By Nadine Kam
The Nicole Richie for Impulse" collection debuted today at Macy's.
The new 25-piece collection features limited-edition items in the designer's classic style, including 1960s- and 1970s-influenced bohemian silhouettes, prints and fabrications.
Like the Olsen twins, Nicole has been one of my style icons for a long time. Us petites have to stick together. Plus, during the period she was besties with Paris Hilton, I spotted her wearing one of the Dior tops I own, so naturally I figured she has good taste, though due to her lifestyle, she's more boho than I am.
If I didn't have to sit at a desk, I'd be more boho and romantic too!
Naturally, as a woman who writes her own rules, her free-spirited collection is the definition of uninhibited individualism, which takes the form of flowing maxi dresses, studded jackets, faux leather pants, lace trimmed printed dresses for the ultra-femmes, as well as peacock and feather motifs, a jewel palette and retro prints.
A long-sleeve, high-neck feather-print dress with lace inserts at the waist, $69.
A 1970s-style sleeveless ladylike V-neck printed bow-tie blouse to wear with a pencil skirt or high-waisted trousers, $59.