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Jill Kelley: Where there is intrigue, there is always fashion

Say what you want about Jill Kelley, but home girl is really working this canary yellow sheath complete with little keyhole and skinny belt. She expertly paired the look with nude pumps.

Jill Kelley: Where there is intrigue, there is always fashion

Say what you want about Jill Kelley, but home girl is really working this canary yellow sheath complete with little keyhole and skinny belt. She expertly paired the look with nude pumps.

Talk about dressing the part.

Kelley set off the murky General Petraeus business by flagging threatening emails she received from Petraeus' paramour, Paula Broadwell. Kelley hired crisis manager Judy Smith - the woman whom the ABC's Scandal is based on - to handle the drama.

Kelly is a Tampa socialite.  And that more than likely means her closet is chocked full of designer labels. And that means we'll be following her wherabouts - and the labels she wears - through this entire torrid, made-for-TV movie affair.

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Kelley is married to a prominent surgeon in the Tampa area and she has three children, as well as a twin sister.

More scandal is bound to break, but for now I want to know who designed this exquisite dress. Could it be Oscar? Monique Lhuillier? Tracy Reese? Milly? Tibi?

Why is intrigue always so darned fashionable?

About this blog

I’m a Libra so I’m all about pretty things. We of the scales sign know what we like, and our standards are high.

So I can’t help but love fashion – one day I will get that Diane von Furstenberg wrap and those Christian Louboutin shoes.

And fragrances? My favorite right now is Chanel Mademoiselle. As for makeup, can we say MAC?

So let’s thank the Greek goddess of beauty, Aphrodite, that a true fashionista can find everything she needs right here in Philly.

I’ve covered fashion here for six years, and I have traveled to New York, Los Angeles and Paris to write about local and national designers. Let me tell you, there is no place where people wear midnight Eagles green or Phillies red with such wild abandon as they do on the west side of the Ben Franklin Bridge.

Sound familiar? This blog is for you.

Elizabeth Wellington Fashion Columnist
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