Almost Gone: Dolce & Gabanna Yellow Print Dress Saturday, Sep 23 2006 

It’s probably too late in the season to wear this Dolce & Gabbana Dress, but at $152 it’s such a bargain. I say buy it, pack it up, and have a nice surprise waiting for you next spring. This print and cut will always be in style. Going fast, but still available in a few common sizes.


Flirty Eva Franco Party Dress Tuesday, Sep 12 2006 

I really love this Eva Franco blue and white number (another Bluefly steal). The halter / a-line cut is flattering on many body types, and the print is gorgeous. You’ll probably want to save it for spring, but at $135, it would make a great dress to wear to weddings and outdoor parties.

Buy and Store: $59 Summery Moschino Dress Tuesday, Sep 12 2006 

I don’t often buy stuff that I can’t wear right away, but this Moschino Dress is too cute to pass up. And at $59 (regularly $295) it’s a great deal.

Girlshop Sale Finds Thursday, Aug 31 2006 

While I tend to find some Girlshop clothes a little to trendy and poorly cut for my taste, it is a great store for finding one of a kind items. Here’s a few things from their summer sale I really like – and they’re so classy no one would expect where you got them!

Love-Life Debutante Dress ($156)

This is a great dress for smaller chested women. I would probably pair it with a shawl or shrug for a little more coverage.

Love-Life Party Dress ($110)

I think the scroll pattern on this dress is amazingly chic. This dress is trendy, but black and white is always classic.

Na Na K Printed Summer Dress ($119)

This is the kind of dress I would have ignored a month ago (when it was in season!), but it reminds me a lot of something Uli from Project Runway would design. Very fun – with a very flattering cut.

Cyn & Lucia Dramatic Ring One Piece ($127)

Most women look sexier in a well cut one-piece (even Paris Hilton). This suit would show off any bikini worthy body with a little more subtle sexiness.

Diane Von Furstenberg Wrap Dress Sunday, Aug 27 2006 

I am currently obsessed with Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dresses. Unlike many “ready to wear” dresses, these really are ready to wear – you just adjust them to fit you. They are super flattering for almost any body type – and it’s no wonder they’ve been flying off the shelves. You can certainly pay retain for the DvF dress of your dreams, but I like to bargain hunt a little. Bluefly occasionally has good deals on these dresses, but you have to be lightening fast to get them. And stay away from Ebay, where almost all the dresses are fakes.

Your best bet for discount Diane Von Furstenberg dresses is YOOX. While you won’t get a Bluefly deal, they actually have some dresses in stock. You’ll end up getting three DvF dresses for the price of two this way. Stick to solid colors or more classic prints for a timeless dress. Some of these prints get pretty wild and may not stand the test of time. Here’s my pick for some DvF wrap dresses that will stay in your closet for many years.

Silk Dark Purple Diane Von Furstenberg Wrap Dress ($288)

Even though this dress is purple, it’s dark enough to pose as a neutral. A lot like a vintage DvF dress, but with better fabric.

Black Jersey Diane Von Furstenberg Dress with Satin Sash ($380)

A change of shoes and jewelry can change this dress from day to night easily.

Blue Floral Diane Von Furstenberg Wrap Dress ($322)

This floral pattern is retro and funky, yet not overpowering. Perfect for a weekend look.

5 Little Black Dresses Under $200 Saturday, Aug 26 2006 

Bluefly is having a great sale, but as usual, the best items are going pretty quickly. In my opinion, sales like these are a great chance to stock up on timeless wardrobe staples like little black dresses. Here are my five favorites.

1) Chetta B – black beaded chiffon halter dress ($159)

This halter dress seems ultra flattering and forgiving. It’s unique enough to go beyond a normal little black dress, but the embellishments are small enough to be classic.

2) Vera Wang – black jersey tulle shirred dress ($183)

This isn’t quite as flattering as the Chetta B dress above, but I think it would be pretty forgiving for most body types – especially when paired with silver high heels.

3) Betsey Johnson – black floral embroidered strapless dress ($129)

I love little black dresses that have a touch of color. This dress can be instantly more chic with a pretty cream shawl or scarf.

4) Tadashi – beaded black lace dance dress ($151)

This dress has a lightly padded bust, and it would look especially good on small chested / boyish figures. Black lace is not a favorite of mine, but somehow, this dress really pulls it off!

5) Betsey Johnson – black clover leaf halter dress ($111)

Black and white for evening tends to look cheesy or chic (usually the former!). I think this dress really does black and white well, in a not too formal way. And even though it’s very unique looking, I think the cut keeps it pretty classic.