Know when you see a stranger wearing something that's so awesome you have to stop her and say, "Hey, where'd you get that?" After we realized it was happening all the time in our very own office, we decided to start stalking staffers and beg them to share. Enjoy!
Name: Ning Chao
M.O.: Senior beauty editor
Why she chose this outfit: "Tonight's the Project Runway screening party (woo hoo!), so I wanted to wear something that would work from day to evening. When it's hot outside, I can't stand tight clothing. This dress is perfect because it's loose and airy."
Her look: Practical elegance
Standout item: The delicately draped dress
Where to get it: "My Thakoon dress is from this season, but I bought it at his sample sale back in May (definitely one of the biggest perks of being an editor). I paid $250 for the dress, but the full retail price was over $1,000!"