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Favorite Designer: Tamara Mellon

People are always asking me about my favorite designers. I have so many that I love, from shoes, to bags, to coats, to well, everything! To spread the good fashion word, I’m doing a 5 part series on my top 5 favorite designers right now. First up, shoes…..

I’m obsessed with Tamara Mellon shoes. She was the co-founder of Jimmy Choo so she definitely knows her stuff when it comes to style. There are two things I LOVE about her new namesake shoe line. First, Mellon understands that simple design combined with interesting details are the bomb. Her shoes are incredibly wearable AND stylish. Secondly, the price point is right for the amazing quality. For example, designer heels are usually around $700. Mellon’s heels are a cool $350, totally worth it!

Dare I say these are the perfect black flats? They are dope. Basic yet edgy, perfect for any scenario from work to a sexy date shoe that ISN’T a heel. I’m obsessed with all things clear, it adds that perfect punch to all footwear.

 


 

 

Cool, comfortable and stylish? Um, yes please. Moccasins and sneakers seem to have had the perfect shoe baby. Weekend style has never looked so good. Pair them with skinny jeans and an oversized sweater to look casually cool as hell….

 


 

Army boots are the jam. These are not for the faint of heart, you are definitely showing off your bad ass side when you throw these on. Be the bad ass, I believe in you.

 




A sexy nude heel is a must in any ladies wardrobe. This may actually be the most perfect I have ever found. Why you ask? First, the heel is realistic and STILL sexy. Hallelujah. Second, the nude color is a great shade for many caucasian skin tones. And third, the clear part is an awesome detail people! Did I mention I love clear in any and all shoes???

 


Leopard is in with a vengeance, this trend is roaring right now. Yup, I said that. This heel is classic, sexy, fun, trendy, interesting….. It is EVERYTHING.

 


A classic black ankle bootie is a necessity in every ladies shoe collection. This one works because it is elegant and classic with a sexy twist. The back zipper adds sass and the low profile that dips down in the front of the ankle allows them to be styled with everything. From skirts, to dresses, to ankle pants, to skinny jeans, this baby is your new go-to.

 


Finally, your classic knee high black heeled boot done right. Heel, chunky but not too chunky. Toe, pointy but not too pointy. Leather, shiny but not too shiny. Perfect.

 


 

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Amy’s Ultimate Styling Tips: Part 2

What’s that you say??? You are ready for round 2 of my ULTIMATE STYLING TIPS? Not to worry, I’m here to save the fashion day. I’m passing on some of my most coveted styling tricks so every gal, far and wide, can have the stylish confidence they deserve. 

 

1. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE OUTFIT YOU HAVE EVER WORN?

This Alice and Olivia dress was my Carrie Bradshaw moment!  What grown woman doesn’t dream of wearing a tutu as an actual outfit?? I wore this on the red carpet for Million Dollar Shoppers. I pulled this look together literally 3 hours before the event! Every girl needs a totally over the top moment! Say yes to something that seems just a little too crazy for you…..

 

 

 

 


2. WHAT IS THE ONE PIECE OF FASHION ADVICE YOU LIVE BY?

Don’t emergency shop, you end up with things that you don’t love and spend too much.  

STATEMENTS TO AVOID!

I love it except it doesn’t quite fit right!

The shirt is so cute, but I’ve never loved the color.

It was on sale so I bought it because it was a good price.

Make a shopping list by going through your current seasonal wardrobe before even thinking of actually shopping. It may be slightly more tedious, but you WILL save time and money by buying what you actually need. Stop wasting money and filing your closet with things you don’t LOVE.

 

 


3. HOW DO YOU SHOP FOR YOURSELF VS. YOUR CLIENTS?

For my clients we stick to a very specific shopping list & typically go to merchandised department stores because everything is under one roof. It is efficient because they have most sizes and LOTS of styles.

The world is my oyster when it comes to shopping for myself. From boutiques, to flea markets all over the world, to designer discount, to department stores…. Basically everywhere.  I have one ongoing shopping list with long-standing pieces I am searching for and one small seasonal list just as I create for my clients based on current holes in my wardrobe. And of course,  if I find something I love I just buy it!

 

 

 

 

 

 


4. WHOSE STYLE DO YOU LOVE?

Jennifer Lopez, because she thinks of every detail. The hair, nails, makeup, perfect accessories, she doesn’t miss a beat. Don’t just buy a great cocktail dress and then throw your tote bag on with it. Remember, it is all a look, every piece matters!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


5. WHAT ACCESSORY DOES EVERY GIRL NEED?

The perfect everyday bag. Think about the function this bag serves before thinking about style. What do you carry everyday? Do you like to be hands-free and not actually holding the bag? Do you like compartments in your bag? Once you have determined the reality of your life, then pick your perfect style!  Spend money on this, it is a cost per wear item. You will be wearing it everyday. It is the cherry on top of the sundae of your look!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Amy’s Ultimate Styling Tips: Part 1

It’s time to stop being selfish and share all of my deep, dark styling secrets. I enlisted my assistant Sara to play fashion reporter to gather all of this incredibly important information. Here goes……From my brain to your closet, here goes a 2 part series of MY ULTIMATE STYLING TIPS!!!

 

1. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FASHION QUOTE?

 

 

I always look to Coco. You never want to look overdone, you go from great to tacky in an instant.

 


 

2. WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE DESIGNERS?

I LOVE J Brand skinny, high waist skinny jeans. They come in 2 styles, the Alana style for petite women (no hemming!) and the Maria style for ladies over 5’3″. They feel like leggings. Warning: They stretch A LOT so buy a size smaller then you think you should. I swear, they will be falling off of you otherwise. You will thank me later.

