Day 1 for Obama

I've got new President fever! I just can't contain my excitement about this historic event, and it seems the national publications share my sentiments:


Michelle Obama Wears Jason Wu

For months we've waited to find out which designer First Lady Michelle Obama would choose to design her inaugural gown and tonight we finally got our answer. The statuesque Michelle wore a diaphanous white gown from New York-based designer Jason Wu, no doubt putting the 26-year old on the fashion map.

Wu called in to chat on Anderson Cooper 360, stating that he was thrilled to see her in his gown. Like the rest of us, he had no idea what the First Lady would be wearing until he saw her on TV.

Earlier in the day, Michelle Obama donned a sleek suit to the swearing-in ceremony. The suit, a lemongrass-colored sheath and jacket, was designed by Isabel Toledo. I love that our First Lady wears what she likes, instead of wearing the bigger designers everyone is expecting her to wear!

As usual, Michelle looked absolutely stunning! I can't wait to see what looks she puts together over the next eight years!


My Boyfriend's Back: 10 Boyfriend Cardigans Under $50

I'm really falling in love with this boyfriend cardigan trend! Seems they go with everything from pencil skirts to wide-leg jeans, and anything else you can think to pair them with--throw on one of these sweaters and your entire look can be transformed! There's a boyfriend sweater for every budget, but I'm focused on the ones that are $50 or less.

Gap Belted Boyfriend Cardigan, $18

Forever 21 'Valerie' Boyfriend Cardigan, $20

Forever 21 Casual Boyfriend Cardigan, $25

Soulmates Striped Boyfriend Cardigan, $26

BDG Boyfriend Cardigan, $29

Old Navy Lightweight Boyfriend Cardigan, $29.50

Amber Sun Boyfriend Cardigan, $38

Rubbish® Short-Sleeve Boyfriend Cardigan, $39

Victoria's Secret Silk & Cashmere Boyfriend Cardigan, $39

Delia's 'Eliana' Boyfriend Cardigan, $49.50

NOTE: All cardigans were priced $50 or less at the time this post was published.


Too Faced Mood Swings

Oh, how I loved mood rings when I was a little girl! I was amazed at this magical jewelry's ability to change colors according to how I was feeling (it never seemed to change from blue, but I didn't question it). Plus there were different shapes to choose from, so I could wear a star one day and an oval the next. They were the perfect mix of fashion and fun. This could be the reason why I am so intrigued by this Too Faced Mood Swing Emotionally Activated Lip Gloss.

Part of an new, limited edition Smurf collection available exclusively at Sephora, this body heat activated gloss magically changes from Smurf-blue Shimmer to countless shades of Smurfberry pink. The perfect mix of beauty and fun!

Head to Sephora.com for to see the entire limited edition Too Faced Smurf collection.


Rebecca Minkoff Bags at Bluefly

I don't need to tell you how stylish Rebecca Minkoff bags are, so I'll just say that you should head to Bluefly.com (like, now) to save 40-55% on more than 15 styles.

For Work
This tote is incredibly sleek and it's big enough to hold everything you could possibly need for work--from files to flash drives.

For Weekend
A neutral green is fresh and fun for weekend activities--shopping, lunching, and as the name suggests, movie watching.

For Errands
When you're running around on your day off you need a sturdy yet stylish bag that can hold groceries, mail, or a couple of bottles of vino.

Head to Bluefly.com to see more Rebecca Minkoff bags, plus check out their Winter Sale going on now!


Can't Afford Cavalli?

If you can't afford that gorgeous, frothy, animal-print-with-a-slit-up-to-there Roberto Cavalli gown have no fear because a) neither can I, so you're in good company, and b) you might be able to afford the annual fee and interest rate on a MasterCard designed by the fashion legend.

The "Cavalli Card" will feature the designer's signature snake print with iridescent colors (just like his yacht, reports WWD). The card will be available starting March 1, when you'll be able to fill out an application at RobertoCavalliCard.com or in one of the boutiques.

Happy Shopping!


Old Navy Clearance: Up to 75% Off

Even if you're not a huge fan of the brand, you owe it to your wallet and your wardrobe to check out the clearance sale going on now at Old Navy. Save big on jeans, cute tops, dresses, and more for you, plus affordable stuff for the hubby and kids at OldNavy.com or an Old Navy store near you.


Summer 2009 Bathing Suit Trends

The Christmas lights and blow-up Santa have only just been put back into their boxes and already we're thinking about what we'll be wearing this summer. For all you bathing beauties and beach bums, here's a peek at the hot swimsuit trends for Summer '09:

Animal Prints
Grrr, baby, grrr!

top l-r: K Karla Colletto; Le Doux; Diesel
middle l-r: Vix; Athena; Melissa Odabash
bottom l-r: Sauvage; Hermanny by Vix; Christina

Red, White, and Blue
Could it be that our beloved new President has inspired a fresh appreciation for our patriotic colors?

top l-r: Hurley; Camilla and Marc; Shoshanna
middle l-r: Robin Piccone; Tommy Hilfiger Swim; Lenny
bottom l-r: Rampage Swim; Nautica; KanDi Swim

Moroccan Inspiration
You probably can't afford to go, so this might be the next best thing...

top l-r: Jean Paul Gaultier Soleil; Vitamin A; Mara Hoffman
middle l-r: L*Space; Kathleen Cook; V Del Sol
bottom l-r: Tibi; Love True Love; Fantasizer

What I Want: Wooden Accessories

From buttons to bangles, I'm feeling all things wooden for this season and beyond!

A gorgeous clutch from Newport News that works for both day and night.

I'm a huge fan of clogs and a wooden heel and sole makes them even more appealing.

This the perfect piece for any season -- layer it in the winter, then wear it with shorts in the summer!

Don't wait until spring or summer to wear these safari-inspired bangles -- they'll look amazing with winter greys and blacks.

It's a major splurge but this leather and wood from shopbop.com is so worth it!