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Guest Post By Susie Stylist- El-No: I want a girl in a short skirt and a long jacket

So wouldn’t you know, I finally see an El-No worth photographing AND my blackberry (and child) was in hand ready to shoot, and this is what I got:

I either need a better camera or to fine-tune my henchmen skills.

I spotted Miss El-No in the garage of my gym strutting her stuff towards her car and presumably on to work. Her outdated hosiery was what first caught my attention, but as I studied her, I noticed that I couldn’t see the skirt/dress under her short coat. <insert inner dialogue: “Is she a flasher?” I thought. “ Is she young enough for such a scandalous hemline?”>  Whatever she is or wherever she was going, this outfit, ladies and gentlemen, was not appropriate.  I can appreciate her effort to look professional, but I cannot get behind the amount of leg I was seeing. Unless that profession involves removing her clothing, which assuming from the amount of paperwork she was carrying, it does not.

I wish I could have stopped her and explained that opaque tights and a longer coat would have made this a better look.  Perhaps one of these:

Draped Collar by Mossimo Coat for $35

Double-cloth lady day Coat from $180

Alma Jacket by Mackage for $595


*Thank you all for reading this week!  And now back to your regularly scheduled blogger.



Guest Post By Susie Stylist- El-No: Grab the first thing and put it on

If I had all the money in the world aka was a high-paid movie celebrity, I would hire my stylist to come in every day and plan my outfits.  That or leave polaroids in my closets of ‘looks’ that would make the paparazzi swoon.  I would not, however, wander out of my house looking like this:

(photo courtesy of PopSugar)

Dear Ms. Garner,

Somewhere, Rachel Zoe (your stylist) is uttering the words ‘I Die’ and not because she’s proud.  It’s because she has literally died.  Of embarrassment. What in the El were you thinking?  Sure, you’re a mom on the go and your little cherubs are adorable, but the ill-fitting sweater, with the light-wash man jeans, tucked into an ankle-high motorcycle boot, a black pea coat all accessorized with a random blue handbag?  Blerg.  Let’s try this again.

Look your best,



Perhaps this Sweater from Modcloth for $30 

Paired with these Paige Denim Verdugo Jeggings from Shopbop for $179

Tucked into these Frye Enginer Boots for $208

All layered underneath this wool Pamela coat from Banana Republic for $200 

Accessorized with the Deux Lux Mercer Handbag for $93



Guest Post By Susie Stylist-El-No: Worst Dressed

Listen, there are El-No ensembles everywhere I go.  Problem is, I either don't have my blackberry poised and ready to shoot or the El-No subject is wearing a giant coat to cover their inevitable El-No choices.  Thus, I am still on the hunt for the perfect El-No.  In the meantime, check out this little number I found while 'window-shopping' online. I don't know if I should barf or call the fashion police. I'm perplexed.  And it has a name: "Square Dancing Queen Dress."  What the El?  Who would wear this, besides Gwyneth Paltrow in Country Strong? Regardless, let's call a spade a spade, this dress just bought a one-way ticket to the sale rack.

If you are looking for a unique dress for any occasion, why not try one of these:

Blurred Shapes Dress from Anthropologie for $168

Milly Adrianna Combo Dress from Saks for $350

Dotted Chiffon Clarissa Dress from J.Crew for $450

Sonia Rykiel Polka-dot cotton Dress from Net-A-Porter for $495