Remember the Luxe List series where I would feature items way out of my budget? Yeah well I’m back at it. There’s nothing wrong with coveting some amazing pieces from designers you know aren’t in your price range. It’s better to love from afar rather than spending money you don’t have on clothes you don’t really need lol. Ok I’m getting off of my soap box now. Check out this month’s feature.

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Clover Canyon yellow dress
$410 – oxygenboutique.com

Sophie Hulme leather purse
$895- bergdorfgoodman.com

Tom Ford sunglasses
$450- marissacollections.com

Total Price: $2,980

Which items are you loving from a distance?

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama

Well President Obama’s 2nd term has officially begun and what better way to end the celebration by recapping the fabulous style from the festivities. Take a look at some of the Style Highlights from the 57th Presidential Inauguration.

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First Lady Michelle Obama looked stunning in this custom made Thom Browne. Browne is typically a Menswear designer, but I’m sure that will change. He designed this one of a kind coat for the First Lady and was inspired by the print of a man’s silk tie. She wore J. Crew gloves and Reed Krakoff boots during the outside ceremony. Sasha wore Kate Spade and Malia wore J. Crew. The blues and purples reigned supreme for the first family.

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And one of my other favorite power couples, Jay-z and Beyonce looked amazing as well. Mr. Carter wore a Tom Ford suit and Mrs. Carter wore and Emilio Pucci gown as she SAAANNNGGG the National Anthem.

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And the anticipation for the President and First Lady’s entrance at the Inaugural Ball had me on the edge of my seat. I saw quite a few sketches of gowns that were designed for this special event, but I had no clue to what her choice would be. President Obama looked very dapper, but let’s face it…it was all about the First Lady. She wore a ruby Jason Wu chiffon and velvet gown. Like the saying goes…if it’s not broke, don’t fix it. Jason Wu designed her gown for the 2009 Inauguration Ball and this year he did not disappoint the First Lady. She also wore Jimmy Choo shoes and a handmade diamond ring by Kimberly McDonald. Many people were shocked and some were upset that she chose to go with Jason Wu for a 2nd time. They felt she should have chosen a different designer to “spread the love.” I think she made an excellent choice. You do not know what the other dresses looked like and she went with what she felt was the best choice. Bottom line, she looked stunning!

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Alicia Keys wore a red Michael Kors gown and can we talk about Jennifer Hudson’s waist in this black gown? I’m starting my workout routine tomorrow!

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Check out Eva Longoria’s salmon colored coat and I LOVE the bow detail on Dr. Jill Biden’s coat as well. These are other photos from the weekend’s festivities.

What did you think about the style of the 57th Presidential Inauguration?

Rihanna was spotted attending her Grandmother Dolly’s funeral in Barbados today wearing a pair of Tom Ford Chain Ankle Strap Wedges.  She paired the wedges with a simple black dress for a very tasteful and chic look.

Beyonce was spotted wearing the same wedges last month while out to dinner with Jay-Z in Paris.   Beyonce opted for more of a edgy/rocker chic look by paring the wedges with a red blazer and black leather skinnies.

These sexy, sculpted wedges by Tom Ford boast a 5″ heel and gold chain trimmed ankle straps.  I WANT!!!

 

So, Ladies…. who wore them better???

 

Beyoncé was spotted out for dinner with hubby Jay-Z earlier this week at Caviar Kaspia in Paris.

Beyoncé looked amazing in a $868 DSquared2 Red Smoking Blazer, $895 J Brand Super Skinny Leather Leggings, a pair of  $1,290 Tom Ford Black Leather Wedges and finished off her look with a $525 Alexander McQueen De-Manta Tiger Print Clutch.

Get the look for less below.

Are you guys feeling B’s look?

 

 

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