Deal Divas

Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Shelley Rossetter, Kameel Stanley, Keeley Sheehan & Keyonna Summers

My Outfit Monday: Am I on the air?

The chance of doing a TV interview today made me step up my fashion plan this morning. Unfortunately, it didn't work out due to scheduling conflicts.

On the bright side, it makes for a very prepared My Outfit Monday dispatch. So, uh, live from the Times' Tallahassee bureau, it's me!

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To answer your first question, no, I am not wearing white tights. Why yes, that question did come from my own mother last night. Moving on.

I snagged the year-old tweed skirt from Banana Republic's Mad Men collection when it went on sale. I love the retro look and the curvy fit.

The fuschia shirt is a gift from a couple Christmases ago, and it comes from Express. A wise woman (OK, Deal Diva Stephanie) once advised me to wear jewel tones when on camera, advice I heeded to nice results for a December interview but didn't need today. I love the puffy, silk sleeves.

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The multi-strand necklace is where things get redundant. Not only did it come from Banana Republic, but it was also a Christmas gift. I noticed it on sale this weekend as I shopped for ma mere.

I saved the best part for last: my new suede heels. BAM, they're high -- unlike the price I paid for them (wordplay high-five!).

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These were $19.99.

Remember when Deal Diva Kim told us about Beyond the Rack, the site that distributes daily emails about soon-to-expire designer deals? I've been getting the alerts ever since but didn't open one until I realized my dire need for new heels. The brand is Bucco Capensis -- heard of it? With built-in platforms, they are as painful as they look.

Is anyone out there a fan of Beyond the Rack? I love the shoes but not the $10 shipping fee (though it obviously wasn't a deal-breaker).

Deal Diva Katie

(Photos via kind colleague Tia Mitchell's iPhone.)

[Last modified: Monday, May 14, 2012 1:19pm]

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