Scandal Style at The Limited


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The Scandal Collection at The Limited

Scandal, starring Kerry Washington, is one my absolute must-watch-every-week favorite television shows.  It’s almost an addiction.  The plot lines are riveting but the fashion also pulls me in.  Everyone talks about the show at work so you have to watch every episode if you want to participate in water cooler conversations and you have to watch it live if you don’t want to hear spoilers.  For Halloween at work last year, I dressed up as Kerry’s character Olivia Pope, clad in a black and white dress and a white coat with my cell phone attached to my hand (I would have added a glass of wine if it wasn’t against the rules…).  Earlier this year, it was announced that there would be a fashion collaboration between Kerry, the show’s costume designer Lyn Paolo, and the retailer The Limited.  From then on, I constantly was on the look out for sneak-peeks and release dates!  I was super exited!

For years, The Limited’s former sister store Express (they used to be part of Limited Brands, now L Brands) has been one of my go-to stores when I shop for clothing.  It always has a great selection of looks that cover the fashion-conscious for casual, party, and professional settings.  Now that I am getting closer to age 30, maybe it’s time to step up to The Limited.  The Scandal collection is certainly a good place to start!  Details appeared in early reports:  42 individual mix-and-match pieces for the fall collection; prices ranging from $49 to $248; soft hues of sage green, baby pink, beige, and cream.

Their timing was perfectly planned.  The clothing line’s capsule collection debuted on Tuesday, September 23rd, just two days before the Thursday, September 25th premiere of the show’s Season 4 that will air on ABC.  Most of The Limited’s retail stores held launch parties on Tuesday evening.  I attended the one at my local store.  For RSVPing and attending, I was entered into a drawing for prizes and received a set of note cards with a fabulous sketch of a dress from the holiday collection.  The first drawing was done just before I left the store – and I won!  That $25 gift card will likely be used toward something from the next release.  They also offered 30% off your purchase.

Below are some of my favorite pieces/looks from the Fall 2014 collection (the full collection can be viewed here).  However, I’m still on the lookout for two white dresses that I’ve seen in previews - a sleeveless one with the black lace detail and a floor-length evening gown.  I was told that they would be part of the 40-piece holiday collection that would debut on October 13th (I’m marking my calendar/setting an alert now!).  You can follow the conversation (and get the latest scoops!) on Twitter under #scandalstylethelimited.  Now if only ABC’s other show Nashville would jump on this bandwagon… I’d love to see a Juliette/Rayna/Scarlett-inspired collection!

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