"I'm so real, so soft to touch/ My love my kiss so sweet, glorious/ The look on your face/ Anyone can see/No one does it like me."--Kelly Rowland, 'Can't Nobody.'
So I'm going to make celebrity 'style file' a regular post every week...and this week, my Style File pick is cute Kelly Rowland.
Though she (and everyone else in D's Child) has always played second fiddle to the mighty Beyonce, Kelly has come to the forefront as a fashionista with a wardrobe that's chic, understated, and sophisticated. Let's take a look:
Kelly looks great in everything from casual t's, jeans, and shades...
To divalicious pencil skirts and pants suits.
She keeps it simple when she goes out...
...adding great accessories like belts, metallic clutches, and jewelry to slinky black pieces.
While she doesn't depart far from a black, white, or neutral color pallette...
..she still, at times, sauces it up with a patterned sexy top.
Want her look? Try these Fashion Bomb Certified items:
Clockwise from left: Susana Monaco Hudson Peg Dress, $124,shopbop.com
Monsac Crinkle Patent Leather Clutch, $98, www.nordstrom.com; High Waist Pencil Skirt, $78, www.bananarepublic.com; Bloomingdales One Button Jacket and Wide Legged Pants, $130-$200, www.bloomingdales.com; French Connection Brenda Waist Belt, $78, www.fcuk.com; Tricia Fix Goddess Top, $198, CoutureCandy
Extra Long Chain and Pearl Necklace, $15, www.urbn.com; Ya-Ya Swahili Beach Miller Pant, $230, shopbop.com
Center: Baby Doll Tank Top in Marine, $14.50, www.wetseal.com.
Have a good one!
PS If you're in NY, there are a ton of sample sales coming up. Check it out:
Why: Who-needs-Ambien bedding, bath towels, table linens, and more at up to 75 percent off.
When: Mar. 11-13. Sun.-Tues., 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Where: 317 W. 33rd St., b/t Eighth & Ninth Aves. (718-747-1656).
What: Lauren Merkin
Why: Clutches, were $395-$180, now $225-$90; totes, were $350, now $175.
When: Mar. 13-15. Tues.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 231 W. 29th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., ste. 201 (212-239-2459).
What: Shelly Steffee
Why: Current collection (clothing and accessories) is 65-85 percent off.
When: Mar. 9-11. Fri., 4-8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 34 Gansevoort St., b/t Ninth Ave. & Hudson St. (917-408-0408).
Why: Trench coats, dresses, shirts, skirts, and pants are $25-$200. Cash only.
When: Mar. 17 & 18. Sat. & Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 179 Orchard St., b/t Houston & Stanton Sts. (646-602-8668).
What: Lulu Guinness
Why: Deals on handbags, cosmetic cases, umbrellas, sunglasses, and more.
When: Mar. 19-21. Mon., noon-7:30 p.m.; Tues. & Wed., 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Where: 260 W. 39th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., 11th flr. (212-302-4564).
Why: Duvet sets, pillow shams, sheets, crib sets, and other home accessories, all up to 60 percent off.
When: Mar. 15-Apr. 1. Daily, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 62 Greene St., b/t Spring & Broome Sts. (212-219-9343).
What: Multidesigner Sale
Why: Swimwear, cover-ups, and beachy accessories from Vix, Lisa Curran, Havaianas, and such are $10-$95. Cash only.
When: Mar. 5-9 & 12-16. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 250 W. 39th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., ste. 510 (212-221-2349).