel: Reformation dresses are the bicoastal calling card of hot girls nationwide and beyond. It’s fair to say I am but an alright-looking plebe, but this pesky fact hardly exempts me from lusting after the brand’s menage of gauzy, loose-fitting frocks. (In fact, I am of the mind that they could turn even the most average girl into a smokin’ city goddess, but this is not proven.) I’m in love with all of their offerings, from floor-grazing gowns to strappy minis, but with autumn on the horizon I think this black open-back shift is just the ultimate. The round neckline is ultra-flattering, and the long sheer bell sleeves would even see me through the remainder of the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. And come October? There’s nothing more to it than just tossing on some black tights and heeled boots. Easy!

4. Rag & Bone Newbury Booties, $495

Julie: I can’t wait to get back to colder weather, not because I’m some kind of masochist or something, but because winter fashion is just better. Case in point, these Rag & Bone booties I’m currently sweating. They’re a classic shape, they go with everything, and they are so, so, so comfy, which is highly necessary when you’re out on the streets battling cool fall weather.

5. Le Couvent Des Minimes Botanical Perfume, $49

Julie: When I first picked up this bottle of Le Couvent Des Minimes perfume, I couldn’t get the top off. It sat on my shelf for about a week before I finally did the grossest thing: I used my molars to chomp down and twist the cap off. I had to! The description on the packaging said that the scent had notes of grapefruit, lemon and blood orange. Those are some of my favorite smells! It was way worth it, too: Le Couvent’s spritz is light and airy, citrus-y but not overly sweet. In a word, it’s perfection. Even with bite marks in the cap.

6. Frye Studded Cowboy Boots, $648

Winona: Nashville is one of the only places on earth where sparkly, garish cowboy boots are not just tolerated, but encouraged and celebrated. I feel like I owe it to my city to get a pair. These $650 studded star specimens by Frye would pair perfectly with super short denim cutoffs and my sad attempts at line dancing to “Chattahoochee” after having one too many Country Cosmos.
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