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Friday, April 25, 2008

Mail Bombs!

Happy Friday!
So you might notice something a little different...
The weather has been so amazing, I figured I'd switch colors to keep things fresh and reflect the warm season. Whaddya think?
Hopefully the new vibrancy won't distract too much from the business at hand...
Let's get started!
Kim from Orlando wrote in saying, "I was searching the web when I came across Cassie in this outfit..."
"...I fell in love!!!! I have to know where I can get this outfit or something similar."
Hey! I couldn't find Cassie's exact steeze, but you can definitely get her look! Start with the following tops:
Left to Right: Pinko Top, $169, www.yoox.com; Roberto Cavalli Underwear Tank Top, $188, www.yoox.com; Dolce & Gabbana Top, $419, www.yoox.com.
Then throw these relatively affordable pencil skirts in the mix to complete the 'fit:
Left to Right: Italian Glamour Satin Pencil Skirt, $98, www.bebe.com; Victoria Beckham Seam Detail Satin Pencil Skirt, $61.63, www.asos.com.
Next reader Darien says, "My graduation is coming up on May 9th so this Mail Bomb is definitely overdue! I wanted a simple sheath dress in a light color that will accentuate my curves but still be appropriate for a graduation. I fell in love with this dress that Mel B wore recently in Beverly Hills..."
"... If you could help me find it or something similar I would be eternally grateful."
White sheaths aren't hard to come by! Try these stunners for a spicy look:
Left to Right: Donna Rico Satin & Jacquard Sheath, $148, www.nordstrom.com; Magaschoni Collection Square Neck Sheath Dress, $320, www.saks.com; Members Only Scoop Neck Racer Back Dress, $330, www.revolveclothing.com.
Next Giselle says, "I wanted to know who designed the earrings..."
"... that Eva is wearing in this picture?"
According to this site, (thanks Jamie!) Eva is wearing a pair of earrings by designer Jenny Dayco (www.jennydayco.com). I couldn't find the pair to purchase online...if you want something that comes close, you can go with this $10 pair of Casablanca Chandelier Earrings...
...from www.fredflare.com. Can't go wrong for $10! They're cheap as chips as intern Natalie would say:)
Now for a few wardrobe queries!
Jamila from Birmingham, Alabama says, "I have a dilemma. I am attending the annual mother and daughter banquet that is sponsored by our church. My mother, sister, and I always sync colors for the occasion and this year we chose chocolate brown and turquoise. While my mother and sister have already found their outfits and can't seem to have the same luck. So, I need help finding something semi-formal that is brown or turquoise or both and also "church appropriate". I am a college student and I have a very strict budget."
You might have to spend a little, but these frocks fit your criteria:
Left to Right: Nicole Miller Printed Double V-Neck Dress, $200, www.bluefly.com; T-Bags Belted Floral Dress, $148, www.neimanmarcus.com; Carmen Marc Valco Halter Dress, $355, www.neimanmarcus.com.
Nique says, "I was wondering if you could help me find some great affordable shoes to complement this dress from French Connection..."

Cute Dress! Since your outfit has a lot going on with the bright color and embellishments, I 'd say go for very simple sandals. Silver shoes would match the beads, and bonus: you can wear metallic shoes with just about anything!
Try these:
Top Row: Mystique Silver Strappy Sandals, $125, www.shopkitson.com; Chinese Laundry Wesley Silver Sandal, $50, www.zappos.com; Synapse Silver Leather, $70, www.stevemadden.com.
Bottom Row: Stuart Weitzman Tataliz Sandals, $70, www.bluefly.com; Leather Buckle Flat Sandal, $48.42, www.asos.com; T-Strap Sandals with Twisted Thong Detail, $108, www.anntaylor.com.
Lastly, Stephanie from NYC says, "I'm looking for a watch for my man's birthday and I have no idea what to get since my preliminary searches came up with ones that were $1,000+. I'd like a quality piece he can wear out for most occasions and I'm partial to square faces but I'm flexible. Any suggestions?"
I found a lot of low priced, square faced options. Try these on your man:
Top Row: Diesel Three Hand Watch, $140, www.nordstrom.com; Fossil's Men's Square Case Bracelet, $125, www.macys.com; Invested 2Tone Watch, $125, www.guess.com.
Bottom Row: Men's Timex Chrono Square Face Watch, $90, www.target.com; Burberry Men's Square Dial Watch, $325, www.nordstrom.com; Dare to be Square, $105, www.kennethcole.com.

Funny, one of my first Mail Bombs dealt with the subject of cute watches for women. To reminisce on the old days, click here.
Smootches!

7 comments:

kiinkee said...

Love the New Colors!

314 fashionista said...

Love the new design!!

Dora said...

Where are those pink shoes on your banner from? I need some new shoes that color and I haven't been able to find any until I saw your site today!

Latoya said...

I LOVE IT!

SweetnSour said...

Hi Claire, I love the new colors...very spring/summer. Keep up the good work!

trendinista said...

The first thing I noticed was Eva the Diva's hair. L-O-V-E!

miss lola said...

I love.love.love ESTELLE's Clutch...AWesome shape and colours