Friday, September 25, 2009

RACHEL: Rachel Roy

Jennifer Nettles is always exceptionally dressed for a country artist. Her best look, maybe EVER, is this one from the Grammys last year in Rachel Roy. This dress is absolute perfection. Maybe you haven't heard of Rachel Roy, but you're about to.

She got her start in fashion as a stylist, eventually taking over as creative director of Rocawear. She launched her own eponymous line in 2005, which has had pretty good success on the red carpet in the last year or so. Her newest gig, which I am most excited about, is offering her design savvy and luxury aesthetic to Macy's shoppers with an AWESOME collection called RACHEL Rachel Roy. I can't tell you how much I love it. It's simultaneously sexy and wearable, young, yet accessible to all ages of women and did I mention it's available at Macy's? (And you know when clothing is sold at dept. stores it can eventually go on sale and if you're extra frugal, you can use a coupon.)

I actually spent about 30 minutes at the jewelry counter the other day trying to figure out if I could spend a ton of money on RRR and just write it off on taxes for "photoshoot materials." Yeah, the angel on my right shoulder finally chopped the devil on my left shoulder in the neck, and I got back to work empty-handed.

Below are some of my fave pieces from the whole collection, which includes accessories, outerwear, shoes, pretty much everything. Let me tell you, editing it to just these three was a bear. I'll just go ahead and disclaim this: This collection rocks and there's not a bad piece.

This dress is styled perfectly for a party, but let me tell you how you could wear it should you think it is too short or too bright as is...1) Put a slouchy blazer over it and wear it with black flats. 2) Put black or black-patterned tights under it and wear it with tall black boots.

This ring is just itching to be worn on your middle finger and accessorized with a huge cocktail ring on your forefinger.

Caroline and I have been discussing how much we want a Chanel purse--you know, the classic quilted one with the chain strap. It really would work with any outfit and therefore, we should have it. When I start AMBER Amber Lehman, then maybe that will be the case. But until then, I should just stick with this one.

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