Trench Coat as Dress

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Ever since actress Priyanka Chopra rocked this trench coat gown at last year’s Met Gala and the Duchess of Sussex wowed the world in a sleeveless Burberry trench dress this summer, I’ve been curious to know if this is a look that’s accessible for the masses. It’s what I do when the steady days of 100-plus-degrees have relegated me to yoga pants.

One search on (which by the way, everyone should do…so efficient!) answered my question. There are many affordable options of this look, which is a stylish alternative to the plain Jane dress–you can click on the store names below to go straight to the dress. Anthropologie carries my favorite version by Eva Franco, while Saks Off Fifth has a crisp, white Calvin Klein trench dress. Finally, Nicole Miller has a detachable crop top to help style this off-shoulder version.

Especially in the desert, the trench dress is a more wearable option than its long-sleeved, bulky big brother–which doesn’t have a chance until our three days of winter.


Style is an Open Book…


Elle Editor-in-Chief Nina Garcia has penned four books on fashion and style, including my favorite, The One Hundred: A Guide to the Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own. This book is a must-have if you love fashion or are just looking to add some style into your busy life. In addition to detailing the 100 pieces every woman, no matter her age, should have, the Project Runway judge also includes tidbits of fashion history, fun quotes and insider tips. The silver book also features the stunning fashion illustrations of Ruben Toledo. While you can obviously click to buy on Amazon, try browsing through resale bookstores like Bookman’s too as it was published in 2008.

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Friday Night Find


I mean….is there anything you can’t find at Target? This adorable football shirt, along with a few others like it, retails for $19.99 at everyone’s favorite store. It’s the perfect thing to snuggle up with as you watch the game this weekend.

Sure, your team may lose, your quarterback may be struggling, your season may be off to a rough 0-2 start after being hyped on the cover of Sports Illustrated…you know, hypothetically.

But you will look adorable whilst you watch…and hope….and pray.

Chic Finds at Costco!

I went to Costco looking for stadium chairs today, but found these stylish items instead. The T3 Featherweight hair dryer retails for $200, so the $79 price tag is a nice deal! Those who’ve known me a long time know that hair dryers hate me. One of my last ones tried to kill me with an errant spark. So, I’m looking forward to trying this well-reviewed model.

And just as stores want you to shop for Christmas in September, they likewise request that you browse through heavy coat offerings when it’s currently 100 degrees in the desert. DKNY is offering this black down jacket at Costco right now for $39.99. It’s pretty posh, and it also comes in a maroon version for fans of Salpointe and the school up north, which I will not name.

And, you can also stock up on Christmas ribbon….

Luxe by Lauren

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Some stunning looks from Ralph Lauren’s 50th anniversary gala last night in NYC. I’m especially loving the feminine tuxedo look, either traditional or in a gown, as Rosie Huntington- Whiteley rocks it. I also love uber fashion-blogger Chiara Ferragni’s plaid shirt/metallic skirt look. This is much better to watch than our performance against Houston this morning…