Okay, okay. You people can stop assuming I want to jump all over Paul Ryan. Look, the Tumblr. It’s funny. And he’s not a bad looking dude. But I have a husband that I just bought a house with and our marriage is totally surviving a kitchen remodel so I’m not giving this keeper up, and the Paul Ryan is married to a gorgeous tall, blond woman who gave him three ridiculously adorable kids, and who obviously knows how to look like she spent the entire Medicaid budget while actually shopping from a discount retailer’s sale rack.
Yesterday, at Paul’s homecoming rally, his wife Janna sported a pricey-looking, figure flattering wrap dress with a floral print. The dress, by designer Dana Buchman, sells for $70 at Kohls, but is currently on sale for a mere $35.
Sporting a $70 Dana Buchman dress (now on discount at Kohl’s for $35), the newest addition to the campaign wives’ club commanded attention not for her bold pink floral print but for her fashion frugality…
Ryan’s low-cost (and machine washable!) outfit choice knocks a few zeros off some of the designer digs her fellow Republican ticket wife Ann Romney has been spotting in. Romney made waves in May after wearing a silk Reed Krakoff blouse that retails for $990 during an interview on morning television.
ABC News goes on to recount Michelle Obama’s high-fashion, high-ticket forays as well, noting her $2K vacation sundress, though attacks on her are rare, partly because she’s Michelle Obama and partly because the clothes usually look more like they were purchased off the rack at TJMaxx. Ann Romney’s Giant Bird Shirt, which cost $990, looked expensive. Not that there’s anything wrong with buying clothes off the rack at TJMaxx. It’s the max for the minimum.
h/t Mary Jane Anklestraps