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Friday, October 19, 2007

Mail Bombs!

Happy Friday!
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...


Yellow...

or blue...

...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.
Smootches!
PS Keep tuning in for mail bombs; I'm not short on answers, just on time! I'll get to ya...

6 comments:

Busy Bee said...

Great!mail Bomb, I love those ninewest finds.

Mikele said...

For the chica that was looking for the designer who puts color on the sole of their shoe? Could she be talking about Louboutin?

Anonymous said...

love sweet tea. lipton with real sugar, the way to go.

Anonymous said...

Okay? And I don't know anyone who doesn't like Chick-fil-a.

That model is not selling them leather "tights." Those are more like "looses" on her legs.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, not feeling leather tights...

Charlé said...

Thanks so much for showing me the light on Winter coats. I'll be able to bear the frost and look hot thanks to you!