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Sassy Style for New Years

As holiday parties come to a close, that means New Years is up next… The mother of all parties!!! Any night that requires that much planning deserves a hot and sexy number. I am usually a more is more type of girl, but why not make it super hot at least one night a year!

Basic “sexy” rules are simple: Pick one body part and let it fly! That means legs or boobs, not both! This dress is fabulous because there is an easy sexiness to it. It really does access a comfortable place while still showing what you got. It also will work on most body types because it is loose with a cinched waist which allows for lots of New Years drinking!

Styling this dress also changes the look and feel of it. If you got the legs, show ’em off and throw on a block stocking with higher than high pointed toe black pumps. Another option for flaunting your gams in a colder climate is to put on an opaque black tight with sleek high black boots. If legs are not your strongest point, add a level of comfort with an extremely skinny pair of jeans underneath with that higher than high black pump.

The chest area on this dress can also be very tricky. You really can’t go bra-less unless you have well-placed, still perky A to small C cup boobies. That is a lot of stipulations and goes for any bra-less situation! If you fit into this spectrum, go buy your little ladies some double sided tape to make sure they don’t accidentally say hello after the fifth cocktail. If they are larger and less perky, add a simple lace camisole underneath and then you can wear your black bra for support.

Load up on the accessories on the right wrist (all of the detail is on the left side so this helps to balance it out) with this HOT little number. Mix it up with silver metal and rhinestone bangles. Add the final touch with a pair of rhinestone hoops and a black stone cocktail ring. Ring in 2009 the stylish way and wear this frock to guarantee a midnight make-out… And maybe more:)

Marc By Marc Jacobs “Karly Special” Dress


St. Louis to Hartford!

  • by Amy Salinger
  • December 19th, 2008
  • My Style

This small, adorable host makes me look like a giant. Seriously, bad positioning. Either way, today was simple and funny and I am lucky enough to be in Hartford, Ct., my home state. So my lovely mommy is hanging out with me for the night in my hotel. She reads this religiously so she will now feel famous since she has had a shout out. Yo Elaine.

Tomorrow morning I will be my most funny, most pretty, most entertaining and most informational since my high school classmates and childhood friends will be viewing. Very important to seem awesome:)

Petite Problems

As per a special request, here is a post to help those petite curvaceous ladies finally find some pants that fit! I certainly understand that pant shopping for anyone is a difficult task, but throw in the fun variables of being over a size 12 and under 5’4″ and life gets a bit more tricky. Stop fretting, I have worked with ladies (and men for that matter) of all sizes, ages and heights and all of them look HOT when I am done:)

Here are a few solutions to your daunting task as to not pull your hair out (Britney Spears proved that bald is not a good look). Start by making sure you search for a store that has a petite’s department, otherwise tailoring will definitely solve any length issues so don’t worry if you can’t find one. Just to make life more simple, why don’t I list a few off the top of my head? Here goes… Ann Taylor, Ann Taylor Loft, Banana Republic, Lord and Taylor and usually Loehmann’s. There’s a good start for you!

Now, once you have made the wonderful trek to the store, it is time to search and conquer! You will kick those pants ass! First things first, make sure the waist is high enough. This is defined by whatever is comfortable for you. Preferably, try to not make the plumber jealous. Basically, keep your crack well-tucked away. Secondly, you need the pant to be well-fitted through the thigh and straighter to wide leg at the bottom. This means that the pants should fit comfortably through the thigh; think room to breath, but not to fit another leg. The bottom width should either match the width of your actual thigh of be slightly wider. Do not go with a full on wide leg style because this DOES NOT work for curvaceous petite ladies. In fact, it does the opposite!

The final step is quite simple. There will most likely be pockets in your new fabulous pants. Well that’s nice, get rid of them. Upon purchasing your new awesome pants, you will take them to the tailor, have the pockets cut out and sew them shut. Bye, bye. Most pockets on curvier women tend to fold open adding width and drawing attention to your hips. Bad idea.

So, now that you have your new pants (that are tailored to the proper length, either with flats or heels, not both!), throw them on and do a little dance. You did it, you found pants that make you look HOT!

P.S. Walk away from the flat front styles. Your pants should always button and zip in the front. This ain’t the 1980’s and we certainly don’t want to accentuate any lovely lower stomach, now do we?

Ann Taylor Loft: Petite Marisa A-Line Tweed Pants

What happened to Dallas?

  • by Amy Salinger
  • December 17th, 2008
  • My Style

Well I’ll tell ya, nothing! I will preface this with an apology to all of those readers who live in the southern regions of the states: It does occasionally snow and life goes on, does an inch really warrant four hours of live coverage!?!? No, but my hit in Dallas was canceled for this exact reason. It is like they have never gotten below 50 degrees, never mind seen an inch of snow and a few spots of ice.

I was about to board the plane from Atlanta to Dallas today when I got a frantic call from my booker telling me not to get on. Apparently a winter storm had hit (um, OK) and they couldn’t find the time to talk about last minute gifts with the overwhelming amount of snow (one inch) and ice. Thank god for my very individual beautiful white suitcase with gold crowns because otherwise they never would have found it and gotten it off the plane at the last second!

So here I am in St. Louis one day early and looking for ways to entertain myself on my surprise day off. It is not that hard for me as long as there is a spa and bar within a short distance. Therefore my tomorrow includes working out, checking out local boutiques, going to the movies (this is the only time I do it by myself so I feel like a trooper) and getting a facial and manicure. Tough life, but someones got to do it.