It’s Friday!


You know what time it is.
It seems these Mail Bombs are getting harder and harder to crack. I did my best:)
Let’s get to it!
First up, Olamide from London is totally in love with Beyonce’s look:
She says, “Please can you find where Beyonce got this outfit???”
I did a bit of detective work and found the following:

Slouchy Knit Beret, $10.80, www.forever21.com; Max Studio Silk Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater, $98, www.maxstudio.com; Tribeca by Kenneth Cole Rock Candy Flats, $40, www.piperlime.com; Women’s Beaded Hoop Earrings, $7.50, www.oldnavy.com; ASOS Paperbag Stripe Trouser, $47, www.asos.com.

Next, Ingrid says, “I love this coat that Rihanna is wearing and have also been looking around for a great belted houndstooth coat.”

Any advice on where I should start looking? ( I just graduated college so i can’t spend a ton)”
Rihanna’s $398 coat from Ron Herman might be a bit out of reach, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a similar look. Try these lower priced black and white options:
Left to Right: Belted Houndstooth Coat, $178, www.talbots.com; Soia & Kyo Belted Houndstooth Wool Coat, $330, www.nordstrom.com; Paper, Denim & Cloth Jackie O Jacket in Houndstooth, $149, www.revolveclothing.com.

Next, reader Julia says, “I do not have the traditional crave of shoes/clothes/purses. Don’t get me wrong…if I see some hot shoes, purse, or outfit I will definitely buy it. What makes me go crazy for fashion is outerwear style…like coats/jackets/vest/sweaters. So I come to you asking: Can you please find where I can get this coat Alicia has on???”
“…Your help is truly appreciated.”
Julia! So that coat, with the leather detailing, really reminded me of a Mackage Coat. Mackage coats are made in Canada, have great cuts and shapes, cute leather accents, and also cost a grip! I checked their stock, and couldn’t find anything…though I did do a search and found this $258 Kenneth Cole Reaction Trench Coat….
…that I felt fit the bill.
If that doesn’t cure your coat jones, let me introduce you to a few Mackage creations:
Top Row: Joanie Prince of Whales Zip, $748; Zipper Coat with Puffy Sleeves, $550.
Bottom Row: Noemie Coat in Fog, $660; Valeria Trench Coat in Black, $627.
Get ’em all at www.revolveclothing.com.
And if anyone knows who made Alicia’s coat…let me know!
Next, Natalie says, “Hi Claire, I love these boots…”
“…edgy but sexy. By chance do you know who makes them?’
Hey there. Kristen’s boots look similar to these boots by Fitzwell

Get ’em for $180 a zappos.com
Next, Shari says, “Hey Claire! What kind of shoe do you think I can wear with this dress?

“…And do you think I can wear panty hose? Thanks!”
Um, Shari. That dress is fire. And a fire dress deserves some fire shoes. I’d say keep it simple in a neutral black, but make sure that these aren’t any regular old black shoes (as the model is wearing). Strappy, tall, wedged, or spiky, make sure your heels stand out!
Try these:

Left to Right: Jessica Simpson Hidi Platform Maryjane, $63, www.endless.com; Report Signature Guarda T-Strap Pump, $195, www.revolveclothing.com; Alessandro Dell’Acqua Suede Bondage Stilettos, $670, shopbop.com
Oh and yes, wear sheer hose. It’s cold out there!

Lastly, we have a question for everyone.
It’s getting colder, so Keenda asks, “What is your take on UGGs??
“…. are they worth it? Are they fashionable or just an Uggly trend soon to be forgotten??”

Fashion News and What Nots

*Does Rihanna read the Fashion Bomb?
Madame Umbrella goes exotic in a hip hugging leopard print dress at the Bambi awards in Germany. Are we feeling her look?

*Get cute party dresses for under $50