The full Janelle Monae

I'm at my niece's bat mitzvah, wearing the full on Janelle Monae. I'm wearing head to toe Angie recommendations, from the juicy tux, j crew tux blouse (boys size though), to the bcbg animal bag. And hubby's bow tie :) Is it good or too masculine/too costumey? I am planning to wear this outfit to two more events this summer. Your help and honest feedback are truly appreciated so I can look my best at them!!
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33 Comments

  • annagybe replied 5 years ago
    I love Janelle Monae and I love this on you. Fantastic!
  • sarah replied 5 years ago
    Well, I think you look terrific. I would take or leave the bow tie depending on the nature of the events. What are the future ones?
  • Zapotee replied 5 years ago

    Looks great, I love the final take. Do you need the belt? I think it would look a bit more streamlined wirhout it. i still love it as is.

  • Marley replied 5 years ago
    Ahhh - love this! Looks great on you!  (Now I'm going to go play some Janelle Monae on my iPod!)
  • bj1111 replied 5 years ago

    Omg...love love love. Thoughts on a pompadour-ish do?

  • Transcona Shannon replied 5 years ago
    HUGE HUGE HUGE fan of Janelle Monae - both music and style. This is fantastic on you Rita!
  • Vicki replied 5 years ago
    There's nothing like Angie head-to-toe recommendations and you rock it, Rita.  Have "fun" at all your events and I love your hubby's bow tie, too.
  • Angie replied 5 years ago
    KILLER to the power of KILLER :)
  • CocoLion replied 5 years ago
    Fantastic!  My only thought is to go for a more dressy/girly belt as the current one is quite masculine.  Just to add one more feminine element, along with the pumps and clutch.

    (And I love the bow tie.)
  • CocoLion replied 5 years ago
    PS You could also try a colorful bow tie for another event.  Red or blue.
  • replied 5 years ago
    You look amazing!!!
  • Beth Ann replied 5 years ago
    You look amazing!  And the occasion is such that a strong statement will be seen as celebratory, not costumey, I think.

    So fun, I'm glad you got to wear this!
  • Adelfa replied 5 years ago
    How cute are you!  I wouldn't change a thing.
  • modgrl replied 5 years ago
    My hubby has a checkered bow tie and slim brooks brothers belt I may try next time. The outfit was a hit. I felt comfortable and sassy all day... Though I'd had enough of the stilettos by the end of the day.
  • Jenava replied 5 years ago
    OK, so, the only thing that caught my eye was the belt buckle - it seemed out of place.  It needs to be, like crystal or something.  Otherwise, I love it!!  You totally pull it off.
  • Caro in Oz replied 5 years ago
    Completely fab imo.
  • Eliza replied 5 years ago
    Love how you wear this great look.  Fabulous.
  • catgirl replied 5 years ago
    Can't love this enough!  Everything about it is perfect to my eye. 
  • Vildy replied 5 years ago
    Janelle Monae, my style idol - and now you, too!
  • shevia replied 5 years ago
    Love it!
  • Mochi replied 5 years ago
    You look independently, uniquely stylish and cool. K2K indeed. 
  • Suz replied 5 years ago
    Gorgeous! Love Denise's ideas, too, for the other events! 
  • Sarah A replied 5 years ago
    You look sassy and ready to have a great time, as it sounds you did! A fun polka dot bow tie could be great for one of you other events too :)
  • Deborah replied 5 years ago

    Breathtakingly fab!

  • MsMary replied 5 years ago

    Janelle Monae is weeping right now because you have bested her at her own fashion game!! LOVE!!

    P.S. I saw her perform at the Hollywood Bowl a couple of summers ago and she was just amazing! :)

  • Lyn D. replied 5 years ago
    WOW!
  • harmonica replied 5 years ago
    Y L F!
  • Inge replied 5 years ago
    Absolutely fantastic, Rita, WOW!!
  • Diana replied 5 years ago
    SO FAB. 
  • Thistle replied 5 years ago
    Gorgeous!  YLF!
  • Ingunn replied 5 years ago
    I'm joining the choir: You look ravishing!
  • cciele replied 5 years ago
    You totally pulled this off. So awesome -- would love to see future variations on the theme!
  • rachylou replied 5 years ago
    Puttin' on the Ritz! Love.

    Would it be too '80s to do a necklace for the bow tie? I could see that also.

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