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The Hills: Whitney's Rebecca Minkoff Studded Bag for Less

By ThePossessionista · October 12, 2009

Hi Dana. I'm noticing that studded items are super hot right now. I really love Whitney's purse, however, I don't really have $600 for a purse right now! Any suggestions? 

I have been pining for the Rebecca Minkoff studded bag longer than Audrina has been pining for Justin Bobby.


For. Ever.

The way I see it, score the right studded bag, and soon a three year stint on The Hills, a fat Manhattan pad and a designer wardrobe paid for by MTV will follow.

I'm ready for my spinoff, Jonathan Murray.


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Glee Wardrobe - Those Yellow Dresses

By ThePossessionista · October 11, 2009

The thing I love about Glee is it makes me feel like I could jump up and sing. That even I, of no talent but significant quirk, could, with the right teacher and wardrobe, suddenly sing like the girl from Spring Awakening.

And so, while I can't find Rachel Berry's ruffle, eyelet, yellow, scallop trim Shoshana dress from Glee in stores anymore (sorry) I have found some equally adorable yellow dresses that'll make you feel like you're Walking on Sunshine.

Or maybe that's just the Sudafed talking.

If you're a 6 or an 8, I can see your Halo. It's the Shoshanna Circle Eyelet dress on eBay. So make your best offer.

Urban Outfitters

Shop Bop


The Outnet







Want more details about the real dresses? Check out this article in Entertainment Weekly.
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Gossip Girl Fashion - Serena's feather applique beaded vest from Dan De Fleurette

By ThePossessionista · October 10, 2009

Hi Dana, I'm writing you because I saw the last episode of gossip girl the "Dan De Fleurette"and I went to every website looking for the Serena's brown vest with  the beaded feather prints on it.  I just fell in love with her whole outfit so can you please tell me who is it by? or of course any good alternatives???? once again thank you so much it's killing me cuz I have to know who made that vest.

So I am pretty sure this vest is vintage.

And, if you've been reading with any regularity, you've probably caught on by now that, for me, vintage is a euphemism for "I can't find it and I'm giving up."

But, before you dismiss me as a quitter (Lily) I have a plan.

Just because I can't find Serena's vest doesn't mean I don't have a plan. I've emailed all the best Serena sleuthers out there, hoping that they can track down the vest that you have to have. And, in the meantime, check out this Chelsea Flower vest at Bluefly that totally channels that whole Native American vibe, sans the whole feather applique bit.

And now, like Serena, I am off to find myself.

Which is a euphemism for drink and spend other people's money.


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Lauren Conrad's Boots - Kohl's ad

By ThePossessionista · October 9, 2009

I love your website!!  I need your help.  I am obsessed with finding the perfect pair of grey boots, but I haven't been able to find a pair that I love.  Until now....I was on the Kohl's website checking out Lauren Conrad's new line and I saw the grey boots she is wearing when she lounges on the couch in the ad.  They aren't Kohl's boots and I can't find them anywhere.  I tried to post a picture from the ad, but It's like a video so I couldn't do it.  Please help, I love these boots.

Thank you! -Jill

Dear Whitney:

Remember when Kristin left Laguna to become a "real" actress and we laughed because she had no talent and she disappeared off the face of the Earth -not to mention US Weekly?

Well, it turns out that it's even harder for "real" designers.

I mean, I left The HIlls and what happens? First, all the stores drop my "expensive" line.

Then I designed a line for "real" women, at Kohl's and they marked everything down 30%?

Do you know how much 30% is?  That's like Speidi's entire brain capacity.

And, the worst part? The only thing people even care about are my boots.  And I didn't even design them! (I'm pretty sure Vera Wang did, but they're not online. Luckily!)

So, Whitney. I just wanted to tell you I miss you. And good luck with your new line.

And check out these boots, which I didn't design (natch) but are just as cute as mine (which I also didn't design. Natch.)

But, most of all, Whit, I just wanted to say that I know Olivia and Roxy are f-ing crazy. But seriously, don't quit your day job.

"The City" is soooo much better than "The Clearance Section."

Believe. Me.


Wet Seal (I know)

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Brothers and Sisters Rebecca's Cowl Halter Dress

By ThePossessionista · October 8, 2009

I don't watch Brothers and Sisters, so it took a little digging to track down Rebecca's silk halter cowl minidress she wore at her engagement party.

And, while I can't find the exact dress, this Lotta Stensson is a great dress and a fabulous deal.

Certain to cause sibling rivalry.

Couture Candy

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Glee - Emma Pillsbury's Wardrobe - Vitamin D

By ThePossessionista · October 7, 2009

So Jayma Mays as Emma Pillsbury is DEFINITELY the new Jillian.

Anyway, here are the latest looks for Emma, on a real teacher's salary.

Because seriously, Anna Sui? On a teacher's salary? Methinks Emma's teaching a lot of summer school.

Oh, and love the mashup? Check this one out.

Can't get enough? Click here for past Glee coverage.

Emma's bow blouse (I think hers was the Alice + Olivia Bridgett blouse) and turquoise skirt.



Emma's print cap-sleeve top and orange (okay this one is seafoam) skirt (when she accepts the proposal)

Charlotte Russe





Emma's Polka Dot and Squiggle skirt, with the peter pan puff sleeve sweater and daisy button



Looking for anything else? Just email me.

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90210 fashion - Environmental Hazards - Brokeback Beverly Hills

By ThePossessionista · October 7, 2009
Oh 90210.

I wish I knew how to quit you.

Adriana's lace trim sundress

$49.99 (Use code Affiliate10 for 10% off)

Adriana's gingham dress and daisy hair clip

Forever 21


Naomi's ikat/zigzag dress

$47.99 (Use code Affiliate10 for 10% off)

screencaps courtesy of Home of the Nutty and The CW
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Entourage Fashion - Sloan in an off the shoulder sweater/sweatshirt and coral/hot pink tank

By ThePossessionista · October 7, 2009

Going to the chapel and they're gonna get married.
Going to the chapel and they're gonna get ma-ah-ah-ried.
Going to the chapel and they're gonna get married.
And Mindy Weiss will be their planner.

This is Hollywood, afterall.

Tons of requests for Sloan's grey, boatneck, off the shoulder sweater, sweatshirty thing.

The amazing Amy Westcott, wardrobe designer for Entourage filled me in on the sweater - specifically that it's the $275.00 Giza sweater by Ever.

Want the look on a VanNuys budget?


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Melrose Place's Riley's Green Puffy Open Back Blouse

By ThePossessionista · October 7, 2009

I am really not enjoying the new Melrose Place.

Truth be told, I think it's just trying to do too much. Too many characters. Too many storylines.

Too many trends in Riley's shirt.

I mean it has puff sleeves. And an open back. And a sash tie.

I think Melrose needs to simplify.

Starting with Riley's shirt.

Here's a wearable version.

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Gossip Girl - Blair's metallic Elie Tahari dress

By ThePossessionista · October 6, 2009

Loved Blair's metallic sheath from the Sotheby's auction last week, but hesitant about the price?

Check out this alternative.  With the same metallic sheen and a super contemporary cut, without the super slick price of the Elie Tahari dress.

Going once, going twice.


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