gladiator in a suit

Okay, if I'm being totally honest here, I'm a newbie "gladiator." After hearing so much about the hit show Scandal and how I was totally missing out, I finally caved and watched all three-and-a-half seasons in the span of about a week. Now being caught up with the show, it's safe to say that I'm borderline obsessed and I completely understand all the fanaticism. While the show's storylines are certainly addictive, what I find even more enamoring is Olivia Pope's entire wardrobe. Despite having (*spoiler alert!*) a terrorist mama and a secret agent papa -- not to mention being the president's on-again, off-again mistress and dealing with all sorts of D.C. drama -- Olivia manages to look flawless no matter what.

Average Janes may not be able to afford the designer duds she rocks on the show, but that's where the Scandal Collection at The Limited comes in. Launched last fall, the collection is an absolute hit with working women who want to command the conference room without compromising style. Best of all? Some of the pieces from the collection are actually worn by Kerry Washington and featured on the show!

Check Trench Coat from the Scandal Collection at The Limited


Work it, Olivia!

While I'll be the first to admit that the price points are still a little pricey for my pocketbook, the quality and durability of the pieces is second to none. I've picked up several items from the collection and have yet to be disappointed. The spring collection is set to hit stores and on Feb. 13, so get ready, gladiators! Your warm weather work wardrobe is about to be handled.

Coat: Scandal Collection at The Limited (sold out online -- check eBay or your local store)

Pants: Scandal Collection at The Limited (still available and on sale!)

Tote: H&M (similar)

Shoes: Shoe Cult by Nasty Gal (similar)