I'm in ATL, feasting on a delicious Chick Fil A chicken sandwich (with some sweet tea to wash it down). I love the South! Sweet tea just makes me feel...like home.
Anyway, I know you're all looking forward to mail bombs.
I have a bit of time for just a few... Let's get to it!
First up reader Marlo says, "I just love Rihanna's outfit in this pic...." "... Lately she has really been doing her thing. How can I copy this look?"
Hey! Rihanna's casual shopping look shouldn't be hard to replicate.
First, you'll need a hot leather motorcycle jacket. If you're feeling ballerific, this $656 S.W.O.R.D Volterra Jacket fits the bill...
...if that's too expensive, this Bagatelle motorcycle jacket will work as well....
...get it for $185 at www.neimanmarcus.com.
Throw on any graphic t-shirt...
Top Row: Daisy Duck Tee, $28, www.urbanout.com; Harlow Drape Top Tee, $110, shopbop.com
Bottom Row: Made U Look Tee, $38, www.bluefly.com; Women's Insect Graphic Tee, $16.50, www.oldnavy.com.
Then slip on some of the season's newest trend: leather tights.
You can go with this $780 pair by Rag & Bone, advertised in the NYTimes...
But if you can't afford actual leather, go with a pair of latex tights like this $113 pair by Kova & T...
Put on some patent leather flat boots:
Top Row: Aquatalia by Marvin K. Wasabi 2, $239, Zappos.com
Kate Spade 'Aziza' Patent Boots, $380, www.bloomingdales.com.
Bottom Row: Delman "Kimana" Tall Patent Leather Boot, $495, www.bloomingdales.com; Nine West Darkside Boots, $193, Zappos.com
And don't forget the hat! Try this $275 Chunky Knit Beenie by Burbery Prorsum:
...or get the same look with this more reasonable Cashmere Button Tab Beanie...
...for $49.50 at www.bananarepublic.com.
Next, reader Stephanie says, "I wanted to know where I can find boots like the ones D. Woods is wearing..."
"...They are really cute and I need new boots for the winter!"
Hey, no problem! I think that these Dolce Vita Allure Cuffed High Heel Boots could work...
....Get 'em for $225 at shopbop.com
Boots are a popular topic! Reader Melissa says, "I've been looking all around town for a pair of knee high flat boots but have returned empty handed. I recently saw this photo of Lindsay Lohan wearing exactly what I am looking for..."
"...Any tips or hints about where I could find an identical pair??"
Hey Melissa! You can find over the knee boots in any range of prices:
Want to splurge? Go with this $595 of pair Delman Kamira Leather Over the Knee Boots...
Too much? These Vivianna Boots fit the bill...
...they're a more affordable $225 at www.guess.com.
Next, reader Alfrieda says, "Lately a lot of women celebs have been upping their shoe game by wearing heels that have a splash of color on the heel. I have seen them on Tracy Ellis Ross, Nia Long, Gabrielle Union and others - I have been all on the internet trying to find out who manufactures them.
Would you happen to know where I can find them?"
Hey Alfrieda! Hmm...Christian Louboutin shoes are known for having a red sole. Check out the left hand topics and go under 'Christian Louboutin'...I talk about them allll the time on the blog. In case you're *not* talking about Louboutins and are instead talking about a style of shoe, I found that these Nine West Gaffer shoes have an alluring splash of color. You can get them with a Fuchsia heel...
...for $83 at Zappos.com
Lastly, Charlé from Chicago says, "I've been on a perpetual quest for an extraordinary WARM coat (I Live in Chicago, brrr!). Could you help me find one for under $200? Is that possible? I'd like to up the glamour factor without being on the exorbitant side..."
Hey Charlé! Finding a chic, warm coat under $200 is a challenge, but not impossible!
If you want a warm wool coat, try the following options:
Top Row: London Fog Long Wool Trench Coat, $188, www.nordstrom.com; Kenneth Cole Reaction Rose wool double breasted tab coat, $168, www.bluefly.com.
Bottom Row: Guess? Alexandria Belted Wool Coat, $168, www.nordstrom.com; DKNY Sable wool melton wide collar coat, $195, www.bluefly.com.
If you want a super warm down, you can find plenty of under $200 options anywhere:
Top Row: Down Coat with Pillow Collar, $165, www.bloomingdales.com; Jones New York Down Quilt Coat, $112, www.nordstrom.com.
Bottom Row: Laundry by Shelli Segal Matte Satin Jacket, $168, www.nordstrom.com ;Nine West Puffer Coat, $90, www.ninewest.com.
Good luck braving the winter!
I'm gonna get back to enjoying the heat and humidity of GA.
PS Keep tuning in for mail bombs; I'm not short on answers, just on time! I'll get to ya...