Posts Tagged ‘style’

Rack It Up Ladies!

I love this new local startup… and it’s a must bookmark for that serious shopper or anyone who likes to get clothes online! Rack It Up is a virtual closet website where users can collect their favorite items from their favorite online stores and RIU lets you know when anything in your closet goes on sale in your size!
How It Works: you shop on any other website, like or and ‘rack up’ your favorite items in your closet. An item gets placed in your closet by using the ‘RackItUp’ button which your prompted to install when you create an account (similar to the ‘Pin It’ button on Pinterest). Just drag the button up into your bookmarks bar and the racking can begin.

When a user Racks an item they’re prompted to enter their personal size, color preference & can even enter when they’d like to receive a sale alert for that item- when it goes on sale in general or when it drops by a certain dollar amount or percentage that they can manually enter. As soon as any item in their closet goes on sale in their size & drops to the price they’re willing to pay, we email them a sale alert!! Also we have a feature called Browse the Rack, so users can go there and re-rack any item that catches their eye, enter their personal size and add it to their closet.
RIU is also a community so you can stalk your friends closets: re-rack items they have, love items & comment on items! Happy racking!

Scarf with a cause

We’re finally getting a little relief with the weather and before you know it … we’ll be breaking out the scarf.
Why not have one ready that helps beat breast cancer.

The Capital Breast Care Center launched a signature scarf at Ibhana Creations at Wisconsin Place in Chevy Chase. 50% of the sales go back to the center to support free mammograms for women in need. The scarf is $45.


The 5th Anniversary Gift of Life Breakfast is October 13th.
For more information visit It’s the group’s largest fundraising event that has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local survivors.

More as seen on WUSA9 Morning Show

Full circle

It’s not quite statement jewelry but it’s not benign either.

I’m really digging this gold oversized circle pendant with a mini circle and gems within. Held together by wrapped wire it has an artisan edge. But it’s not too artsy-fartsy… still has some city trend.I like that the thin gold chain keeps it somewhat simple and easy to wear with casual tops.

See more cool necklaces from CUSP


DC stylist hosts ‘Women of Good Taste’

Don’t know what to wear? DC stylist April Yvonne gives her recommendations. Watch more on WUSA9’s morning show clip…

The Shoe Savior

My colleagues won’t debate it. 3/5 days a peer will comment on my skyscraper heels, stilettos or wedges. “You’re gonna hurt someone with those things.” “Amazon woman!” “Think you can get ’em any higher Ang?” The list goes on. Half the time I admit- yeah I’m in pain. I confess as I reach under my desk for my frumpy pink crocs. That’s what I usually finish work in.

Not anymore. Meet Cinderollies. What can I say about them. they are my new favorite. They are paper thin but durable ballet flats that roll up and are pretty much weightless. I keep them in my purse and when I need relief.. I roll them out. The bag they are cleverly rolled in also turns into a shoe sack to throw your real shoes in. It can’t get any easier than that. I have them in pewter and in black and honestly pray to them as my “shoe saviors.”

More on the foldable, rollable, emergency flats here.


Hu’s Wear has Star Style

Hu’s Wear is one of 10 specialty boutiques chosen to carry Celine. The designer shoes and bags have been seen on a range of stars.. from Rihanna to our First Lady.

Handpicked from showrooms and runway shows the styles aren’t limited to shoes- there’s luggage, handbags and clothing too.
No doubt it’s still summer but stylists are already forecasting fall trends. Hu’s predicts layering and muted colors with texture will be big this Fall.

Hu’s Shoes is one of more than 80 shops in Georgetown that will have big sales and extended hours for Fashions Night Out September 8th.

We visit Hu’s Shoes on the Morning Show

For the dress fanatic

Bridesmaids, mothers of brides, and even guests, social butterflies listen up! Carine’s Bridal Atelier is now selling designer evening wear too.
The couture bridal boutique known for it’s gorgeous dresses now has a line of gowns fit for a bridesmaid or gala-goer.
Carine will kick off wedding parties, galas, and balls with a collection from the Monique Lhuillier, ML line and Theia. She’ll also carry a special Holiday Evening Wear collection from these two lines starting in October.  I love the bronze Monique Lhuillier in the middle below– trying to convince the little sister to choose that for the bridesmaids!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:Carine’s Bridal will hold a special Trunk show from September 6th until the 12th. There will be a showcase of collections and a 10% discount.

Mikea Turner contributed to this report.

GQ’s “Style Guy” in Georgetown

GQ’s “Style Guy” Glenn O’brien partied at Neyla in Georgetown with friends and DC’s fashionable. E! reporter Michael Yo (who’s half-korean yay!) was a host of the event that celebrated Robinson’s release of his new book “How to be a Man: A Guide to Style and Behavior for the Modern Gentleman.”  Read more here… Photos by: Revamp


Don’t gawk, Swap!

Everyone has that one friend whose wardrobe is to die for! If you’re like me, you and your best friend may borrow each others favorite shoes or perfect accessories from time to time. Why borrow when you can own. Thanks to “The Swapaholics” Amy Chase & Melissa Massello, you can forget borrowing because there is a new way to get exactly what you want from friends for FREE.

USA TODAY: Swapping Not Shopping
PHOTOS: Swap party recaps

Amy and Melissa, the self proclaimed “The Swapaholics,” have a drawer full of tips for hosting your own clothing swap party. The gals explain this is a budget-friendly way to keep that wardrobe updated without breaking the bank.
The dress-up duo will be in DC Thursday, July 14th, from 6-9pm hosting one of their swaps. Participants bring a bag of gently loved fashions, which Amy & Melissa curate into a “swap boutique,” and at 8pm sharp, the swapping begins.

Perhaps the best part? Everything leftover from the night will be donated to Goodwill of Greater Washington to be sold in their shops to raise money for their job training and empowerment programs. is this year’s event sponsor.

Written by Mikea Turner, Special to OMG

Keeping up with Kate

J Brand 811 Mid-Rise Skinny Pant in Navy Luxe Twill

Admit it. Whenever Kate Middleton pops up in the press your eyes can’t help gravitate towards “what she’s wearing.” Well, there’s a new way to keep up with Duchess of Cambridge’s Trendy Fashions.

MORE: Copy Kate finds Duchess’ look for less

FOLLOW: Duchess of Cambridge Style on Twitter

There’s a website called that is solely dedicated to tracking the next British fashion icon’s daily style adventures. In addition to following her style choices, they offer a column, Copy Kate, where readers can dress for less. Go ahead.. give yourself the affordable royal treatment. Mikea Turner contributed to this OMG report.

The blouse from Kate’s engagement photo is now available!

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