 

Alana, for the petite ladies under 5’3″

 

Maria, for those who were blessed with height over 5’3″

 

Chiara Boni La Petite Robe is the most perfect LBD (little black dress). Their dresses are basically created like a body shaper undergarment so they hold everything in! They are also timeless so you will have it for years. It is a pain in the ass to get on, but totally worth it.

 

 

Stuart Weitzman is one of my favorite shoe designers. They are great quality for the price point and always have a range of styles from classic to funky. My favorite high heel of all time is the Nudist style! They come in tons of colors and 3 different heel heights. The ultimate option for styling potential is the nude color, heel height choice is based on your pain threshold. Legs for days…..

 

Etsy.com is my go to place to shop from local artisans and support small jewelry designers. I find the best pieces at the best prices while supporting other fellow entrepreneurs!

 

 

Veronica Beard does the best blazers in town. They are perfectly fitted and a great wardrobe staple no matter what your day to day looks like. They immediately bring some sass to any look! Fun fact: They are sister-in-laws both named Veronica who decided to build a fashion empire together.

 

 

 


 

3. WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO OUTFIT?

For fall I go for high waisted jeans, a body suit and layer on one of my many leather bombers. I choose accessories and shoes based on how my day looks. Simple, chic and easy is the best way to go no matter who your audience is.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FASHION TREND?

Sneakers for everything! I believe function and fashion should be best friends. I truly love a high top because it will work from fall all the way until early spring.

 

 


 

5. WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE FASHION TREND? 

Being uncomfortable! Your confidence level will plummet if you can’t breathe or your feet are killing you. Feeling good is your ultimate accessory, you can be stylish without having to suffer.

 

 


 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR (OTHERWISE KNOWN AS MY AWESOME ASSISTANT):

Sara Wolters is a wonderful wife and brand new mom to a very stylish little boy. She lives in Holland, Michigan spreading the good fashion word by assisting Amy and working on her own style blog, MySara.style. She and Amy share the same love for all things fashion and teaching people that EVERYONE has the ability to be confident AND stylish.

My Top 5 Fall 2019 Trends

Fall is just around the corner and I am just as much excited as I am horrified. Good bye warm weather, hello layering! I absolutely love the introduction of fall trends, it gets my fashion motor going. I have picked my top 5 Fall 2019 trends for you! No need to research, I’ve done all the hard work for you……

 

 

 

The first trend I’m crushing hard for is bold, oversized prints. People usually think this is only for warmer months, but think again. As long as there are dark colors introduced into the pattern, rock this trend hard in fall. If oversized patterns scare you, choose just a top or a bottom and pair it with a solid color piece.

 

 

 

 

Next up, the teeny, tiny bag. Practical? Hell no. Adorable? Hell yes. This trend may require another human being to carry your stuff, but really what more do you need then a cell phone, lip gloss, keys and moolah? This should definitely cover that. Simplify your life by carrying a bag that is too small to bring the kitchen sink.

 

 

 

 

I’m obsessed with the idea of brining brightness into your fall look. Who says lavender is just for spring? Um, not me. As long as the material is a fall weight (steer clear of linen), then adding in a lavender piece (or two or three) to your look is right on trend.

 

 

 

 

A fantastic choice for fall is the introduction of feathers on shoes.  Just a touch goes a long way. This may be just a little over the top for the average joe, but who wants to be average??? It is an easy way to make your entire look fun and playful.

 

 

 

 

My 5th and final choice for my favorite Fall 2019 trends is military inspired pieces. If you ask me, this is always a fall trend! I truly believe that everyone should own some form of an army green military jacket. It instantly gives any look a structured edgy feel and is perfect for layering.

 

 


SHOP MY TOP 5 FALL 2019 TRENDS HERE!!!

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Inspired Style: Dress the Part

One of the most important things I tell clients when choosing an outfit is to think about WHERE they are going and WHO their audience is. It lessens the stress of choosing a look by a million percent. You should let your location and fellow “guests” inspire your clothing choices. You aren’t going to dress for a night out in NYC when you are going to Nashville are you???

 

 

July 4th is a great example. I’m not trying to rock red, white and blue everyday, but if it is a party to celebrate all things American then why not? One huge note: Inspired style DOES NOT mean putting on a costume. You are being INSPIRED by the holiday, party, location, etc. I go to a lake upstate every year so being on a boat is always part of the plan. July 4th lake look complete.

 


 

 

 

Speaking of being on a boat, it is not always all about a bathing suit. Sometimes I’m fabulous and I go to parties to eat truffles, drink wine and cruise around NYC. Ok, not really, but I did it once. I picked this white ruffle dress because it was just the right amount of “I’m on boat eating truffles, drinking wine and cruising around NYC” feeling. Seriously though, it was boater chic on fleek.

 


 

 

 

I don’t always go to country clubs, but when I do I definitely don’t wear dainty sun dresses. I never want to look like everyone else. But, with that said, I do want to “fit in” with the status quo of what is appropriate for the event, location and audience. Choosing a floral jumper said, “I can drink champagne and be all fancy, but ya’ll are gonna be jealous of my super awesome jumper and wish you had thought of doing it”. Half kidding:)

 


 

 

 

I was lucky to go to jazz fest in New Orleans this year. Concert attire is always a fun look to create. You want to be comfortable, style for the location and of course, have an outfit that is easy to get out of in a porto potty. Ug. Maybe a crop top is too much for 40, but if not at jazz fest in New Orleans then where??? Give yourself permission to go there if it is the right location and audience.

 


 

FEELING INSPIRED?

I’VE ALREADY DONE ALL THE HARD WORK FOR YOU, NOW JUST CLICK!

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


 


 

 


 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 


 

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