I clean up nice. I got this classy Ralph Lauren Collection frock at Saks Off Fifth at Potomac Mills marked down to $400 from $2675 – quite the steal if I do say so myself. I added the beautiful vintage Ciner bracelet from the set my parents bought me for my wedding as a nod to the Green Inaugural Ball held at the beautiful Newseum of course. My hubs wore a Calvin Klein tuxedo.
I apologize for the quality of these photos, but we were too excited to worry about them. Bloop!
Ball attendees included a surprise appearance by Vice President Joe Biden who said, “I also came to tell you what my green wish is: that we finally face up to climate change. I came to thank you.” Chills! Will.i.am and Sugar Ray performances were followed up by Bill Nye The Science Guy and SurvivorMan! Open bar and lustrous views of the nation’s capital didn’t hurt of course.
This is the new IT accessory. If you haven’t seen it on every celeb who’s any celeb, you soon will. Meet Cartier’s 18k yellow gold Juste un Clou bracelet,which retails for $6,350. This is the skinny twin to Kim Kardashian’s most recent gift from boyfriend Kanye West – you can get her version here for $35,000. Yes you read that correctly. VOM. If you’re lusting over the style but can’t/wont/wouldn’t even if you had the ability to buy Cartier’s pricey piece, get the beautiful CC Skye’s Nail Bangle for only $95!
If you follow me on Twitter (do so here), you know that when these clunky ugly things came out I probably said something along the lines of “I feel sorry for people who wear these and think they’re cute”. Really. But after I came across Isabel Marant‘s nude version on Net-a-Porter, I gave them a second thought. Obv I’m not gonna drop $640 on a terribly trendy item. So I asked for the $60 Madden Girl version (available here) for Christmas! And I actually dig them much more than the lumpy look of Isabel’s. Gasp! It’s true! See me struttin’ below.