Friday, November 9, 2012

narciso rodriguez @ kohl's.

I don't always love high-end designer and department store collaborations. The quality can sometimes be pretty low, and the designs too basic. But I have to say I absolutely love the Narciso Rodriguez-Kohl's collaboration. There are some really wonderful pieces for work at great price points. Here are a few of my favorites:

Narciso Rodriguez for DesigNation Crop Ponte JacketNarciso Rodriguez for DesigNation Tile Georgette TopNarciso Rodriguez for DesigNation Colorblock Ponte Sheath DressNarciso Rodriguez for DesigNation Medallion Charmeuse Pants

Happy Friday!!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Last night represented the second time this country has made history. I am so proud to be an American. Back me up, Toby Keith!

I spent most of last night glued to the TV, waiting for the election results. But I have to say that the highlight of my night was seeing Michelle Obama walk out in her chic burgundy (my favorite fall color) Michael Kors number with a cute black shrug and...yes, ladies and gentlemen, a dazzling pink brooch. Everything about her look was perfect.

Now, I'm not afraid to say that I'm not as huge a fan of Michelle Obama's style as many others are. While she is one of my ultimate role models given the extent of her intelligence, dedication to issues she cares about, and success in her career (while being a mother of two beautiful girls), she's too tall to be wearing some of those big, wide dresses with huge prints. But last night took the cake. The cut of the dress suited her perfectly. The color was understated, yet festive. And her accessories were a perfect fit. Here's how you can look like Michelle at your 9 to 5 or at a festive holiday party:

michelle obama.

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Monday, November 5, 2012

rockin' collars.

Stand-out collars with a twist are a huge trend this season. I put this outfit together because I absolutely adore the sparkly collar on this top, and pairing it under an LBD creates a very fashion forward look. I also own these patterned tights from Target, and I have to say I wear them all the time. They're versatile, cozy, and a nice departure from your boring old black tights while, at the same time, subtle enough for work. Enjoy!


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Friday, November 2, 2012

the driving shoe.

I went to an awesome discussion on innovation in the fashion industry at American University yesterday. We got into a great conversation on how sometimes imitation can spark innovation. For example, the driving shoe was invented by Diego Della Valle who happened to be chatting with Enzo Ferrari (yes, that Ferrari) who was complaining that the soles of his shoes would wear out too quickly on the flooring of his car. So, Della Valle took your regular men's flat shoe and went out and created the driving shoe with a "Gommino" sole made of rubber pebbles that lined the bottom. It was mostly created for the 1%'ers in the 80's but is now uber popular and can be found at any price point in most department stores. Here's an outfit for work highlighting a woman's driving shoe:

driving shoe

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