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The First Lady hits the sale rack

Continuing with the bargain theme for this week, I’ve got Mrs. Obama in Gap (!) for a lunch with Nancy Reagan.  As usual, she looks radiant.

Image courtesy of the White House Flickr stream

Image courtesy of the White House Flickr stream

I love the mix of pattern with the floral cardigan ($24.99) and striped tee ($9.99), both from Gap and currently on sale.  The skirt is Michael Kors, in case you were wondering.  Another home run for the First Lady.

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Get your summer-weight on

I’m not sure exactly what it is about these trousers ($59.50) that I love so much but they just seem so light and summery and I can rarely resist that this time of year.  ( I own more pairs of summer-weight chinos than I care to admit to.)  

Image courtesy of Gap

Image courtesy of Gap

 

What I do know is that the very subtle blue and white stripe is a great way to add a bit of interest to an otherwise pretty basic pant.  It’s almost like seersucker, without actually being seersucker.  This would look really fresh paired with a white tank or tee.  Just make sure it’s a fitted* version versus a flowy one since these trousers are a relaxed fit.  (Never, ever go loose on top and bottom at the same time.  Ever.)  

 

If you want to polish up the look a little, yet keep the laid-back vibe, add a long silver necklace or hoop earrings.

If you want to take it up one more notch, a cotton or summer-weight wool blazer in navy would be the perfect final touch.

*Remember, “fitted” doesn’t necessarily mean “tight”.  I’ve seen too many women confuse these two terms…often with disastrous results.  Don’t be that girl.

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