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Darlings, if you’ve been looking for fabulous white coats similar to those worn by Scandal’s Olivia Pope, IT’S HANDLED! While I can’t offer you any deals on the gorgeous Burberry Prorsum coat she wore earlier in the season (which sells for about $2600), you can check out these options at a retailer near you:
Military: Ecru Military Coat by White House Black Market, $248
Cape: Colorblock Wool Cape by Banana Republic, $225
Trench: Michael Kors “Cassandra” Belted Trench in white at Zappos.com, $134
Shawl collar: Jessica Simpson Double-Breasted Shawl Collar Coat in off white at Von Maur, $162
Wrap: Michael Kors Belted Wrap Coat in winter white at Victoria’s Secret, $158 (originally $198)
Double-breasted: Via Spiga Double-Breasted Wool Coat in winter white at Belk, now $159.99 (originally $280)
Convertible: RACHEL Rachel Roy Wool-Blend Boucle Convertible Coat in ivory at Macy’s, now $159.99 (originally $280; sale price ends 12/2/13)
Since Kerry Washington is expecting, I hope she’ll break out something especially amazing and over-the-top to cover her bump, like this voluminous, scultptural Armani Collezioni Wool Drop Shoulder Coat in antique, $2675 at Saks.
Have you checked out the new C. Wonder located at the Summit? Here are our top picks from the chic yet whimsical emporium:
Clothing: Because we love anything monogrammed, we chose the Intarsia Initial Crewneck sweater, available in six colors ($78). It’s perfect solo or with an oxford shirt layered underneath.
Jewelry: By now you also know we love blingtastic arm candy. So choosing this Pave Dome Studded cuff ($98) was a no-brainer.
Bags: Who couldn’t use a roomy but fashionable carry-all? This lightweight Nylon Easy Tote ($78) comes in six colors, has inside pockets and can be used as a diaper bag.
Shoes: Although we love our heels, and C. Wonder has some options in leopard and accented with glitter, treat your feet to a pair of Pebbled Leather Driving Mocs ($98), great with slacks, shorts and skirts.
Accessories: Baby, it’s cold outside! Keep those hands toasty with this pair of Tres Chic Cashmere Intarsia gloves ($58). And yes, you can still use your smartphone while wearing them!
Home & Decor: Gold accessories are a huge trend, so why not dress up your serving ware with it as well? These gold ikat Mini Appetizer Plates ($48), Dessert Plates ($48), and Coasters ($38) are perfect for serving your own guests, and would make snazzy hostess gifts as well. We’ll take this matching Tea for One set ($38), too!
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C. Wonder is located at 214 Summit Boulevard, near the former Swoozy’s location.
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…this Grande Crystal Drops necklace, from J. Crew (now $139.99).
Had Mathilde Loisel – heroine of Guy de Maupassant’s classic short story The Necklace - known such affordable luxury existed, it might have literally changed her life (if you are unfamiliar with the short story, enjoy the recorded version below).
If you have champagne taste on a seltzer budget (or if you simply like well-made, unique accessories at great prices), J. Crew offers unique pieces which add fabulous touches to the simplest of ensembles without breaking the bank, and this exquisite statement necklace is very special.
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If I have to explain to you why Rihanna’s AMAs hairstyle is a haute mess, you’re reading the wrong blog. Ladies and gentlemen, never appear in public – or accept an award – in a doobie wrap, rollers or bedtime head scarf of any sort.
I don’t care how bedazzled they are.
We are in absolute love with this candy apple red lace jumpsuit Regina Hall rocked at The Best Man Holiday premiere in Hollywood. There’s something so 1970′s-glam about a jumpsuit, and they’re so easy to wear! The peekaboo lace accent, proportions and color are just right in this pick form Lorena Sarbu’s Resort 2014 collection.
Be sure to check out The Best Man Holiday as it opens in theaters nationwide tonight. I saw it earlier this week at a Power 102.1 sneak preview, and without giving away any details I’ll just say I loved it! I think it’s what The Big Chill may have meant to a previous generation.
Looking for party decor that is chic without breaking the bank? Then you should check out Minted.com’s sophisticated line of invitations and accessories. We can’t wait to throw a soirée featuring the black, white and gold ‘Glitter Everywhere’ line by Aspacia Kusulas!
Minted.com simplifies the process by providing 3 different party suites featuring all the items you need for a unique, perfect or dream get-together: bunting banners, table signs, table confetti and neutral tableware. And if you need even more inspiration, just check out their DIY blog Julep! All you need to do is provide the guests and menu!
Not in the market for party decor? Be sure to check out Minted.com’s lovely stationery!
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