THEORY FOR 20 BUCKS

Theory coatThe best time for bargains is almost always an end-of-season sale.  Take January and February, when winter stuff is usually marked waaaaaaaaaaaaay down even though you still have plenty of time in the season to wear it.  I just bought this Theory coat for 20 dollars at Housing Works!  And with the Siberian winter we’re having, I actually haven’t had many opportunities to wear it.  So I’m saving this for March.  Sure the wine color is rather wintery, but it stands out nicely amidst the mostly black and grey apparel I see on the Manhattan streets.              

JOHNNY WEIR WINS THE OLYMPICS

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This week has been busy with work, parenting, and of course, Johnny Weir watching.  Seeing what he would wear each day was the most important part of the Olympics for me.  Who else could strike a pose in front of a Volvo truck with such panache?  Or offer insight on skaters’ performances while peppering his comments with witticisms like “it wouldn’t be ice-dancing without Liza Minelli”?  Here are my top picks for his fashion choices:

BRONZE FOR HAIR STYLING

He’s totally rocking the Chanel brooch in the top photo,  and I love how he coordinated his hairband with Tara Lipinski’s fascinator.johnnyweirhairband1

And I dare you to find anyone who looks more stylish in a hair braid:

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SILVER FOR COLOR CHOICE

Pink is fierce for a sports commentator.  That’s all I’ll say.johnnyweirpink

GOLD FOR SEQUINS

I love all that glitters.  This outfit made my day.  Go Johnny!

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CLIFFHANGER PART 1

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Okay here’s the answer to Part One of last season’s cliffhanger, “3.1 Phillip Lim + Target = Fashion”? It’s a mystery not even Sherlock could solve. And as you can see from my expression above, I was none too pleased with this frumpy sweater dress. So I did a little surgery.

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And with the offending item gone, I now have an awesome sweater I get tons of compliments on!

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LOVE IN THE STORM

Valentines SweaterI like to say you should wear what you want, no matter your age.  But even I admit Mandee is a better place stylewise for younger women, as opposed to the mom crowd.  However, once in a while it IS possible to get something fun and inexpensive there.  I wanted something cute for Valentine’s Day, but didn’t want to spend a lot.  Saw this $25 sweater in Mandee’s window, and voila it does the trick!  I can’t say the red corduroy leggings I am wearing are super flattering, but hey we’re in the middle of a nor-easter.     I heart the crop-tool today though.

 

SHERLOCK AND PETER PILOTTO

 

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PilottoSorry it’s been ages since I posted.  I’ve kind of been like the “Sherlock” series, leaving you with a cliffhanger about whether my 3.1 Phillip Lim purchases from Target worked out, and only reappearing after a long absence.  I’m back from working on my other projects, will post soon about what happened with Phillip Lim, and can report that it’s pretty easy to order items online today from the Peter Pilotto collection for Target.  Not sure how all that polyester will work out for spring, and whether those crazy patterns are figure flattering.  But I’ll put everything under the microscope and be back with my findings to these mysteries very soon!