Hey Hey!
It’s Friday, and time for more mail bombs!


Yet again, I received help from my fantabulous ‘terns. They’ll all (hopefully) be making their Fashion Bomb debut next week…can’t wait!
Until then, let’s get to some piping hot mail bombs.
First up reader Mataya says:
“I’m looking for this bathing suit…”

“worn by the beautiful Selita Ebanks. Do you know who makes it or where I could find it?”
Tenacious ‘tern Elita found that the bathing suit is none other than this very affordable and very available…

Floral & Dot Two Piece from Victoria’s Secret. The top and bottom are sold separately, and lucky for you they’re both on sale (The skirt is $40 and the top is $75)! Hurry up and buy!
Next, reader Tyneka wanted to know:
“I luv the dress that Ciara wore in this picture…”

“Do you know who made it??”
I found that she’s sporting this…

See by Chloe Gingham shirt dress for $495 at www.net-a-porter.com. But heads up: I saw this exact dress on sale for $170 at Bloomingdales!! Don’t waste your money…head to the store and get the sale price!
Next up, Monique contacted me with a wardrobe query:
“Hey girl I would really appreciate it if you could help me with a splurge purchase I made this past weekend in Miami! I bought these True Religion Jeans in stretch denim…”

“…because I am loving colored jeans for the summer and this color I thought suited my skin tone the best. My only dilemma…what color shoes do I pair?”
Hey Monique, I see you liked my yellow post! Yay! Anyway, that’s a great question. I think the jeans are so playful that you can be a bit adventurous with colors. If you’re brave, I’d suggest wearing a multi colored sandal that picks up on the color of the jeans slightly (but not an exact match!). If you’re feeling more conservative, I think a stiletto sandal in a light neutral—brown, beige, gold, even white—would complement your jeans. My suggestions:

Top Row: Dollhouse Tiby Sandals, $65, zappos.com
Blay Sandals, $50, www.stevemadden.com.
Bottom Row: Miss Sixty Christianne, $166.46, zappos.com
Tribeca Lookin Grand Sandal, $59.95, www.nordstrom.com.
Get your strut on!
Lastly, Tamika contacted me with a styling question:
“I am going to a huge b-day party on June 9th and would like to accessorize this dress…”

“…I know its super plain, but I know with all the right accessories, I can hook it up and be a diva that night… I was thinking about turquoise jewelry and I was thinking silver shoes, but I am not sure if that’s a good idea. Please help!! :)”
Hey Tamika. You’re right: go crazy with accessories! First, the way to really set this outfit off : the right clutch and shoes. Silver will look too dull, and gold will be too bright, but a neutral bronze? Just right. Next, since your neck is basically bare, I’d go with a statement necklace in the bronze/gold family. Try a long, multi-stranded number or a chain with a pendant to emphasize your neckline. Feel free to play with color a bit to offset the color of the dress (turquoise is a good option, as it goes well with pink). Because you’re going wild with the necklace, you can opt for a simple hoop earring (touch of green optional to match the necklace). A few options:

Top Row: Emerald Jade Earrings, $15, www.oohboutique.com; J. Lo Fever Sandals, $103, zappos.com
Three Inch Hoop, $16, www.urbn.com.
Middle Row: Nine West Cammera6 Sandals, $79, zappos.com
Envelope Clutch, $35, www.victoriassecret.com; Charles by Charles David Sonora Sandals, $63, www.bluefly.com.
Bottom Row: Beaded Snake Chain Necklace, $11.80, www.forever21.com; Calvin Klein “Date Bag” Large Clutch, $125.00, www.macys.com; Blossom Necklace, $15, www.boutiquefinesse.com.
Have fun at the party! And hey, send me pictures!
PS Call for Real Style Submissions: As much as I love snapping pix of fashionable peeps on the street, I’d love to see how my readers get down. If you’ve got style, send me a jpeg at th************@gm***.com. Show me what ya workin with!

3 thoughts on “Friday Mail Bombs: Selita Ebanks’ Victoria’s Secret Bathing Suit, Ciara’s See by Chloe Gingham Shirt Dress, and Wardrobe Tips!”

  1. This was a fly post, cLaire!

    I learned LOADS, espeically about accessorizing yellow.

    Keep it up, you’re my sister from another mother, girl!

  2. WOW Thanks so much for the info on how to accessorize the dress and I will definitely make sure to send you a pic!! :)

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