Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Style Secrets

Posted By on Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 10:53 AM

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Justin Fox Burks

First, can we all agree that a martini glass makes a great accessory? It's really too bad they're relegated to nights and weekends, but maybe that's part of what gives them their appeal.

When I "Mad Men-ified" myself ("Mad Menned"?) recently, I totally gave the Mad Me a little martini glass to carry around. It was either that or Don Draper ...

Oh, right, you're here talk about the clothes. I thought this was really simple but very elegant. We all know how I feel about white pants, and little black top is the more casual cousin of the little black dress.

But Julia McDonald was downright cute when we asked her about it.

"You want me to tell you the brands?" she asked. "That will give away the secret of my cheap shopping."

In the end, we wrested the brands out of her (turns out martini glasses are good for that, too) and she told us her top was from Express and her pants were from the Loft. To finish the outfit, she added a pair of Coach sunglasses.

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Print Halter

Posted By on Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 10:52 AM

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Justin Fox Burks

Susan Ronning says she usually dresses very casually, but she made an exception for the Literacy Council's Taste of Cooper-Young.

This cute print halter is from Banana Republic and ties around the waist. (We had a discussion whether the print is navy or black, and to this day, I still don't know the answer.)

"I dress extremely casual," she told me, "like beachwear and work-out clothes."

It occurs to me that sometimes you can tell a lot about a person by what they're wearing (or by what they tell you they wear, in this case). Like beachwear ... I immediately thought, this person is not from Memphis. This is a California girl. And I am jealous. B/c I really love beachwear.

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