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Look Inside My Closet

As seen on Lifetime’s site, I photographed some of my favorite items for an inside look into a personal shoppers wardrobe. Living in New York City, closet space is always extremely tight. I make use of the space by staying organized and arranging my clothing by style, THEN color. No one wakes up saying, “I am having a purple day”, so why would you organize your closet like that???



All those plastic bags up top are my spring/summer wardrobe stored away. Oh how I wish I had more closet space!!


Rabbit fur trim suede wedge boots from a consignment store for $130.


Also from a consignment store, this Milly bag was brand new and still had the tags on it! I got it half off.


From a thrift store, I got this unique piece over 10 years ago and I still love it. I got it when I use to HAVE to shop at Salvation Army, now I still do it just for fun. But only for accessories.


Cleaning out the closets of the very wealthy pays off. My client gave these to me because she didn’t like them anymore. The truth is they  hurt my feet, but they say Jimmy Choo so who cares!


From my favorite consignment store. It was $55. It is my sexy pirate shirt for nights when I want to say “grrrrrr”.


This is from a thrift store and it was a gown. I got it tailored, cutting it to make the dress a mini, and it cost more than the dress. A Missoni look alike for a lot less.


Perks of being a personal shopper: I was gifted this by a public relations firm. It is J.Lo at Khol’s and I love it! I continually have people stop me thinking it is super expensive. Pair it will pricy items and it will look that way.mds_closet_amy_08

Also given to me by a client. She didn’t like the print and we were the same size, so I left with it. This might be the hottest dress I own, it looks darn good.mds_closet_amy_09

A great buy from my favorite store, Loehmann’s. I wear it as a pinky ring, because, why not?? Big bling, small finger.


 Found at a great vintage store. It is from the early ’70s. It adds vintage funk to any look.

Watch Me on CBS: Kid’s Easter Fashion

On CBS “Live from the Couch” today showing off fashionable looks for kids on Easter. Follow these simple tips and your kids will definitely be super stylish this Sunday!

  • Preppy is always in. Pair a classic dress with a structured blazer to keep warm and stylish at the same time. Don’t forget your Easter bonnet!
  • Stay stylish for your Easter egg hunt by wearing a printed jean with a printed top. The key to mixing patterns is to keep them in the same color family.
  • Classic and pretty is always a winner. Choose a ladylike dress matched with a cardigan for a super stylish Easter. Pockets in your dress add a fun twist.    
  • Layering your look will get all the attention. A button down, cardigan and blazer are just the right amount of “formal”. Add a tie for the complete look!
  • Sporty for Easter can really work. Just make sure to keep the colors bright and fun. Choose a windbreaker style jacket with a button down and white jeans for instant fashion and comfort!
  • Who said wearing sneakers was only for the playground? When paired with a comfortable and chic outfit, they can really add a bit of attitude. Layer a zip up sweater  over a button down to dress them up.

Holiday Gift: Hire a Fashion Stylist!

Pamper the men and women in your life or yourself by giving the gift of style. Nationally recognized fashion expert Amy Salinger and her team are offering 2 introductory packages to help you
Styling Session (2 hours)
$350 (Originally $600) 
  • Re-invent your current wardrobe through styling to create up to 50 new looks. No shopping necessary.
  • A “look book” will be created for quick outfit retrieval.
  • A “fill in the holes” shopping list to be created during the styling process. Learn exactly what is missing in your closet.


Day Makeover Shopping Experience (4 hours)
$750 (Originally $1200)
  • Overwhelmed by the NYC shopping scene? Find the best places to go for your budget and body type. Learn expert shopping and styling tips.
  • A personal shopping itinerary will be created based on a pre-service phone consultation.
  • Style up to 25 looks.  Bring all of your new stylish knowledge home to your own closet and be your very own fashion expert!
*Travel not included outside of Manhattan 

Bad Ass Prints for Fall

I am such a bad ass. No seriously, I am. At least I can style myself that way… Everything print and color on the bottom half is VERY in this season, so how could I resist these silk leopard drawstring pants? I couldn’t.

 I picked these up while I was in Chicago at Nordstrom Rack. They are Vince Camuto and they are comfy as hell. How could they not be, they look like stylish pajamas. Anyone can wear these if they have the confidence.

They key to styling them is that they have to be the ONLY focal point of your look. Meaning, everything else you have on has to be basic in pattern and neutral in color. You can play with textures and materials like I did with the leather bomber from Loehmann’s. Add crazy accessories if you need a little more pop like I always do. This is actually one necklace with 5 strands from an antique shop. You too can be a bad ass if you follow these rules.

FREE Yoga and Fashion Event in NYC

  • by Amy Salinger
  • November 8th, 2012
  • My Style
Tuesday, November 13th
6:30-7:30: Yoga Sculpt
7:30-8:30:Reception and Styling Tips
Lole Showroom
24 Hubert St.
NY, NY 11013
Erin Donnelly will lead
a FREE hour long YogaSculpt workout
to torch those pre-holiday calories.
Following yoga, stylist Amy Salinger
will be putting together outfits
and offering tips for how to
look your best for the season in
Lole studio-to-street fashion!