For Kelly Cavallio, 38, fashion and the Internet are intertwined. This Hampden resident gets inspiration from several fashion blogs and also loves to shop online, particularly on gilt.com. "I like using it on my iPhone, which is really great," she says. The Howard County General Hospital gala also brought the Johns Hopkins Hospital ambulatory services administrator to her first step down another Internet fashion avenue: renting an outfit through renttherunway.com. "I wanted something that was floor-length and something that was summery, knowing I would never get to wear it again. It didn't make sense investing in it. Through a lot of coupon codes, I rented this, which I really love." HER STYLE: "Classy with a little bit of an edge; something that's going to be a bit fashion-forward, but still look elegant and put-together." HER ENSEMBLE: Mint Catherine Deane gown with embroidered and matte silver beaded tulle bodice, satin-covered buttons down the back and a chiffon skirt from Rent the Runway. Crystal and rhinestone earrings from charmandchain.com that she wore at her wedding. Soft-gold Lauren Merkin clutch. J.Crew cocktail ring and crystal-covered brushed gold link bracelet and crystal "disco cone" bracelet from baublebar.com. Silver leather Steve Madden stiletto sandals. HER BLOG BIBLIOGRAPHY: "My favorites are wendyslookbook.com, What Courtney Wore (thecourtneykerr.com), thepinkpeonies.com and atlantic-pacific.blogspot.com." ANOTHER INTERNET FAVE: "Baublebar.com -- it's two Harvard women whose master's degree project was to develop an online site for jewelry. And they have this amazing website. They have a lot of fashion bloggers who wear their stuff who made it popular. It's very affordable. They have a 'Bauble of the Day,' so you can go on there and buy something for $10. My [bracelet] was one of them." HER HUBBY'S REACTION: "He thinks it's Christmas every day when packages come [even though the packages are for me]. Sometimes I put them in his name, just to make him feel good. All the J. Crew packages come in his name."
Karen Jackson, For The Baltimore Sun