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Friday, April 11, 2008

Mail Bombs

Hey!
It's Friday! Yippee! And it seems the weather is finally improving. I'm gonna go out and try to catch some sun...
Let's not delay.
First reader Fatema loved Rihanna's look recently...
She says, "I was hoping you could help me locate her hooded dress or something similar."
Rihanna's wearing this Long Terry Jacket from Armani Exchange...
...and lucky you, it's on sale for $59! Hurry up and buy!
Nina wrote in gushing over Meagan Good's look...
...she says, "Do you know where I can get the same Nike top?"
You'll have to use a bit of ingenuity. It looks like Meagan got busy with a pair of scissors on vintage Nike tops like these...

Nike Cropped Tee, $42, www.urbn.com; Nike Blazing Bundle Tee, $25, www.nike.com.
To get an off the shoulders look, you'll have to cut out the neckline. Good luck!

Dawn from Michigan was feeling Christine Tegan (John Legend's boo's) look... She says, "My birthday's coming up and I need something similar!"
I felt that this BCBG Silk Organza Strapless Dress came close...

...get it for $360 at www.macys.com.
Next a reader who calls herself "Mamita es Buena" e-mailed me the following request:
"I'M LOVING THIS CALVIN KLEIN BLACK SATIN JUMPSUIT, BUT SINCE IT WAS BACK IN 2005, I KNOW MY CHANCES OF FINDING THEM ARE SLIM TO NONE ..."
"I WAS WONDERING IF YOU KNEW OF ANYTHING SIMILAR LOOKING OUT THERE ... THANK YOU :-)"
Alright, well I did a quick search and found this Orthodox Christine Jumper...
...get it for $244 at www.revolveclothing.com.
Now for just a few wardrobe queries:
Reader Alisha says, "I am a plus sized diva going to the Bahamas this summer. I was wondering if you could help me with some fun looks for my days in the sun."
No problem!
Go with the following to get started:
Top Row: Jones New York Signature Woman Zebra Print Tunic, $75, www.macys.com; Marilyn Convertible Dress, $195, www.monifc.com; Black and White Geo Print Halter Swim Top, $48, www.torrid.com.
Bottom Row: Merona Swim Dress, $40, www.target.com; Maiya Salon Z Cybil Silk Dress, $440, www.saks.com; Black Yellow and Purple Floral Smocked Tube Dress, $68, www.torrid.com.
There are plenty of plus sized websites out there carrying very cute clothes, perfect for the Bahamian weather. For pointers, check out my Archived Posts on Plus Sized Items.
Lastly Erin says, "I recently landed my dream internship of interning for my congressman in Washington DC this summer(!!!!!) and have no idea what to wear. I'm not sure, but I know I am on a budget. Can you help me?"
Of course! And congrats!
On Capitol Hill conservative is the rule, so go for pieces in muted colors. Buy a few sheath dresses, and a skirt and pantsuit...mix and match the rest with inexpensive tops:
Top Row: Belted Sheath Dress, $79, www.anntaylorloft.com; Calvin Klein Classic Crepe Suit, $224, www.macys.com; Ben Sherman Dunnaway Dress, $100, www.urbn.com.
Bottom Row: Poplin Ruffle Blouse, $58, www.ardenb.com; Belted Pencil Skirt, $20, www.forever21.com; Bella Polka Dot Blouse, $32, www.fredflare.com.
For more tips on what to wear in work situations, check out my Work Wardrobe Posts.
Think that does it.
Smootches!
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*Also, an article about the Fashion Bomb in Howard University's Hilltop Newspaper. [The Hilltop Online]

4 comments:

Timod'Elle said...

Hello!
Sorry for my english (Im from France) what "wrote in gushing" means! :0(

Thanks for your post!!
Kiss Kiss Nina

Anonymous said...

GREAT POST TODAY! You were right on the money with the mail bombs today, Claire. I haven't seen you get this close to what the readers requested in a while . . .

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the great article in the Hilltop. I'm a proud HU and Hilltop alumnae.

Elle said...

I looove the Capitol Hill looks!