Affordable Fashion - Great Deals on Dresses, Shoes, Bags
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the February 2009 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
Jaci Reid, 46, managing director, Westin Rinehart branding/communications firm
Washington power couples don't get much more forceful than Jaci and her husband, Morris: As "the charity arm" of their lobbying and communications company, she has a host of meetings and events to look good for, so her clothes need to work overtime. And here, conveniently, is the definitive office-to-evening outfit: a sesame-colored stretch-cotton jacket from Talbots ($164 online exclusive with code OPRAH) and a red jersey shirtwaist dress that delivers designer fashion for little more than the price of a movie ticket (Norma Kamali for Wal-Mart, $20). She's carrying an oversize clutch with the look of real croc (JCPenney, $20), and her slim, elegant legs seem even longer in skin-tone sandals (Abaeté for Payless, $38). Jaci's prime hunting grounds for inexpensive staples and accessories such as shoes, bags, and beads include K-Mart, TJ Maxx, Mango, and, for scarves, her friendly neighborhood street vendor.