FRUGAL FRIDAY: TAVI TUNIC

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I have stalked this top since it appeared online several months ago. Now, with the Shopbop fall SALE, it is just $42!

Did you just giggle? I did…

This is the perfect top to tuck into your shorts, skirts or high-waisted pants.

I can’t get enough of those drapey arm openings. Its all in the details.

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CHANNELING: ANNA CHAPMAN

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This look may not be Maxim worthy, but the Nanette Lepore Madam Spy shift dress would be good for the the flame-haired Russian spy (or any Hepburn girl).

I see this look walking down the steps of the New York Metropolitan Opera with a pair of Costume National elbow gloves and finger twist curls. Maybe with a pair of Olivia Palermo- inspired retro sunnies by day.

A PONCHO AND A CAR ON YOUR ARM

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During backstage fittings for the Neiman Marcus style competition on Fashion’s Night Out, I snapped this picture of one of my models, Marisol (my apologies for the quality- I am still rocking the iPhone 3G).

Neimans identified eight trends for fall and this was my entry for the “Trend 6: Capes & Ponchos” contest.

HHN by Haute Hippie has the best cape of the season, in my opinion. The dress-length hem makes this piece super flattering and extremely versatile and the ribbed zip pockets in front are big enough for my cell and credit cards.

However, say you did want to carry a bag…I accessorized Marisol in this NM special edition chocolate Gucci croc hobo. Price tag: $24,000. This is what a car would look like on your arm.

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