I have been obsessed with the layered sheath dress look lately, especially after seeing this number on Madam Secretary. The only problem is that all of the work-appropriate options are well above my price range. Any chance of finding one in the $100-$250 range?
I’m pretty obsessed with this Trina Turk dress that I posted last week, so I get the appeal. I didn’t find much in the exact range you were looking for, but I did find some dresses for less.
This sleeveless sheath dress from Limited is phenomenal. If you prefer a sleeve, this Cynthia Steffe frock has you covered. But my pick–the dress so awesome and affordable that I had to buy it for myself–is from Wallis. Don’t miss it.
Thanks for posting your gift picks! I need some help finding a gift for my boyfriend’s sister. She’s 17, and I have no idea what teen girls are into anymore. Help!
With teenage girls, I think it’s important to do a little digging and see what she’s into. Barring that, when I was 17, I would’ve been happy as a clam to get a cool makeup set.
Is this the greatest makeup gift in history? Yes, it is. It contains my favorite Deborah Lippman shade (Good Girl Gone Bad), Benefit’s HD Microfinish Powder, and several other must haves. It is the ultimate stocking stuffer.
Not feeling this one? This Stila lip glaze set offers eight awesome shades. I also like Bare Minerals’ Smoky Eyes Tutorial set–perfect for holiday parties. If none of these work, check out Sephora’s wide selection of gift sets.
Do you use a straightener? If so, which one?
I do not. I prefer hair as big as a Western sky. But I do have a straightener expert on standby–Meghan from District Sparkle–and she loves the Jose Eber straightener. Also, check out her tips for curling your hair with a straightener.
I have a beautiful dress coat for work, but I need a casual coat for the weekends. I don’t want my nice coat getting any dirtier than necessary, know what I mean? Do you have some suggestions for casual coats that cost $150 or under?
Love the blog! KP
The way I see it, if it’s a casual coat that you’re after, something totally relaxed, you need either a duffle coat or a peacoat. Both are cool, casual, and perfect for the weekend.
Ellen Tracy’s take on the duffle coat has the perfect not-too-fitted shape. This Topshop Hooded Duffle Coat is another great option. H&M has an under-$100 option in black. And if you want some color, Modcloth has a gorgeous raisin duffle coat (also in plus-size).
This Hilfiger topper is the classic peacoat with a slightly dramatic collar (awesome). I also like this basic Ralph Lauren peacoat. I’m intrigued by this lightly insulated, machine washable peacoat from Sierra Trading Post (also in plus). Want something under-$50? Try this coat from Forever21.