Happy Friday!
Last night was a little crazy…I went to the Black Ball for Keep a Child Alive featuring Alicia Keys, Gwen Stefani, and Bono. It was *amazing* and uplifting (even if I was too far away to take pictures). What’s not amazing, however, is that I got home from the afterparty at 4am…yeah. Having a social life (and a job!) has an inverse relationship to Mail Bombs…

…but I hope you understand! At any rate, I did my best to answer a few. Rihanna’s been very popular this week, so why not just start with her?
Reader Keisha says, “I am truly digging the footless thigh highs that Rihanna is wearing…”
“…actually the whole outfit has a subtle fierceness to it. Please help!”
Hey, hey. It seems Rihanna is a huge fan of sweater dresses (remember last week?). Get her look with the following:

Top Row: Sete di Jaipur Ombre Wool Scarf, $155, www.intermixonline.com; Calvin Klein Jeans Sweater Dress, $70, www.macys.com.
Bottom Row: 48″ Stirrup Leg Warmers, $10, www.shop.com; Christian Louboutin Gwenissima Black pumps, $680, www.net-a-porter.com.
Next up, reader Shari asks,
How do I get the look Rihanna rocked to Ne-Yo’s Birthday bash???”

Sweater dresses to the rescue! Get her look with the following:

Left to Right: Acrobat – Turtleneck Sweater Dress in Charcoal, $167, www.coco-delilah.com; Donald J Pliner Women’s Leon Boots, $400, www.endless.com.
Yeah the boots are a bit expensive, but they’re a much better option than the $2,000 Christian Louboutin thigh highs!
Next, we’ve got some blogger love! Jen from the B Life said in a post earlier this week: We need help!!!
...Do you have any clue where we can find this coat? Awesome doesn’t even begin to describe it…
Hey Jen! I wasn’t able to find the exact coat, but found a couple that came close. If you simply want a gray coat with a funnel collar and big buttons (like Rihanna), you can go with the following Soia & Kyo Saucer Button Walking Coat
…for $350 at www.nordstrom.com.
If that’s too much, this Coffee Shop Bird’s-Eye Tweed Coat captures the look…
..and it’s only $98 at www.nordstrom.com.
Good Luck!
That does it for the Rihanna love!
Next, reader Tonyiesha says, “Cassie looked great in this oufit…”
“…How can I get it?”
Cassie’s all black look shouldn’t be hard to achieve. Try the following:
Top Row: Leather Mandarin Collar Jacket, $198, www.bebe.com; Clu Black Rib Knit Tank, $35, www.bluefly.com; Medallion Necklace, $5.80, www.forever21.com.
Bottom Row: Hammered Silver and Gold Bangle Set, $7, www.rampage.com; Alice & Olivia Sequin Legging, $298, www.scoopnyc.com; Jeffrey Campbell Burbs Studded Heel, $100, www.shopintuition.com,
Lastly, in the only non-celeb related Mail Bomb I could get to, reader ShaindyN wrote in, subject: Looking for a gold tee to wear under a party-type dress. She says, “ I’m looking for a smooth fitting crew – I thought since metallics were the it thing this season, it would be snap, but it’s not – any ideas? “
I found a few for ya. Try these:
Left to Right:Roxywear Puffed Sleeve top, $70, www.bloomingdales.com; Dondup Short Sleeve Tee, $105, www.yoox.com;Loeffler Randal Gauze Top, $225, www.madisonlosangeles.com.
If those are a bit too bulky, I’d suggest popping on a tank like these:
Left to Right: Donna Karen Collector Shimmering Tank, $495, www.nordstrom.com; Metallic Tank Top, $24, www.spiegel.com.
That does it for today!
Keep sending mail because I enjoy doing my little detective work. Maybe the winter will put some brakes on my partying…
Until then…
PS Take this weekend to snap some pictures of your fashionable selves and send ’em to me at [email protected]! Bonus: I’ve got a third place prize: a $50 gift certificate to cool online boutique Lulu’s Fashion Lounge
I wrote about them here. Cute stuff!
PSS Roll out to Shop & Mingle!
PSSS Donate to Keep a Child Alive.

Read more here. Check out pics from the event here.

4 thoughts on “Mail Bombs!!!”

  1. Hi!!…I own the black dress that Rihanna has on with the pocket in the front, its from Armani Exchange and it comes in grey as well…

  2. Thanks Claire – the coat from Nordstrom is a great option! If only we had one in the city. Keep up the amazing work Claire!!!

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